The Capital Programming team is seeking a Scoping Engineer to join the Transportation Project Delivery department. The primary responsibilities of this position include scoping new multimodal road and bridge projects that are introduced into the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). Examples of work include developing concepts, estimating costs, participating in stakeholder meetings, and tracking key metrics. This position will be involved in developing the county’s budgeting procedure and assist the team’s CIP Coordinator with completing applications for external state and federal funding solicitations. Opportunities for training and professional development will be provided as part of the on-boarding process.
Hennepin County’s five-year Transportation Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is a tool used to identify, schedule, and finance capital improvements. Each CIP project provides an opportunity to advance the county’s priorities in disparities reduction, complete and green streets, as well as climate action.
Effective December 31, 2023, there will be a general salary adjustment of 2.5% to the minimum and maximum of the range.
Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit theemployee referral program page.Location and hours:
This position is hybrid and will be performed both on-site at the Public Works Facility, 1600 Prairie Drive, Medina, MN 55340, and remote as job duties require. There is no public transportation to this facility. Typical work hours will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. While this position is designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in or relocate to Minnesota or Wisconsin.
New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022, to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.
About the position type:This is a full-time, benefit earning position.
This position is internally classified as a Senior Professional Engineer (Level III) within the Engineer Series job class.Clickhere to view the job classification specification. In this position, you will:
· Develop conceptual layouts to visualize the proposed improvements for people walking, using transit, biking, and driving.
· Generate planning level estimates to inform budgetary needs as part of the CIP.
· Interact with the county’s asset management system to consume data related to the age, condition, and characteristics of county owned assets.
· Participate in meetings with external stakeholders to collect input during a project’s initial scoping phase.
· Collaborate with project managers within Transportation Project Delivery to transition projects from the scoping milestone to the preliminary design milestone.
· Chair the county’s Project Scoping Committee and facilitate meetings on a quarterly frequency.
· Assist with work tasks associated with the project prioritization process that’s facilitated by the CIP Coordinator on a biennial frequency.
· Track investment metrics in collaboration with other functional areas to measure progress on the county’s Asset Management Plan and the Complete & Green Streets Policy.
· Support the CIP Coordinator with completing work tasks associated with external funding application development.
Need to have:
· Bachelor's degree in engineering or other engineering field appropriate to the position and five years or more of engineering experience.
· Licensed as a Professional Engineer with the Minnesota Board of Registration or able to obtain a Minnesota license within six months of hire.
o Using computer aided drafting tools such as OpenRoads ConceptStation or equivalent to develop conceptual layouts.
o Generating estimates at different milestones of the scoping phase (asset management level, typical section level, or concept level).
o Scoping roadway and/or bridge projects.
o Completing work tasks associated with the development of funding applications involving state and/or federal solicitations.
· Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
· Ability to:
o Develop an initial project scope to address the county’s asset needs and incorporate the county’s complete & green streets policy.
o Interpret crash and traffic data.
o Read and interpret long range plans, guidelines, and reports.
o Categorize project costs by activity, asset category, and funding source.
o Communicate and present technical information effectively verbally and in writing.
o Collaborate with internal and external partners, including virtual meetings while working remotely.
About the department:We envision a Transportation Department whose members are respectful of one another and the public we serve and are committed to the delivery of a safe, high-quality county highway system. We are widely trusted and recognized for innovation, collaboration, and the responsible use of resources. About Hennepin County:Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile. Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge (log in as Guest). Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community. Your future. Made here. Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates will be required to complete a background check. If you have any questions, please contact: Marita Nguyen email@example.com