Professional Engineer, Various locations..., Minnesota

Created 01/13/2021
Reference 11386056
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City Various locations in Minneapolis
Zip 55401
Salary $75,000 - $99,999
As the largest and most vibrant city in the state, Minneapolis depends on purposeful, dedicated and innovative employees. Minneapolis has a large variety of careers for people of all experiences and backgrounds who come together for a singular purpose--serving the residents, businesses and visitors of Minneapolis.

The City of Minneapolis Public Works Department currently has openings for a Professional Engineer in the Transportation Maintenance and Repair Division, Transportation Engineering & Design, and Water Treatment & Distribution.

Perform a variety of professional engineering work in the preparation of plans and specifications for engineering projects, supervision of construction projects and the maintenance of facilities.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide project management and coordination for construction projects and/or repair efforts.
• Provide engineering design work, creating preliminary plan sets that individuals constructing the infrastructure can follow ensuring that designs meet Federal, State and Local guidelines.
• Prepare contractual documents and assist in the hiring of contractors and consultants.
• Oversee and manage the work of consultants and contractors on construction and reconstruction projects.
• Obtain appropriate approvals and permits necessary for projects/initiatives.
• Establish priorities to ensure that projects are completed on schedule and within budget.
• Coordinate with private utilities, local businesses and residents to ensure that infrastructures will meet their needs and negotiate and develop cooperative agreements and special revisions necessary.
• Supervise and monitor the work of subordinates engaged in a variety of projects/initiatives to ensure compliance with existing guidelines.
• Participate in the preparation and monitoring of budgets.
• Work with other agencies, jurisdictions, organizations and businesses on projects and initiatives.
• Participate in meetings as a technical representative of the City of Minneapolis.
• Perform research, prepare reports, give presentations, and write proposals.

Transportation Maintenance and Repair
Additional duties and responsibilities include:
  • Manage and/or assist city field crews, hired consultants and private contractors performing roadway construction and maintenance in the public right of way.
  • Able to create bidding documents, manage contractors, approve payments, prepare MnDOT project documentation and perform contract closeouts for a municipal government.
  • Able to evaluate, problem solve and create design solutions for field problems on a construction project.
  • Able to work and schedule with private public utilities, transit companies and other users of the public right of way in construction projects.
  • Understand public funding strategies combining; net debt bonds, assessment bonds, municipal state aid, financial revenue and expense streams and activity based cost accounting.
  • Understand and assist in the implementation of the City of Minneapolis 2040 Action plan, vision zero and Federal ADA Pedestrian Ramp installation.

Water Treatment and Distribution Services
  • Experience with water, pipe and pump hydraulic calculations.
  • Experience with the planning, design, and construction of pipelines through areas with conflicting buried utilities and surface facilities.
  • Experience with surface restoration, including bituminous paving, concrete paving, turf, parkland, and yards.
  • Experience with protection of existing aesthetic environments, protection of trees, and designs to minimize visual impacts of new infrastructure.
  • Fundamental knowledge and application of Federal and State laws, regulations and standards applying to public water supply systems, drinking water quality and construction site storm water quality protection.
Transportation Engineering and Design
Construction Engineering:
  • The ideal candidate will have experience performing environmental engineering
  • Preparing correspondence with the MPCA to obtain environmental assurances on construction projects
  • Performing environmental Phase 1 investigations
  • Conducting and overseeing environmental Phase II - limited site investigations
  • Preparing construction contingency plans and response action plans prior to construction
  • Providing on-site construction observation and environmental screening of potentially impacted soils
  • Training and supervising engineering technicians to perform environmental testing
  • Managing construction projects
  • Perform other related duties assigned
Roadway Design:
  • Experience or knowledge in transportation design and project management
  • Manage design staff and/or design consultants
  • Work on a multi-discipline team
  • Good communication skills. Able to speak in front of a large group and give formal presentations to large groups.
  • Ability to work with project stakeholders
  • Assist with managing construction projects
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college.

Four years of engineering related experience

  • As a condition of continued employment, registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Minnesota is required within 6 months of hire.
  • Possess and continue to maintain a valid driver's license.

Resume: You MUST submit a resume online along with your official City application. Without it your application will be deemed as incomplete and will not be submitted for further consideration.

Selection Process: The examination/selection process for this position may consist of a rating of training and experience and/or an oral exam (100%). Since the examination selection process may consist of a rating of training and experience, it is to your advantage to be as complete and thorough on your application form, supplemental application (if applicable) and other support documentation/materials as is possible. Minimum passing score is 70.00.

Background Check: The city has determined that a criminal background check and/or qualifications check may be necessary for certain positions with this job title. Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the City to obtain their criminal history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be considered further for the position.

Drug and Alcohol Testing: All job applicants must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test once a conditional offer of employment has been made. Applicants will be required to sign a notification and consent form prior to undergoing testing. Applicants who do not consent to undergo drug and alcohol testing will not be required to do so; and, the City will withdraw the conditional job offer resulting in the job applicant no longer being considered for the position.

Union Representation: This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement between the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Public Works Engineers' Association (CEN). For more information on the terms and conditions of this agreement please visit:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of engineering principles, practices, procedures and their application.
  • Knowledge of Public Works and City Government policies, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of related Federal, State, County and City Ordinances and Statutes.
  • Knowledge of budgeting, administration of funds and engineering department practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of contract and project management.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams to achieve results.
  • Collect and analyze technical data and recommend corrective actions.
  • Demonstrated experience developing asset-related financial and performance indicators and developing a resource accounting database for monitoring and tracking savings indicators based on asset management practices.
  • Knowledge of data mining concepts, the ability to apply statistical analysis to large volumes of data and visualize the data in an easy to digest manner, resulting in actionable decisions.
  • Business mentality, self-motivated and a strong interest in a productivity driven environment.
  • Ability to supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Employer City of Minneapolis

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