Project Engineer - Grade 21

Mandan, ND

The City of Mandan, North Dakota is currently accepting applications for the position of: 

Project Engineer - Grade 21

Position Details

Salary: Grade 21 - Hiring Range: $31.45 to $39.31/hour (DOE) (Full Range: $31.45 to $47.18/hour)

(Grade 22 with Professional Engineer License - Hiring Range: $34.72 to $43.40/hour (DOE) (Full Range: $34.72 to $52.08/hour)) 

Status: None-exempt/Full-time

Department:  Engineering

Closing Date: October 17, 2021 (Applications will be reviewed after the posting has closed.)

*Applications without a resume will be disqualified.* 

Summary of Position

This position performs engineering and project management duties for a variety of city infrastructure projects.

Major Duties:

  • Assists in the development of construction plans, specifications, and estimates for various street, sidewalk, curb and gutter, water, and sewer projects.
  • Assists in updating City of Mandan construction specifications and details.
  • Conducts inspections and assists in the project management of city infrastructure projects.
  • Updates and maintains geographic information system (GIS) database; collects field data; updates and prepares maps.
  • Reviews and processes right-of-way permit applications; conducts right-of-way inspections.
  • Provides support for the development and implementation of capital improvement project plans for city infrastructure.
  • Provides contractors and the public with record drawing information as well as guidance in interpreting these documents.
  • Manages the data and documents related to the implementation and tracking of special assessment allocations for projects that are completed using the special assessment method.
  • Assists the Public Works Department with infrastructure maintenance or replacement projects.
  • Performs related duties.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in Civil Engineering or a course of study related to the occupational field.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Ability to obtain certification as a Professional Engineer within four years of employment is preferred.


Knowledge Required:

  • Knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of the construction and maintenance of municipal infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of construction project management principles.
  • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
  • Knowledge of GIS management principles.
  • Skill in the development and review of plans and specifications.
  • Skill in the management of construction projects.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.


  • Applicants who are residents of North Dakota and eligible to claim veteran’s preference must include Form DD-214. Claims for disabled veteran’s preferences must also include Form DD-214 and a letter less than one year old from the Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs indicating disability; claims for preference as the eligible spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran must include Form DD-214, a marriage certificate, and a letter less than one year old from Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs indication disability, or the veteran’s death certificate.
  • Applicants who may need additional job information or may require accommodation or assistance with the application or interview process should contact Human Resources at 701-667-3217.
  • Applicants are subject to pre-employment drug testing and background checks. 
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The City of Mandan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.