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Trainee-Graduate Engineer, MnDOT

MnDOT is seeking up to six Trainee-Graduate Engineer positions in the Metro District. Offices may be located anywhere in the metropolitan area, including Hennepin, Anoka, Ramsey, Washington, Dakota and Scott counties. The selected trainee(s) may begin employment any time between September 17, 2019, and June 1, 2020, once all educational requirements have been met. Upon successful completion of the two-year training program, the trainee will be permanently assigned to an office (homebase) within the metro area.

To successfully complete the program, a trainee must: 1) Complete two years of professional engineering experience; 2) Obtain Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) registration; 3) Demonstrate satisfactory performance in all rotations; 4) Complete all required rotations; and 5) Complete 20 hours of recruitment outreach and/or public engagement service. Once all criteria are met, the trainee will be non-competitively converted to a permanent, probationary Engineer 2 Graduate position in the trainee’s homebase office.

All Trainees must become a registered, Professional Engineer within 6 years of being appointed as a trainee, no exceptions. Failure to do so will result in termination.

Minimum Qualifications

To qualify for the MnDOT Graduate Engineer Program, applicants must possess, at a minimum, a Bachelor’s of Science degree in civil, construction, or geotechnical engineering from an ABET accredited university by the date of hire. If the selected candidate has not yet obtained their bachelor’s degree, all offers of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of this educational requirement.

All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States. MnDOT does not sponsor work visas.

If you meet the degree requirement, applicants may be further evaluated for a potential interview based on the following: (1) Applicant’s GPA; (2) An advanced degree in civil, construction or geotechnical engineering; (3) Possession of the Fundamentals of Engineering registration or a Professional Engineer’s license; or (4) Engineering related work experience; and (5) Previous MnDOT experience.

How to Apply

Visit the State of Minnesota careers website and and search for Job Posting ID #33942 or keyword “Trainee.” Applications are due July 17, 2019.

Your application must contain sufficient detail to determine your education qualifications. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.


Senior Transportation Planner, MnDOT

As a Senior Transportation Planner for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), you will be seen as an expert on solving transportation planning issues that arise, and coordinating with many external partners in order to ensure that appropriate stakeholders are engaged, feedback is gathered, and input is integrated into MnDOT’s planning efforts. In this role, you will be called upon to implement new changes that ultimately improves the safety and mobility of our transportation system. Your willingness to innovate and try new things will be put to work as you find creative solutions to MnDOT’s transportation planning challenges. Your work will be heavily collaborative in nature, and you will have the unique opportunity to work with many of MnDOT’s functional areas, as well as cities, counties, regional, and federal staff. Other duties will include:

  • Coordinate the Metro District’s review of local government development plans adjacent to MnDOT right-of-way
  • Leading and supporting multi-modal transportation plans and studies
  • Serving as a liaison between the Metro district and various multi-modal offices
  • Working with stakeholders and the public to respond to multi-modal transportation issues

Minimum Qualifications

  • Three years professional transportation planning experience. A bachelor's degree in planning, geography, urban studies, or political science substitutes for one year of professional experience.
  • Experience using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial or geographic data.
  • Ability to learn and work with large data sets such as the National Performance Management Research Data Set (NPMRDS), INRIX, Streetlight Insight, Inc. and their analytical platform in order to conduct transportation analyses.

How to Apply

Visit the State of Minnesota careers website and search for Job Posting ID #33896. All applications must be received online by July 23, 2019.