Civil Engineer I

City of Saint Paul | St. Paul, MN

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Posted Date 5/23/2019

Job Title: Civil Engineer I

Job Closing: 06/10/2019 4:30 PM CST

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General Duty Statement

Performs entry-level professional engineering in the investigation, design, inspection, operation, construction or maintenance of streets, alleys, sewers, bridges, and other Public Works projects. Assists with research work, contract administration, and preparation of reports and maintenance records. Performs related work as assigned.

Essential Functions are the functions that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. The Essential Functions for this position are identified in the Supplemental Information section of the Civil Engineer I Job Description

The City of Saint Paul's mission is to integrate equity and inclusion into how we approach all our work. Our vision is to be committed to building an equitable and inclusive city that will shift culture in city processes and policies, eliminate structural inequities, and ensure timely and relevant access to services, resources, support, and opportunity to every person in Saint Paul.

Information on Current Vacancies:

Civil Engineer I - Sewer Utility: This position is needed to assist the Sewer Utility Division in completing projects and/or meet requirements for complying with local, state, and federal regulations in maintaining the city's sanitary and storm sewer systems.

Civil Engineer I - Bridges: This position will perform the following duties under the direction of a Licensed Professional Engineer:  

  • Design of bridge, wall and miscellaneous structures according to AASHTO, MnDOT, ACI and other governing design codes.
  • Use of AutoCAD in production of project plans.
  • Analysis of existing bridges to determine load capacities.
  • Assist staff in the Annual Bridge Inspection Program.
  • Production of bridge overload permits.
  • Field inspections of bridge construction projects, requiring contractor interaction.
  • Technical writing of reports and project specifications.

The ideal candidate will have a self-starter demeanor, structures experience in their educational background, an ability to work in both indoor and outdoor environments, and the ability to work both within a group and as an individual.


A Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering. No substitution for education.

By Closing Date, you MUST

  1. Submit a City of Saint Paul online application, including answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire.
  2. Upload or submit the following required documents via the online application system, mail, in person, email, or fax. (Zip files and web links will not be accepted. Each uploaded attachment is limited to 10MB.)
  • A legible copy of your proof of education (unofficial transcript is acceptable), and  
  • Resume (optional)

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Selection Process Information

Assessment: Qualifications Rating

The Qualifications Rating is an assessment of your completed application and answers to Supplemental Questionnaire. Be as specific and detailed as possible in completing your application and questionnaire. You must submit your completed application and supplemental questionnaire by the application deadline.
Open Job Posting: This posting is open to anyone who meets the position requirements.

Eligible Lists: Eligible lists typically are created from a pass/fail assessment. Those who pass the assessment will be placed on an eligible list for approximately one year. Hiring Managers may interview/hire anyone from the list.

Final Selection Process:  A Hiring Manager will consider applicants placed on the list of eligible candidates. You will be notified if you are invited to participate in the final selection process which may include an interview, job simulation, work sample submission, or other evaluation method.

Condition of Employment: Candidates will be required to submit proof of education to Human Resources upon conditional job offer. The City of Saint Paul encourages individuals to apply for positions regardless of criminal history.

Human Resources Contact Information:  
Chrissy Hauge at 651-266-6512
200 City Hall Annex
25 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Fax: 651-266-6490
To refer to this information, we recommend you print this job posting before you apply. For technical assistance regarding the online application, please call 1-855-524-5627 during regular business hours.
Veteran's Preference: If you are a veteran and would like to receive Veteran's preference in accordance with MN Statute 197.455, you must submit a photocopy of your DD214 preferably at time of application. Click here for more information.

The City of Saint Paul is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Veterans, women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. 


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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