Iowa Statewide Transportation Engineering Group Manager

  • Iowa City, IA
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Benesch is a growing, multi-disciplined planning, engineering, and professional services firm. We enhance infrastructure and communities across the country – creating spaces and providing connections in ways that make a difference.

We pride ourselves on being nimble enough to remain responsive to client needs, yet large enough to offer exceptional bench strength. As a member of our team, you’ll have an opportunity to draw from those resources when you need them, and likewise, contribute your expertise when you have something to share.

At Benesch, we are looking for candidates with varied backgrounds and worldviews. Diverse ideas come from diverse people, and we are committed to offering an inclusive work environment where everyone feels valued and respected. Statistics show that women and underrepresented groups are less likely to apply for a position if they don’t meet 100% of the qualifications. If this statement resonates with you – don’t be so hard on yourself. Apply for the job!

Iowa Statewide Transportation Engineering Group Manager

We are searching for an experienced Statewide Manager and Practice Builder to lead and grow Benesch’s Transportation Engineering practice in Iowa. The ideal candidate will bring the enthusiasm and energy to open a new office, build a new team, and lead roadway/highway design practice to the next level. This position will report to the Illinois Division Manager and offers outstanding leadership opportunity with great visibility at the state, regional, and national leadership levels, including the potential for ownership at Benesch.

Critical work areas for this position include roadway design, traffic engineering, PD&E, and roadway planning. The ideal candidate will be a licensed Professional Engineer with proven experience in business and client development and the pursuit, management, and delivery of roadway and transportation engineering projects and services for public agencies, including Iowa DOT, counties, and municipalities.  

The Impact You Will Have
  • Lead, manage, and grow our Iowa-based transportation engineering group.
  • Be accountable for group performance and contribution to the Illinois Division profit center.
  • Contribute to local, regional, and corporate strategic growth initiatives, including expansion of roadway design, traffic engineering, and roadway planning throughout Iowa.
  • Develop and manage relationships with existing and new clients.
  • Represent Benesch at industry and professional organizations and events.
  • Identify opportunities and lead strategic project pursuits.
  • Collaborate on the growth strategy with leaders throughout Iowa, Nebraska, and Illinois.
What We Are Looking For
  • Hold a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or a related discipline, demonstrating your solid educational foundation.
  • Bring a wealth of experience with a minimum of 15 years in the transportation field, showcasing your expertise.
  • Possess a PE License, symbolizing your commitment to professional excellence.
  • Have a strong background in working with the Iowa DOT, with experience in at least one of the Bureaus (experience with local agency clients is a plus).
  • Be located in Iowa, ready to participate in meetings and industry events statewide, fueling collaboration and growth.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of state and regional design standards, ensuring compliance and innovation.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, captivating audiences with your ideas and insights.
  • Showcase a proven track record in adhering to design budgets and schedules, delivering on time and within scope.
  • Leverage your advanced skills in accounting and scheduling software to masterfully manage projects.
  • Thrive in a collaborative team environment, fostering synergy and driving collective success.





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Benesch offers a generous paid time benefits plan that increases throughout your career plus several paid holidays.  Our benefits include medical, dental, and vision benefits. We also include company-paid life insurance, short term, and long-term disability plans. Benesch offers a 401K plan and profit-sharing contributions to the 401K plan with the potential of 9% total employer contribution to your retirement savings!! 

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