PRAIRIE ENGINEErs Named 2022 Best firms to work for honoring outstanding workplaces at AEC firms in North America

These firms have been recognized for their ability to inspire their teams to perform at the highest levels. They’ve created an environment where their people feel valued, can make a difference, and can clearly see where their contribution fits into the overall mission and success of the firm. Firms were evaluated comprehensively on firm culture, workplace practices, employee benefits, employee retention rates, professional development, and more – from both management and staff perspective. Awards were given in multiple categories based on firm size and discipline. Full List of Winners

Prairie Engineers has once again be selected as a "Best Places to Work" winner, this time by the Springfield Business Journal. 

Excerpt: Over the past 12 years, Prairie Engineers has been successful in recruiting qualified engineers. “Flexibility is a word that defines us, with policies in place to encourage work-life balance and mentoring at all career levels so that employees can grow to their fullest potential,” said owner Lisa Kramer. Click the link to the right to read the full write up.

Prairie Engineers takes pride in planning, designing, and building infrastructure projects that enhance the livability of our communities. We practice giving back by encouraging community service and participating in community organizations. We are committed to providing interesting work opportunities to our team members, to offering flexible work arrangements, and to recognizing personal and professional accomplishments.

If you share our philosophy, believe in our practices, and think you could contribute to our team, please submit an application. We are always looking for energetic, competent people with can-do attitudes.


Senior Environmental Scientist

Mid Level Structural Engineer (Building)

Senior Structural Engineer (Building)

Mid Level Transportation Engineer

Senior Transportation Engineer

Mid Level Water Resources Engineer

Senior Water Resources Engineer

Survey Project Manager

If you are interested in a career with Prairie Engineers, please fill out an application and submit along with resume and cover letter via e-mail to jobs@prairieengineers.com


Prairie Engineers is currently accepting applications for numerous positions including the following: 

  • Water Resources Engineer 

  • Structural Engineer (facilities) 

  • Structural Engineer (bridges)

  • Transportation Engineer 

  • Mechanical/Electrical Engineer (facilities) 

  • Environmental Engineer (natural resources)

  • Land Surveyor

If you are interested in a career with Prairie Engineers, please fill out an application and submit along with resume and cover letter via e-mail to jobs@prairieengineers.com

Prairie Engineers wins the Small Business Category        for the Illinois Society of Professional Engineer's        2021 Best Places to Work

Employee Benefits

Prairie Engineers provides competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package to its employees, including:

401(k) Plan

Prairie Engineers provides a 401(k) plan for employee retirement and contributes 3% of each employee's salary regardless of employee contribution. Additional contributions can be made by employees through tax deferred payroll deductions. This plan offers flexibility in investment choices with a variety of funds. Enrollment is automatic for eligible employees after twelve months of employment.

Medical Insurance

Health insurance coverage is offered for employees through a group health insurance plan and is coupled with an employer funded Health Reimbursement Account (HRA).

Health Reimbursement Account

Health reimbursement accounts (HRA’s) are employer funded health benefit plans that reimburse employees for out-of-pocket medical expenses – including deductibles, copays, and coinsurance.

Voluntary Dental and Vision Insurance

Prairie Engineers offers voluntary dental and vision insurance for both employees and their families.

Life Insurance

Prairie Engineers provides $100,000 of life insurance to eligible employees at no cost to the employee.

Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance

To protect employees in the event of major disability, Prairie Engineers provides both short and long term disability insurance at no cost to the employee.

Professional and Technical Development

Prairie Engineers strongly encourages the professional development, technical education, and professional licensing and registration of our employees. We will pay for enrollment fees, travel expenses, and allow employees paid time off to attend eligible professional and technical classes, continuing education classes, and licensing exams.

Paid Time Off

Eligible employees accrue Paid Time Off (PTO) commensurate with their length of service, starting at 160 PTO hours annually. PTO can be used for vacations, sickness, or personal leave.

Paid Holidays

We offer eight paid holidays (New Year's Day, Lincoln's Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after, and Christmas Day).

Flexible Work Schedules

We offer a flexible working environment, including work schedules built around your life. We accommodate, where possible, requests to work non-traditional days and hours.


We are always looking for energetic, competent people with a "can-do" attitude. If you do not qualify for the position above, but would like to be considered for future Prairie Engineers opportunities, please complete our application and email along with a resume and cover letter to jobs@prairieengineers.com