Continuing on its steady growth, the JEO transportation department has added two full-time staff members, who will be instrumental in current and future projects in Iowa and northeast Nebraska.

Joshua Erickson recently joined JEO’s transportation department in August as a senior transportation designer. With 18 years of experience, Erickson specializes in the design of transportation projects and is proficient in most of the current engineering technologies, including MicroStation, GEOPAK, and ArcGIS. He holds two associate’s degrees: one in CAD technology from Des Moines Area Community College and the other from North Iowa Area Community College. Erickson works out of JEO’s Ankeny office.

Daniel Sturm, PE, joined JEO’s transportation department in September as senior engineer/project manager. With 10 years of experience, he is knowledgeable of various grant and funding sources, project management, and project budget management. Additionally, Sturm acquired diverse experience during his five-year tenure as city engineer of Ottumwa, IA, where he managed construction projects ranging from bridge replacement to large-diameter sewer installations to complete road reconstruction. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Iowa State University and is a registered professional engineer in Iowa. Sturm works out of JEO’s Ankeny office.

With the addition of Erickson and Sturm, the transportation department at JEO now consists of 29 full-time staff members and four interns.

In 2014, JEO has added 25 full-time employees. With eight of these new hires, the transportation department accounts for approximately one-third of the company’s growth. The steady growth of both the transportation department and the company has expanded the experience and expertise base at JEO, allowing us to better serve our clients.

Still, with all this growth, JEO is still looking for outstanding people. To see the current list of job openings, click here.