Job Postings

If you have job opportunities related to the field of transportation, please email your ad to ctscig@umn.edu.

Ads are posted to the CTS website and to the CTS LinkedIn Group within one week of submission. Accuracy of ads is the responsibility of the employer. CTS reserves the right to edit ads for length and format. Ads will remain online for one month or until the application deadline expires, unless CTS is otherwise notified.


Geotechnical Engineer, MnDOT (Maplewood, MN)

How would you like to serve as the lead engineer for evaluation of material properties and behavior of soil, rock, and geotechnical construction materials?  At MnDOT, we will provide you with a lot of variety. Other duties include:

  • Provide expertise in design, analysis, review, project oversight, instrumentation and monitoring for geotechnical aspects of projects.
  • Prepare recommendations, specifications, and drawings for geotechnical project solutions.
  • Act as a field engineer for site evaluation, field monitoring, and in-situ testing.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Licensure as a Professional Engineer with the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design (AELSLAGID).
  • Three years of experience as an Engineer Senior or equivalent that demonstrates;
    • Knowledge of soil engineering, soil mechanics, rock mechanics, slope stability, and foundation design.
    • Basic knowledge of geotechnical LRFD design principles including risk, reliability, and geotechnical design requirements of strength and service limits.
    • Knowledge and application of windows based operating systems, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing applications.

How to Apply

  1. Go to the State of Minnesota careers website.
  2. Click “External Applicants.”
  3. On the Job Search, enter the Job Opening ID 39847 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 – CTS.

The application deadline is April 15, 2020.


Metropolitan Planning Program Coordinator, MnDOT (St. Paul, MN)

As the Metropolitan Planning Program Coordinator, you will administer, manage and coordinate a continuous, cooperative and comprehensive planning process with Minnesota’s metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) to ensure compliance with federal and state requirements.  You will also serve as MnDOT’s grant coordinator for federal and state planning grants to the MPOs and provide professional planning technical expertise and analysis related to statewide multimodal transportation planning.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Four (4) years of advanced professional (MAPE 10L or higher) planning experience that demonstrates the following:
    • Knowledge of planning principles, methods and techniques sufficient to develop major statewide plans
    • Knowledge of state and federal program laws, policies, and regulations related to statewide and metropolitan planning
    • Experience leading planning studies or complex planning processes
    • Knowledge of grants management principles, procedures, techniques, and applicable grants management federal laws, rules, and regulations sufficient to oversee state and federal grants
    • Human relations skills sufficient establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials, planner groups and other stakeholders to ensure department goals and objectives are met during the planning process.
  • A valid Minnesota Class D driver's license or equivalent
  • A bachelor's degree in planning, policy, geography, urban studies, sociology, political science or a closely related field may substitute for 6 months of advanced professional planning experience. 

How to Apply

  1. Go to the State of Minnesota careers website.
  2. Click “External Applicants.”
  3. On the Job Search, enter the Job Opening ID 39756 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: Internet Job Board – U of MN Center for Transportation Studies.

The application deadline is April 15, 2020.


Survey Lead Worker, MnDOT (Fergus Falls, MN)

In this position, you will be responsible for overseeing or operating real-time kinematic global position systems or total station and more. Other duties include:

  • Performing as survey lead in the field activities.
  • Performing set-up, calibration, use and maintenance of survey equipment.
  • Investigating and locates lot corners, monuments and section corners, leads land survey field work and documentation.
  • Processing data using CADD drafting and computational software.
  • Organizing land survey data; analyzing, building, or processing information; and assisting the land surveyor in resolving issues regarding highway alignments and right-of-way.
  • Creating digital terrain models.
  • Performing as project lead in the development of new or updated data processing procedures, instructing and mentoring survey employees.
  • Leading and assisting with performing 3rd order surveys for photo control, construction, and location surveys and right-of-way monumentation.
  • Preparing, processing, and evaluating survey data for location and construction surveys.
  • Communicating with contractors, landowners, consultants, and supervisors to report progress or review work assignment.
  • Providing expertise in design, analysis, review, project oversight, instrumentation, and monitoring for geotechnical aspects of projects.
  • Preparing recommendations, specifications, and drawings for geotechnical project solutions.
  • Acting as a field engineer for site evaluation, field monitoring, and in-situ testing.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Four years of experience performing surveys (e.g., land, location, construction, and/or geodetic control surveys, etc.), mapping or related activities.

OR

  • Three years of experience performing surveys (e.g., land, location, construction, and/or geodetic control surveys, etc.), mapping or related activities PLUS a combination of one year of experience performing roadway inspection, design, or related activities.

Note:  A two-year civil or construction technology cegree or a four-year degree in 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.)

AND

  • Valid class D driver's license

How to Apply

  1. Go to the State of Minnesota careers website.
  2. Click “External Applicants.”
  3. On the Job Search, enter the Job Opening ID 39902 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 – CTS.

The application deadline is April 24, 2020.


Roadway Design Engineer, MnDOT (St. Paul, MN)

The roadway design engineer will assist the design fexibility engineer and design support section director with analysis, research, technical writing, and design investigation and provide assistance, information, and training to MnDOT district offices and the statewide road design community. Other duties include:

  • Respond to inquiries regarding Performance-Based Practical Design (PBPD) process and principles.
  • Review design memoranda and geometric layouts.
  • Aide in concept and preliminary design development.
  • Contribute to training efforts and generally assisting in the implementation of PBPD and complete streets.
  • Project development activities related to geometric design are to ensure the selection of safe, feasible, practical and prudent alternatives consistent with current departmental policies and design guidance and criteria.
  • Performing as survey lead in the field activities.
  • Performing set-up, calibration, use and maintenance of survey equipment.
  • Investigating and locates lot corners, monuments and section corners, leads land survey field work and documentation.
  • Processing data using CADD drafting and computational software.
  • Organizing land survey data; analyzing, building, or processing information; and assisting the land surveyor in resolving issues regarding highway alignments and right-of-way.
  • Creating digital terrain models.
  • Performing as project lead in the development of new or updated data processing procedures, instructing and mentoring survey employees.
  • Leading and assisting with performing 3rd order surveys for photo control, construction, and location surveys and right-of-way monumentation.
  • Preparing, processing, and evaluating survey data for location and construction surveys.
  • Communicating with contractors, landowners, consultants, and supervisors to report progress or review work assignment.
  • Providing expertise in design, analysis, review, project oversight, instrumentation, and monitoring for geotechnical aspects of projects.
  • Preparing recommendations, specifications, and drawings for geotechnical project solutions.
  • Acting as a field engineer for site evaluation, field monitoring, and in-situ testing.

Minimum Qualifications

This position is posted at the Engineer Senior and Engineer Grad 2 level. Only one position will be filled.

Engineer Senior qualifications:

  • Licensed as a professional engineer with the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design or be able to obtain licensure through reciprocity.
  • Experience in the following:
    • Roadway design and/or highway/street project development
    • Working knowledge of state and national design policies related to geometric design, highway safety, roadway capacity, and practical and performance-based design
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
    • Drafting proficiency with MicroStation

Engineer Grad 2 qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering from an accredited college or university and two years professional-level civil engineering experience in the areas noted below (a master's degree may be substituted for one year of the professional experience)
  • Successfully completed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Experience in the following:
    • Roadway design and/or highway/street project development
    • Working knowledge of state and national design policies related to geometric design, highway safety, roadway capacity, and practical and performance-based design
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
    • Drafting proficiency with MicroStation

How to Apply

  1. Go to the State of Minnesota careers website.
  2. Click “External Applicants.”
  3. On the Job Search, enter the Job Opening ID 39919 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 – CTS.

The application deadline is April 28, 2020.


Project Management Engineer, MnDOT (Rochester, MN)

How would you like to provide project management direction from inception to completion of projects? In this position, you will be the primary contact in concert with the project management principal engineer and projectmanagement administrative engineer for other public agencies, special interest groups, and the general public regarding project activities. Other duties include:

  • Establish effective long-term relationships with local units of government
  • 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 minor, moderate and major scale projects to meet the project requirements
  • Ensure consistency with MnDOT strategy, commitments and goals
  • Ensure proper program execution and compliance with MnDOT, state and federal procedures, practices, regulations, and standards

Minimum Qualifications

  • Licensed as a professional divil or construction engineer with the MN Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design (AELSLAGID) or able to obtain licensure through reciprocity. (If obtaining licensure through reciprocity, a practice pending letter from AELSLAGID must be provided to MnDOT HR prior to their start date.)
  • Valid class D driver's license

How to Apply

  1. Go to the State of Minnesota careers website.
  2. Click “External Applicants.”
  3. On the Job Search, enter the Job Opening ID 37722 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 – CTS.

The application deadline is May 15, 2020.