Professional Engineer

Hennepin County Minneapolis, MN

The Project Delivery team in the Transportation Department is seeking a licensed Civil Professional Engineer within the Construction Division. This position will be responsible for all phases of project delivery, including public involvement, working with city staff and councils, and management of consultant contracts.

The Construction Division is one of three divisions within the Transportation Project Delivery Department overseen by the County Engineer. This position is located at the Public Works Facility, 1600 Prairie Drive, Medina, MN 55340. There is no public transportation to this facility.

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The primary duties and responsibilities include:

* Serve as a Construction Project Engineer, leading an internal contract administration team of inspectors/construction surveyors and/or managing consultant contract administration teams on moderately difficult road or bridge construction projects.

* Perform constructability reviews of preliminary layouts and detail roadway plans for road or bridge projects.

* Lead and coordinate material project testing, contractor quality installation, project documentation, financial accounting, and construction survey layout to ensure compliance with Federal/State Aid standards, special provisions, environmental documents, contract plans, and MnDOT standard specifications.

* Coordinate and effectively communicate with internal team members across Hennepin County divisions and departments, external permitting agencies, municipal partners, stakeholder groups, and individual citizens to ensure successful project delivery outcomes.

* Make presentations and lead discussions at internal and external project-related meetings.

* Provide engineering leadership and guidance to internal technical staff and consultants.

Best Qualified Candidates will have:

* A bachelor's degree or higher in civil engineering and four or more years of professional engineering experience related to planning, designing, and implementing civil engineering projects using engineering principles and practices.

* Licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) with the Minnesota Board of Registration or licensure in another state with the ability to obtain licensure in Minnesota within six months of hiring.

* A valid driver's license and the ability to obtain a Hennepin County driver's permit.

* Experience supervising, coordinating, and evaluating the work of professional and technical staff.

* Experience applying negotiating claim resolution with private contractors.

* Demonstrated examples of exhibiting high levels of organization and attention to documentation needs.

* Ability to:

* Administer construction administration contracts with minimal direction.

* Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other county, federal, state and municipal staff, public officials and the general public.

* Coordinate work with county and contract staff for successful project completion.

* Communicate and present technical and sensitive information effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates will be required to pass a background check.

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