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Engineer I-III (Concrete Mix Design Engineer) ($2,500 Hiring Incentive)

By May 3, 2022
  • Full Time
  • Pierre, SD
  • June 30, 2022

Dept. of Transportation

*** $2,500 Hiring Incentive ***
Current Department of Transportation Employees do NOT qualify for Hiring Incentive



Job ID: 18257
Agency: Department of Transportation / Division of Planning and Engineering / Office of Materials & Surfacing
Location: Pierre
Salary: $27.05 – $35.80 per hour, depending on experience
Pay Grade: E1 – E3
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

This is a full-time position with the Department of Transportation. For more information about the Department of Transportation, please visit http://dot.sd.gov.

This position is the Portland Cement Concrete Mix Design Engineer for the South Dakota Department of Transportation. Designs and verifies portland cement concrete mixes. Ensures quality concrete mixes and materials are used in the states pavements and structures. Directs the work of technicians performing acceptance testing on portland cement concrete materials. Provides technical expertise in the portland cement concrete engineering specialty to other engineers, other agencies, and local governments. Conducts training courses for portland cement concrete certification courses. The incumbent will be directly involved with the day-to-day activities needed to maintain the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) accreditation for the Central Highway Construction Materials Laboratory. Conducts training courses for portland cement concrete certification courses

The incumbent will work both indoors and outdoors. Indoor work is accomplished in an office environment and in a highway construction materials laboratory. Outdoor duties are performed on highway construction projects. Limited overnight travel and some longer work days can be expected to complete work. Some out of state travel is required to attend conferences, meetings and training. Normal working hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

Only applicants with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a related field will be considered. Applicants graduating in Spring 2022 are encouraged to apply.

Knowledge of:

civil engineering principles, practices and theories;
principles of portland cement concrete mix designs;
engineering properties of highway construction materials;
basic principles and terminology of computer operation.

Skill to:

effectively use Microsoft Office products;
communicate effectively.

Ability to:

write specifications and reports;
instruct certification courses;
read, interpret, and evaluate engineering plans and specifications for acceptable engineering practices;
organize, analyze, calculate, and evaluate available information and draw reasonable conclusions;
communicate information clearly and concisely;
effectively plan, organize, and prioritize work activities to meet schedules and deadlines;
work in a team environment;
instruct certification courses;
develop positive working relationships.

Join the South Dakota Department of Transportation! View more about this opportunity here: https://youtu.be/WdCQix5wB8A.


The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/ . This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.


Must apply online:  https://sodakprod-lm01.cloud.infor.com:1443/lmghr/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=GOF
You must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.



South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email: careers@state.sd.us



“An Equal Opportunity Employer”

To apply for this job email your details to kimberly.smith@state.sd.us

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