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Professional Transportation Engineer - Highway Design  


About Us:

Alliant Engineering, Inc., an employee owned company, is a growing engineering, planning, landscape architecture, and surveying firm with a strong culture of quality, delivery, and innovation. Our employee owners are driven by a commitment to build better communities with excellence and passion. At Alliant we work hard; we have fun; and we love it.

Within our Minnesota and Florida offices, we blend collaboration with integrity and forward-thinking to develop design solutions that address current needs and future aspirations. Internally, we strive to provide a diverse and equitable culture of support and opportunities. Then, it extends outwardly by giving back to charitable organizations in our communities. Alliant Engineering seeks straightforward people who value smart solutions, intelligent discussion, and a collaborative approach to achieving great things. Always humbly confident, we believe in creating work that speaks for itself.

About the Role:

As a Professional Transportation Engineer in Alliant's Highway Design group you will deliver transportation projects of varying scope and complexity throughout Minnesota and nationally. You will have the opportunity to work closely with MnDOT and contractors on high profile, local Design-Build (DB), Construction Manager/General Contractor (CMGC), and traditional design projects. Utilize your technical expertise to design roadway geometry, compute design calculations, and prepare plans, specifications, and cost estimates. Apply your management skills to lead a team of graduate engineers and technicians to deliver projects.

Other activities will include resolving design issues with proactive and innovative solutions, checking design work per Alliant's Design Quality Management Plan, and engaging in professional development activities to grow your client network. You will also assist with the preparation of work scopes, budgets, and schedules.


  • Preliminary and Final Roadway Design - developing all aspects of roadway design including typical sections, alignments, profiles, superelevation, and guardrail.
  • Intersection Design - designing for safety and mobility at traditional at-grade intersections, roundabouts, J-turns, and interchanges.
  • ADA Design - scoping and designing accessible pedestrian facilities in new construction and retrofits.
  • Multi-disciplinary Design Integration - ensuring that all aspects of roadway, drainage, and traffic designs mesh together in a seamless final design.
  • Plans, Specs, and Estimates - organizing and leading production of complete PS&E packages for successful letting and construction.
  • Quality Control - checking technical documents for accuracy, compliance with standards, biddability, and buildability.
  • Project Leadership - organizing the work of the design team to ensure on-time, on-budget delivery.
  • Team Development - planning developmentally appropriate tasks for junior staff to rapidly grow their technical capabilities, engineering judgement, and drive for excellence.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering (or related engineering field)
  • Licensed Professional Engineer
  • 4+ years highway design experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Technical expertise using Microstation/Geopak and Open Roads Designer on transportation projects
  • Commitment to delivering high-quality work on schedule
  • Skillful in presenting technical concepts to clients and the public in understandable terms
  • Experience supervising, leading, teaching, and mentoring project staff
  • History of establishing and fostering strong client relationships
  • Experience writing proposals
  • Alternative Delivery experience


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

  • Competitive salary with bonus opportunities
  • Generous Profit Sharing, Employee Stock Option Plan (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.)

The Alliant team is a group of enthusiastic, self-motivated professionals that live the mission of building better communities with excellence and passion. Come and be an employee-owner in an organization that offers an inclusive workplace culture that is uplifting and positive.

Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Open Date 12/7/2022  
Number of Openings 1  
Location Minneapolis, Minnesota  
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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