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Road Construction Inspector Senior

By June 18, 2022

Minnesota Department of Transportation

This position performs moderately difficult duties related to Contract Administration (roadway and/or bridge construction) and performs technical detail designing and drafting of construction plans according to MnDOT design standards; AND assists in the maintenance and operation of snow and ice control to ensure safe and clear roadways; and related work as required.

Some examples of work for this position are listed below but not limited to the following:

Function: Contract Administration (Roadway and/or Bridge Construction)

·         Assists the Chief Inspector on a significant portion of complex projects by completing complex inspection activities to ensure successful completion of projects.

·         Performs construction inspections and verifies the dimensions and tolerances of constructed roadway features to ensure conformance to plans and specifications.

Function: Design

·         Completes computer-aided drafting and designing (CADD) functions and calculations and applies software programs used to perform technical detail designing and drafting of plans.

·         Computes estimated quantities and pay items for construction plans.

·         Assists with cost estimates and in making design decisions within prescribed limits.

Function:  Snow & Ice

·         Maintains roadways for snow and ice control: removes snow from roadways and shoulders; opens and widens roadways of large accumulations of snow; removes snow from rights of way or yards; applies anti-icing and de-icing chemicals on stretches of highway under slippery conditions; removes frozen ice and material from culverts; and performs night or dawn patrols.


We offer excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage. Other benefits include:

·         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

·         Training opportunities

·         And more!


·         A minimum of one year of experience in contract administration (roadway and/or bridge construction) activities or related activities


·         A minimum of six months experience in performing design activities which must include computer aided drafting and design (CADD).

Note: A Two year Civil or Construction Technology Degree or the following four-year degrees:  Architectural, Civil or Mechanical Engineering; Land Surveying / Geomatics; or equivalent may substitute for one year of experience. (In order for education coursework to be considered in lieu of work experience you must submit a copy of your transcripts).

·         Valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License with tanker endorsement and no air brake restriction within 6 months of hire.

Required Certifications

·         Agg Production

·         Bit Street Level 1 – or ability to obtain within one year of hire/placement

·         Concrete Field Level 1 or ability to obtain within one year of hire/placement



  1. Go to www.mn.gov/careers
  2. Click “External Applicants”.
  3. On the Job Search, enter the Job Opening ID “53749” in the Keywords search box and click Search.
  4. Click on the Job Title to view the job posting.
  5. Click Apply.
  6. When prompted for your Referral Source, please list:  Other – AASHTO.

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

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