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Civil Engineer II

Performs intermediate-level professional engineering in the investigation, design, inspection, operation or construction of streets, alleys, sewers, bridges, and other Public Works projects. Prepares plans, specifications, cost estimates, contracts, and reports. Performs related work as assigned.

Information regarding this position:
This Civil Engineer position is in the Traffic Engineering Division of the Public Works Department. The primary focus will be the design of signing, pavement markings, and related geometrics for transportation-related construction projects. The position will also help in other areas of traffic engineering design, analysis, and inquiries from the public. The position is based out of the City Hall Annex Building, 25 West 4th Street in downtown Saint Paul, with flexibility for remote work. Occasional evening meetings are required.

The hiring list created from this exam may be used to fill other Civil Engineer II positions as they become available in other areas of Public Works: Street Maintenance, Traffic Engineering and Operations, Bridge Engineering and Maintenance, Sewer Utility, and Transportation Planning and Safety.

Typical Duties:

  • Provides assistance to project engineers in design, analysis, drafting, and inspection with increasing level of responsibility
  • Assists with project management via estimating, budgeting, and scheduling
  • Reviews and coordinates on external projects led by another division, department, partner agency, or private developer
  • Interacts with the public regularly regarding projects and general inquiries

The City of Saint Paul offers an excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement contributions and paid time off.  

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 II 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.


 Position Requirements:

A Bachelor's Degree, or higher degree, in Civil Engineering and a Fundamentals of Engineering Certification and two years of experience as a Civil Engineer I or equivalent. No substitution for education.


 How to Apply by Closing Date:

  1. Submit a City of Saint Paul online application, including answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire.
  2. Upload or submit the following required document 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.)
    1. A resume

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 Hiring Process Information:

Open Job Posting: This posting is open to anyone who meets the position requirements.

Selection Process: Applicants who meet the minimum job requirements will be placed on a hiring list for consideration. Hiring Managers may interview/hire anyone from the list. 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: This position may require a background check which may include criminal history, and employment history as a 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:  
Ellen Friedman at 651-266-6533
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. Additionally, City of Saint Paul staff are available for application assistance between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 651-266-6500.
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 LGBTQIA+ community, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.