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We currently have job postings for Southeast Technical College, POET Design & Construction, City of Spearfish, Infrastructure Design Group, Sayre Associates, City of Brookings (SD) and the City of Sioux Falls (SD).

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New Posting!


UPDATED Salary and Application Information!

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: 

Project 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 biobased products in the world. Beyond our world-class culture, POET team members enjoy competitive pay and benefits including;

  • Health, dental, & vision insurance
  • A multifaceted wellness program encompassing the whole person – mentally, physically, and spiritually. We support health freedoms and personal choices.
  • 401K with company match
  • Premium pay for qualifying positions
  • Quarterly profit sharing
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Onsite fitness centers or fitness reimbursements
  • Safety and cold weather gear, and more!



POET Design & Construction (PDC) supports the mission by providing high quality, timely and cost-conscious engineering, procurement and construction services. We provide this support through value-added design and technology innovation from a knowledgeable, hard-working staff. We work closely as a multi-disciplinary team, in a dynamic, fast-paced, ever-changing environment delivering the best product in the industry.


The Project Engineer shall assist in the development and management of multiple capital construction and engineering projects under the direction of a Project Manager or the Director of Projects & Development.  The Project Engineer will assist in the development and execution of the scope of work, budget and schedule of the assigned projects including successful commissioning and turnover to Owner.


  • Maintain a safe work record within the group and on project sites. Promote Safety Management culture on all project sites.
  • Execute the POET Design and Construction Capital Project Delivery Process on all projects assigned.
  • Routinely lead project coordination meetings, construction progress updates, and other multifaceted personnel interfaces.
  • Organize and manage multiple objectives for different projects to achieve contractual obligations and manage stakeholder expectations.
  • Review detailed construction budgets and provide feedback to the Project Manager on actual and projected expenditures. Control expenses to maximize profitability while delivering a superior project.
  • Assist and provide direct feedback to meet or beat contractual completion dates and other contractual obligations.
  • Review Engineering recommendations regarding purchase order, contract (including Change Orders), and vendor negotiations. Assist and provide direct feedback to the Project Manager in capturing increased profitability wherever possible without damaging customer or subcontractor relations, quality construction and schedule obligations.
  • Review warranty claims and resultant warranty process with the Project Manager and provide recommendations.
  • Create detailed construction schedules for use by Engineers, Project Superintendents, and sub-contractors. Update the construction schedules to show deviation from baseline information and communicate changes in a timely manner to the Project Manager. 
  • Routinely update the Engineering staff on the progress of current and future construction projects through detailed progress reports and staff meetings.
  • Monitor construction activity at the construction sites and check for accuracy according to plans, enforce construction safety, and pursue ways to improve efficiency and sequencing.
  • Routinely field questions and communicate with the Project Superintendents and sub-contractors regarding, but not limited to, the following:
    • Construction sequencing
    • Delivery schedules, replacing lost parts, etc.
    • Payment Invoicing
    • Change Order authorization and field verification
    • Drawing clarifications and corrections
    • Coordinating site laydown and work configuration for trades
    • Community relations with neighbors, county officials, etc.
  • Attend or occasionally lead pre-bid and pre-construction meetings for contracts issued for each project.
  • Occasionally provide detailed project estimates to the Project Manager.
  • Coordinate the project commissioning, including the internal start-up team, sub-contractors, and vendors. Participate in the project commissioning process and personnel through contractual completion.
  • Create and manage project punch lists and work with the Project Superintendents and others to complete these tasks.
  • 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 or greater Engineering, Construction Management, or Business required.
  • Experience requirements:
    • Project Engineer I: 1-5 years of professional capital management preferable in heavy industrial construction. 3 or more years experience strongly preferred.
    • Project Engineer II: 4-10+ years of professional capital project management preferably in heavy industrial construction. 5 or more years’ experience strongly preferred.
  • Must possess excellent scheduling and budget management skills. Strong knowledge of MS Project preferred.
  • Strong sense of teamwork and ownership is essential.
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills as well as the ability to adapt to change.
  • You know the basics of Microsoft Office Suite. You’re capable of learning new programs.


At POET we believe in recognizing team member contributions as they add value to the organization. Team member skills and contributions are frequently assessed and recognized through incentives and title progression. New team member titles and pay are determined considering their qualifications.



  • 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 70% travel will be part of the norm for this position to visit the bioprocessing facilities, meetings and site visits. At times overnight travel may be required.
  • 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.

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 Project Engineer - POET Careers - POET or 

UPDATED! Project Engineer

Department: Public Works

Reports to: Assistant Public Works Director

FLSA Status: Exempt

Grade: 22 PE/21 FE


The project engineer provides project management on city projects, including construction inspection, quality control, and surveying/staking (as necessary), performing plan reviews, project coordination, and various aspects of capital planning and asset management.


  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance with a physical presence.
  • Performs project management of city construction projects, including pre-construction meetings, progress meetings, public meetings, construction inspection, quality control, and surveying/staking. Works closely with contractors to ensure quality workmanship and compliance with specifications and assists contractors with construction sequencing, traffic control, and pay requests. Reviews shop drawings, prepares change orders, as well as coordinates and reviews construction materials testing on soils, asphalt, and concrete.
  • Performs construction closeout procedures including final walkthroughs, preparation and/or review of construction completion reports (CCRs), and project as-builts documents.
  • Monitors compliance with environmental permits and all applicable regulations in areas of responsibility.
  • Performs plan reviews to ensure construction documents are compliant with city standards and specifications.
  • Coordinates bidding of city projects with the Building and Development Administrative Assistant including preparing bid documents, advertising, sending notices, and tabulating bid results. Performs the bidding services in the absence of the Building and Development Administrative Assistant.
  • Assists with the preparation of the Capital Improvement Plan. Prepares preliminary design & cost estimates/budgets and bidding documents for city projects including coordination with various City departments, collecting field data, topographic surveys, establishing project scopes, and preparing cost estimates/budgets.
  • Implement the Bridge Inspection Program; coordinates necessary repairs and maintenance items with city staff; prepares budget for major improvements and repairs of bridges; coordinates with the engineering firm hired to prepare inspection report on two (2)-year recurrence; coordinates with South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) to ensure the SDDOT’s requirements for bridge inspection and repair work are met; and maintains records of repairs and maintenance.
  • Maintains documentation and updates the inventory of city assets and the plan to manage those assets. Responsibilities include culvert inspection; coordinating culvert repairs and maintenance; road inspection; maintaining and updating records of road maintenance and repairs; utilizing the Pavement Management Index (PMI) to update pavement conditions; and makes recommendations for repairs. 

  • Routinely consults with personnel throughout the department, city, county, and state to remain aware of issues and challenges with current and new local, state, and federal requirements for construction. Includes attending and participating in professional conferences throughout the region.


  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from an accredited college or university required along with a minimum of 2 years of relevant job experience.
  • Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam or possession of a Professional Engineer (PE) License in the State of South Dakota or ability to obtain licensure by comity/reciprocity within 6 months of date of hire. PE licensure strongly preferred.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of South Dakota for the type of vehicle.

For a complete Position Description, click here.


Candidates must complete our online application process. Please visit the “Career Opportunities” page on the city’s website Along with the on-line application candidates will need to submit their resume and cover letter. Hiring salary range for an FE begins at $67,392.00 up to the grade midpoint of $82,097.60 annually. Hiring salary range for a PE begins at $74,380.80 up to the grade midpoint of $88,420.80 annually, DOQ. Equal Opportunity Employer. Competitive benefit package. Position is open until filled. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations to complete the job application process should contact the human resource director to commence the accommodation interactive process.

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


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


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.


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.

Public Works Director

Recognized as the #1 Best City to Live in South Dakota (Chamber of Commerce, 2019) and the #1 Best College Town in South Dakota (Travel Pulse, 2019), the City of Brookings boasts tree-lined neighborhoods, exceptional public schools, parks, trails and recreational opportunities.  From an Olympic-sized archery range to its beautiful downtown shopping district and local farmers market, the City’s 24,415 residents enjoy the high quality of life associated with a medium-sized town along with access to the larger-city amenities of nearby Sioux Falls.

The Public Works Department was created in October 2020, after the consolidation of the Street, Engineering, and Solid Waste Divisions. This allowed for increased cooperation, collaboration, and resource maximization as well as other efficiency and effectiveness improvements.  The Department has a 2022 operating budget of $372,357 and a capital budget of $3.2 million.  The Public Works team is comprised of 30+ FTE’s who are responsible for Engineering Services, Stormwater Management, Street Maintenance, Snow Removal, Mosquito Control, Garbage/Recycling/Yard Waste Collection, Brookings Regional Landfill, and the Brookings Regional Airport.

The minimum educational requirement for this position is a bachelor’s degree in engineering, public works administration, public administration, or a related field AND at least seven years of progressively responsible experience in public works, engineering, construction management including five years supervising professional, technical, and/or trade staff. A master’s degree and/or credentials through the American Public Works Association (APWA) is highly desirable. A combination of related education and experience that demonstrates candidates’ knowledge, skill, and ability to perform essential duties of the position will be considered.

The salary range for this position is $106,222 to $143,712 DOQ.

Please apply online at:

For more information on this position contact:

Lynn Barboza, Senior Vice President, SGR


New Listing!

Principal Engineer

Principal Engineer

Hiring Range DOQ: $2,973.60 - $3,308.80 bi-weekly


Deadline for Filing: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

The Position

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 project development and execution of the City’s Capital Improvement Program including new building and maintenance projects for non-Public Works departments including Entertainment venues, Parks, Library, Police, and Fire. This position is also responsible for the CIP and project development for the Landfill and building projects for Fleet and Streets.  

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 or architect 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.

Application and Selection

Apply online at Most qualified will be invited for testing. If an ADA accommodation is needed, please contact, 72 hours prior to closing date, 605-367-8740 or

The City of Sioux Falls is a tobacco-free work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The City of Sioux Falls does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, creed, ancestry, pregnancy, age, genetic information, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

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