Clapsaddle-Garber Associates, Inc. (CGA)

Engineers | Land Surveyors

About CGA

CGA (Clapsaddle-Garber Associates, Inc.) is a civil engineering and land surveying firm based in Ackley, Ames, Cedar Falls, and Marshalltown, Iowa. We have provided a full range of quality engineering and land surveying services throughout Central Iowa since 1959. The CGA team includes Professional Engineers, Licensed Land Surveyors, a Real Estate Broker, and a Landscape Architect Intern (L.A.I.). Areas of expertise include aviation facilities; construction administration for public and private clients; residential, commercial, and industrial subdivisions; public, commercial, and private site designs; land surveying and construction staking; right of way acquisition; stormwater studies and management plans; construction testing and observation for public and private clients; studies, planning, and design of traffic, transportation, and recreation facilities; planning and design of water distribution systems; and planning and design of wastewater collection systems.

Design Engineer – E.I. (Engineer In Training) | Marshalltown, Iowa

CGA is seeking a Design Engineer with an EIT Certification for our Marshalltown, Iowa office. The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of design experience at an engineering firm. They should be knowledgeable in the use of CADD or Civil 3D and possess excellent communication and organizational skills.

We offer a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, and opportunities for career growth and advancement. If you are a skilled and motivated individual looking for a challenging and rewarding career, please submit your application and resume.


  1. Designing and developing engineering plans and specifications for civil engineering projects.
  2. Ensuring project compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and codes.
  3. Conducting site visits to evaluate/assess project needs and identify potential challenges or obstacles.
  4. Working with project managers and other stakeholders to create project cost estimates, budgets and timelines.
  5. Participating in construction observation and field inspections to ensure project compliance and quality standards are met.


  • 2+ years of experience designing
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Civil, Agricultural, or Environmental Engineering
  • Has an EIT certification or able to obtain one within one year of employment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication (including written, verbal, and active listening) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel for fieldwork as required

Preferred Requirements:

  • EIT Certification from the State of Iowa

The CGA Way:

CGA offers more than the average firm. In addition to our competitive wages, you might be interested in the following benefits:

  • Flexible scheduling 
  • Career Development – we reimburse for certifications and professional licenses. We also pay for workshops, seminars, conferences and lunch and learn programs
  • Paid Time Off
  • Work Environment: Casual and fun
  • 401k profit sharing
  • Variety of health insurance plans to choose from or a taxable cash benefit in lieu of health insurance if you’re already covered by someone else!
  • Opportunity for career advancement
  • Cell phone stipend

Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to or upload your resume using the form below.

Clapsaddle-Garber Associates is an equal-opportunity employer.

At this time, CGA will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

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