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Current Job Openings:

We currently have job postings for the South Dakota Ready Mix Concrete Association, Poet Design & Construction, Dakota Asphalt Pavement Association, Inc., Southeast Technical College, Infrastructure Design Group, and Sayre Associates.

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Executive Director/Concrete Specialist

Basic Function of the Position:

This position is focused on promoting concrete as the material of choice in South Dakota. This individual will develop and implement promotion plans targeting decision makers in ways that ensure objectives are met and measured results are achieved. The Executive Director is the lead individual for SDRMCA, its membership, and maintains the functions of a 501c6 trade association.

Duties and Responsibilities:

A. Develop and maintain positive, productive relationships with a range of firms and persons involved in the decision-making process, including but not limited to:

  1. Consulting engineering firms
  2. Project owners, both public and private
  3. Architects
  4. Developers
  5. Contractors

B. Plan, develop, and conduct individual and group promotional calls, presentations, workshops, seminars, and jobsite/plant tours.

  1. Review and expand SDRMCA’s existing database of target audience contacts.
  2. Execute promotion support activities such as technical/literature mailings and email/verbal follow-ups with prospects.

C. Act as the SDRMCA Membership liaison for recruitment and retention.

  1. With the assistance of the membership, identify and contact potential members with the goal of membership growth for the Association.
  2. Coordinate social/networking events – Summer Golf Outing etc.
  3. Maintain member directory and membership materials.

D. Organize and host the statewide ACI Certification Program.

  1. Maintain American Concrete Institute (ACI) Local Sponsoring Group status.
  2. Reserve classroom and performance exam dates and coordinate venues with the SDDOT, the SDRMCA Board, and industry stakeholders.
  3. Create registration events. Order and ship study materials.
  4. Recruit volunteer supplemental examiners, locate equipment, and concrete donations for exam day.
  5. Become an ACI approved examiner.

E. Other duties and responsibilities:

  1. Achieve product application expertise, including industry software and life-cycle cost analysis.
  2. Attend Association meetings and activities along with those of related industries as directed by the Board.
  3. Organize and host the Association’s annual conference and awards program.
  4. Maintain the Association office with outside staff support as needed. Duties to include normal administrative functions, bylaws, budgets, website, and handling requests/questions from members and the public. (Some general administrative and accounting assistance is provided.)
  5. Provide regular reporting of promotional activities and results to the Executive Committee.
  6. Perform other duties as may be directed by the Board.


In-state travel for promotional efforts and membership contacts is expected and expenses are covered by SDRMCA. Requests for out of state travel for conventions, seminars, etc. will be approved by the Executive Committee.

Supervisory Relationships:

The Executive Director reports to and works with the Executive Committee, and, on occasion, the full Board.


The SDRMCA Board of Directors conducts Performance Reviews no later than six months from date of hire and a minimum of once per year subsequently. These reviews are the basis for compensation adjustment and/or review of duties and outsourced assistance.


A degree in construction management, concrete industry management, engineering, marketing/business development or related field is required.

  1. Experience in concrete related engineering, construction, testing, specifications, and/or project management experience is preferred.
  2. Maintain a current Driver’s License
  3. Act in a respectful, professional manner, at all times, with all people.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary for this position is commensurate with experience. SDRMCA provides a vehicle, benefits package, and a matching 401k retirement program.


Must be able to sit, walk, stand, and lift up to 50 pounds. Walking may be on uneven, unpaved surfaces at jobsites and on plant tours.

SDRMCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please send confidential letter of interest and resume to: with the subject line: Exec. Director Position.

Executive Director

The Dakota Asphalt Pavement Association (DAPA) is a nonprofit trade association committed to the promotion of asphalt pavement by dedication to quality asphalt paving through engineering, research and education. Its membership is comprised of asphalt producers and companies affiliated with the asphalt industry in North and South Dakota. 

DAPA is seeking a full-time Executive Director (ED). The Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors (BOD) of the Dakota Asphalt Pavement Association (DAPA) and be a part of the BOD without voting rights.

The ED recommends and participates in the formulation of new policies and makes decisions within existing policies as approved by the BOD. The ED oversees the planning, organizing, and coordination of programs and activities of the Association to assure that objectives and plans are fulfilled, and member needs are addressed. The ED must maintain effective internal and external relationships. 


The DAPA office is in Pierre, SD. However, upon approval of the BOD, the candidate may relocate the DAPA office and/or work remotely as the position requires statewide travel across ND/SD specifically and, intermittently, the region.

Starting salary is $100,000.00 but may be increased depending on qualifications and work experience. Health and retirement will also be discussed and offered to the candidate to fit their specific need. In the past, a vehicle has been provided for the ED and an expense account commensurate with travel requirements. DAPA is an equal opportunity employer.



Undergraduate Degree in Civil Engineering (PE Preferred) or Construction Science Management OR a minimum of 8-10 years’ experience in the asphalt paving industry in either the private or public sector.


  • Strong technical background in asphalt design, construction, and maintenance.
  • Strong technical background or experience in pavement design, pavement management and construction including project development skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; comfortable with public speaking.
  • Proficient computer skills and experience using Microsoft Office (experience using and analyzing Excel preferred) and database applications.
  • In-depth knowledge of NDDOT/SDDOT Specifications, Policies and Procedures.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Some travel may be required to attend regional or national seminars and extensive travel is required to meet the objectives of the position.


Collaborative, positive attitude, quick learner, highly organized, ability to muti-task/manage multiple projects and self-starter able to work independently.


Within the limits of the Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation, the ED is responsible for and has authority to accomplish the duties including but not limited to those set forth below.  These duties are subject to amendments at the discretion of the BOD.

  • Inform the Board of Directors of the condition and operations of the Association and key factors or conditions that might be of influence.  Attends all meetings of the BOD and any Committees formed by the BOD.
  • Plans, formulates, and recommends for the approval of the Board of Directors basic policies and programs which will further the objectives of the Association.
  • Executes all decisions of the Board of Directors except when the BOD makes other assignment.
  • Develops for the purpose of day-to-day administration policies, procedures, and programs to implement the policies established by the Board of Directors including contracts and commitments to support same.
  • Recruits, hires, terminates, trains, and oversees Association personnel.  To include performance reviews, salary increases and bonuses.  Develops outside service agreements to support this responsibility.
  • Serves as liaison and support to association committee chairpersons and committees to enable them to properly perform their functions.  Sees that committee decisions and recommendations are submitted to the Board of Directors for approval.
  • Promotes interest and participation in the Association’s activities on the part of the membership and reports activities of the Board of Directors and the Association to the membership.
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with other organizations and governmental agencies (National, State and Local) and enhances the position of the Association, and its members, in accordance with the policies and objectives of the organization.
  • Develops, recommends and upon approval of the Board of Directors, operates within an annual budget.
  • Prepares reports on subjects of interest and disseminates them to the membership and/or customer base.
  • Oversees the planning, coordination and execution of the Association’s Annual Business Meeting and Conference and other seminars, workshops and programs to promote the industry and assist its membership and customer base.  This can include directing and executing the Bituminous Certification training and implementation for public agencies in the Dakota’s.
  • Maintains records relating to membership and collection of dues and asphalt quantities and relevant public projects.
  • Plans and prepares all communications to the membership.
  • Maintains personal contact with membership and customer base through periodic visits and calls, to the greatest degree possible.
  • Acts as technical expert or develops staff or consulting service to assist members, government agencies, and others in and outside of the industry with asphalt related products and technology and will be responsible for keeping up with the latest trends and technology in asphalt mix design, pavement design and construction.
  • Prepare technical reports, articles and bulletins for industry when necessary.
  • Participate on various technical committees with other partner associations or agencies.
  • Increases the industry presence with engineers, architects and owners to help educate them on the industry and help transformation to new industry practices and specifications.
  • Attendance at association, county & municipal engineer, and professional meetings including Planning Committee duties for the annual ND and SD Asphalt Conferences and promoting and supporting same.  These meetings frequently include speaking engagements by the ED and/or recruiting presenters of National or Local expertise.
  • Frequently represent industry before agency offices (federal, state, cities and counties).
  • Promote industry before engineering and construction science management programs at various ND and SD colleges and universities.
  • Frequently visit proposed and ongoing projects, and member facilities across North and South Dakota.
  • Work with state, county and local agencies in the Dakotas as asphalt and asphalt materials or related specifications and policies are revised. 
  • Direct DAPA’s research efforts:  Including submitting and supporting research proposals and RFPs on strategic industry targeted research, lobbying, and promoting research on targeted industry objectives, serving on Technical Review Committees for the DOT’s, and working on National and Regional research review committees.
  • Direct and promote DAPA/Agency Quality Pavement Awards Program.
  • Conducts other such responsibilities as may be delegated by the Board of Directors.

To apply, please email a resume and a list of three professional references to the DAPA Search Committee coordinator:

Resumes will be received until October 15, 2022.  Candidates selected by the Search Committee will be contacted for interviews.

Program Instructor - Land Survey Science

Location:          Sioux Falls, South Dakota Campus

Department:     Academic Affairs/Engineering Technology Division

Position:           Program Instructor-Land Survey Science

Status:              Full-Time

FLSA Type:       Exempt Instructor

Salary-186 Day Annual Work Schedule:

  • Associate's Degree: $43,147-$56,904
  • Bachelor's Degree: $46,466-$61,121 Annual;
  • Master's Degree: $49,785-$67,443 Annual
  • Plus up to a $15,000 stipend/year from industry for the first 3 years thanks to the American Council of Engineering Companies of South Dakota and the South Dakota Society of Professional Land Surveyors


  • Follow the link to Employee Benefits 
  • Great health/dental/vision insurance. 
  • Part to the SD Retirement System


  • 2 1/2 wees off at Christmas
  • 1 week Spring Break
  • 8-10 weeks in the summer
  • Opportunities to work during the summer

Southeast Tech is a technical college located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. For over 50 years, we have provided a cost-effective, career relevant education that prepares our students for employment in 24 months or less with some of the area’s best employers. We offer more than 70 associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs in today’s most innovative fields.

This faculty position provides instruction, student advising, and academic program responsibilities for Southeast Tech's Land Survey Science Program. Responsibilities include:

  • develop and teach competency-based curriculum to provide classroom theory and application to prepare students for entry-level positions in their field of study.
  • responsible for the operation of the program, including budget, industry relations, periodic review and evaluation, and effectiveness of program assessment and curriculum development.
  • work with industry and advisory boards to create and facilitate student learning opportunities.
  • continually assess and enhance the program to meet Southeast Tech's educational requirements, the rules and regulations of its accrediting bodies, and the most current federal and industry standards.
  • meet the needs of our changing organization through student centered instruction, professional development, technology and innovation, internal collaboration, and outreach to our communities and industries.
  • support the mission of Southeast Tech by preparing students for employment in a dynamic, changing work environment.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science, Civil Engineering Technology, Surveying Technology, or related field preferred. Associate’s degree in Applied Science, Civil Engineering Technology, Surveying Technology, or related field required. 
  • Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) License required.
  • Minimum of two years of full-time industry experience is required.
  • Three years post-secondary teaching and applied curriculum development experience preferred.
  • Prior online teaching experience and knowledge of Learning Management Systems preferred.
  • Above average proficiency in project management and processes, and Auto CAD dimensional programs that are relative to current industry standards.
  • Fully functional with Microsoft Office Suite and online communication tools.
  • Ability to design and deliver courses through online/blended instruction utilizing the campus learning management systems.
  • Post-hire requirement to obtain South Dakota post-secondary teacher credential. 
  • Post-hire criminal background check required.

Join our team and be a part of our campus community that is committed to providing educational excellence for tomorrow’s workforce. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package. Position available for onboarding and training activities in March, 2022, for the 2022-23 school year. Position open until filled. EOE.

Find out more and apply at: 

Lead Structural Engineer


At POET, it is our mission to be good stewards of the Earth by converting renewable resources to energy and other valuable goods as effectively as humanly possible. For over thirty years our drive and passion to change the world has enabled us to become the largest producer and marketer of bioethanol and leader in bio-based products in the world. Beyond our world-class culture, POET team members enjoy competitive pay and benefits including; 

  • Attractive Relocation Assistance and Bonus Programs for qualifying positions and/or locations
  • Competitive pay, including shift premium pay for qualifying positions
  • Quarterly Profit-Sharing Bonuses, and Bi-Annual Incentive Bonuses
  • Individual and family plans for health, dental, & vision insurance, including a generous employer Health Savings Account contribution
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • A multifaceted wellness program encompassing the whole person – mentally, physically, and spiritually
  • Onsite fitness centers or fitness reimbursements
  • 401K with company match
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Excellent work-life balance with a 'family-first' culture
  • Safety and cold weather gear reimbursements
  • Discounted home and auto insurance


The Lead Structural Engineer leads efficient and valuable construction projects with in depth-analysis, design, implementation, and specification of structural systems, platforms, foundations, and any other structural components utilized in heavy industrial facilities.  Leads and empowers a team of engineers, designers, and drafters in performing design-build capital projects, troubleshoot and enhance equipment and systems while developing the team’s knowledge and skills.     


  • Nothing else matters without a safe environment! You will foster a culture where safety is non-negotiable.
  • In-depth analysis and design of complex steel, concrete, metal buildings, masonry structures, according to applicable codes and standards.
  • Ensures accuracy and quality of the department deliverables; advanced structural design calculations [calcs] sheets including how foundations will be dug, measurements, requirements, materials, project costs, labor and timescale.
  • Coach and guide structural engineering designers and structural engineering drafters to create, modify, and evaluate steel, concrete, metal buildings, masonry, and other structural drawings and models.
  • Prepare, review and approve written technical reports, designs and drawings and presentations by the Structural Engineering Team.
  • Assist in the development of engineering ‘best practice’ processes, targets, product research, testing, and written standards to achieve team goals.
  • Estimate and forecast costs, personnel and material needs for projects, and collaborate with leadership on proposals.
  • Perform on-site inspections to verify construction is performed according to drawings and specifications.
  • Function as Engineer of Record [EOR] for POET Design and Construction design-build construction projects as assigned.
  • Prepare request for proposals [RFP’s], write specifications and establish completion dates for engineering procurement services [EPC] and sequencing of design-build materials.
  • Collaborate with third party vendors and contractors on various construction projects, including bid packages, specifications, ordering materials and heavy equipment, and aiding in installation oversight and on-site commissioning activities.
  • Utilize structural engineering drafting, design-build, and project management software; RISA 3D, Autodesk AutoCAD 2D, AutoCAD 3D, ARAS, Jira and MS Project.
  • Review and award third party vendor contracts, review and approve vendor drawings, and work with project teams in defining and anticipating the project needs.
  • Effectively manage the team by recruiting, selecting, orienting and training team members. Leadership responsibilities also include delegating, coaching, managing performance and career development to effectively execute departmental strategies and support company objectives.
  • Foster a culture of safe behavior and environmental compliance at all times.
  • Maintain a team environment at all times and champion POET in the community.
  • Since we’re all about teamwork and getting the job done, your skill may be put to a lot of other uses!


    • Bachelor’s degree in Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering with Structural emphasis, or equivalent engineering field, required.
    • Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering [FE] exam.
    • Professional Engineer [PE] is preferred.
    • Ten years related design-build experience with demonstrated experience in a related industry
    • Experience using structural engineering and project management software; RISA 3D [Rapid Interactive Structural Analysis], Advance Steel CAD, AutoCAD 2D, AutoCAD 3D, ARAS, Jira and MS Project.
    • Excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills as well as the ability to adapt to change.
    • You have the ability to understand technical and day to day operation of a bioprocessing facility.
    • You know the basics of Microsoft Office Suite. You’re capable of learning new programs.


        At POET we believe in developing our team members to their highest potential and recognizing contributions that add value to the organization. Each new team member’s position and compensation are carefully determined by considering their unique qualifications and skillset.



          • Culture is king at POET. We’re all on the same team. We always communicate. And we park our egos at the door. These aren’t just slogans on our walls. It’s the way we do things at POET.
          • Up to 25% travel will be part of the norm for this position to visit the bioprocessing facilities, meetings and site visits. Most travel obligations will have you back home at night.
          • The work environment at POET is dynamic. You should expect a balance between time spent in the office and at the bioprocessing facility, which may include some physical labor helping your team members.
          • Specific physical requirements include:
            • Sitting for approximately 90% of the time while working on a personal computer.
            • Occasionally lifting weight up to sixty (60) pounds or less.
            • Climbing several flights of stairs and ladders.
            • Occasionally bending, twisting, and turning while lifting weights of less than fifty (50) pounds.

            POET is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). POET complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding hiring and employment. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

            For more information and to apply, visit Lead Structural Engineer - POET Careers - POET

            Lead Engineer/Office Manager (Mitchell and Watertown)

            Water Resources Engineer



            InfrastructureDG values the talents and abilities of our employees and seeks to foster an open, cooperative, and dynamic environment in which employees and the Company alike can thrive.

            In addition to competitive pay, our team members enjoy benefits including:

            • Medical Insurance with company coverage up to 55%
            • Dental and Vision Insurance
            • Company Paid Life Insurance
            • 401K with Company Match
            • Short term and Long Term Disability
            • Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off
            • Accident and Critical Illness Insurance
            • Training and Professional Development
            • Logo-wear

            JOB SUMMARY

            The Lead Civil Engineer/Office Manager is responsible for the engineering and technical disciplines needed to complete a project, as well as the day-to day operations of the Mitchell and/or Watertown locations. This position will focus on client service, project management of transportation, municipal, and private lead development type projects, as well as oversee the general administrative function and activities of the office.


            • Supervise/Manage employees, interview, and train new employees.
            • Oversees various aspects of workflow, staffing, budget allocation, and scheduling of the assigned project.
            • Client communications, client service, and development of new clients and/or service markets.
            • Collaborates with project staff to create a strategic action plan and cost estimates of materials, time, labor, and other resources required to complete the project.
            • Facilitates and contributes to the development of project plans and designs.
            • Recommends and/or analyzes materials, equipment, and practices used in the project.
            • Assesses the competence, capabilities, resources, and financial status of vendors.
            • Supervises progress of projects.


            • Bachelor’s degree in related field required.
            • Licensure as a professional engineer (PE) required.
            • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
            • 10 years of related experience.



            InfrastructureDG values the talents and abilities of our employees and seeks to foster an open, cooperative, and dynamic environment in which employees and the Company alike can thrive.

            In addition to competitive pay, our team members enjoy benefits including:

            • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
            • Accident and Critical Illness Insurance
            • Life Insurance
            • 401K with Company Match
            • Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off
            • Training and Professional Development
            • Logo-wear

            JOB SUMMARY

            The Water Resource Engineer helps plan, coordinate, and design drainage related projects associated to our development, municipal, and transportation services. The Water Resource Engineer – Group Lead, will be responsible for mentoring, designing, QC/QA, and coordinating with clients and staff for all drainage related projects and tasks for the company.


            • Mentoring staff in the principles and design of hydrology and hydraulic related analysis.
            • Produce studies and designs flood protection, detention, water quality, and pipe systems.
            • Presenting project details and technical information to colleagues and clients.
            • Liaison with Clients, contractors, government agencies, local authorities and suppliers.
            • Permitting to meet project requirements related to stream, river, and property impacts related to drainage improvements.


            • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering, or related field required.
            • Licensure as a professional engineer (PE) required.
            • 6+ years of stormwater, environmental engineering, site development or related experience.
            • HecRAS and XPSWMM or related software experience – 4+ years preferred.

            For more information and to apply, contact Jessica Bennett at

            Civil Engineer

            Sayre Associates, Inc., a civil engineering firm in Sioux Falls, SD, is seeking a Civil Engineer to perform design on a variety of projects, including site design, street design, utility plans, drainage plans and erosion control. Applicants must have a degree in Civil Engineering, and 3+ years of experience performing civil design tasks is preferred. A working knowledge of Civil 3D or MicroStation is beneficial. Salary is dependent on experience, with possibility of a sign on bonus depending on experience.


            • Municipal and Transportation Engineering
            • Land Development Planning and Engineering
            • Schools, Parks, and Recreation Facilities
            • Land Surveying and 3D Scanning
            • Construction Administration and Observation
            • Vibration Monitoring
            • Wetland Delineation/Mitigation


            • Variety. Work on a variety of projects, from small to very large. Every day is different.
            • Flexible Scheduling. Take breaks and your lunch hour when you want, and enjoy flexibility to leave for appointments and meetings.
            • Paid Holidays. Eight paid holidays each year, including two personal holidays of your choice (for your birthday or to have a day off).
            • Great Benefits. Health, dental and vision insurance, medical reimbursements, 401K plan, vacation and sick leave
            • Collaborative Environment. Cooperative work atmosphere with staff available to support each other, and several company family events year-round.
            • Paid Training. Paid professional development training to advance your knowledge and expertise.

            WHERE TO APPLY

            If you are interested, please send your resume to Sayre Associates, Jeff Boldt, 216 S Duluth Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 or email Sayre Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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