Prairie Engineers, P.C. is seeking a Technician to join our team. 

Prairie Engineers is a full services engineering, geospatial, and environmental science firm with a goal of delivering sustainable infrastructure solutions and maintaining our natural and built environment.  We are a woman-owned firm with offices in Columbia, Hillsboro, Peoria, and Springfield, Illinois and Hazelwood, Missouri.  The firm provides services to federal, state, and local governments, utilities, industries, and private businesses. 

Prairie Engineers is a growing company looking to add a Technical employee to their team to assist primarily with pavement testing operations throughout the State of Illinois.  This is a permanent full-time position with benefits and a competitive salary based upon previous experience.  This position is available to be filled in our Springfield office location.  This position may involve extensive overnight travel throughout the State of Illinois and occasional work in surrounding states.  Overnight lodging and a per diem allowance for meals will be provided.

Job functions may include:

  • Assist with conducting pavement testing operations
  • Perform field surveys including hydrographic, topographic, and boundary surveys
  • Perform construction observation for various roadway, water, and sewer projects
  • Assist with forestry maintenance

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma
  • An Illinois driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle and willingness to travel to meet project requirements
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a project team
  • Ability to interact professionally with clients and other team members
  • Energetic with a positive can-do attitude
  • Maintain focus on project delivery and customer service with attention to detail and meeting deadlines

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Experience:

  • Associate’s Degree in civil engineering technology (or a related field) or a high school diploma with a minimum of 2 years of experience as a surveying technician or a construction observer
  • IDOT Documentation of Contract Quantities Certification
  • IDOT approved Mixture Aggregate Technician certificate
  • IDOT approved Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) Courses
  • IDOT approved Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Courses

Preference will be given to applicants who reside in a HUBZone as defined by the US Small Business Administration.  For a map of certified HUBZone areas, please refer to the following website: https://maps.certify.sba.gov/hubzone/map/

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce.  All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, handicap, marital status, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

Potential candidates for this position should fill out an application at and contact Prairie Engineers via e-mail at info@prairieengineers.com