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Senior Professional Transportation Engineer 


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:

Alliant is pleased to be opening a new office in Mankato, Minnesota. This dynamic and growing small urban area has the amenities of larger cities (sports, arts, restaurants, colleges) with the benefits of a smaller community (quick access to nature, lower cost of living, no traffic congestion).

As a Senior Professional Transportation Engineer/Project Manager in Mankato, you will work closely with the office manager to create the team, develop the culture, and grow the client base to extend Alliant’s offering of collaborative, high-quality engineering throughout southern and western Minnesota. You will put your ideas and effort to work in a new enterprise while enjoying the support of an established engineering firm. While serving as the technical lead for transportation design projects and developing the team, you will receive mentoring in project management and leadership from an industry known and highly respected former MnDOT senior leader.


  • Engineering Leadership – providing expertise in all aspects of roadway design to guide staff in developing innovative solutions and high-quality deliverables.
  • Project Management – preparing proposals to secure work; planning project scope, schedule, and budget; leading the team; monitoring progress; and engaging the client and the public to provide an excellent project experience for stakeholders.
  • Team Development – creating an atmosphere that maximizes peoples’ creative and productive potential by developing their autonomy, mastery, purpose, and belonging through employee engagement and openness.
  • Client Relations – engaging them to understand and deliver on their needs to perpetuate and enhance Alliant’s competitive advantage of better customer service and higher quality work.
  • Business Development – continuously looking out for the needs of current and potential clients through engagement on projects, marketing research and visits, and serving with them in the community.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (or related engineering field)
  • Licensed Professional Engineer
  • 10+ years highway design experience including producing layouts, plans, specs, and estimates
  • Proven engineering expertise including using MicroStation and GEOPAK
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Commitment to delivering high-quality work on schedule
  • An entrepreneurial spirit
  • Experience supervising, leading, teaching, and mentoring project staff
  • Skillful in presenting technical concepts to clients and the public in understandable terms
  • Public engagement experience
  • History of establishing and fostering strong client relationships
  • Experience writing proposals
  • Design-build or CMGC 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, 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 along with an outstanding salary and benefits package.


Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Open Date 3/21/2023  
Location Mankato, 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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