The Project Delivery team in the Transportation Department is seeking a full-time Senior Professional Engineer for the Bridge Division. This position reports to the Bridge Division Manager and is responsible for overseeing the design of bridges and miscellaneous structures, managing in-house and consultant design projects, and supervising technicians.
This unique opportunity offers a rare chance to work with one of the largest structural inventories in the state while offering numerous opportunities for personal and professional growth through formal training programs and a culture supportive of continuous improvement.
The Hennepin County Public Works facility is located at 1600 Prairie Drive, Medina, Minnesota. There is no public transportation to this facility.
This posting will remain open until filled.
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The primary duties and responsibilities of this position include:
Manage bridge replacement and repair projects.
Design bridges using Load and Resistance Factor Design methodology; design and detail retaining wall systems and other miscellaneous structures.
Develop electronic load rating files, primarily with the software package Bridge Rating, for all county bridges to utilize for the analysis of overload permits, load postings, and rehabilitation/replacement projects.
Supervise technicians assigned to the Bridge Division.
Develop project budgets and estimates; schedule resources; allocate resources and monitor budgets for all assigned projects.
Manage bridge projects for in-house and consultant designs; manage consultant contracts.
Prepare environmental documents and permits for bridge projects.
Prepare reports and correspondence and effectively present and communicate projects to the public and elected officials.
Establish and maintain trusting working relationships with internal and external groups, including other county staff, federal, state and municipal staff, elected officials, and the public.
Best Qualified Candidates will have:
One of the following:
Master's degree or higher in civil engineering and four years or more of professional engineering experience.
Bachelor's degree in civil engineering and five years or more of professional engineering experience.
Current licensure as a Professional Engineer with Minnesota Board of Registration, or licensed as a Professional Engineer in another state with the ability to become licensed in Minnesota within six months of hire.Two years or more of supervisory and/or management experience.The physical abilities required to perform bridge inspections.Technical expertise relating to bridge and structural design.Working knowledge of:
Project development for bridge projects.
Structural analysis and bridge design software such as: Bridge Rating, RC Pier, ConSpan, and MathCAD.
Minnesota State-Aid rules and federal regulations.
Load rating bridges.
Design of bridge replacement, maintenance, and repair projects.
Analyzing and designing various retaining wall structure types.
Drafting and detailing in Microstation or other Computer Aided Drafting tools.
Ability to 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. Applications will be forwarded to the hiring supervisor on an on-going basis. Posting will remain open until filled. Final candidates will be required to pass a background check.
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