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Engineer I – IV (Planning Engineer) ($2,500 hiring incentive)

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

South Dakota Dept. of Transportation

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

Job ID: 19062
Agency: Department of Transportation / Division of Planning and Engineering / Project Development
Salary: $27.05 – $39.79, depending on experience
Pay Grade: E1-E4
Closing Date: Open Until  Filled

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

The Planning Engineer’s primary responsibilities include determining both the financial and physical future needs of the State Highway System, coordinating and managing both the SDDOTs Planning Studies and Local Agency Planning Studies through the Statewide Planning and Research (SPR) program, taking on the lead role for the development and submittal of USDOT Grant applications, and providing data analysis and technical assistance as requested.

Occasional to moderate travel and interaction with the public is required.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Only applicants with a bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering or a related engineering field will be considered.

Knowledge of:

civil engineering principles and practices as applied to highway construction, traffic engineering, and/or planning;
standard specifications for roads and bridges;
state and federal laws and regulations governing highways;
department and federal policies and procedures regarding design and construction.

Skill to:

communicate effective both verbally and in writing;
manage time and and multiple tasks;
coordinate activities across multiple teams/projects;
conflict resolution.

Ability to:

interpret and implement laws and regulations governing civil engineering procedures and practices;
interpret and implement specifications, policies, and procedures;
effectively plan, organize, and prioritize work activities to meet schedules and deadlines;
establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers;
make appropriate decisions by applying standards and available information to specific situations;
communicate information clearly and concisely and develop ideas in a logical sequence;
analyze problems and provide solutions;
understand and achieve department objectives;
conduct informative meetings;
manage and track multiple projects and activities simultaneously.
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 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=HRA
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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