Mid-Level Transportation Engineer

March 2, 2023
Application ends: March 18, 2025

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Prairie Engineers, P.C. is seeking a Mid-Level Transportation Engineer to join their team!

Are you looking for a new opportunity with a company that will appreciate your innovation and willingness to problem solve? Are you eager to work with a collaborative, enthusiastic, and highly functional team where you can demonstrate your leadership skills and really make a difference?

As a progressive and rapidly growing business, Prairie Engineers can present you with a wide range of challenging projects and the opportunity to work with a collaborative and highly functional team. The ideal candidate will bring civil engineering experience with a focus on transportation in the consulting industry and experience working with public sector clients. The successful candidate should have experience managing multiple simultaneous projects and multi-discipline project development teams and coordinating with DOT clients.

We offer a flexible work schedule, work from home opportunities, and career growth plans to meet your individual needs while providing a competitive salary and benefits. We will accommodate this position as a full-time or part-time schedule in any of our offices.

Essential job functions include:

Manage and perform the planning and design of transportation projects

Develop and review scopes of work, fee proposals, and responses to RFQs

Focus on project delivery and client satisfaction with attention to detail and deadlines

Participate in public meetings and preparation of public involvement materials

Develop and maintain client relationships

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering

Experience: 5+ years’ working on State DOT projects

Licensure: Current Illinois Professional Engineer license or ability to attain in 6 months

Knowledge of Standards and Specifications: AASHTO, MUTCD, FHWA, State DOT

CADD Proficiency: MicroStation/Open Roads Designer

Communication: Public involvement and technical writing

Responsive: Communicates openly, proactively, and promptly

Teamwork: Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Ideals: Professional, respectful, with a strong work ethic

Can Do Attitude: Positively engages with challenges and facilitates problem solving

Preferred Qualifications:

More Experience: 10+ years’ experience in Transportation Engineering

More Licenses: Additional State licensure

Prairie Engineers is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of diversity. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), national origin, disability, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

Prairie Engineers is a full-service engineering, geospatial, and environmental science consulting firm delivering sustainable infrastructure solutions to improve our natural and developed environment. We are a woman-owned firm with offices in Columbia, Hillsboro, Washington, Champaign, and Springfield, Illinois; Keokuk, Iowa; Hannibal, Hazelwood, and Kansas City, Missouri; and Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Prairie Values

People Focused. We prioritize relationships, foster team growth, and promote a culture of inclusion and development.

Can Do Attitude. We positively engage with challenges to form flexible and innovative solutions.

Responsive. We communicate openly, proactively, and promptly.

Prairie Awards

2022 Best Firms to Work For At AEC Firms in North America based on workplace practices, employee benefits, employee retention rates, and much more.

2021 Best Places to Work – Central Illinois by the Springfield Business Journal.

2021 Small Firm Winner of the Best Places for Engineers to Work by the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers.

Some Benefits of Working at Prairie

Schedule flexibility. We accommodate non-routine schedules and part-time professional positions. Need to match your kid’s school schedule, reduce hours during the summer or holidays, or work evenings instead of mornings? Let’s make a plan!

Location flexibility. We may accommodate work from home, work from the office, or a hybrid solution.

Ample time-off. We are looking for a candidate who will give it their all when they are at work, plus we recognize the need to “recharge your batteries” so you can continue to give top-notch service to our clients. We provide 160 hours of PTO to full-time staff with under 10 years of experience and 200 hours of PTO to those over. In addition, we’ll reward you an extra 8 hours for every 5 years with our company.

Paid premium overtime. The first 80 hours of overtime goes into a comp time bank which you can use as additional paid time off. If you work more overtime than that, we pay 1.5x your hourly pay rate. Not just for entry-level positions, but for most professional positions.

Generous benefits. Option for a fully paid health insurance premium combined with an HRA covers 100% of the employee’s annual deductible. Plus, life, AD&D, short term and long term disability – with all insurance effective on day 1 of your employment. A 401k that doesn’t require a match – you’ll get 3% AND the freedom to invest your money how you want.

A bonus that rewards your efforts. We want people who will work hard with a “can-do” attitude and give our clients top notch service, and we expect to reward you for that effort! We distribute approximately half (yes, half!) of our post-tax profits in our bonus program. 30% of that is pro-rated based on salaries for everyone who has been with us for over 12 months. We are a team, and it takes all of us working together to succeed. 70% of the bonus program is solely performance- based and rewards those that go above and beyond.

For additional information regarding our company and benefits offered to our employees, please visit our website at www.prairieengineers.com.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $61,467.06 – $132,232.98 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)


  • State DOT projects: 5 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

  • Health insurance