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Civil Senior Engineer / Engineer Graduate 2 - Traffic Engineering

Minnesota Department of Transportation
Senior Engineer with MnDOT in Detroit Lakes
Up to $111,000 per year + excellent benefits package, depending on experience/qualifications

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Come work for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) the nation’s leader in the Transportation industry!

MnDOT is currently recruiting for a Civil Engineer for Traffic Engineering in Detroit Lakes.  This position exists to assist the District Traffic Engineer in the area of project development including traffic plan design and provisions, internal and external plan reviews, project schedule management, scoping, detour agreements, and other duties as needed by the District Traffic Engineer.  This vacancy is being announced at two different job classes at the same time: Engineer Senior and Engineer 2 Graduate.  The final class and starting salary is dependent on the successful applicant’s qualifications. 

This position will have the flexibility to telecommute part-time, work a hybrid schedule, or work in the office.  Relocation assistance may be available.  


MnDOT offers employees a good work and personal life balance.  

Detroit Lakes has 412 lakes within a 25-mile radius with a 1-mile long public sand beach and is only 40 minutes from Fargo/Moorhead.  You'll find year round recreation including skiing, fishing, bird watching, hiking, biking, skating, snowmobiling, boating and 8 golf courses.

Housing in the area includes lakeshore, residential city, rural, hobby farms, apartments, condominiums and townhouses.  The Detroit Lakes school district includes two elementary schools, a middle and high school.  Students can also attend three parochial schools and/or Minnesota State Community and Technical College.  

We offer excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage. Other benefits include:

  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Earn up to 29 paid vacation days per year
  • Earn 13 paid sick days per year
  • Defined pension plan
  • Paid life insurance
  • Short term disability available
  • Flexible day hours
  • And more


We are driven to find talented, innovative employees for Minnesota’s nationally recognized transportation system. We work to build the best team in the transportation industry to ensure that Minnesota thrives with a safe, sustainable and leading edge transportation system. You will be surrounded by a diverse community of experts, each driven by challenging work and motivated by the greater good.  You will understand the impact of the work you are doing and be able to see the benefit you are providing to the citizens of Minnesota.

APPLY ONLINE BY May 20, 2024:

  1. Go to
  2. Click “External Applicants”.
  3. On the Job Search, enter the Job Opening ID 76227 in the Keywords search box and click Search. 
  4. Click on the Job Title to view the job posting.
  5. Click Apply.

Only applicants received on will be considered.

MnDOT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to workforce diversity


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