Research Development Engineer - Engineer Senior

State Of Minnesota Saint Paul , MN 55101

Posted 2 months ago

Job Summary

Job Summary

Serve as the Research Development Engineer supporting the Local Road Research Board (LRRB) and its Research Implementation Committee (RIC) activities. This position will:

  • Identify and develop research and implementation projects that meet city, county and state needs;

  • Manage LRRB programs/projects;

  • Provide engineering expertise and support to internal and external customers to develop project need statements, scope work plans, and contracts;

  • Provide project oversight and coordination on state and local research projects;

  • Identify and document implementation and technology transfer opportunities and potential benefits;

  • Quantify benefits of completed research projects;

  • Manage consultant and university contracts; and

  • Provide technical and administrative assistance within Research Services to support federal, state and local research programs.

This position requires active engagement and discussions with local transport practitioners, including city and county engineers, and industry representatives.

Both in-state and out of state travel is required, including overnight stays. Site visits are also required which may include the need to transport equipment, meeting materials, move throughout rough and uneven terrain and other site hazards.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Licensure as a professional civil engineer with the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design (AELSLAGID) or ability to obtain licensure through reciprocity. (If obtaining licensure through reciprocity, a practice pending letter from AELSLAGID must be provided to MnDOT HR prior to starting employment).

  • Experience conducting research on a variety of transportation topics.

  • Experience in project management.

  • Written and oral communication skills sufficient to conduct meetings, provide guidance to other staff, prepare summaries and share technical information with others.

  • Human relation skills sufficient to establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, peers, governing boards and other partners.

Additional Requirements

Successful candidate must pass past-employer reference checks and criminal history check

It is our policy that all candidates submit to a background investigation prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components: SEMA4 Records Check, Criminal History Check, Employment Reference Check, Drivers License Check and Education/License Verification.

Application Details

Why Work For Us


! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low-cost medical and dental insurance, employer-paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. This position is located in Minnesota's great capital city, Saint Paul. The State of Minnesota offers employees a subsidy for public transportation allowing for convenient and easy access to commute to work. Ride the new METRO "Green Line" Light Rail Train to work! The Rice/Capitol Station is located close by.

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If you have questions about the position

, contact Heather Madigan Clark at or 651/366-3394.


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) encourages participation in all its programs, services and activities and does not discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities. Anyone who believes they may need a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate in the job application, interview or selection processes may contact any agency official with whom applicant has contact in the processing of their employment application to request an accommodation. Applicants may also contact the MnDOT Affirmative Action office to request an accommodation by: E-mail: ; or by calling Janet Miller at 651/366-4720; or using MN Relay 711.

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Job Title: Research Development Engineer

  • Engineer Senior
  • Location:* St. Paul

  • Job ID:* 26850

Regular/Temporary: Unlimited

  • Full/Part Time:* Full-Time

  • Who May Apply:* Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted:* 09/18/2018

Closing Date: 10/01/2018

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Transportation Dept / DOT-Metro-Central Off-MGEC

  • Hiring Agency:* Transportation Dept / DOT-Metro-Central Off-MGEC

  • Division/Unit:* Investment Management / Transportation System Mgmt

  • Work Shift:* Day Shift

  • Work Hours:* Day Shift

  • Work Shift/Work Hours:* Day Shift

  • Days of Work:* Monday

  • Friday
  • Travel Required:* Yes

  • Salary Range:* $29.92 - $43.84/hourly; $62,472 - $91,537/annually

  • Job Class Option:* Civil

  • Classified Status:* Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union:* 212 - MN Govt Engineers Council/Engineers

  • Job Class:* Engineer Senior

  • Working Title:* Research Development Engineer

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State Of Minnesota