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Regional Engineer- Garfield, MN

Ducks Unlimited
Garfield, Minnesota (US)
DOE + a generous benefit package
Closing date
Oct 16, 2022

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Regional Engineer (Minnesota)


Ducks Unlimited has an opening for a full-time (Regional Engineer) to be located in the Living Lakes Field Office, Garfield, MN. The successful applicant will join a highly motivated conservation team of biologists and engineers who are responsible for the planning, design and construction of wetland restoration and enhancement projects. Primary responsibilities will be throughout Minnesota.


Regional Engineers perform a full range of project planning, design, contracting, and construction management functions on wetland, riparian, and associated habitat restoration projects.  Project delivery responsibilities include scoping and proposal development, engineering design, project bidding, field inspection, and occasional construction management.  A close working relationship with local, state, and federal personnel, private landowners, and other conservation partners will be an important aspect of the job. The position will include occasional travel.

Specific duties include:

  • Prepare proposal scope of work and budgets in close coordination with biological staff.
  • Interpret, select, adapt, and apply engineering, surveying, and construction management principles and practices across a range of engineering services within a diverse conservation program.
  • Complete engineering designs and reports as required.
  • Prepare project plans, technical specifications, and cost estimates.  Attend project meetings.
  • Perform topographic surveys.
  • Conduct field inspection and perform construction management oversight as needed.
  • Ensure that consultants and contractors adhere to project plans, specifications, and schedules.
  • Act as contracting officer, ensure contract compliance and manage project budgets.
  • Assist with occasional field work as required which could include strenuous outdoor activity in difficult environmental conditions.   Must be able to operate ATV and outboard boat when necessary.


Experience and Education: Must have at minimum, a B.S in Civil Engineering or an equivalent degree from an EAC/ABET accredited engineering program, be a registered professional engineer and a minimum of 4 years of experience in civil engineering design. Applicant will need to obtain registration in assigned state(s).

Communication Skills: Demonstrated oral, written, and good communication skills are essential.

Technological Proficiency: Desirable qualifications include experience with surveying, Civil3D, hydrology, hydraulics, civil design including structures and pump stations, erosion control, construction inspection, and project management

Interpersonal Skills: Must be self-motivated, goal oriented and able to work with and solve problems in close team-based relationships.


SALARY AND BENEFITS PACKAGE:  Salary commensurate with experience. We work hard to encourage everyone at Ducks Unlimited to bring their authentic selves to work every day. DU offers an exceptional benefit package that includes comprehensive group medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance, including spouse and dependent coverage; three weeks paid vacation; paid sick leave and 10 paid holidays; 401(k) plan (including partial employer match); and tuition reimbursement.



Internal Candidates- log into with your employee credentials, click MYSELF, TALENT, CAREER CENTER and follow the prompts to APPLY

External Candidates- Please fill out the application materials on this link: and attach a cover letter, and resume with at least three professional references. Please direct any questions regarding application materials to DU Human Resources  For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact Tom Pluemer, Manager of Engineering Services at




It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, military status, disability, age, or genetic information except where age or gender is a bona fide occupational qualification as allowed by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions),  sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression,  age (40 or over), disability (physical, mental or visual), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), military and veteran status, immigration status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.




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