• 10-Jul-2020 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Transportation
  • Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Full Time


We're hiring a construction administrator to join our Transportation and Public Works teams to bolster our growing construction inspection, management, and administration services. We're accepting applications for the next few weeks with a start date by mid-August.

We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply. Why? Empathetically, we care about what is right. We treat people fairly, in and out of our organization. We want to grow by utilizing the strengths of current and future ISGers. Additionally, we know that our clients are changing, so let's change with them to more competitively serve them.

ABOUT THE JOB: Our Transportation and Public Works teams serve MnDOT, County, and City clients throughout Minnesota and are comprised of folks in our Bloomington, Minneapolis-West, and Mankato offices. We are a full-service, multi-disciplinary team, who perform award winning work in planning, design, survey, and construction.

Our Transportation Group Leader is Darwin Yasis, who brings over 25 years of experience in the Minnesota transportation industry, including time as the Statewide Geometric Engineer. You will also work with Patrick Levine and Reese Sudtelgte. Patrick has a superior knowledge of standards and exceptional customer service, allowing him to thrive while working on multi-year MnDOT construction projects. Reese leads many fun and challenging state-aid projects with some of our most loyal municipal partners. As a construction administrator, you'll work closely with them and other talented professionals.

Our Transportation & Public Works construction administrators are responsible for the following:

  • Management of MnDOT, County, and City transportation construction projects.
  • Conduct professional meetings including pre-construction, public information and weekly construction meetings.
  • Perform civil engineering calculations; prepare engineering plans, designs & reports and construction oversight including inspection when needed.
  • Serve as a liaison with clients, government and regulatory authorities and contractors.
  • Deliver project documents within prescribed budgetary and time constrains while satisfying client requirements.
  • Develop and enhance client relationships and business growth.
  • Prioritize overall project management and ensure successful project delivery.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentoring of project team members including other engineers and technical support staff.
  • Assist with functional and detailed design of transportation and municipal infrastructure projects when in the office.
  • Contract administration of municipal projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

As a member of the ISG team, you will continue to grow in your career. You'll learn from us and we'll learn from you. You'll have the freedom and autonomy to do your best work with plenty of support along the way.

Here are some projects we've worked on recently that might give you a better sense of what you'll be doing day to day:

  • SP 2001-42 USH 14 Expansion Design-Build Construction Contract Inspection
  • MnDOT Inspections Staff Augmentation
    • SP 5203-104 TH 14
    • SP 8309-52 TH 60
    • SP 8302-38 TH 4
  • West Bridge Street Reconstruction & Roundabout Inspection Owatonna, MN
  • SAP 066-601-020 CSAH 1 Improvements Rice County, MN


ABOUT YOU: We're looking for someone with strong public infrastructure construction administration experience. You should be well-versed in MnDOT construction and design standards and local, state, and federal government project delivery processes. MnDOT construction administration experience, is a plus but not a requirement. Solid fundamentals with software development, systems, troubleshooting, and teamwork pave the way.

You might have a Bachelor's or Associate's degree in Civil Engineering. You might not. What we need is someone with the experience to lead self-directed work independently, with minimal supervision. We want you to build the team around you by sharing your knowledge and experience with others. We want someone who is highly sought after by our clients to administer their construction projects. A strong track record of recent past projects with good references speaks volumes.

This is primarily a field-work position. Travel to job sites will be required, therefore, a valid driver's license with a good driving record is necessary. Your home office can be any of our Minnesota locations. Proximity to many future project sites is a benefit to you, us, and our partners. Our construction vehicles are mobile offices. Even while in the field, construction administrators have access to technology and experts.

Winter is coming, so experience with GEOPAK and MicroStation can help fill your time when it's not construction season. The ability to design staging and maintenance of traffic with designers and review plans for constructability is a plus. We don't hire construction staff with the intention to lay them off over winter, they are a crucial part of our team at ISG. That said, we are seeking someone who is very adaptable and willing to take on tasks that may be outside their comfort zone.

ABOUT THE BENEFITS: ISG pays very competitively in order to attract the top talent for our team and partners. We think it's worth it if we find ways to pay for ourselves. 

Benefits at ISG are all about helping you lead a healthy life outside of work. While we all know we can't control construction schedules and that there are two seasons in the upper-Midwest (winter and construction), we don't micromanage your productivity once our construction responsibilities are fulfilled. Quality time to focus on work starts with quality time to think, exercise, cook a meal, be active, be with family -- time to yourself. 

Full-time employees here at ISG get to be a part of such a firm, thanks largely to the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). We are 100% owned by our employees! Through broader ownership, and the ability to be directly connected to performance, our culture of accountability and opportunism is amplified. Put simply, everyone works hard = everyone benefits, not just an elite group.

MORE ABOUT US: We are focused on strengths, using those talents to guide personal development and team collaboration. We are involved in our communities and manage through empowerment. Firm growth is a direct reflection of the dedication, ingenuity, and hard work each ISG owner brings to the office and field every day.

ISG's growth and sustainability are based on the unwavering belief that we need to grow for the betterment of our people and firm. We are entrepreneurial. We believe in having the right people on board and being disciplined during good times and when faced with new challenges. And most importantly, we foster growth through positive mentorship and progressive ideas that lead to strategic, contextual based decisions. We believe that this unwavering commitment to our culture, clients, and dynamic qualities translates to better services for our partners, and that it will continue to guide ISG's future.

Clients will follow talent, and talent fuels our growth. While capacity is always an issue for a growing firm, ISG has managed to maintain a high-caliber professional team with standards that go well beyond the norm. This commitment to cultivating top talent and refusal to accept mediocrity has been instilled in our culture and yields clients who are loyal to the ISG experience.

ISG's ESOP structure is more than just a monetary transaction or retirement benefit. Ideas are not generated in board rooms, but by talented professionals at every level. Mentorship is natural and consistent versus scripted. There's a culture of support and a fierce drive for growth instead of secrets and rank. We are better together, all forging ahead in the same direction. Our All-In mentality goes beyond a marketing statement or firm mantra as it sums up the employee owner, entrepreneurial environment that puts clients and solutions first.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send an application that speaks directly to this position. Show us your role in ISG's future and ISG's role in yours. Address some of the work we do. Tell us about how you like to provide unexpected value to your partners so they keep seeking your services year after year.

Although a cover letter is important, there's no benefit to writing a novel. Keep it sharp, short, and get across what matters to you. We value great communicators, so take your time with the application. We're giving you our full attention.

If your response aligns with the role, we will contact you for an interview. Our interviews are typically 30 to 60 minutes, can be remote, and on your schedule. We'll talk through your experience, your ideas for growing your team, and some of ours. We aim to make an offer by early August with a start date in mid-August.

We look forward to hearing from you! 

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