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.


Part-time Editor/Writer, Center for Transportation Studies

This position will write and edit content for publication in print and electronic media for CTS and its programs. Communication products will reach researchers, practitioners, policymakers, media, and the public.

The position appointment will not exceed an average of 14 hours per week. Actual hours per week and work schedule may fluctuate. A flexible work schedule will be agreed upon by the employee and their supervisor. Candidate may perform some responsibilities from a location outside CTS office space and therefore should have access to his/her own equipment, including a computer and Internet access. Details regarding work schedule and other arrangements will be made upon offer of employment. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Editing contributed copy for multiple media, formats, and audiences
  • Write original, specialized content for print and electronic media.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in communications, English, journalism, marketing or related field plus 2 years professional experience, or 6 years combined equivalent education and experience
  • Strong writing and copy editing skills
  • Works well in a team-oriented, collaborative setting
  • Experience writing for social media (blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook) preferred
  • Excellent time-management skills

How to Apply

Apply on the University of Minnesota website. Review of appication materials will begin on September 14, 2018.  Please include a resume and cover letter, along with writing samples (link to online content is okay).


Research Project Development Engineer, MnDOT

The purpose of this position is to provide technical assistance to support MnDOT's Transportation Research Innovation Group (TRIG), the Local Road Research Board (LRRB) and its Research Implementation Committee (RIC) activities. The position will:

  • Provide engineering knowledge, expertise, and support to internal and external customers in the development of project need statements, project scope, work plans, and contracts;
  • Provide project oversight and coordination;
  • Identify and document implementation and technology transfer opportunities and potential benefits;
  • Manage consultant and university contracts;
  • Provide engineering assistance in developing strategic direction, technical framework, and expertise; and
  • Provide technical and administrative assistance to support the federal, state and local research programs.

This position also supports other staff in our office and works collectively as a functional team member in our research group. Both in-state and out-of-state travel is required, including overnight stays. Site visits are also required which may include the need to transport equipment, meeting materials, move throughout rough and uneven terrain and other site hazards.

Qualifications

This vacancy is being announced at two different job classes at the same time, Engineer Senior and Engineer 2 Graduate. The final class and starting salary is dependent on the successful applicant’s qualifications.

Engineer Senior requirements:

  • Licensure as a professional civil engineer with the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design (AELSLAGID) or ability to obtain licensure through reciprocity. (If obtaining licensure through reciprocity, a practice pending letter from AELSLAGID must be provided to MnDOT HR prior to starting employment.)
  • Experience conducting research on a variety of transportation topics.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Written and oral communication skills sufficient to conduct meetings, prepare summaries and share technical information with others.
  • Human relation skills sufficient to establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, peers, governing boards and other partners.

Engineer 2 Graduate requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college or university and two years post-graduation civil engineering work.
  • Completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering exam.
  • Experience researching information on a variety of topics.
  • Training in project management.
  • Written and oral communication skills sufficient to make presentations and share technical information with others.
  • Human relation skills sufficient to establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, peers, governing boards and other partners.

How to Apply

To apply, visit the Minnesota Careers website. The application deadline is September 6.