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Civil Project Engineer/Manager - Aviation 

Category Engineering  

Bolton & Menk is growing and we have an exciting opportunity for an Aviation Engineer to join our team in serving our Des Moines region clients! As a Des Moines Register Iowa Top Workplace and Star Tribune Top 200Workplace in Minnesota, this is a fantastic opportunity to work with a great team of professionals. Bolton & Menk is regional, consulting engineer firm with over 70 years of experience serving the Upper Midwest and beyond.

This position is open to a licensed professional engineer or someone who is able to become one within one (1) year who is ready to grow their career as an Aviation Project Engineer or a Project Manager.

In this role, you will be responsible for leading and managing the design and construction management for airport projects including extension and reconstruction of runways, taxiways and aprons; fuel systems; vertical infrastructure including hangars and AD buildings; NAVAIDS; etc. Other duties include management of budget and schedule for assigned airport projects as well as assist with marketing of future clients. In this role you will also serve as a client contact to airport boards at airport clients as assigned.

Youll have the confidence that youre joining a growing business line and can team with great leaders as they will help mentor you in the next step of your career. This position will report to the Aviation Group Manager and work with the Aviation Business Development Manager to develop and implement a marketing plan. The ideal candidate will possess a high capacity for self-motivation and be able to manage and coordinate with staff and subconsultants from other offices. To learn more about our Aviation Services group, please visit:

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Responsible for the work of other engineers and technicians; plans and organizes airport project assignments
  • Serve as a client contact to airport boards/commissions and airport clients as assigned
  • Review and/or prepare preliminary reports and feasibility studies
  • Develop, coordinate and review the final design and preparation of plans and specifications
  • Provides technical advice regarding design, construction or modification and repairs to clients, contractors and other staff members
  • Responsible for the management planning, scheduling and performance of multiple engineering projects and personnel, both design and construction
  • Read and interpret engineering plans, specifications and reports
  • Perform effective technical writing and correspondence
  • Perform business development activities (client needs, research, proposals, etc.)
  • Coordinate construction administration and monitor documentation requirements with field staff
  • Apply broad understanding of civil engineering and other fields to reach innovative and interdependent solutions
  • Assists with the training and development of professional and technical staff
  • Develops relationships with regulatory agencies
  • Travel periodically to work sites and other project related location


What We Are Looking For:

  • B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Iowa
  • A minimum of four (4) years of progressive experience in the civil engineering field is preferred withaviation engineering project experience included
  • Knowledge of FAA Advisory Circulars
  • Experience in plan development and construction contract administration
  • Proven ability to lead the design and preparation of construction documents for projects
  • Project delivery experience working directly with airport clients


Preferred skills:

  • Pilot License/Experience
  • Two (2) or more years of design and construction experience on airport projects on both airside and landside



For over 70 years Bolton & Menk, Inc. has served public and private clients with comprehensive planning, design and construction engineering and surveying services. The employees at Bolton & Menk are seeking hard-working and ambitious co-workers to join us to deliver tomorrow’s leading infrastructure projects. Bolton & Menk is employee-owned, is ranked among ENRs Top 500 Design Firms, a Star Tribune Top 200 Workplace in Minnesota and a Des Moines Register Top Workplace. With over 900 employees in Colorado, Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, North Carolina, and South Carolina, there are always new challenges and career development opportunities available. Learn more about our history here: 



At Bolton & Menk, we value our people and provide an exceptional Total Compensation and Benefits Package to protect our most valuable asset. We are committed to the well-being of our employees and their families. Perks of being a Bolton & Menk employee include peace of mind with our benefits package and competitive compensation plan, flexible schedules, and career development opportunities. Learn more here:

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Bolton & Menk does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third-party agencies in response to Bolton & Menk job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. Pre-approval from the Bolton & Menk Talent Acquisition team is required before any external candidate can be submitted and such candidate must be submitted to the Bolton & Menk Talent Acquisition team.

It is our responsibility and privilege to embrace the diversity of people, thoughts, and experiences necessary to develop infrastructure systems that serve all people. Bolton & Menk, Inc., is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer including disability and vets. 


Location(s) Des Moines, Cedar Rapids  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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