Working at LEE Chamberlin

Above all else, at LEE Chamberlin, you are more than just a number. Being a part of the LEE Chamberlin Team provides our employees with a great work environment where they can grow as a person and a professional. We value everyone’s different experiences and backgrounds and work to provide opportunities that foster learning, teamwork, and independence every day.

With our company’s experience, every employee has ample opportunity to learn about and be involved in a large variety of projects while also seeing a project fully develop from start to finish. See our civil engineering job openings below and apply to become part of our team!

Iowa Civil Engineering Job Openings

LEE Chamberlin Consultant Engineers is always seeking new employees to join our growing team. We are a full-service civil engineering and land surveying firm that provides design services to clients and communities across Iowa and offers a challenging and rewarding opportunity for professional growth in both the civil engineering and land surveying professions.

Our team members are valued, and every day, they continue to work with integrity, a willingness to learn, and a strong work ethic. Our work environment provides a solid foundation for building your own experience in the engineering community, and we welcome individuals who are interested in being a part of our team!

Professional Land Surveyor

LEE Chamberlin is looking for a full-time Professional Land Surveyor. This position’s primary focus will be to conduct a combination of research, fieldwork, and multiple office functions to prepare final land survey documents. This position will work directly with and supervise the CAD technicians, field crew members, and other staff involved in the preparation of land survey documents. They’ll perform thorough research of land records from government offices or online resources and complete boundary calculations using fundamental survey principles and practices to establish property, R.O.W., and easement lines. Further, a land surveyor may work on all types of surveys including boundary retracements surveys, plat of surveys, ALTA surveys, topographical surveys, easement / acquisition plats, and final plats with associated legal descriptions. Finally, they will ensure all survey documents are in compliance with State and local ordinances along with a title and abstract review.

Qualifications needed for this position includes:

  • Professional Licensed Surveyor status in Iowa required
  • 5+ years of experience land surveying in Iowa
  • Understanding of coordinating systems and vertical datums
  • Excellent communication and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multitask, establish priorities, and work both on a team and independently

Civil Engineer

A civil engineer with LEE Chamberlin will conceive and design site plans, roadways, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, water lines, and more for clients in the public and private sectors. As a full-time engineer, they assist in the preparation of drawings, documents, details, schedules, or specifications using programs such as MicroStation, Power Civil, Hydrology Studio, Stormwater Studio, and more. They’ll prepare construction documents and records and observe and inspect work performed by contractors ensuring compliance of specs, drawing, code, and safety. Further, they will communicate and collaborate with contractors, clients, and other LEE Chamberlin team members in a positive and professional manner, along with other duties as assigned.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in an accredited civil engineering program
  • 3+ years of civil engineering experience
  • Professional Engineer license in the State of Iowa required
  • Strong management, communication, and organization skills
  • Ability to multitask, establish priorities, and work both on a team and independently

Survey Crew Chief

A survey crew chief is a full-time position that operates as a supervisor of our survey crew for all field work, data collection, and survey assignments. As a survey crew chief, you will be required to be diligent in field procedures, complete all assigned tasks in a timely fashion, and maintain company standards at all times. The types of surveys and services performed include ALTA/ACSM Land Title surveys, route surveys, boundary retracement surveys, topographic surveys, construction staking, and more. Survey crew chiefs adhere to QA/QC procedures and note-taking along with following instructions and work orders from project managers.

Qualifications for this position include:

  • Any use of robotic Total Station or a GPS rover is required – our equipment is Trimble GPS, Trimble Robotic Total Station (S7), Trimble (TSC3&7) and TDS Ranger Data Collectors
  • 5+ years of survey crew experience
  • 2+ survey crew chief experience including ALTA and Sectional Boundary Survey
  • Construction layout, ability to read and comprehend Construction Plans
  • Strong math skills
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Ability to organize field notes and execute field staking
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and computer skills
  • Ability to work in varying weather conditions
  • Review and follow project scope, keeping all project information and electronic file well organized

CAD Technician

A civil engineering technician, or CAD technician, is a full-time position that prepares drawings, documents, details, schedules, or specifications, and construction documents and records using programs such as MicroStation and Power Civil. In addition, they operate plan and document reproduction equipment and may observe work performed by contractors to ensure compliance of specs, drawing, code, and safety. They may also inspect construction sites for quality to report any variances and communicate with contractors, clients, and other LEE Chamberlin team members in a positive and professional manner. Lastly, they may be required to assist survey technicians in survey fieldwork along with any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications include:

  • Associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree (or working toward one) in an accredited civil engineering technology program
  • 3+ years of experience
  • Experience with the programs such as MicroStation, OpenRoads, PowerCivil and more
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Ability to multitask, establish priorities, and work both on a team and independently

Civil Engineering Intern

As a civil engineering intern, you will be working under our senior civil engineer and senior CAD technician to create an internship experience that allows you to be involved with all different stages and types of projects. From being on the survey crew to learning how to prepare CAD drawings and documents, you will be building your experience in the engineering field in a way that benefits your growth and interests in the field. This position may include drafting and preparation of documents and specifications using programs such as MicroStation and OpenRoads, assisting survey crew in field work and data collection, and working with the rest of the LEE Chamberlin team to complete projects. For qualifications, see below!

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Science, accomplished or in progress, in an accredited engineering program
  • Demonstrated ability in MicroStation, OpenRoads, and/or AutoCAD and Civil 3D with 1+ years of experience
  • Displays a positive attitude, work ethic, and willingness to learn
  • Ability to multi-task and establish priorities
  • Ability to travel to various job sites and locations
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Self-directed and can work independently with minimal supervision

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