County Engineer

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Big Stone County
Big Stone County received its name from Big Stone Lake. The name was a translation of a Sioux name for the outcrops of granite and gneiss found in the Minnesota Valley not far away. Big Stone County is situated on the western border of the State almost midway between the north and south boundaries. It has Traverse County and a part of Stevens County on the north, Stevens and Swift Counties on the east, Lac qui Parle County and the Minnesota River on the south, and the Minnesota River, Big Stone Lake and the State of South Dakota on the west. The county has a total area of 522 square miles of which 31 are water.


The County Engineer for Big Stone County assists in providing leadership and direction related to operations and services within the County. Oversee the construction and maintenance of county infrastructure such as roads, bridges, utilities, and signs as well as county drainage inspection. This is a non-union position.

The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.

  • Oversight of construction, design and funding of highway and bridge projects.
  • Develop and maintain 5 and 10 year plans
  • Coordinate with Engineering Technicians to inspect and enter bridge ratings
  • Collaborate with MNDOT
  • Coordinate with management and inspection of County’s legal drainage system
  • Serve as Project Manager
  • Maintain and enter road segments online in the State Aid Needs program
  • Provide council to landowners or township officials regarding drainage or road maintenance/construction issues.
  • Serves as Department Head


Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and four or more years directly related professional experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

A current Professional Engineering Minnesota License, or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire, and a valid MN Driver’s License are required. Must satisfy continuing education requirements to maintain license.


Excellent benefits package available that can result in $1145/month of added income

Job Details

Posted Date
September 6, 2022
, MN
Pay Range
$95,000 - $120,000
Expiration Date
October 1, 2022