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Construction Survey Technician, MnDOT

This position is located in Winona, MN. You'll serve as survey lead worker in the absence of the crew lead, as well as the following other duties:

  • Set up real-time kinematic global position systems or total station.
  • Perform data comparison from real time kinematic global position systems or total station.
  • Assist survey lead in construction survey office activities.
  • Perform set-up, calibration, use and maintenance of survey equipment.
  • Assist survey lead in field construction by creating and/or checking survey notes, recovering or establishing horizontal and vertical control, setting and marking stakes, and pounding hubs or setting right of way.
  • Set up and operate global positioning systems.
  • Assist with investigation and location of lot corners, monuments and section corners.
  • Assist with the training and work direction given to staff.
  • Perform snow and ice activities such as maintaining roadways, and preparing and inspecting winter equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

This position is posted at two different levels. For both levels, applicants must possess or have the ability to obtain a Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License with no air brake restriction within five months of initial placement into the position, and a permit within three months.

The level of experience to perform this job at the Transportation Generalist Senior level can be achieved with:

  • Two years performing surveys (e.g., land, location, construction, and/or geodetic control surveys, etc.), mapping or related activities.

OR

  • One year of experience performing survey (e.g., land, location, construction, and/or geodetic control surveys, etc.), mapping or related activities; PLUS one year experience in performing roadway inspection, design or related activities.

Note: A two-year civil or construction technology degree or a relevant four-year degree (Architectural, Civil or Mechanical Engineering; Land Surveying / Geomatics; or equivalent) may substitute for one year of experience.

  • Working knowledge of English sufficient to read, write, speak and understand oral and written information; communicate with employees and the general public in-person or via two-way radio and other electronic devices; and to maintain routine written logs and simple records.

The level of experience to perform this job at the Transportation Generalist level can be achieved with:

  • Six months of experience performing survey (e.g., land, location, and construction surveys, etc.), mapping, geodetic or related activities and a combination of six months experience in road maintenance, construction, materials/soils, permits, etc.

OR

  • A two-year civil or construction technology degree or a relevant four-year degree (Architectural, Civil or Mechanical Engineering; Land Surveying / Geomatics; or equivalent) may substitute for one year of experience. (In order for education coursework to be considered in lieu of work experience you must submit a copy of your transcripts).
  • Working knowledge of English sufficient to read, write, speak and understand oral and written information; communicate with employees and the general public in-person or via two-way radio and other electronic devices; and to maintain routine written logs and simple records.

How to Apply

Visit the State of Minnesota careers website and search for Job Posting ID #34513. Applications are due August 19, 2019.


State Traffic Safety Engineer, MnDOT

Are you passionate about improving the safety of the transportation system?  The Minnesota Department of Transportation needs an experienced engineer who can lead MnDOT and its partners in defining our vision for safety and how we can work together to achieve it. Minnesota has been a leader in finding innovative ways to make our transportation system safer. Are you the one to help us take the next step Toward Zero Deaths?

In this position, you will provide leadership, supervision, and direction to the Traffic Safety Unit within the Office of Traffic Engineering and provide traffic safety expertise to the department, counties, cities, and consultants to support an effort to drive Minnesota toward Zero Deaths.  Areas of responsibility include Minnesota's Strategic Highway Safety Plan, crash analysis, non-motorized transportation engineering standards, the FAST Act – Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) and Section 164, which total $40-$50M/year for statewide safety projects/activities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants must possess current registration as a professional engineer with the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying and Landscape Architecture (AELSLAGID) or be able to obtain licensure through reciprocity; and
  • Five years post-registration knowledge and experience in traffic safety and/or research, which includes three years of experience performing engineer principal* level (or higher) duties in a traffic safety environment; and
  • A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from an accredited college or university

*Note: Engineer principal equivalent means overseeing a complex engineering program and persuading others through direct supervision of employees or serving as a leader on teams/committees where you provide indirect supervision over other professionals.

How to Apply

Visit the State of Minnesota careers website and search for Job Posting ID #34490. Applications are due September 3, 2019.


Senior Engineers/Grad 2 Engineers, MnDOT District 8 (Willmar, MN)

MnDOT District 8 located in Southwest Minnesota has the following openings in Willmar, MN:

Utilities Engineer (Job ID 34698): Provide professional engineering leadership to the Utility Coordination process for the design and development of construction plans for District 8.  The position also serves as a Project/Consultant Manager and leads the development of transportation projects.

Hydraulics Engineer (Job ID 34697): To direct hydrological studies and create hydraulic recommendations on construction limits and construction plans for such items as special ditch grades, culverts, storm sewers, storm water management and erosion protection; to assure environmental permits are obtained pertaining to drainage and storm water management; and to investigate and resolve drainage and erosion issues.

Project Management Engineer (Job ID 34696): Provide overall project management direction from inception to completion of projects.  Serve as the primary project contact for public agencies and the public regarding project activities.

How to Apply

Visit the State of Minnesota careers website and search for any of the above Job Posting IDs. All applications must be received online by September 6, 2019.