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State of Minnesota Special Projects/Project Development Engineer - Engineer Principal in St. Paul, Minnesota

Working Title: Special Projects/Project Development Engineer

Job Class: Engineer Principal

Agency: Transportation Dept

  • Job ID : 78234

  • Location : St. Paul

  • Telework Eligible : Yes

  • Full/Part Time : Full-Time

  • Regular/Temporary : Unlimited

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 07/09/2024

  • Closing Date : 07/29/2024

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Transportation Dept / DOT-Metro-Central Off-MGEC

  • Division/Unit : State Aid Division / Federal Aid Project Dev

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : No

  • Salary Range: $40.82 - $62.17 / hourly; $85,232 - $129,810 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 212 - MN Govt Engineers Council/Engineers

  • Last Incumbent : Rachel Broughton

  • Supervisor Name : Elisa Bottos

  • FLSA Status : Exempt - Professional

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : Yes

The work you'll do is more than just a job.

At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

** The Minnesota Department of Transportation does not sponsor applicants for work visas or Optional Practical Training Extensions for STEM Students. Individuals must be legally authorized to work in the US at the start of employment.\

This position is located at Central Office in St. Paul and has the flexibility to telework, work a hybrid schedule, or work in the office. The incumbent will be required to make a telework arrangement with their supervisor. The incumbent will be expected to work in the office on occasion. State Aid’s current recommendation is to be in the office once a week.

The Special Programs/Project Development Engineer position in the Federal Aid section of the State Aid Division exists to oversee the federal discretionary grant program, including shepherding grant agreements through the review and approval process and guiding agencies through the regulations related to those grant programs. This position also oversees agreement projects including drafting agreements, reimburse bills, and to final out the projects upon completion. The position will assist Local public Agencies in development and processing local road, bridges, safety and enhancement projects that have been approved to use federal aid funding. This position will also review and approve environmental documentation and coordinate between local agencies and FHWA.

Minimum Qualifications

Licensure as a professional civil engineer with the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design (AELSLAGID). If obtaining licensure through comity (reciprocity), a practice pending letter from AELSLAGID must be provided to MnDOT HR prior to starting employment.


Three years of experience as an Engineer Senior or equivalent that demonstrates:

  • Experience in project development and highway construction.

  • Experience with the Federal Aid project delivery process

  • Experience managing, organizing, and prioritizing multiple projects and tasks at the same time.

  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders with differing perspectives.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Federal regulations related to non-traditional (non-construction) projects including procurement, force account, right of way, studies/engineering and public interest findings.

Additional Requirements

Successful candidate must pass past-employer reference checks and criminal history check

It is our policy that all candidates submit to a background investigation prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components: SEMA4 Records Check, Criminal History Check, Employment Reference Check, Driver’s License Check, Education/License Verification and Pre-Employment Physical.


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us . Please indicate what assistance is needed.