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Professional Transportation Engineer – City/County 


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 - City/County in Alliant's Transportation Design group you will design all aspects of local roadway transportation systems for City, County, and MnDOT State Aid transportation projects. You will utilize your technical expertise for the preliminary and final design of roadway geometry, compute design calculations, and prepare layouts, plans, specifications, and cost estimates. You will also be expected to resolve design issues with proactive and innovative solutions, check design work per Alliant's Design Quality Management Plan, and engage in professional development activities to grow your network. You may also assist with the preparation of work scopes, budgets, and schedules.


  • Preliminary and Final Roadway Design - developing all aspects of roadway design including preliminary layouts, exhibits, typical sections, alignments, profiles, and intersection details.
  • ADA Design - scoping and designing accessible pedestrian facilities in new construction and retrofits.
  • Intersection Design - designing for safety and mobility at traditional at-grade intersections, roundabouts, J-turns, and interchanges.
  • 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 constructability.
  • 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 transportation design experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to generating high-quality work on schedule
  • Strong working technical knowledge of engineering principles and practices, including MnDOT State Aid Standards
  • Technical expertise using MicroStation or AutoCAD Civil 3D on transportation projects
  • Experience supervising, leading, teaching and mentoring project staff
  • Previous experience generating proposals, scopes, budgets, and schedules.
  • History of establishing and fostering strong client relationships.
  • Prior experience with utility design including watermain and sewer design.


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

  • Competitive salary with bonus opportunity
  • Generous Profit Sharing, ESOP and 401k Contribution programs
  • Choice of Medical plans, Dental, and Vision
  • Company paid Life Insurance, Short-term disability and Long-term disability
  • Flexible spending accounts for Medical, Dependent Care and Transportation
  • Metro Transit Program
  • Free Fitness Membership
  • 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  
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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