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What drives you?


At MnDOT, 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.

Job Details


Job Class:  Engineer Senior

Working Title:  Graduate Engineer 2/Engineer Senior

Who May Apply:  Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted:  03/12/2021
Closing Date:  04/14/2021
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit:  Transportation Dept / DOT-Metro-Central Off-MGEC
Division/Unit:  Technical Support / Design Support
Work Shift/Work Hours:  Not Applicable Shift
Days of Work: Monday-Friday
Travel Required:  No (occassional)
Salary Range:    (Graduate Engineer 2--25.83/hr-38.08/houry) OR (Engineer Senior--$31.35 - $46.21/hourly)
Classified Status:  Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union:  212 - MN Govt Engineers Council/Engineers
Last Incumbent: NA
Supervisor Name:  James Rosenow
FLSA Status:  Exempt - Professional

Connect 700 Program Eligible:  Yes

Job Summary

We are posting this at both levels and will fill at the higher level unless no qualified licensed engineers apply.

This position exists to assist the Design Flexibility Engineer and Design Support Section Director with analysis, research, technical writing, and design investigation; and to provide assistance, information and training to MnDOT district offices and the statewide road design community. This includes but is not limited to responding to inquiries regarding Performance-Based Practical Design (PBPD) process and principles; reviewing design memoranda and geometric layouts; aiding in concept and preliminary design development; contributing to training efforts; and generally assisting in the implementation of PBPD and complete streets. Project development activities related to geometric design are to ensure the selection of safe, feasible, practical and prudent alternatives consistent with current departmental policies and design guidance and criteria.

Minimum Qualifications

Engineer Grad 2 qualifications:

All applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited College or University and two years professional level civil engineering experience in the areas noted below; (a Master's degree may be substituted for one year of the professional experience) plus applicants must have full completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering exam.

AND experience in:

  • Roadway design and/or highway/street project development;
  • A working knowledge of state and national design policies related to geometric design, highway safety, roadway capacity, and practical and performance-based design.

Engineer Senior qualifications: Employee must be licensed as a professional Civil Engineer with the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design or be able to obtain licensure through reciprocity;

AND experience in:

  • Roadway design and/or highway/street project development;
  • A working knowledge of state and national design policies related to geometric design, highway safety, roadway capacity, and practical and performance-based design.

Additional Requirements


**Successful candidate must pass past-employer reference checks and criminal history check**

 It is our policy that all candidates submit to a background investigation prior to employment.  The background check may consist of the following components:

SEMA4 Records Check

Criminal History Check

Employment Reference Check

Education/License Verification

Why Work For Us

GREAT insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. This position is located in Minnesota's great capital city, Saint Paul. The State of Minnesota offers employees a subsidy for public transportation allowing for convenient and easy access to commute to work. Ride the new METRO "Green Line" Light Rail Train to work! The Rice/Capitol Station is located close by. BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low-cost medical and dental insurance, employer-paid life.

How to Apply

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If you have questions about the position, contact Stephanie Olson at or 651/366-3381.



The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) encourages participation in all its programs, services and activities and does not discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities.   Anyone who believes they may need a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate in the job application, interview or selection processes may contact any agency official with whom applicant has contact in the processing of their employment application to request an accommodation.  Applicants may also contact the MnDOT Affirmative Action office to request an accommodation by:  E-mail:; or by calling Janet Miller at 651/366-4720; or using MN Relay 711.

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