Assistant District Engineer-State Aid

Minnesota Department of Transportation
February 12, 2020
Duluth, MN
Job Type


Assistant District Engineer-State Aid
Up to $119,496 annually
Duluth, MN

This position will provide overall managerial direction and engineering leadership for the district state aid and federal aid programs with emphasis on safety, management and preservation of the state aid roadway system. This includes:
Serving on the district management team in setting priorities for the long range program within the district and leading, monitoring and assuring accountability of the local road program that supports this regional goal.
Supporting the district engineer by developing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with city councils, county boards, city and county engineering staff and other state and federal agencies that allow MnDOT to achieve its strategic directions in the areas of safety, innovation, leadership and transparency.
Promoting effective partnerships and effective communications and will serve on the statewide state aid management team in the development of policie

We offer excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage. Other benefits include:

11 paid holidays per year
Earn up to 29 paid vacation days a year
Earn 13 days paid sick time
Defined pension plan
Paid life insurance
Short & long-term disability available
Training opportunities
And more!

We are driven to find talented, innovative employees for Minnesota's nationally recognized transportation system. We work to build the best team in the transportation industry to ensure that Minnesota thrives with a safe, sustainable and leading edge transportation system. You will be surrounded by a diverse community of experts, each driven by challenging work and motivated by the greater good. You will understand the impact of the work you are doing and be able to see the benefit you are providing to the citizens of Minnesota. You can set your sights high and use your strengths to grow within the organization. MnDOT offers superior health and retirement benefits as well as a solid commitment to work-life balance, which provides you the tools to thrive both at work and outside of work.


In order to minimally qualify, applicants must have current registration as a Professional Engineer (Civil) with the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geosciences and Interior Design (AELSLAGID) and have a minimum of five years professional engineering experience (post registration) of which at least three years are at the Principal Engineer (significant project management experience) level or higher.

Note: Qualifying Principal Engineer experience includes management of high level, complex projects or programs, including supervision of other engineers.

If you meet the above requirement, please provide a written summary of your knowledge and experience, in the following areas:
Leadership: strong leadership skills and an advanced level of supervisory/managerial work experience
Fiscal: strong budget/financial management skills.
o Demonstrated experience and knowledge of federal, state, MNDOT, State Aid, city and county laws, ordinances, regulations and policies and codes as they relate to transportation systems construction, maintenance and operations.
o Thorough knowledge of construction and maintenance concepts, techniques, operations, methods, materials, equipment and broad knowledge of the related fields of surveying, design, specifications, drainage, contracts, traffic operations, and environmental engineering.
Communications/Human Relations: excellent oral and written skills to successfully interact and create strong relations with management, external stakeholders, and MnDOT staff and a high level of negotiation and conflict management skills.

APPLY ONLINE BY 03/03/2020:

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