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Engineer Senior/Graduate Engineer 2 (Soils)

By January 30, 2024


Engineer Senior/Graduate Engineer 2 (Soils) | Up to $111,186/annually

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to get your foot in the door with State of MN?

If so, come join our team at MnDOT in Detroit Lakes, MN!

This position will have the option to telework part-time. The employee will be required to complete a telework agreement.  Relocation assistance may also be available.

The purpose of this Engineer Senior/Graduate Engineer 2 (Soils) position is to provide overall direction, management and supervision to the District’s Independent Assurance program and Pavement Design.

This position will:

  • Provide Material Design Recommendation (MDR) Reports for project development
  • Provide project design and construction quality control
  • Administer foundation, pavement, and soils testing
  • Monitor Independent Assurance Program for conformance to required standards
  • Provide technical assistance to the District for Contract Administration for Consultant Services as well as Construction
  • Provide overall direction and leadership to technical project teams in the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques in the management of project activities for moderate to major scale projects to meet the project requirements


We offer excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health & dental insurance, & affordable dependent coverage. Here are some of our amazing benefits:

·       12 paid holidays per year

·       Earn up to 29 paid vacation days a year

·       Earn 13 days paid sick time

·       Defined pension plan

·       Paid life insurance

·       Paid parental leave available


Engineer Graduate 2 Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Construction Engineering from an ABET accredited college or university or its equivalency as rated by NCEES/EAC.
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
  • Two years post-graduation civil engineering work.
  • A Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited college or university or it’s equivalency as rated by NCEES/EAC AND
  • One (1) year of post-graduate civil engineering work.
  • Received a passing score on the Minnesota Principals & Practices of Civil Engineering (PE) Exam.

Engineer Senior Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Licensure as a professional Civil Engineer with the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design (AELSLAGID). (If obtaining licensure through Comity, a temporary permit from AELSLAGID must be provided to MnDOT HR prior to starting employment.)

Both levels must demonstrate on their resume:

  • Experience with all phases of construction including materials testing, earthwork, safety, traffic control and inspection, etc.
  • Principle and practices of pavement engineering and pavement thickness design.

APPLY ONLINE BY 2/27/2024:

  • Go to www.mn.gov/careers & click “Search Open Positions”
  • Enter the Job Opening ID “73445” in the Keywords search box & click “>>”
  • Click on the Job Title to view the job posting & click “Apply for Job”
  • When prompted for your Referral Source, please list:  AASTHO – ELLEn

Only applications received on mn.gov/careers will be considered.

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Contact Ellen Behrhorst (MnDOT Recruitment Specialist) for additional information:

Ellen.Behrhorst@state.mn.us | 612.346.8330

To apply for this job email your details to ellen.behrhorst@state.mn.us