Our people set us apart. With their contagious passion, they drive everything we do.

We are always looking for talented, dedicated teammates who share our core values. We believe in extending ownership to a wide and diverse group of professionals who share our vision, exemplify our values, and are willing to hold themselves and each other accountable.

KPFF is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and maintaining an inclusive culture. KPFF participates in the e-Verify program to determine the eligibility of our employees to work in the United States. KPFF will provide a reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application/or interview process, please contact us. To view our affirmative action policies, click here.

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Graduate Structural Engineer

Company: KPFF Consulting Engineers
Location: IA, Des Moines
Specialty: Structural
Type: Full time
Travel Required: up to 10%
Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree
Minimum Experience: 0-2 years
Required Certifications: None
Preferred Certifications: None
Relocation Assistance:


At KPFF, formerly Saul Engineering, we are focused on engineering excellence. With numerous opportunities for professional growth, learning and teaching, we rigorously develop our staff’s careers and passions. Individual accomplishments and successful projects determine your future at KPFF, and your dedication and talent will drive your professional growth. We seek candidates who have the competency, attitude, and personal commitment to deliver efforts of the highest quality.

Our engineers work in dynamic teams with open communication and strong support from senior-level mentors. These teams work directly with our clients on some of the most challenging projects in the region. We promote decision-making at the level closest to the issue in order to most efficiently and effectively serve our clients.

In your submission please include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Transcripts, we accept unofficial transcripts

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Basic knowledge of engineering fundamentals
  • Able to work in a team environment effectively
  • Strong technical skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Good written & verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate succinctly and effectively
  • Good understanding of English
  • Excellent interpersonal, planning, documentation and problem solving skills
  • Logical and analytical thinker
  • Excellent research and information gathering skills


  • Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in structures
  • Masters Degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in structures is strongly preferred
  • EIT Certification
  • Previous engineering internship or office experience is preferred

Our Employees

Are valued and empowered, collaborative and team oriented, innovative in their approach and passionate about their work. They are reliable, trustworthy and open with a high level of integrity. They value diversity, are inclusive and are committed to critically thinking through problems and finding solutions.

Our Company

KPFF Consulting Engineers provides civil and structural engineering services to architects, government agencies, developers, contractors, and institutional clients.  Our Des Moines office is located downtown. A warm and friendly environment, we are dedicated to growing with our employees and allowing people to pursue their passions. KPFF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.

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