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Front Desk Administrative Assistant  

About the Organization Alliant Engineering, Inc. has been a leading engineering and design firm for over two decades. Our team of engineers, surveyors, landscape architects, and environmental specialists deliver complex projects with superior quality for both public and private sector clients. With our team of regional experts on their side, our clients feel confident about the road ahead. As an Alliant employee, you will use your skills to build the infrastructure that you and our neighbors depend on every day. You will also support the growth of our communities by participating in group volunteer activities, company socials, mentoring, and professional societies.  
Position Front Desk Coordinator  

Alliant Engineering, Inc., has an exceptional, fulltime opportunity available for a Front Desk Coordinator in our downtown Minneapolis office. Our Front Desk Coordinator is the face of Alliant and is responsible for providing a great first impression and administrative support to clients, visitors and our company. We are looking for a detail-oriented, confident and energetic personality to fill this position. The ideal candidate is well-organized, adaptable and thrives in a creative environment. Exceptional communication skills and the ability to take initiative are equally important.


You will:

  • Oversee front reception; answer phone calls, fax, scan, and photocopy documents, etc.
  • Assist the Accounting department with entering credit card and mileage expenses, opening projects in the accounting system, entering accounts payable invoices and other miscellaneous accounting duties
  • Represent the company professionally in on premise contact
  • Coordinate employee engagement activities and events with Human Resources and Marketing
  • Provide routine information and direction to callers and visitors
  • Ship and receive mail and courier packages, and distribute to appropriate departments
  • Prepare for on-site and off-site meetings including making arrangements for food and supplies
  • Maintain the upkeep of high traffic areas within the office such as break rooms and supply areas
  • Maintain appropriate stock of office supplies and paper through weekly ordering
  • Perform light maintenance tasks as needed; e.g. replacing light bulbs, cleaning out work areas, etc.
  • Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner
  • Work independently with minimal detailed supervision and guidance
  • Be a positive and creative force on the team
Position Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Two plus (2+) years or more of Administrative Assistant/Office administration experience.
  • Strong computer skills and working knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.


Other Qualifications:

  • Expert attention to detail and coordinating skills are a must
  • Mathematical aptitude
  • Enthusiastic and organized
  • High degree of professionalism
  • Proactive and eager to take on any task
  • Ability to take direction and be a team player
  • Effective communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to build rapport and relate well to all kinds of people
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks with short deadlines



At Alliant, we take care of our employees by offering a world class benefit package including:

  • Competitive salary with bonus opportunities
  • Generous Profit Sharing, ESOP and 401k Contribution programs
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision plans
  • Company paid Life Insurance, Short-term disability and Long-term disability
  • Flexible spending accounts for Medical and Dependent Care
  • Wellness Programs & Competitions
  • Generous Annual Leave and Compensatory Time Off programs
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Casual work environment
  • Paid Professional Development and Training
  • Community Involvement/Charity Events
  • Numerous Employee Focused Events (Lunch & Learns, Office Recreation Room, Quarterly Off-Site Socials, etc. 


Come join our Team!


Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Open Date 5/28/2021  
Location Minneapolis, Minnesota  
Number of Openings 1  
EOE Statement We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. We are dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.  

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