Careers

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Our philosophy is simple: hire great people and help them grow as both professionals and individuals. We promote and commit to diversity, inclusion, and respect, no matter your level.

If you think you are a great fit for our team but don’t see an opening listed below for you, we strongly encourage you to still send us your resume. We will never hesitate to hire a quality candidate if they are a good fit for KEG.

KEG has a different environment than a lot of engineering firms.

Christopher Opperman, PE

Geotechnical Staff Engineer

You should not be intimidated by any environment.

Meredith Secrest

Transportation Staff Engineer

We are going to utilize technology to collaborate and work together.

Bryan Donze, PE, RSP, MSCE

Transportation Team Lead

Benefits & Perks

We are pleased to offer our employees a comprehensive benefits package. Our team’s health and wellness are important to us, and we regularly review our benefits package to ensure it is both competitive in the market and beneficial to the lives of our employees.

Banked Time Program for billable overtime

Work from home or remote work options available for most positions

Competitive salary and compensation structure

Employer-matching retirement contribution

Employer-paid employee health insurance

Employer-paid employee life/AD&D and short-term disability insurance

Employer-paid employee Dental insurance

Employer-paid employee Vision insurance

Paid holidays and generous vacation package

Annual Holiday & summer gatherings

Tuition and Professional Development Reimbursement

Pet insurance stipend

Active gym membership reimbursement

Diversity & Inclusion Statement

Embracing Difference 

At KEG, we do not just accept difference – we embrace it, we champion it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our team, our clients, and the service we provide. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and are committed to building a team that proudly represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skill sets. Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified veterans, minorities, females, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Open Positions

To apply for a position, please email your resume to info@kaskaskiaeng.com.

Environmental Team Lead

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We are searching for an experienced, dynamic leader for our multidisciplinary Environmental Team. Ideal candidates should have at least 15 years of experience in the civil and environmental planning and engineering industry. This position would report to the Principal of Planning and Preliminary Studies and regularly lead staff throughout the company to conduct analysis and environmental services on a wide range of projects and studies. Remote work is a possibility for this position, depending upon the candidate’s ability to travel between KEG offices and project locations as needed. 

Responsibilities May Include

  • Staying abreast of changing environmental regulations at the federal, state and local client levels. 
  • Leading the required analyses and overall preparation of the associated technical environmental documents for both natural and man-made environment subject areas, including wetland and stream delineations, noise studies, air quality studies, special and hazardous materials assessments, socioeconomic and land use analyses, environmental justice studies, cumulative impact analyses and other environmental studies. 
  • Leading environmental field investigations, including but not limited to wetland and stream surveys, wetland delineations, onsite stormwater and waterway permit monitoring, tree surveys, threatened & endangered species habitat identification, stream and water quality investigations, ambient noise measurements, preliminary special waste and hazardous materials data collection, historic property photo logs, and other field work, as necessary. 

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Planning, Geography, Environmental Science, Botany/Plant Ecology, Zoology, Biology, Soil Science, or other allied natural/physical environmental resources disciplines. An advanced degree (Master’s) in one of these areas is preferred, but not required. 
  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in environmental planning, science and/or environmental engineering for civil infrastructure projects is preferred. 
  • Expertise in preparing various types of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents and the ability to translate those skills to prepare state-level environmental compliance documents (modeled after NEPA) primarily for transportation sector projects.  
  • Experience mentoring and managing direct reports and other team members. 
  • At least 15 years of experience working on projects with DOTs and other state and federal agencies. 
  • Some travel is required. Candidates should be able to regularly travel (day and overnight trips) to client meetings and locations where other KEG staff are located 

Senior Structural Engineer/Team Lead

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This Senior Structural Engineer will join and lead our Structural Team. Qualified candidates will have a solid technical background, a strong sense of project ownership/responsibility, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment. This position may include performing and/or leading field investigations; engineering analysis, calculations, and recommendations; design and development of plans and specifications; construction observation and inspection; report writing for the services provided; research and resolve design and construction problems; apply sound engineering principles; and be able to communicate complex engineering issues and concepts to technical and non-technical clients and internal and/or external team members.

The successful candidate will possess effective development and leadership skills for which to estimate hours, plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate technical work on major projects. They will mentor junior Team Members in preparing current status information for internal and external reporting and for keeping clients informed on progress. They will also track project scope, schedule, and budget to minimize cost overruns, and compile contract supplements in a timely manner.

 

Responsibilities May Include

  • Provide guidance and leadership in development and implementation of all structural projects and initiatives
  • Define clear goals and develop steps for proper execution on a wide range of state, federal, and private structural engineering designs, including preparing construction plans, specifications, and cost estimates
  • Develop scopes, schedules, and budgets for assigned projects
  • Prepare technical memoranda, reports, and electronic deliverables
  • Assisting with studies and alternative analysis
  • Developing understanding of regulatory and permitting requirements for a variety of jurisdictions
  • Data collection, analysis, and documentation
  • Facilitate client meetings, proposal research and writing assignments
  • Work with various internal and external partners to facilitate orderly execution of projects
  • Coordinate and attend marketing meetings, conferences, and industry events to maintain and/or grow professional and taming relationships
  • Perform all work in a safe manner and with equitable treatment towards all
  • Perform various marketing tasks with clients and teaming partners

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with a minimum of 15 years of experience
  • Capable of using spreadsheet, word processing, and standard office software
  • Extensive knowledge and experience working with various operating systems including but not limited to MicroStation/Openroads and AutoCAD Civil3D drafting
  • Professional Engineer (PE) required
  • Licensed Structural Engineer (SE) required
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Adherence to KEG processes and procedures for project implementation, tracking, invoicing, and other various administrative guidelines

Environmental Planner

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We are searching for an experienced Environmental Planner to join our Planning and Preliminary Studies Team. Ideal candidates should have at least 10 years of progressive experience in the civil and environmental engineering industry. This position would report to the Environmental Team Lead. Remote work is a possibility for this position, depending upon the candidate’s ability to travel between KEG offices and project locations as needed. 

Responsibilities May Include

  • Performing analyses and preparing the associated technical environmental documents for both natural and man-made environment subject areas, including wetland and stream delineations, noise studies, air quality studies, socioeconomic and land use analyses, environmental justice studies, cumulative impact analyses and other environmental studies. 
  • Support the Environmental Team Lead and Deputy Team Lead in mentoring other team members and QA/QC of environmental deliverables. 
  • Performing environmental impact analyses, including but not limited to stream and wetland impact analyses, botanical and forest impact analyses, threatened & endangered species impact analyses, floodplain and water quality impact analyses, and other natural resources analyses. 
  • Preparing environmental documents for Categorical Exclusions (CEs), Environmental Assessments (EAs), and/or Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), Section 4(f) Statements, Section 7 biological assessments, and other necessary materials and reports. 
  • Performing environmental mitigation identification, preparing conceptual mitigation studies, and conducting mitigation site investigations during and post-construction.  

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in Planning, Geography, Environmental Science, Botany/Plant Ecology, Zoology, Biology, Soil Science, or other allied natural/physical environmental resources disciplines. An advanced degree (Master’s) in one of these areas is preferred, but not required. 
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in environmental science and/or environmental engineering for civil infrastructure projects. 
  • Experience in preparing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents and state-level environmental compliance documents (modeled after NEPA) primarily for transportation sector projects. 
  • Experience mentoring and overseeing other team members in the preparation of NEPA documents and field studies reports. 
  • Possess some experience with the types of field studies needed for NEPA documents. 
  • Experience working on projects with DOTs and other state and federal agencies. 
  • Professional experience working with GIS software, such as ArcPro. 
  • Some travel is required. Candidates should be able to regularly travel (day and overnight trips) to complete field investigations. Travel amounts will vary depending on workload but will mostly occur during the growing season (March-October). 

Geotechnical Engineer

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We are searching for a driven and detail-oriented Geotechnical Engineer to join our Geotechnical Team. We would prefer a minimum of one year of prior engineering experience (or internships) but will consider new graduates for this role. This position would ideally be located in KEG’s Belleville, Peoria, or Geneva Illinois offices, with the opportunity for remote work and flexible scheduling as project work allows.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Supervise and/or support materials testing and logging during field exploration and drilling of soil borings, including collecting samples during drilling and coordinating laboratory services
  • Coordinate and perform field investigation work at the outset, which may include out-of-town travel and overnight stays from time to time, as needed
  • Execute geotechnical project assignments, including assisting with engineering analysis, geotechnical report preparation, and development of geotechnical recommendations
  • Perform basic soils laboratory testing and reporting
  • Provide project-level development of proposals and reports after repeated performance of field investigation work and knowledge of local geology and experience grows
  • Give excellent client care, ensuring that client commitments are met while delivering excellent communication throughout
  • Assist in business development activities and actively participate in professional and technical organizations within the geological sciences and/or engineering field

 

Requirements

  • A higher education degree in a Geologic-related science or in the engineering field
  • 1 to 3 years of prior geotechnical field investigation experience is preferred
  • Engineering Intern (EI) designations are preferred, but must be acquired within 90 days of hire
  • Demonstrated knowledge of field investigation means and methods with local geology, as well as geotechnical engineering laboratory testing and software applications are preferred
  • Physical requirements for this position may include frequent standing, walking, lifting, bending, and working outside in all weather conditions
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel to and from job sites as needed is required
  • Travel required during field season (Spring to Fall)

Construction Technician

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This position will provide oversight and technical expertise to KEG’s active projects. KEG’s Construction Technicians work on a diverse range of high-profile transportation projects throughout the Midwest. Qualified candidates will have some experience documenting and managing a variety of quality control inspection activities designed to ensure highways, bridges, and transportation projects conform to specific plans and specifications. Experience with DOTs and state and federal agencies is preferred. Some travel may be necessary.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Associate degree preferred

  • 2+ years of experience providing construction inspection and documentation

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

  • Perform all work in a safe manner and with equitable treatment towards all

  • Ability to carry up to 25 pounds and climb ladders

  • IDOT Documentation of Contract Quantities Certification

  • A combination of the following certifications: Aggregate Level 1 and 2; PCC Level 1 and 2; HMA Level 1; Nuclear Gauge; Erosion and Sediment Control Basics; STTP-S33 Soils Field Testing and Inspection; IDOT CMMS Training

Responsibilities May Include

  • Analyze or resolve operational problems

  • Assign or prepare work schedules, duties, tasks, or responsibilities

  • Assist workers engaged in construction projects

  • Confer with personnel to resolve problems

  • Direct construction projects

  • Follow, interpret, or read blueprints or schematics

  • Inspect construction site

  • Interpret detailed CAD drawings

  • Prepare progress reports

  • Recommend and enforce safety regulations or procedures

  • Record Data

GIS Specialist

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We are searching for an experienced GIS Specialist with at least 5 years of experience in the civil and environmental engineering industry. This position would report to the Principal of Planning and Environmental Services and regularly assist staff throughout the company conduct analysis and prepare figures in GIS applications.

 

Responsibilities May Include

  • Perform geospatial modeling and spatial analysis
  • Standardize geographic data
  • Build, update, and maintain database, GIS software, and hardware
  • Assist with developing scopes, schedules, and budgets for assigned projects
  • Prepare technical memoranda, reports, and electronic deliverables
  • Design, develop, and implement systems and database to access and store geospatial data
  • Provide assessments and recommendations in support of engineering, environmental science, and construction projects
  • Data collection, analysis, and documentation
  • Work with various internal and external partners to facilitate orderly execution of projects
  • Coordinate and attend marketing meetings, conferences, and industry events to maintain and/or grow professional and teaming relationships
  • Perform all work in a safe manner and with equitable treatment towards all

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Geography, Computer Science, or other related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a GIS Analyst, or similar position
  • Technical experience in design, development, utilization, and implementation of GIS software
  • Proficient in ArcPro and familiar with ArcGIS 3D Analyst and ArcGIS Spatial Analyst
  • Proficient in using GIS technology for data collection, analysis, and mapping
  • Capable of using spreadsheet, word processing, and standard office software
  • Extensive knowledge and experience working with and transferring data back and forth between various operating systems, including but not limited to MicroStation/Openroads and AutoCAD Civil3D drafting
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Project management and team management experience is preferred
  • Must be able to travel to project sites as needed and work outside on a wide range of terrains for data collection
  • Adherence to KEG processes and procedures for project implementation, tracking, invoicing, and other various administrative guidelines

Project Engineer/Project Manager

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This position would be ideal for a Project Engineer looking to grow their skillset to become a Project Manager. Qualified candidates should be a Professional Engineer with approximately 5-10 years of highway and roadway design experience. Applicants should have a thorough understanding of Department of Transportation design policies and local municipality code requirements; effective management skills for which to plan, direct, and monitor all aspects of projects; and the ability to coordinate with other internal and/or external team members.

The successful candidate will plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate technical work on portions of major projects or in a total project of moderate scope. S/He will provide assistance to Team Leads in preparing current status information for internal reporting and for keeping clients informed on progress. The candidate should have a BS in Civil Engineering, PE license, the ability to secure PE licensure in other states, and 5+ years of progressively challenging design experience.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Prepare project scope, schedule, and fee for review by Team Lead.

  • Prepare design plans for projects s/he leads and/or the tasks assigned to him/her.

  • Prepare and process construction plans for approval.

  • Prepare supporting calculations, construction specifications, and permitting for residential and commercial projects in various jurisdictions.

  • Complete design calculations.

  • Research code requirements and design procedures manuals.

  • Verify design computations and plan detailing for conformance with codes, manuals, and design considerations.

  • Operate Microstation V8i, GeoPak, and various other software applications.

  • Visit project sites to review conditions as appropriate.

  • Coordinate with other engineers, technicians, and administrative assistants during preliminary and final plan preparation for conformance to standards and code requirements.

  • Prepare draft correspondence, technical specifications, and reports.

  • Attend and participate in various client meetings with various local, transportation, and regulatory agencies, as appropriate.

  • Have good oral and written communication skills in order to lead and/or moderate meetings with interested parties and stakeholders.

  • Communicate with project team members, client representatives, review agencies, and others as appropriate to project.

  • Coordinate final design computations with review agencies.

  • Coordinate utility disposition on projects with involved public and private utility companies.

  • Prepare draft cost estimates, periodic reports covering construction activities, pay estimates, and data necessary to document acceptability of materials and quantities for final payment.

  • Assist business development and operations team with proposals and client development.

  • Perform all work in a safe manner and with equitable treatment towards all.

Professional Land Surveyor

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The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of experience working in land surveying and possess their Professional Land Surveyor License. This position will be located out of our St. Paul, Minnesota office, with remote work and travel to and from project sites as needed.

Requirements

  • Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) licensed in Minnesota (or ability to obtain within 1 month of employment)
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional land surveying experience
  • Proficiency in using surveying equipment, as well as associated technology
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to travel between project sites as needed, with work from home and flexibility outside of project work

Responsibilities

  • Assist Survey Manager with project assignments, tasks, and reporting
  • Take a lead role on day-to-day projects as needed
  • Provide excellent client service
  • Perform public record searches, land title review, signing and sealing surveys, and preparation of legal descriptions for a wide range of projects
  • Stake transportation and development construction projects and identify right of way, including interpreting construction plans and entering the design elements into field survey controller software
  • Perform topographic surveys
  • Develop scope and fees for client proposals
  • Day and overnight travel to and from job sites, as needed

Civil Engineer I

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Civil Engineer I or Engineering Technician will join our Transportation Team and report directly to the Vice President of Transportation. Qualified candidates will have a solid technical background, a strong sense of project ownership/responsibility, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment.

This position may include performing and/or leading field investigations; engineering analysis, calculations, and recommendations; design and development of plans and specifications; report writing; researching and resolving design and construction problems; and assigning, reviewing, and evaluating laboratory or field data for inclusion in reports.

We currently have opportunities in all KEG offices for Staff Civil Engineers (Civil Engineer I positions). Qualified candidates will be majoring in Engineering, Civil Engineering, or Construction Management with emphasis on Transportation, Water Resources/Hydraulics, Land Surveying, or Site Development.

Requirements

  • Must be a graduate or future graduate of an ABET Accredited Civil Engineering (or Engineering with Civil Emphasis) program

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

  • Previous office experience or field application of engineering concepts (farming, excavation, construction, etc.) preferred

  • Experience using Microstation or AutoCAD Civil 3D

  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our culture is a must (be a nice person)

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

Responsibilities May Include

  • Work in collaboration with KEG Project Managers, senior-level team members, and engineering interns

  • Assist in the preparation of designs, construction plans, specifications, and cost estimates for various projects

  • Assist with cost estimating and performing quantity take offs

  • Draft technical memoranda, reports, and electronic deliverables

  • Assist with studies and alternative analysis

  • Perform CAD and Civil3D drafting

  • Assessing and implementing regulatory and permitting requirements for a variety of jurisdictions

  • Perform field activities, including site investigations and land surveying, data collection, analysis, and documentation

  • Participate in client meetings, proposal research, and writing assignments

Structural Engineer

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This position will join our Structural group and report directly to the Team Lead. Qualified candidates will have a solid technical background and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment. The ideal candidate should have a BS in Civil Engineering, both a PE and SE license in Illinois, the ability to secure PE licensure in other states, and 10+ years of progressively challenged structural design experience. Remote work and flexibility is available.

Responsibilities May Include

    Performing fieldwork, such as site investigations for bridge condition reports or building inspections for residential and commercial clients

  • Structural design and development of plans and specifications for both bridges and buildings

  • Preparing technical memoranda, reports, and electronic deliverables

  • Performing complex structural engineering calculations, including coordination with requirements for other disciplines and detailing of project-specific conditions

  • Performing engineering analysis and calculations

  • Assisting with studies and alternative analysis

  • Data collection, analysis, and documentation

  • Assisting with client meetings and proposal research

  • Working with various internal and external partners to facilitate orderly execution of projects

  • Performing all work in a safe manner and with equitable treatment towards all

  • Developing scopes, schedules, and budgets for assigned projects

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with 10+ years’ experience; a focus on Structural Engineering is preferred

  • Professional Engineer (PE) in Illinois required

  • Licensed Structural Engineer (SE) in Illinois required

  • Capable of using spreadsheet, word processing, and standard office software

  • Extensive knowledge and experience working with various operating systems including but not limited to MicroStation/Openroads and AutoCAD Civil3D drafting

  • Possesses an understanding of regulatory and permitting requirements for a variety of jurisdictions

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

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