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We currently have job postings for the City of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; City of Rapid City, South Dakota; and HDR. Please click on the logos below or pan down to access the job postings.


                   







The City of Sioux Falls has announced three job openings. The first opening is for a Principal Engineer to direct, coordinate and exercise highly technical functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration and completion of engineering projects. This position will focus on the City's storm drainage system. The City also has two openings at the Civil Engineer/PE level. One position will focus on engineering and project coordination for the City's construction projects. The other position will focus on water distribution engineering, as well as engineering support for the City's Light and Power division. Click on the links below for additional information.


Principal Engineer

Civil Engineer/PE (Two Positions)




Principal Engineer

For More Information and to Apply, Click Here.


This position will direct, coordinate, and exercise highly technical functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration and completion of engineering projects within area of specialized responsibility, including construction, lights, structures, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, street, water, traffic engineering, surveying and inspection activities. This position will focus on the City’s storm drainage system.


Qualification Standards

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering and four (4) years’ practical experience in related civil engineering work including work associated with the management and supervision of construction project work; or any such combination of education, experience, and training as may be acceptable to the hiring authority.
  • Must be registered, or have the ability to obtain registration within six (6) months of hire, as a professional engineer in the state of South Dakota and/or registered land surveyor in the state of South Dakota.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license is desirable.

Hiring Range DOQ: $2,788.00 - $3,568.80 bi-weekly


Deadline for Filing: Friday, November 15, 2019



Civil Engineer/PE (Two Positions)

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These positions will perform engineering tasks and project coordination generally focusing on one or more of the following engineering disciplines including transportation engineering, water supply and distribution systems, waste water collection systems, storm drainage systems and structures and building facilities.


Two positions are available. One position will focus on engineering and project coordination for the City’s construction projects. The other position will focus on water distribution engineering, as well as engineering support for the City’s Light and Power division.


Qualification Standards

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in civil or construction engineering; or any such combination of education, experience, and training as may be acceptable to the hiring authority.
  • The successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam is desirable for the C42 level position.
  • A licensed engineer with the state of South Dakota is mandatory for the C42A level position.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license is desirable.


Hiring Range DOQ: $2,277.60 - $2,744.00 bi-weekly

                                  $2,394.40 - $2,880.80 bi-weekly with PE    


Deadline for Filing: Friday, November 15, 2019



The City of Rapid Public Works Department is a multi-faceted department tasked with providing development engineering, street maintenance and repair, water treatment and reclamation, solid waste management, public transit systems, and GIS mapping services.  It is the mission of Public Works to use our resources effectively to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the community by providing safe and reliable drinking water, wastewater treatment, drainage, solid waste management, public transit, transportation systems, and GIS services.


The City of Rapid City Public Works Department currently has the following openings:

Engineering Project Engineer

Environmental and Safety Specialist




Engineering Project Engineer

For More Information and to Apply:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/rapidcity


The position's primary function is to support the Water, Water Reclamation and Solid Waste Divisions in meeting their daily and overall operational goals. The Engineering Project Engineer performs Civil Engineering analysis, design, contract administration and management of City infrastructure projects and programs. This Engineering Project Engineer role will be responsible for assigned project management in the Water, Water Reclamation, and Solid Waste Divisions within the Public Works Department. This position will report directly to the Assistant Public Works Director.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the Water, Water Reclamation and Solid Waste Divisions in meeting their daily and overall operational goals.
  • Manages design or construction of infrastructure projects and programs.
  • Manages consultants and contractors.
  • Develops projects for the Capital Improvement Plan.
  • Coordinates with other Public Works Divisions, City Departments, and other agencies.
  • Interprets intent of ordinances, statutes and laws of the City of Rapid City and State of South Dakota and monitors compliance of same.
  • Participates in the consultant selection process and supervises their designs and construction plan preparation.
  • Provides technical information to other city departments and the general public.
  • Assumes applicable duties of  Operations Management Engineer for specific facility management projects.

Our ideal candidate will possess:

  • The ability to project manage cross-functional teams.
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • The ability to multi-task and focus in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent project management, time management and organizational skills.
  • We understand your time is valuable, so we encourage you to apply if you possess the following minimum requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in Engineering and four years related experience in Civil Engineering tasks.
  • South Dakota Professional Engineer (PE) License or ability to obtain within one year from date of hire.
  • A valid driver's license or ability to obtain within 30 days from date of hire.

    Environmental and Safety Specialist

    For More Information and to Apply:

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/rapidcity


    The Environmental and Safety Specialist supports the Water, Water Reclamation and Solid Waste Divisions for implementation of Division Health and Safety programs and environmental compliance programs to ensure that the programs meet City, State and Federal requirements. A large focus of this role is reading, understanding and applying regulatory requirements and applying as necessary in City operations.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Develop, in conjunction with the Division Management, health and safety environmental compliance programs for the Rapid City Water, Water Reclamation and Solid Waste Divisions.
    • Develop, in conjunction with Division Management, plans, permits, and procedures for air and water quality, hazardous waste, spill prevention, storm water, solid waste, and wastewater.
    • Develop and maintain, in conjunction with Division Management, an approved safety manual for the assigned Divisions.
    • Provide, in conjunction with Division Management, staff training for key safety and environmental programs, and apply creative solutions to keep safety awareness and environmental compliance a high priority in all of the Divisions.
    • Administer facility plans and reports such as Spill Prevention, Control and Counter measures plan, Storm Water plan, Air Quality Plan, SARA title III reporting etc.
    • Administer third party contracts for environmental compliance and health and safety programs for the assigned Divisions.
    • Maintain, in conjunction with Division Management, safety compliance records and coordinate with the City Risk Management contact.
    • Conduct health and safety program and environmental compliance audits.
    • Be knowledgeable of and follow current US EPA regulations, related to Water, Wastewater, Storm Water, and Solid Waste, as well as OSHA safety standards.
    • Research and interpret Federal, State and local regulations as they apply to Environment and Health and Safety concerns.
    • Maintain knowledge of safety practices, and general environmental regulations related to Water, Water Reclamation and Solid waste functions.
    • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    • Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
    • Apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.
    • Apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

    Our ideal candidate will possess:

    • Excellent project management, time management and organizational skills.
    • Experience working in environmental and/or safety programs.
    • Certification as a CSP (Certified Safety Professional) and/or a certification as an Industrial  Hygienist is preferred.



    For more than a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our expertise spans nearly 10,000 employees, in more than 200 locations around the world — and counting. From our offices in Sioux Falls and Rapid City, we provide engineering, environmental, ROW and construction services for projects of all sizes. We specialize in transportation and water/wastewater infrastructure solutions. Consistently ranked among Engineering News-Record’s Top 10 Water Design firms, we approach project work from an integrated perspective.


    HDR currently has the following openings in the Sioux Falls and Rapid City locations:

    Water/Wastewater EIT/Coordinator (155480) - Sioux Falls

    Transportation Engineer (154950) - Sioux Falls

    Transportation EIT (154957) - Sioux Falls

    Civil EIT/Coordinator (155295) - Rapid City


    Water/Wastewater EIT/Coordinator (155480) - Sioux Falls

    For more information and to apply:

    https://hdr.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=155480&lang=en


    Primary Responsibilities

    In the role of Water/Wastewater EIT, we'll count on you to:

    • Create detailed designs of water and wastewater treatment systems, collection and distribution systems under instruction from the Project Engineer
    • Prepare plans for water and wastewater systems, write specifications, analysis and study-level reports for water and wastewater treatment distribution and collection systems, determine appropriate design methods, equipment sizing and selection, and work directly with the owner
    • Conduct quality control reviews of completed designs 
    • Assist with shop drawing reviews and construction administration activities 
    • Perform routine engineering assignments requiring application of standard techniques and procedures 
    • Perform other duties as needed
     

    Qualifications

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering
    • Interest or experience designing water/wastewater treatment facilities
    • AutoCAD and/or MicroStation experience
    • Microsoft Office experience
    • Must be able to work in a team environment
    • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must


    Preferred Qualifications

    • EIT certification strongly preferred. Candidates hired without their EIT will have the title of 'Coordinator' and will be expected to obtain their EIT for career progression.



    Transportation Engineer (154950) - Sioux Falls

    For more information and to apply:

    https://hdr.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=154950&lang=en


    Primary Responsibilities

    In the role of Transportation Engineer, we'll count on you to:

    • Work as a key member of a highway/roadway design team for moderate to large projects and work independently on smaller projects
    • Prepare or oversee the following roadway/highway design work using local or AASHTO standards: horizontal and vertical alignment, roadway sections, intersection layout and sight distance determination, interchange layout, roadway drainage including hydraulic reports, and right-of-way plans
    • Prepare and oversee the following elements of various sizes of contract plans, specifications and estimates: roadway sections, alignment/right-of-way plans, temporary erosion control plans, site preparation plans, roadway profiles, drainage plans and profiles, utility plans, paving, pavement marking plans, signing plans, traffic control plans
    • Assist Project Managers to keep projects on schedule and within budget
    • Manage the following work elements: day-to-day communication (verbal and written) with the client, support and advise junior engineers and technical staff, write reports and technical memos, coordinate with subconsultants, and keep client satisfied
    • Perform other duties as needed
     

    Qualifications

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering
    • PE required
    • 4+ years design experience
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, or other design software as appropriate
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

     

    Preferred Qualifications 

    • Preference given to local candidates


    Transportation EIT (154957) - Sioux Falls

    For more information and to apply:

    https://hdr.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=154957&lang=en


    Primary Responsibilities

    In the role of Transportation EIT, we'll count on you to:

    • Work as a member of a design team in preparation of the following elements of roadway and highway design using local (state, county or city) or AASHTO standards: horizontal and vertical alignment, intersection layout and sight distance determination, interchange layout, roadway drainage, and right-of-way plans
    • Work with a team in the preparation of plans, specifications and estimate for projects of various sizes and complexity
    • Produce some of the following plans: Roadway Sections, Alignment/Right of Way Plans, Temporary Erosion Control Plans, Site Preparation Plans, Roadway Profiles, Drainage Plans and Profiles, Utility Plans, Paving, Pavement Marking Plans, Signing Plans, and Traffic Control Plans
    • Perform other duties as needed

    Qualifications

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering
    • EIT required
    • 4+ years experience
    • Microsoft Office Suite; AutoCAD or Civil 3D, or other design packages
    • Solid written and verbal communication skills
    • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must


    Preferred Qualifications

    • Preference given to local candidates


    Civil EIT/Coordinator (155295) - Sioux Falls

    For more information and to apply:

    https://hdr.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=155295&lang=en


    Primary Responsibilities

    In the role of Civil EIT/Coordinator, we'll count on you to:

    • Assist the Senior Engineer with studies, designs, contract documentation preparation and graphic presentation
    • Perform overall roadway/street layout, grading, utility layout and drainage
    • Perform routine engineering assignments requiring application of standard techniques and procedures
    • Complete projects with clear, specified objectives and limited variables
    • Perform administrative duties associated with project management for civil/site projects
    • Work independently on small projects, or assist more-senior engineers on larger projects
    • Perform other duties as needed
     

    Qualifications

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, MicroStation a plus
    • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

     

    Preferred Qualifications

    • EIT certification strongly preferred. Candidates hired without their EIT will have the title of 'Coordinator' and will be expected to obtain their EIT for career progression.

     

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