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Metro Project Management Engineer, MnDOT

The MnDOT Metropolitan District in Roseville is seeking to fill two positions in this category, one each at the Engineer Senior and Engineer 2 Graduate levels. The positions will provide project management responsibilities for projects or tasks ranging from minor to moderate projects. Job duties for these positions will include:

  • Managing the quality of the products produced, organizing a project management team, and providing leadership for the team to ensure the completion of the products or tasks
  • Managing the communications specific to the project or task, including both internal communications and external communications
  • Managing the risk associated with each project and coordination with the project team to minimize risk and/or manage the risk
  • Management of the scope of the project and the process to change the scope
  • Manage the process to resolve disputes, and manage the financial aspects of the projects or tasks

Minumum Requirements

Engineer Senior

  • Applicants 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.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of Pre-design, Final Design, Planning, Traffic, State Aid and Construction
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, deadlines and priorities
  • Knowledge of MnDOT standards and federal, state and local laws, regulations, policies and codes as they relate to transportation system planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation
  • A valid Class D Driver’s License with NONE of the following:  no major traffic convictions in the past 5 years; OR 4 or more minor violations in the last 3 years; OR any combination of minor violations and at-fault accidents totaling 4 or more occurrences AND the ability to obtain and maintain a Commercial Driver’s License Class minimum Class B with no air brake restrictions and tanker endorsement within 6 months of hire (training will be provided)

Engineer 2 Graduate

  • A Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college or university
  • Two years of post-graduate civil engineering experience
  • Completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering exam
  • Knowledge of MnDOT standards and federal, state and local laws, regulations, policies and codes as they relate to transportation system planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation.
  • A valid Class D Driver’s License with NONE of the following:  no major traffic convictions in the past 5 years; OR 4 or more minor violations in the last 3 years; OR any combination of minor violations and at-fault accidents totaling 4 or more occurrences AND the ability to obtain and maintain a Commercial Driver’s License Class minimum Class B with no air brake restrictions and tanker endorsement within 6 months of hire (training will be provided)

Application Procedure

Go to the Minnesota Careers website and search for job opening ID 19681. Apply by February 7, 2018.


Engineering Technician Aide Intern, Hennepin County

Hennepin County's Public Works Planning and Transportation Operations are seeking to fill eight non-benefit earning Engineering Technician Aide Internship opportunities. These positions will be located at the Public Works Facility, 1600 Prairie Drive in Medina, MN, with the exception of one position located at the 701 Building in downtown Minneapolis.

Public Works Planning and Transportation Operations administer all functions associated with the county highway system. The departments develop, operate, and maintain a safe and effective highway system throughout Hennepin County.

Engineering Technician Aide Interns will focus in one of the flowing areas:

  • Asset Management - Medina, MN
  • Traffic Operations – Medina, MN
  • Public Works Planning – Downtown Minneapolis and Medina, MN

Requirements

  • Current enrollment as an undergraduate student in civil engineering, land surveying/highway engineering technology, geography, GIS, and/or another related field
  • A valid driver's license and the ability to obtain a Hennepin County driver's permit
  • Experience troubleshooting basic computer issues
  • Knowledge of math functions such as arithmetic, algebra, and geometry
  • Knowledge of construction equipment, materials, and methods
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Microstation/AutoCAD, and ArcGIS
  • Ability to walk on uneven terrain; bend and stoop; work outdoors in all types of weather conditions
  • Ability to communicate with staff at all levels of the organization, using all types of communication methods

Application Procedure

Apply on the Hennepin County website by February 16, 2018.


Manager, Analytics and Research, Metro Transit

This position leads a team of data scientists in conducting advanced analysis projects in all Metro Transit functional areas and supports data-driven decision making across the organization. This position supports the development of high-quality data sources, use of advanced analytical techniques, development of web-based analytics tools, and the application of research into practice to help achieve regional and agency goals. Duties include:

  • Perform leadership of the analytics and research team in Strategic Initiatives
  • Advise and train agency-wide management and analyst staff on defining business problems, proposing appropriate data science solutions, and interpreting research results.
  • Advise cross-organizational staff on survey design and implementation
  • Write technical reports on findings of research projects and present findings to internal and external audiences.
  • In collaboration with Information Services Staff, identify strategies for developing data sources and database systems that meet standards for analysis and analytics needs.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in Data Science, Analytics, Mathematics, Statistics, or other related highly quantitative field with training in statistical modeling.
  • At least six (6) years of experience in data analysis or analytics that includes three (3) years supervisory or project management experience. Doctorate (PhD) and Master's (MS/MA) degree programs/coursework in relevant fields may substitute as experience (MA/MS for two years, PhD for four years).
  • Knowledge of:
    • Statistical models such as generalized linear models and time-series models.
    • Advanced statistical methods such as Bayesian models, machine learning, and clustering methods
    • Academic/industry research methods.
  • Skills in:
    • Computer programming (i.e. R or Python).
    • Applying machine learning and statistical methods to regression and classification problems.
    • Data munging with structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data.
    • Developing and maintaining web-based interactive analysis tools.
    • Project management. 
  • Ability to:
    • Hire and train highly technical staff
    • Advise and guide management in defining business problems and prescribing appropriate analytic solutions.
    • Train business users, including analysts and management, on properly using tools and models.
    • Read and understand complex academic and technical papers.
    • Explain complex technical subjects to non-technical staff and to relate results of technical analysis to everyday business processes and needs.

Application Procedure

Apply on the Metropolitan Council website by February 18, 2018.


Shared Mobility Program Manager, Metro Transit

Metro Transit is seeking a Shared Mobility Program Manager to advance a broad range of activities in support of new intermodal and shared mobility transportation options across the region. The successful candidate will establish and manage Metro Transit's new Shared Mobility Program, identifying opportunities for development of innovative transportation options and collaboration with new technology-enabled shared mobility services such as bike share, car share, and ride sourcing services. The work of this position will involve policy development, project planning, project coordination, implementation oversight, communications, and internal and external collaboration. This position will work closely with staff across Metro Transit and the Metropolitan Council as well as with a variety of external partners at the local and national levels.

The position will report to Director of Strategic Initiatives within the Metro Transit Strategic Initiatives Department. The department's mission is to is to improve the safety, efficiency and quality of transit operations and the customer experience through rigorous performance measurement, data analysis, research, and collaboration.

Job duties will include:

  • Develop and communicate a complete shared mobility plan and strategy for Metro Transit and the Metropolitan Council
  • Coordinate implementation of Metro Transit and Metropolitan Council projects related to shared mobility, including feasibility studies and pilot projects
  • Manage solicitation of external funding to support shared mobility initiatives:
  • Facilitate discussion of policy issues related to shared mobility
  • Track and disseminate information on shared mobility concepts and projects from other regions
  • Serve as the staff lead for Metro Transit and the Metropolitan Council on regional shared mobility collaborations and with regional partners

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, transportation, public administration, urban planning, business, or closely related field
  • At least five years of experience working in public transportation or multimodal transportation planning and engineering, urban planning, technology innovation, or similar area
  • Position requires advanced critical thinking, project management and communication skills
  • Knowledge of transportation planning and engineering practices, including right-of-way management, traffic forecasting, and parking demand analysis
  • Advanced knowledge of technology systems, including databases, data governance, analytics, mobile applications
  • Knowledge of connected vehicle and autonomous vehicle technologies and policy issues
  • Knowledge of public transportation planning and operations management
  • Knowledge of a variety of shared mobility modes (car sharing, bike sharing, ride-hailing, microtransit, etc.)
  • Knowledge of urban land use, housing, transportation, and economic development theory and policy
  • Knowledge of information technology systems development and operations
  • Project coordination and/or project management skills
  • Policy analysis skills
  • Technical and non-technical communication skills
  • Ability to communicate with a very broad range of stakeholders including public agency staff, policy makers & elected officials, private business owners and entrepreneurs
  • Ability to manage a large and diverse work plan

Application Procedure

Submit an application by February 26, 2018, on the Met Council website.


Fiber Optic Technician Intern, Hennepin County

Hennepin County's Information Technology Department is seeking a Fiber Optic Technician Intern to assist with county owned fiber optic network construction.  This is a full-time internship, with an anticipated start date in May for a duration of three months, with the possibility of extension for up to six months.  Exact start date is flexible depending on candidate availability.  Work schedule is Monday through Friday 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. This internship will be located at 701 South 4th Avenue, Minneapolis.

The Hennepin County Information Technology (IT) community delivers innovative, effective, and timely business driven information technology solutions in a secure, reliable, accessible, and fiscally responsible manner. The primary duties and responsibilities of this intern position include:
  • Assist in construction surveying and inspection of construction activities.
  • Assist in material approvals.
  • Assist in and check quantity calculations.
  • Produce simple maps/drawings.
  • Enter data for computer applications and produce necessary outputs.
  • Document field activities, summarize data, and assist in routine report preparation.

Requirements

  • One of the following:
    • Current enrollment as a student pursuing a degree in land surveying, highway/civil engineering technology, mathematics, drafting, geography, GIS, information technology, networking or another related field.
    • Current enrollment as a student pursuing a degree in an unrelated field and six months or more of construction experience, including knowledge of construction equipment, materials and methods.  
  • A valid driver's license and the ability to obtain a Hennepin County driver's permit.
  • Skill in simple drafting.
  • Knowledge of math functions such as algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and arithmetic.
  • Knowledge of computer software programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel, ArcMap (GIS) and other position-specific programs.
  • Ability to:
    • Communicate using visual (hand signals), verbal, and written methods.
    • Lift items weighing up to 70 pounds.
    • Climb up and down slopes and rough terrain to perform survey and inspection work.
    • Work outdoors in all weather conditions and tolerate dusty conditions.
    • Design, compute, and balance contract quantities and cost estimates.
    • Schedule, prioritize, and balance several tasks/projects.
    • Work independently and in teams with minimal lead worker direction.
    • Read and interpret MnDOT standard Design Manuals and Technical Memos, construction plans, specifications, and other written forms.

Application Procedure

Apply on the Hennepin County website by February 28, 2018.


Entry-Level Traffic Engineer, SRF Consulting Group

SRF Consulting Group, Inc. is seeking an entry-level civil engineer to work on a wide variety of innovative and diverse projects in its Traffic Engineering Design group. This group is responsible for intersection control evaluations, signal justification reports, transportation management plans, design of traffic signals, signing, pavement markings, work zone traffic control/detour plans, and construction administration/inspection. 

 Responsibilities for this position include technical analysis, report and specification writing, design of traffic control elements, cost estimating, and field work.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and successful completion of the EIT exam or qualification to take the EIT exam within six months of starting
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Synchro/SimTraffic, VISSIM, SignCAD, Microstation and/or Autocad a plus.

Application Procedure

Apply on the SRF Consulting Group website.


Traffic Engineering Co-op, SRF Consulting Group

SRF Consulting Group, Inc. is seeking applicants for a Traffic Engineering Co-op position in its Traffic Studies Group. This group is responsible for conducting corridor studies, sub-area studies, traffic impact studies, freeway modeling, traffic forecasting, traffic safety, and other specialized traffic analysis work.

This is a seven month full-time (40 hours/week) paid co-op student position from June 2018 to December 2018.  The co-op is based out of SRF's Minneapolis (Plymouth), Minnesota, office. Applicants must be able to commit for a 40-hour work week schedule within regular business hours. Students may qualify for co-op credits, depending on the university’s co-op policy. This is a great opportunity to earn money while developing valuable skills and gaining practical experience to build your career. Looking ahead to the future?  SRF Consulting Group will consider the co-op worker for full-time employment after graduation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing support in organizing and developing technical information
  • Conducting technical analysis using traffic simulation and modeling programs
  • Developing documentation to support analysis work 

Requirements

  • Current enrollment in a university’s civil engineering undergraduate program 
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Students with 1-2 semesters remaining to complete their engineering degree are desired

Application Procedure

Apply on the SRF Consulting Group website.