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Engineer I – III (Structural Engineer) ($2,500 hiring incentive) (4 positions)

By July 25, 2022

Dept. of Transportation

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


Job ID: 19680 (Four positions)
Agency: Department of Transportation / Division of Planning and Engineering
Location: Pierre, Rapid City, or Sioux Falls
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.

Join a team dedicated to providing better lives through better transportation. As a bridge engineer with the South Dakota Department of Transportation, you will work with highway structures. As part of our team, you will ensure highway structures are available to the traveling public now and into the future. This position assists in plan preparation for highway structure projects. Duties include, but are not limited to, developing and reviewing structure layouts; participating in site investigations; performing structural design, check design, and load rating calculations; reviewing plans for highway and structure construction; providing review comments to designers and plans preparers; and ensuring that review comments are incorporated into construction plans.

This position is primarily located in an office environment with a flexible work schedule available. Some in-state travel is required for site inspections, structure construction inspections, public meetings, etc. with occasional overnight stays as necessary for long distance and/or multi-day work trips. Must be able to physically traverse natural and constructed terrain in the field around structure sites to perform inspections.

Qualifications of the successful applicant will determine the engineering classification level assigned. Salary and position location will be set depending on qualifications.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Applicants should possess or be eligible to obtain an FE or PE License. Only applicants with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a related field will be considered.

Knowledge of:

civil, environmental, and structural engineering principles, practices, and theories;
familiarity with structural engineering design software;
basic principles and terminology of computer operation.

Skill to:

effectively use Microsoft Office products;
communicate effectively.

Ability to:

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, both orally and written;
effectively plan, organize, and prioritize work activities to meet schedules and deadlines;
work in a team environment;
develop positive working relationships.
Additional Requirements: Please attach a college transcript to your application.

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

This position is eligible for Veterans’ Preference per ARSD 55:10:02:08

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 eleven 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=IMT
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 careers@state.sd.us

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