Design Engineer

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Jul 20, 2021
Aug 20, 2021
Position Type
Contract Type
Organization Type

This position, located in the District 4 Design/Preliminary Design, will be responsible for supervision and engineering guidance to technical staff in production of layouts, final plans, hydraulics, environmental documentation, and other supporting documents.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Actively participate in the project development process.
  • Support MnDOT’s quality management initiative in the work done in the Design/Pre-Design Sections.
  • Ensure design standards are considered in work being done internally and on external work by others via permits or local let projects.
  • Exercise supervisory authority so that applicable labor agreements and plans are equitably administered and employees perform assigned job duties to achieve the annual objectives of the section.  
  • Demonstrates personal safe work practices acting as a role model to others.



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
  • Flexible work schedule may be available
  • Vision insurance available
  • Defined pension plan
  • Paid life insurance
  • Short & long-term disability available
  • Paid parental leave available
  • Training opportunities
  • Relocation reimbursement may be available
  • And more!



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  • 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, a temporary permit from AELSLAGID must be provided to MnDOT HR prior to starting employment.)
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited college or university.
  • Three (3) years of post-registration engineering experience at the Engineer Senior level (or equivalent) that demonstrates a thorough knowledge of all phases of program delivery including scoping, pre-design, final design, and construction.