Civil Engineer
Three Rivers Park District - Plymouth, MN

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To develop and implement complex professional engineering services related to system-wide engineering, design, and construction of facilities and natural resources in a manner that will guarantee a high standard of quality, consistent with all laws, regulations, and Three Rivers Park District policies and mission.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Develops, directs, and coordinates the preparation, implementation, and execution of complex and varied internal planning, design and construction projects to develop and maintain high-quality facilities and resources and to assure optimum utilization of public funds consistent with Park District policy.
  • Manages project budget, schedule, and quality of product from scoping through project implementation period.
  • Develops, recommends, and employs effective and efficient environmentally-sensitive solutions and stewardship practices to assure maximum resource protection.
  • Reviews, evaluates, and recommends new methods, procedures, equipment, and materials for implementing programs.
  • Assesses feasibility of and prepares permits and development applications as part of the regulatory and municipal review process associated with obtaining approval of Park District development and rehabilitation projects, as apparent or assigned.
  • Advises senior management regarding all aspects of engineering and public works matters pursuant to technical and policy review.

Develops, maintains, and administers the Park District's system-wide traffic engineering management program in accordance with Minnesota Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and industry best practices, as designated.

Develops, maintains, and administers the Park District’s Infrastructure Management Program including district-wide asset inventories, annual field observations and preservation and repair recommendations, complex cost benefit and life cycle analyses, agency and internal staff collaboration, short and long-term programs including annual program cost updates for Board review, as designated. Serves as Chair of the Park District Infrastructure Management Program Committee. Serves as Program Administrator for the Park District bridge inventory as required by the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.

Coordinates and acts as liaison in the technical review of internal and
external development initiatives and project plans, coordinates technical review with the Senior Planner and Natural Resources, and organizes, prepares, and administers technical impact assessments and develops recommendations to assure protection of Park District facilities and natural resources.
  • Interprets, clarifies, explains, and applies Park District policy, procedures, business practices, federal or state laws and regulations in the technical review communications process.
  • Effectively develops, influences, and maintains interagency cooperation and open communication.
  • Represents the Park District at governmental agency and other organization meetings to address the technical reviews, assessments and recommends alternatives to enhance internal and external development solutions, as appropriate.
  • Develops effective technical evaluations and recommendations of external requests for senior management and the Board of Commissioners.

Coordinates the work of engineering support staff to perform technical work utilizing technologies and methodologies widely accepted by the profession and in compliance with local, state, county, and federal agencies.

Develops and prepares scoping and feasibility documents, preliminary engineering studies, final engineering designs, specifications, cost estimates, bid documents, and general and technical documents for a variety of District-wide Asset Management projects. Coordinates and develops recommendations for the Park District in the review and consideration of initiatives.

Coordinates work of external service providers and construction contractors to assure effective utilization of resources, monitors and assures that Three Rivers Park District policies and procedures are adhered from project development through post-warranty period and reviews and recommends changes in construction contracts and consultant agreements.

Participates in intergovernmental affairs as related to planning and development matters.

Conducts or facilitates land and construction surveys as required.

Keeps Senior Manager of Engineering and other appropriate staff promptly informed of important matters in the areas of accountability.

Maintains current technical knowledge and affiliation with appropriate professional organization.


Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or related engineering field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in related engineering work including at least two (2) years as a registered professional engineer OR Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science related field from an accredited college or university and an M.S. in engineering related field and a minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in engineering work including at least two (2) years as a registered professional engineer.

Registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Minnesota by the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying and Landscape Architecture. Must possess a valid Class D Minnesota driver’s license.

Selection Procedure:

A fully completed Three Rivers Park District Online Application must be received by Friday,

March 22, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. Any materials received after the closing date and time will not be considered. Applications will first be evaluated to determine if the applicant meets the minimum job qualifications. A top group of qualified applicants, based on the information provided in the Application and Resume, will be invited to an interview. Weighted values of each portion of the process are as follows: Application Review Qualify for Top Group Interview 100% . A score of 80% or better on the interview is necessary to be certified to an eligibility list from which appointments may be made. Veterans Preference will be applied in accordance with Minnesota law. Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a background investigation including a criminal history search. Costs of the background will be paid for by Three Rivers Park District.

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