Hennepin CountyMinneapolis 55418
Full Time
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Engineering Technician, Senior

Hennepin County
Full Time Lowry Avenue Bridge, 953 County Rd 153, Minneapolis, MN 55418, United States


Hennepin County Public Works is seeking a Senior Engineering Technician to join the Design division within the Transportation Project Delivery department. This position will work as part of a team to deliver roadway reconstruction projects with opportunities for professional and technical growth through training and working with other experienced roadway design professionals.

Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit.   

Location and hours:
This position is hybrid and will be located at the Public Works Facility, 1600 Prairie Drive, Medina, MN 55340 and remote, as job duties require. There is no public transportation to this facility.  Work hours are flexible between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Based on current requirements hires must live in or relocate to Minnesota or Wisconsin.  

About the position type:
This is a full-time, benefit-earning position.
This position is internally classified as a Senior Engineering Technician.
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In this position, you will:
  • Compute, balance, and check roadway geometrics, contract quantities, earthwork quantities, and cost estimates.
  • Design terrain models and storm water drainage system models using current computer software.
  • Prepare complete construction plans by applying roadway design criteria that include complex geometric layouts, developing typical construction sections, profile grades, detail design standards, and specification items; perform complex computer-aided roadway design and drafting functions.
  • Research and prepare complex engineering reports, narratives, charts, graphs, and visual aids.
  • Direct, train, and check the work of other technicians.

Need to have:
  • Five years or more experience in technical non-professional highway, land survey, geographic information systems application, or related engineering work, including specialized experience in the function performed.
  • Note: One of the following may be substituted for one year of the required experience:
    • Completion of an approved highway/civil engineering technology or land surveying training program.
    • 30 college semester credits in mathematics, geography, computer science or engineering-related technical courses.
  • A valid driver's license and the ability to obtain a .

Nice to have:
  • Experience:
    • With terrain surface and/or roadway drainage and storm sewer design using roadway design software.
    • Directing a work team and/or coordinating work with other functional groups/disciplines.
    • Utilizing complex computer software, such as CAD (OpenRoads, InRoads, Geopak, Civil 3D or equivalent), GIS, spreadsheets, or databases.
  • Ability to:
    • Use critical thinking to make decisions based on established guidelines.
    • Read and interpret MnDOT Standard Design Manuals and Technical Memos, construction plans, specifications, and other written forms.
    • Schedule, prioritize, and balance several tasks/projects.
    • Work independently and in teams with minimal lead worker direction.
    • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

About the department:

Public Works creates healthy and livable communities through economic development, environmental stewardship and advancement of a multimodal transportation network. About 450 employees work together on a wide range of programs and projects to achieve our mission.

About Hennepin County: 

Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.

Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow.

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Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.

Your future. Made here.

This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.

Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates will be required to pass a drug test, driver’s license and, background check.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Jeffrey Smith-Sharp