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Engineering Technician, Assistant
Hennepin County Transportation Construction Division
Salary: $39,166.40 - $51,199.20/annually
Begin your career at Hennepin County! These entry level positions offer opportunities for substantial professional and technical growth through the Engineering Technician promotional process.
We have multiple full time benefit earning positions available to work on the construction inspection crew that includes rotations with a survey crew and / or materials testing lab.
These positions are located at the Public Works Facility, in Medina, MN. There is no public transportation to this location. The work schedule will be Monday – Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm including occasional nights, weekends, and holidays with overtime.
Best Qualified Candidates will have:
- One of the following:
- Completion of an approved land surveying or highway/civil engineering technology training program.
- One or more years of experience in technical non-professional highway, land survey, or related engineering work.
- One or more years of experience analyzing numerical data using computer software applications, or developing and maintaining computerized information systems / applications.
- Thirty (30) or more college semester credits in mathematics, geography, computer science, or engineering-related technical course work.
- A valid driver's license and the ability to obtain a Hennepin County driver's permit.
- Knowledge of:
- Math functions such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry.
- Construction equipment, materials, and methods.
- Knowledge of and/or experience with lab testing equipment.
- Operating survey equipment
- Operating inspection and materials testing equipment
- Using AutoCAD and Microstation
- Ability to:
- Communicate with staff at all levels of the organization
- Life items up to 60 pounds; climb up and down slopes; work outdoors in all weather conditions
Why join us? Hennepin County is well known for their generous health, dental, vision and wellness package; pension plan, retirement and savings plans, paid parental leave, and much more. We value lifelong learning and offer onsite training, tuition reimbursement, and leadership development.
To view the complete posting and online application, visit the Hennepin County Jobs website. The posting is open until all the positions have been filled.
Minnesota Department of Transportation
St. Paul, MN
Salary: $28.69 - $42.04/hour, $59,905 - $87,780/year
This position serves to identify MnDOT’s research needs; coordinate research development and Transportation Research Synthesis (TRS) programs; coordinate working of MnDOT Transportation Research Innovation Group (TRIG); and evaluate, prioritize and develop research projects and programs. This position also includes providing contract administration of individual research projects and implementation support, providing technical assistance to support MnDOT’s research program, the Local Road Research Board (LRRB) and its Research Implementation Committee (RIC) in identifying and developing research and implementation projects. Position responsibilities include managing the MnDOT’s research program and projects development function in the Research Management Unit; providing engineering knowledge, expertise and support to internal and external customers in the development of project need statements, project scope and work plans, and contracts; providing project oversight and coordination; identifying and documenting implementation and technology transfer opportunities and potential benefits during the course of projects; quantifying benefits of completed research projects; providing engineering assistance in developing strategic direction; and providing technical and administrative assistance within Research Services to support federal, state and local research programs.
This position requires active engagement and discussions with MnDOT staff, local transport practitioners, including city and county engineers, internal and external customers, university professors and staff, consultants, and industry representatives.
Both in-state and out of state travel required, including overnight stays. Site visits are also required which may include the need to transport equipment, meeting materials, move throughout rough and uneven terrain and other site hazards.
- Licensure as a professional engineer with the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design (AELSLAGID) or ability to obtain licensure through reciprocity.
- Experience in coordinating and managing projects and contracts
- Knowledge of engineering principles and practices sufficient to review technical materials, identify problems and recommend solutions.
- Experience conducting meetings, preparing summaries, and communicating technical information to others.
- Human relation skills sufficient to establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, peers, governing boards and other partners.
- Effective oral and written communications skills
- A valid Minnesota class D driver's license or equivalent.
To apply for this position, submit your application through the Minnesota Careers site (Job ID 12682).
Senior Project Manager – BRT Projects (Gold Line)
Salary: $87,006.41 - $123,427.20/year
Open until: 11:59 p.m., May 19, 2017
The Senior Project Manager provides senior managerial and programmatic technical and strategic direction to manage bus rapid transit (BRT) projects. This position will be responsible for managing scope, schedule and budget for the METRO Gold Line BRT project including human resources, procurement, contract management and oversight during all phases of design, engineering, and construction, and acceptance testing of the estimated $420 million project. The position will also oversee project support to operations planning and revenue service launch activities as well as post-operations performance review and improvement.
- Manage the execution of the BRT Project Office functions through assigning responsibilities, delegating and empowering others, removing obstacles, allowing for and contributing needed resources, coordinating work efforts and monitoring progress.
- Facilitate weekly meetings of Project Management Team and Technical breakouts, meet weekly with Deputy Project Manager and Design/Construction Manager (interagency direct reports) to develop strategies to recommend to the Senior Manager, BRT/Small Starts for advancing the project.
- Oversee the budget covering appropriate design, engineering, and environmental consultants, property acquisition, utility relocation, construction contracts, and audit.
- Create an atmosphere in which there is timely and high quality information and cooperation between diverse teams, departments, functions, and public and private entities.
- Convey timely information clearly and effectively through both formal and informal methods between diverse teams, departments, functions, and public and private entities.
- Provide direction and define priorities by establishing roles and responsibilities, linking diverse teams, departments, functions, and public and private entities to the overall mission and strategies of Metro Transit's BRT program.
- Deliver presentations to the Metropolitan Council, Minnesota Department of Transportation, various elected bodies, and other stakeholders as requested.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Urban Studies, Transportation Planning, Geography, Architecture, Statistics, Business Administration, or related field.
Seven (7) years of experience in Transit Planning, Engineering, or Project Management; including three (3) years supervisory or management experience including employee supervision, work unit financial management, operations management, business planning, and leading and influencing others within and outside the organization.
- Master's degree in Engineering, Urban Studies, Transportation Planning, Geography, Architecture, Statistics, Business Administration, or related field, AND five (5) years of experience in Transit Planning, Engineering, or Project Management that also includes three (3) years supervisory or management experience as described above.
- Associate's degree in Engineering, Urban Studies, Transportation Planning, Geography, Architecture, Statistics, Business Administration, or related field, AND five (9) years of experience in Transit Planning, Engineering, or Project Management that also includes three (3) years supervisory or management experience as described above.
- High School Diploma/GED, AND eleven (11) years of experience in Transit Planning, Engineering, or Project Management that also includes three (3) years supervisory or management experience as described above.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Management of projects including federally funded transit projects
- Federal processes to ensure strict compliance to complex and specialized processes
- Project budget development and management and interrelated and occasionally complex funding streams
- Cultural competency including responsive and equitable community engagement, humility and sincerity in engaging cultural differences within and beyond the project office, and knowledge of tools to increase access and address inequity in project execution
- Written and verbal communication to clearly explain project details and build understanding and support for project implementation in concise, effective, and accessible formats tailored to a wide variety of stakeholders
- Microsoft Office programs to clearly communicate project needs and fulfill business practices
- Interpreting map data and providing feedback to staff using GIS-based tools to communicate project information
- Develop project support with the general public, policymakers, external technical staff
- Facilitate internal departmental collaboration to manage and execute project scope, schedule, and budget
- Prioritize and deploy direct report staff resources to most urgent priorities, efficiently address necessary work load to accomplish department objectives
- Mentor and grow junior-level staff and develop skills to create an independent, motivated, and satisfied workforce
To apply for this position, submit your application through the Metropolitan Council site by 11:59 p.m., May 19, 2017.