Project Engineer - Grade 21

Mandan, ND

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

Project Engineer - Grade 21 (Grade 22 with PE)

Position Details

Salary Range: Grade 21 - $32.98 to $41.22/hour (DOE)

With PE Certification: Grade 22 - $36.40 to $45.50/hour (DOE)

Status: Non-Exempt | Full-time

Department:  Engineering

Closing Date: Open until Filled with bi-weekly review dates beginning 08/22/2023

*Applications without a resume will be disqualified. 


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


  • 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.


  • Understands the basic principles of civil engineering practices.
  • Understands the basic principles of the construction and maintenance of municipal infrastructure.
  • Understands the basic principles of construction project management.
  • Understands the basic principles of computers and job-related software programs.
  • Understands the basic principles of GIS management.
  • 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.


  • The work consists of varied project management, engineering, and administrative duties. The unique nature of each construction project contributes to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to support the City Engineer and Assistant City Engineer to manage and oversee city infrastructure capital improvement projects. Success in this position contributes to development of efficient and effective city infrastructure.


  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching. The employee frequently lifts light objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, distinguishes between shades of color, and utilizes the sense of smell.
  • The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to noise and machinery with moving parts.



  • 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 zero to two years.
  • Ability to obtain certification as a Professional Engineer within four years of employment is preferred.


  • 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.