Transportation Group Manager
Des Moines, IA 
Posted 27 days ago
Job Description
Simply Put, A Great Place to Work

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.

Benesch is a great company to work for! Our comprehensive benefits package includes paid overtime, exceptional retirement fund contributions, flexible schedules, wellness incentives, and all-around great people to work with. Take your career to the next level by applying today.

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Transportation Group Manager - Iowa

We have a career opportunity for a Transportation Group Manager with a proven track record of successfully developing and managing transportation projects or a group of engineers. In this role, you will develop a team to pursue and perform transportation engineering work in the state of Iowa. The Group Manager will self-perform and direct project teams in the planning and design of transportation-related infrastructure projects, as well as play a leading role in managing client relationships. You will also contribute to strategic initiatives that drive the growth of the Transportation group in Iowa.

The Impact You Will Have:
  • Lead strategic project pursuits
  • Represent Benesch at industry events
  • Active involvement in professional organizations
  • Contribute to Iowa's strategic growth initiatives
  • Manage multiple, concurrent Transportation and other projects for municipal/public clients
  • Establish project goals and milestones, define responsibilities, coordinate resources, and monitor project progress
  • Ensure the development of high-quality engineering documents
  • Adhere to all internal procedures for quality control, documentation, and project tracking
  • Proactively plan staffing resources, coordinating with other departments as needed
  • Champion relationships with key clients in all areas of Iowa (Des Moines and Ames preferred)
  • Contribute to other project work as a technical specialist or advisor, as needed
  • Market potential clients, in coordination with other leadership
  • Provide input into the growth of the practice
  • Mentor staff
  • Actively participate in the marketing process, including proposal writing
What We Are Looking For:
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or related discipline required
  • 15+ years of Transportation experience,
  • PE License
  • Experience with Iowa DOT (at least one of the Bureaus) is required; experience with local agency clients is a plus.
  • Must be located in Iowa with the ability to participate in meetings and industry events statewide.
  • Thorough understanding of state and regional design standards
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • A track record for adhering to design budgets and schedules
  • Advanced ability to utilize accounting and scheduling software for project management
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment #LI-MM1

Alfred Benesch & Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action/ Disability/ Protected Veteran Employer. Qualified applicants are evaluated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected characteristic.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
15+ years
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