Student Worker - Bridge Cost Estimator

Oakdale, Minnesota
Salary Range: $15.55 - $18.20/hourly
Dec 29, 2021
Jan 28, 2022
Organization Type

Student Worker - Bridge Cost Estimator

Salary Range: $15.55 - $18.20/hourly

Oakdale, MN

** 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.

Initial appointment is for the summer, approximately May – August with the possibility to extend and work part-time during the school year.

This position assists in developing all levels of bridge cost estimates. It also provides support to the Bridge Estimating Supervisor for bridge cost estimating issues and initiatives, cost reporting and statewide program delivery support, and bridge estimating consultant management.



We offer excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage. Other benefits include:

  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Earn up to 29 paid vacation days a year
  • Earn 13 days paid sick time
  • Defined pension plan
  • Vision insurance available
  • Paid life insurance
  • Short & long-term disability available
  • Paid parental leave available
  • Training opportunities
  • And more!



Applicants must be current students in a secondary, post-secondary, or graduate study program in the field of construction management or construction engineering.  Other qualifications include:


  • Math and geometry skills sufficient to calculate pay items and cost data. 
  • Experience using basic computer systems including Microsoft Excel.
  • Knowledge of cost estimating processes and techniques.

Applicants must be a student in a college/university, trade, or technical school. If a student is enrolled at a credit-granting institution he/she must carry at least six semester (nine quarter) credits. If enrolled at a non-credit granting institution or one that only offers one credit per class, a student must be taking two or more classes per semester/quarter. Any lesser credit (class) load shall be treated as a semester/quarter off. Graduate students must be enrolled in at least two courses or making progress on a dissertation. You will be required to complete an Education Verification form prior to appointment.




APPLY ONLINE BY 01/28/2022:

  1. Go to
  2. Click “External Applicants”.
  3. On the Job Search, enter the Job Opening ID “51589” 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 – Indeed or Minnesotajobs.

Only applicants received on will be considered.


Lena Garcia, MnDOT Recruitment Specialist