Foundation Engineer
Job Details
Manufacturing Facility - Dyersville, IA
Full Time
4 Year Degree


This candidate must be a self starter who has knowledge of the complexities of a construction design environment.  Candidate must be able to function as part of an engineering team as well as work closely with and advise design staff.  Must have sufficient understanding of project execution and design engineering to thoroughly define project scope and determine budget estimations for the civil/structural portion of projects.  Candidate must be able to design various foundation elements including, concrete pier, concrete grade beam, concrete slab, concrete stem wall retaining material, precast concrete blocks, containers, and helical piles. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design foundations for various building systems and ensure all designs are in compliance with applicable building codes and standards.
  • Work with project managers to develop solutions to field problems.
  • Develop systems and processes to improve quality and efficiency of foundation design.
  • Assist sales team for quoting foundations.
  • Perform calculations to ensure proper component design at both the part and structural levels.
  • Write specifications to ensure applicable building codes are met.
  • Working knowledge of modern manufacturing and construction techniques.
  • Create and review foundation drawings for accuracy.
  • Other duties as assigned.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Experience working with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc).
  • Experience with RISA-3D, RISA Foundation, RAM Elements, HILTI Profis Engineering, LPile, or similar Structural Engineering software a plus.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD.
  • Foundation experience required, including shallow foundation design, deep foundation design, and helical pile design.
  • Ability to read and design foundation based off Geotechnical reports.
  • Anchorage design experience required, post installed, cast in place, etc.
  • Specialization in structural design is desired.
  • Strong technical and analytical aptitude, willing and able to research and learn complex topics with minimal guidance.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple activities/projects
  • Must have strong communication skills with an ability to effectively manage conflict
  • Experience with project scheduling and management of multiple projects
  • Ability to work effectively in teams or alone
  • Able to maintain a results-oriented demeanor in a fast-paced environment

Education and/or Experience                                                   

  • B.S. Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering, plus a minimum of five years’ experience in design or analysis of foundations is preferred.  Professional Engineer License or ability to obtain in the near future is a plus.                                                 

Language Skills                                      

Ability to read and interpret documents such as blueprints, operating instructions, and procedure manuals.

Computer Skills

Ability to use Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point.  Ability to use RISA-3D, RISA Foundation, AutoCAD, or similar Structural Engineering software.

Reasoning Ability                                                

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to use sound judgement with good mechanical aptitude and deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is frequently required to talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and / or move up to 20-50 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee will primarily be in an office environment but may be exposed to work in manufacturing or warehouse areas.  The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate but could be louder in the production/warehouse areas.



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