Accelerate Your Career with Benton & Associates, Inc.

Sometimes a change in scenery and approach can re-ignite a person’s passion for their profession. If you are an experienced professional looking for either new inspiration or simply a fresh and better opportunity, our leaders would love to meet you and see if B&A is the right fit to accelerate your career.

Opportunities for Experienced Professionals

Benton & Associates, Inc. (B&A) is a consulting engineering and land surveying firm of 35+ employees serving public and private clients throughout Illinois, Missouri, and the greater Midwest. As B&A moves into our 51st year in business, our employee-owned firm is looking to its future as it aggressively recruits both recent graduates and experienced professionals of a variety of backgrounds and skillsets.

B&A is seeking a candidate to fill a full-time Plan Production Manager (CADD Manager) position located in Jacksonville, Illinois. The ideal candidate will have the ability to lead plan production and 3D modeling efforts on a variety of infrastructure projects including bridges, roads, site development, water treatment and distribution systems, sewer collection and treatment systems and other civil engineering projects.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the production of all plans produced at B&A and help implement best practices to elevate the company’s CADD standards.
  • Utilize MicroStation and OpenRoads/GEOPAK to proficiently download survey data, develop existing site contours, profiles, horizontal and vertical roadway alignments, cross sections, and develop proposed grading plans.
  • Become familiar with emerging CADD and 3D modeling technologies and work with B&A leadership to determine how they can be utilized effectively on projects.
  • Mentor staff to produce high quality construction documents, models, and graphics more effectively and efficiently.
  • Enact quality control and assurance practices to produce accurate and consistent engineering plans and deliverables.
  • Assist all engineers and technologists in plan production as needed in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in CADD-related field (or equivalent working knowledge/experience).
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the Civil Engineering or heavy civil construction field.
  • Demonstratable experience in developing plans in Microstation and OpenRoads/GEOPAK, or equivalent.
  • Ability to document and annotate 2D plans, sections, and details from 3D models.
  • Experience and comfort working in a team environment with the ability to manage multiple projects and meet various project deadlines in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Demonstratable experience in leading CADD teams, effectively managing project budgets, and mentoring staff in the development of engineering plans.
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.

Ideal Qualifications

  • Familiarity with GIS systems (ArcGIS, Diamond Maps) in creating maps for municipal infrastructures.
  • Experience in topographic surveys and construction staking using GPS and robotic total station equipment.
  • Experience with laser scanning and processing the data into 3D models and plans.
  • Experience producing roadway plans following IDOT CADD standards.
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD, Revit, and Civil 3D.
  • Benton & Associates, Inc. strives to offer competitive salaries and performance incentives. Standard benefits for full-time employment include health and life insurance, flexible spending and health savings accounts, generous 401k retirement, professional development and training and flexible work scheduling. B&A’s leadership recognizes the value each team member has in the firm’s success and they aim to provide as much financial recognition to those contributions as possible.

    Benton & Associates, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We are strongly committed to the recruitment, selection development, and promotion of all employees on individual merit. We continually seek to build and maintain a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of the population we serve. Our practice is to strive to provide equal employment, training, education, mentoring and advancement to all employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability. You are welcome to submit your resume at any time for consideration.

    Download Plan Production Manager / CAAD Manager Job Ad (pdf)

    Benton & Associates, Inc. (B&A) is a consulting engineering and land surveying firm of 35+ employees serving public and private clients throughout Illinois, Missouri, and the greater Midwest. As B&A celebrates its 50th anniversary, our employee-owned firm is looking to its future as it aggressively recruits both recent graduates and experienced professionals of a variety of backgrounds and skillsets.

    B&A is seeking a candidate to fill a full-time Senior Engineering Technician position located in Jacksonville, Illinois. The ideal candidate will have the ability to lead plan production and 3D modeling efforts on a variety of infrastructure projects including bridges, roads, site development, water distribution systems, sewer collection/treatment systems and other civil engineering projects.

    Responsibilities

    • Produce construction plans and documents related to transportation and general civil engineering projects.
    • Utilize MicroStation and Geopak/InRoads to proficiently download survey data, develop existing site contours, profiles, horizontal and vertical roadway alignments, cross sections, and develop proposed grading plans.
    • Work with B&A leadership to improve company CADD standards.
    • Become familiar with emerging CADD and 3D modeling technologies and work with B&A leadership to determine how they can be utilized effectively on projects.
    • Mentor follow engineering technicians to more effectively and efficiently produce high quality construction documents, models, and graphics.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Associate’s degree and 5+ years of experience OR,
    • High school degree (or equivalent) and 7+ years of experience.
    • Experience with CADD software in developing infrastructure or building construction plans.
    • High proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
    • Experience and comfort working in a team environment with the ability to manage multiple projects and meet various project deadlines in a fast-paced work environment.
    • Ability to quickly learn and function within MicroStation and Geopak/InRoads software ecosystems to proficiently develop construction plans.

    Ideal Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering technology or equivalent.
    • Experience in topographic surveys and construction staking using GPS and robotic total station equipment.
    • Experience with easements and rights-of-way.
    • Experience producing roadway plans following IDOT CADD standards.
    • Experience utilizing MicroStation and Geopak/InRoads in infrastructure plan production.

    Benton & Associates, Inc. strives to offer competitive salaries and performance incentives. Standard benefits for full-time employment include health and life insurance, flexible spending and health savings accounts, generous 401k retirement, professional development and training and flexible work scheduling. B&A’s leadership recognizes the value each team member has in the firm’s success and they aim to provide as much financial recognition to those contributions as possible.

    Benton & Associates, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We are strongly committed to the recruitment, selection development, and promotion of all employees on individual merit. We continually seek to build and maintain a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of the population we serve. Our practice is to strive to provide equal employment, training, education, mentoring and advancement to all employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability. You are welcome to submit your resume at any time for consideration.

    Download Senior Engineering Technician Job Ad (pdf)

    Benton & Associates, Inc. (B&A) is a consulting engineering and land surveying firm of 35+ employees serving public and private clients throughout Illinois, Missouri, and the greater Midwest. As B&A moves into our 51st year in business, our employee-owned firm is looking to its future as it aggressively recruits both recent graduates and experienced professionals of a variety of backgrounds and skillsets.

    B&A is seeking a candidate to fill a full-time Transportation/Site Development Engineer (P.E.) position located in Jacksonville, Illinois. The ideal candidate will have the ability to assist with the design development of a variety of infrastructure projects including roads, bridges, storm sewer collection systems, and site development. The ideal candidate will also quickly grow within B&A to become comfortable managing projects from inception through construction while continuously improving our relationships with our clients.

    Responsibilities

    • Produce engineering plans and specifications for roads, bridges, storm sewer collection systems, and site development.
    • Assist in CADD production utilizing MicroStation and OpenRoads/GEOPAK CADD software.
    • Prepare planning reports and infographics.
    • Collaborate with all levels and disciplines within B&A to effectively complete project tasks.
    • Perform engineering calculations, analysis, and product specification development under the supervision of a project manager.
    • Perform construction observation and contract administration duties.
    • Communicate effectively with clients, funding agencies, sub-consultants, and construction contractors.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • B.S. in Civil Engineering.
    • P.E. licensure in the State of Illinois or the ability to obtain an Illinois P.E. within 12 months of employment.
    • 5+ years of experience in transportation and site development engineering.
    • Experience with CADD software in developing infrastructure or building construction plans.
    • Field and office experience related to topographic surveys, construction staking, and production of roadway plans.
    • High proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
    • Experience and comfort working in a team environment with the ability to manage multiple projects and meet various project deadlines in a fast-paced work environment.
    • Ability to quickly learn B&A business practices and effectively assist in managing client relationships through effective communication and delivery of quality work product.

    Ideal Qualifications

    • Experience utilizing MicroStation and OpenRoads/GEOPAK in infrastructure plan production.
    • Experience producing roadway plans following IDOT policies and CADD standards.
    • Prior participation within professional societies and organizations.
    • Familiarity and comfort working with municipal clients and presenting at committee and council meetings.
    • Demonstratable experience developing new client relationships and marketing service offerings.

    Benton & Associates, Inc. strives to offer competitive salaries and performance incentives. Standard benefits for full-time employment include health and life insurance, flexible spending and health savings accounts, generous 401k retirement, professional development and training and flexible work scheduling. B&A’s leadership recognizes the value each team member has in the firm’s success and they aim to provide as much financial recognition to those contributions as possible.

    Benton & Associates, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We are strongly committed to the recruitment, selection development, and promotion of all employees on individual merit. We continually seek to build and maintain a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of the population we serve. Our practice is to strive to provide equal employment, training, education, mentoring and advancement to all employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability. You are welcome to submit your resume at any time for consideration.

    Download Transportation/Site Development Engineer (P.E.) Job Ad (pdf)

    Benton & Associates, Inc. (B&A) is a consulting engineering and land surveying firm of 35+ employees serving public and private clients throughout Illinois, Missouri, and the greater Midwest. As B&A celebrates its 50th anniversary, our employee-owned firm is looking to its future as it aggressively recruits both recent graduates and experienced professionals of a variety of backgrounds and skillsets.

    B&A is seeking a candidate to fill full-time Civil/Municipal Engineer (P.E.) position located in any of the following locations – Jacksonville, Illinois; Macomb, Illinois; Kirksville, MO; Macon, MO; Rolla, MO; and Lebanon, MO. The ideal candidate will have the ability to assist with the design development of a variety of municipal infrastructure projects including water distribution and treatment, wastewater collection and treatment, local roads and streetscapes, storm drainage, and site development. The ideal candidate will also quickly grow within B&A to become comfortable managing projects from inception through construction while continuously improving our relationships with our clients.

    Responsibilities

    • Produce engineering plans and specifications for local roads and streetscapes, water/wastewater infrastructure, site development, and storm water infrastructure.
    • Assist in the production of construction documents utilizing MicroStation CADD software.
    • Prepare planning reports and infographics.
    • Collaborate with all levels and disciplines within B&A to effectively complete project tasks.
    • Perform engineering calculations, analysis, and product specification development under the supervision of a project manager.
    • Perform construction observation and contract administration duties.
    • Communicate effectively with clients, funding agencies, sub-consultants, and construction contractors.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • B.S. in Civil or Environmental Engineering
    • P.E. licensure in the State of Illinois or the ability to obtain an Illinois P.E. within 12 months of employment.
    • 5+ years of experience in municipal infrastructure engineering including the development of engineering planning reports, plans and specifications, and performing construction observation.
    • Experience with CADD software in developing infrastructure or building construction plans.
    • High proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
    • Experience and comfort working in a team environment with the ability to manage multiple projects and meet various project deadlines in a fast-paced work environment.
    • Ability to quickly learn B&A business practices and effectively assist in managing client relationships through effective communication and delivery of quality work product.

    Ideal Qualifications

    • Experience utilizing MicroStation in infrastructure plan production.
    • Familiarity and comfort working with municipal clients and presenting at committee and council meetings.
    • Prior participation within professional societies and organizations.
    • Demonstratable experience developing new client relationships and marketing service offerings.

    Benton & Associates, Inc. strives to offer competitive salaries and performance incentives. Standard benefits for full-time employment include health and life insurance, flexible spending and health savings accounts, generous 401k retirement, professional development and training and flexible work scheduling. B&A’s leadership recognizes the value each team member has in the firm’s success and they aim to provide as much financial recognition to those contributions as possible.

    Benton & Associates, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We are strongly committed to the recruitment, selection development, and promotion of all employees on individual merit. We continually seek to build and maintain a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of the population we serve. Our practice is to strive to provide equal employment, training, education, mentoring and advancement to all employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability. You are welcome to submit your resume at any time for consideration.

    Download Civil/Municipal Engineer (P.E.) Job Ad (pdf)

    Benton & Associates, Inc. (B&A) is a consulting engineering and land surveying firm of 35+ employees serving public and private clients throughout Illinois, Missouri, and the greater Midwest. As B&A celebrates its 50th anniversary, our employee-owned firm is looking to its future as it aggressively recruits both recent graduates and experienced professionals of a variety of backgrounds and skillsets.

    B&A is seeking a candidate to fill a full-time Senior Civil/Municipal Engineer (P.E.) position located in any of the following locations – Jacksonville, Illinois; Macomb, Illinois; Kirksville, MO; Macon, MO; Rolla, MO; and Lebanon, MO. The ideal candidate will have the ability to manage the design development of a variety of municipal infrastructure projects including water distribution and treatment, wastewater collection and treatment, local roads and streetscapes, storm drainage, and site development. The ideal candidate will quickly integrate themselves within B&A’s management team and become comfortable directing projects from inception through construction while improving and expanding our client relationships.

    Responsibilities

    • Lead engineering teams across all levels and disciplines within B&A to effectively complete project tasks.
    • Produce engineering plans and specifications for local roads and streetscapes, water/wastewater infrastructure, site development, and storm water infrastructure.
    • Prepare planning reports and infographics.
    • Perform complex engineering calculations, analysis, and product specification development.
    • Maintain at least one high technical proficiency related to municipal engineering with the ability to mentor staff in that proficiency and raise the firm’s capacity to acquire and perform these types of projects.
    • Improve client relationships and consistently bring work to the firm with existing and new clients.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • B.S. in Civil or Environmental Engineering.
    • P.E. licensure in the State of Illinois or the ability to obtain an Illinois P.E. within 12 months of employment.
    • 10+ years of experience in municipal infrastructure engineering including the development of engineering planning reports, plans and specifications, and performing construction engineering services.
    • Experience with CADD software in developing infrastructure construction plans.
    • High proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
    • Experience and comfort working in a team environment with the ability to manage multiple projects and meet various project deadlines in a fast-paced work environment.
    • Familiarity and comfort working with municipal clients and presenting at committee and council meetings.
    • Ability to quickly learn B&A business practices and effectively assist in managing client relationships through effective communication and delivery of quality work product.

    Ideal Qualifications

    • Experience utilizing MicroStation in infrastructure plan production.
    • Prior participation within professional societies and organizations including serving on committees and presenting at conferences.
    • Demonstratable experience developing new client relationships and marketing service offerings.
    • Demonstratable experience in mentoring junior staff and accelerating their professional advancement.

    Benton & Associates, Inc. strives to offer competitive salaries and performance incentives. Standard benefits for full-time employment include health and life insurance, flexible spending and health savings accounts, generous 401k retirement, professional development and training and flexible work scheduling. B&A’s leadership recognizes the value each team member has in the firm’s success and they aim to provide as much financial recognition to those contributions as possible.

    Benton & Associates, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We are strongly committed to the recruitment, selection development, and promotion of all employees on individual merit. We continually seek to build and maintain a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of the population we serve. Our practice is to strive to provide equal employment, training, education, mentoring and advancement to all employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability. You are welcome to submit your resume at any time for consideration.

    Download Senior Civil/Municipal Engineer (P.E.) Job Ad (pdf)

    Application Process

    Resumes and applications may be submitted

    by mail to:
    Reginald Benton, PE
    Benton & Associates, Inc.
    1970 West Lafayette, Avenue
    Jacksonville, Illinois 62650

    or by email to:
    info@bentonassociates.com

    If the career opportunity is available in more than one of our office locations, please indicate on the application if you have a location preference.