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Engineer I - III (Foundation Engineer)(Job Id 21581)

*** $2,500 Hiring Incentive! ***
Current Department of Transportation Employees do NOT qualify for Hiring Incentive

Job ID: 21581 (Two positions)
Agency: Department of Transportation / Division of Planning and Engineering / Office of Materials and Surfacing
Location: Pierre
Salary: $28.40 - $35.80 per hour, depending on experience
Pay Grade: E1 - E3
Closing Date: 02/09/2023

This is a full-time position with the Department of Transportation. For more information on the Department of Transportation, please visit

The Foundation Engineers are responsible for providing geotechnical recommendations to designers for projects throughout the state to include bridges, buildings, retaining walls, traffic signals, and roadway lighting. They also provide technical assistance to field engineers during construction of driven piling, drilled shafts, spread footings, and retaining walls.
Work is normally in an office environment with eight-hour work days.
Travel is required for site inspections and construction support. Statewide overnight travel with drill crews will be required for the first several months to obtain a working knowledge of subsurface exploration methods and techniques.

Licenses and Certifications:
  • Applicant should possess or be eligible to obtain an FE or PE license.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Only applicants with a bachelor's degree in civil or geological engineering or a related engineering field will be considered.
Knowledge of:
  • geotechnical engineering principles (soil mechanics, groundwater, etc.);
  • South Dakota geology;
  • computers and computer systems.
Skill to:
  • communicate effectively;
  • manage multiple projects concurrently.
Ability to:
  • effectively plan, prioritize, and organize work to meet schedules and deadlines;
  • prepare, interpret, and use engineering plans, maps, specifications, and technical reports;
  • provide work direction;
  • work outdoors in all weather conditions.

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This position is eligible for Veterans’ Preference per ARSD 55:10:02:08

The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus eleven paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

You must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email:
An Equal Opportunity Employer