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Lori Boren has over 9 years of experience working with Geographical Information Systems ( GIS) with an emphasis in database management. She is experienced in compiling geographic data, analyzing geographic relations, and conducting research requirements to determine the best way to utilize information and display it in GIS. Lori has managed parcel, sanitary/storm sewer, sidewalk/street centerlines, boundary mapping and several other databases for multiple municipalities.

Senior Engineer – Structural: Iowa City/Cedar Rapids, IA

HBK Engineering is searching for an experienced Structural Engineer with a Professional Engineer license, with experience in building design and construction. Our firm offers a professional work environment, excellent benefits, competitive salary and growth potential.


  • Lead a project team consisting of engineers, designers, and field personnel involved in the design, modification, analysis and constructability of new and existing buildings.
  • Work on challenging assignments that include investigating, trouble-shooting, and solving a wide variety of engineering and construction related issues.
  • Prepare technical memos, reports, construction specifications and other written documentation.
  • Perform and manage diversified tasks through the life cycle of projects.
  • Read and interpret prints, calculations, technical drawings, schematics, and reports.
  • Assist drafters in developing the design of products using drafting tools or computer-assisted design (CAD) or drafting equipment and software.
  • Apply engineering theories, techniques and analysis to structural and geotechnical engineering designs.
  • Additional related work on building foundations, vault and tunnel designs, earth retention systems, shaft and trench excavation, and temporary and permanent earth retention.
  • Perform calculations and prepare sketches and/or AutoCAD drawings for design operations.
  • Conduct Structural investigations, field inspections and engineering analysis.
  • Value engineering with emphasis on constructability issues.
  • Coordination and collaboration with architectural patterns and in-house MEP teams.


  • B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on structural engineering required. Additional geotechnical experience is a plus.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Iowa or the ability to obtain one via reciprocity required.
  • 5 – 10 years of licensed experience in structural engineering required.

Essential skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Strong client and partner communication and collaboration skills required.
  • Knowledge of industry design codes including AISC, ASCE, UBC and IBC required.
  • Fundamental knowledge of principles of structural engineering, temporary construction systems, geotechnical engineering, and soil and rock mechanics.
  • Fundamental knowledge of steel, concrete, and wood construction including architectural coordination and integration.
  • Ability to problem solve and determine agile, safe, and suitable solutions to a variety of challenges.
  • Construction knowledge and field experience is a plus.

Valued skills and experiences:

  • M.S. Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of REVIT, AutoCAD LT, Tedds, LPile, SCIA.
  • Consulting background preferred.

Location: Iowa City or Cedar Rapids, IA

HBK Engineering, LLC has a longstanding commitment to provide a safe and productive work environment. Employment at HBK is contingent upon background check and drug screen.

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