Title:  Project Engineer


Requisition Id: 1505 

This position is eligible for the Referral Incentives Program.  

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education 

Salary Grade: S11 

Job Location:  Conservation Headquarters (JEFFE1) - Hybrid remote work may be an option once the probation period is successfully completed. 

Closing Date: December 31, 2022 or until filled 


If selected for an interview, you will be notified as to whether your interview will be held in person or by phone.  If it is in person, we ask that you follow CDC and DHSS guidelines. A mask and hand sanitizer will be available upon your arrival to our facility. 


To learn more about the job, feel free to contact the hiring supervisor- Linda K Logan at Linda.Logan@mdc.mo.gov or at 573 5224115x3733.  


The Project Engineer is responsible for provide professional engineering services related to the Department of Conservations infrastructure. 


Benefits Include: Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays, Health insurance, Flexible schedule, Employment development and training, Clothing allowance, State retirement plan, Employee Credit Union, Deferred compensation saving and investment plan, Tuition reimbursement, Cafeteria program, Paid life insurance, Paid accidental death and dismemberment insurance, Employee wellness and assistance programs, State Discounts.

Essential Job Duties

  • Collaborate on multiple projects, providing engineering expertise and schedule adherence.
  • Design various types of structures.
  • Prepare plans and specifications, permit applications, contracts, estimates, etc.
  • Oversee design modifications/adjustments, material substitutions, or design changes due to unforeseen conditions that arise during construction.
  • Attend various meetings.
  • Work with design technicians, and hire/supervise consultants.
  • Act as a subject matter and building code expert to field staff.
  • Assist construction maintenance superintendents and their staff, as requested.
  • Develop scopes of work and prepare and negotiate contracts.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies, quality control, and business standards.

Ancillary Job Duties

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, or related field.
  • Four (4) years of relevant professional experience.
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Missouri (or ability to obtain certification within the first year of employment).
  • Must maintain a current, valid driver’s license.
  • Site, transportation, hydraulic, hydrologic and structural design experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge to prepare technical specifications.
  • Ability to communicate and negotiate between engineers, contractors and contract superintendents.
  • Ability to define a problem, analyze relevant information, and develop solutions and solve problems.
  • Ability to maintain focus and intensity, and remain optimistic and persistent even under adversity.
  • Ability to develop and sustain cooperative working relationships with Department personnel, consulting engineers, geologist, planners and the general public.
  • Ability to develop new insights into situations and apply innovative solutions that make improvements.
  • Ability to make timely and effective decisions with available information or knowledge within own span of authority.
  • Ability to establish comprehensive and realistic plans of action to accomplish activities and evaluate progress.
  • Knowledge to prepare technical engineering reports, construction bid documents and cost estimates
  • Ability to use standard business software (spreadsheet and word processing) and civil design software (AutoCAD Civil 3D and Revit, Hydrology and Structural Programs).

Work Environment

  • Work is performed in a standard office environment.

Physical Abilities

  • Remain in a stationary position 70% or more of the time.
  • Operate a computer and other office productivity machinery.
  • Frequently communicate and exchange accurate information.
  • Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less.
  • Regularly lift up to 5 pounds, correctly lift up to 10 pounds.
  • Concentrated attention is required at all times.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; an employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required.  The Missouri Department of Conservation reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.  Management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, functions, and requirements.

Exemption Status/Special Notes

This position has been determined to be Exempt according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Employees must agree to accept compensatory time in lieu of cash payments in accordance with the Department's Compensatory Time Off and Overtime Policy. 

MDC promotes a Tobacco-Free (smoke and smokeless) working environment.

The Department of Conservation will only hire United States citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States.  All new employees will be required to complete an "Employment Eligibility Verification" (Form I-9) and produce requested documentation after employment.

Candidates seeking initial employment or re-employment must submit to a drug screen following offer of employment.

All persons employed with the state of Missouri shall file all state income tax forms and pay all state income taxes owed.

Nearest Major Market: Jefferson City
Nearest Secondary Market: Columbia Missouri