Job Postings

If you have job opportunities related to the field of transportation, please email your ad to ctscig@umn.edu.

Ads are posted to the CTS website and to the CTS LinkedIn Group within one week of submission. Accuracy of ads is the responsibility of the employer. CTS reserves the right to edit ads for length and format. Ads will remain online for one month or until the application deadline expires, unless CTS is otherwise notified.


Construction Contract Administration Specialist, MnDOT

This position provides engineering oversight, leadership, and direction to the Contract Administration Unit of the Metro State Aid Office for post letting activities of over 93 local agencies in the Federal Aid and State Aid programs, so that locally let projects are constructed, administered, completed, and paid for in accordance with applicable State Aid and Federal Aid requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

Three years of para-engineering experience providing administration of roadway construction contracts in order to provide advice and assistance to local agencies and effectively enforce State-Aid and Federal-Aid requirements.

Experience must demonstrate the following:

  • Experience providing construction inspection and acceptance of construction projects and resolution of any resulting issues.
  • Expert knowledge of all phases of construction practices and procedures of highway and bridge construction and contract administration.
  • Knowledge of State-Aid and Federal-Aid construction/contract administration oversight.
  • Experience evaluating and interpreting roadway construction plans, standard specifications, and special provisions to ensure compliance with contract requirements.
  • Knowledge of supplemental agreements, change orders and work orders to advise on form and document content and determine funding eligibility.
  • Experience performing project documentation in administration of construction contracts.
  • Knowledge of MnDOT, Federal, State and State-Aid rules, laws, policies and standards sufficient to ensure compliance and advise local agency partners and consultant engineering firms in maintaining compliance.
  • Knowledge of engineering principles and practices in roadway design, traffic engineering, water resource engineering, bridge engineering, and materials and soils engineering.
  • Valid Class D Driver’s License with no major traffic convictions in the past 5 years

How to Apply

Visit the State of Minnesota careers website and search for Job Posting ID #35617. All applications must be received online by October 4, 2019.


Graduate Engineer Trainee Program, MnDOT

This unique, two-year training program provides new MnDOT engineers with the opportunity to really “get to know” the department before beginning a permanent position. The Graduate Engineer Trainee Program is designed to provide trainees with practical work experience through formal job rotations within various engineering sections of MnDOT. Trainees will rotate through a variety of areas to ensure they benefit from exposure to a broad background of engineering. These rotational experiences help trainees expand their technical, managerial, and human relations skills through formal on-the-job training. The program also familiarizes trainees with MnDOT’s organizational structure, goals, policies, and personnel.

Trainees' homebase offices may be located anywhere in the state and include areas like Bemidji, Detroit Lakes, Duluth, Mankato/Windom, Rochester/Owatonna, or Willmar. The selected trainee(s) will begin employment sometime between January 2020 and June 2020, once all educational requirements have been met. Upon successful completion of the two-year program, the trainee will be permanently assigned to a position within their homebase.

To successfully complete the program, a trainee must: 1) Complete two years of professional engineering experience; 2) Obtain Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) registration; 3) Demonstrate satisfactory performance in all rotations; 4) Complete all required rotations; and 5) Complete 20 hours of recruitment, STEM outreach, or public engagement volunteer service. Once all criteria are met, the trainee will be non-competitively converted to a permanent, probationary Engineer 2 Graduate position.

All Trainees must become a registered, Professional Engineer within six years of being appointed as a trainee, no exceptions. Failure to do so will result in termination.

Minimum Qualifications

To qualify for the program, applicants must possess, at a minimum, a Bachelor’s of Science degree in civil, construction, or geotechnical engineering from an ABET accredited university by the date of hire. If the selected candidate has not yet obtained their bachelor’s degree, all offers of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of this educational requirement.

All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States. MnDOT does not sponsor work visas.

If you meet the degree requirement, applicants may be further evaluated for a potential interview based on the following: (1) Applicant’s GPA; (2) An advanced degree in civil, construction, or geotechnical engineering; (3) Possession of the Fundamentals of Engineering registration or a Professional Engineer’s license; or (4) Engineering related work experience; and (5) Previous MnDOT experience.

How to Apply

Visit the State of Minnesota careers website and search for Job Posting ID #35535. Applications are due October 16, 2019.


State Aid Office Director, MnDOT

This position will provide the daily operations of State Aid Office, to assist the Assistant Commissioner, State Aid, and Statewide Radio Communications Division in providing statewide leadership and managerial direction in the development and implementation of local transportation systems.  This position will also ensure that the Minnesota county and municipal state aid highway and streets systems are established in accordance with current engineering standards and laws.

Minimum Qualifications

To qualify, you must currently be licensed as a Professional Engineer (Civil) with the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design (AELSLAGID). You must also have either three years of experience as an Administrative Engineer Senior or Administrative Engineer Management professional or three years equivalent engineering leadership experience in a complex engineering and management setting (complex engineering setting means managing professional engineers and other staff and consulting on all engineering principals, rules, regulations sufficient to make leadership decisions on highly sensitive transportation infrastructure matters; managerial setting means those positions being accountable for determining, securing and allocating human, financial and other resources needed to accomplish objectives.)

If you meet this requirement, you must provide a resume and written summary of your experience and knowledge in the following areas in order to be considered further in the selection process:

  • Leadership and Management:  Demonstrated ability to enhance trust with transparency and accountability and experience which demonstrates a broad understanding of leadership and management in a program delivery and operations setting. Demonstrated ability to lead change and maintain a strong team environment. (List the number and job title of the employees you manage.)
  • Technical Expertise:  Experience which demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the technical areas affecting federal, state, MnDOT, city and county laws, ordinances, regulations and policies related to construction and operation of MnDOT, city, county and township transportation infrastructure.
  • Fiscal and Human Resources Management:  Experience which demonstrates a comprehensive understanding to ensure effective utilization in accomplishing work with the ability to develop and manage complex budgets and allocate resources.
  • Policymaking and Strategic Direction & Initiatives:  Experience developing and implementing innovative policies, practices and strategic directions and initiatives and substantial knowledge of and experience with the legislative process.
  • Relationship Building: Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a wide variety of stakeholders; experience building and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external partners.

How to Apply

Visit the State of Minnesota careers website and search for Job Posting ID #35793. All applications must be received online by October 17, 2019.