Contract Administration/Snow & Ice

Minnesota Department of Transportation
November 26, 2019
Mankato, MN
Job Type


Function (s): Contract Administration

  • Acts as Chief Inspector on complex multi-phase or multi-operational projects, reporting to and working under the general guidance of a project engineer/principal engineer to ensure successful completion of projects.
  • Leads inspection crew on a complex multi-phase or multi-operational project coordinating personnel and work assignments.
  • Directs materials testing and performs occasional sampling and material testing in the field, analyzes test results and assures materials meet MnDOT specifications to secure certification of a construction project and determine the impact of test results and make recommendations related to materials, structural integrity for roadway and/or bridge construction projects.
  • Performs highly complex inspection activities, monitors project progress, and assures all inspected work is accomplished in accordance with contract requirements.
  • Performs complex documentation to record quantity and quality of materials and completes required reports in accordance with contract requirements.
  • A pplies enforcement procedures to the contract for the most complex projects or as referred by the Assistant Chief Inspector to ensure successful completion of projects.
  • Monitors traffic control and encourages safe contractor practices, ensures personal safety is protected and ensures the project is completed to applicable safety practices, rules, and programs.
  • Develops solutions to unforeseen construction problems and/or issues in the field, serves as the contact for field personnel and the primary focal point for contractors and project engineers, communicates relevant information and knows the "go-to" people in all areas of MnDOT for help in resolving problems in the field.
  • Directs, trains, or performs the measuring, completing, documenting and entering the required project documentation into AASHTOWare.
  • Generates vouchers from the field and processes and distributes to Finance and the Contract Project Engineer in order to pay the contractor and/or to track payments.
  • Coordinates construction inspection supplies and equipment to ensure needed supplies and equipment are available when needed.
  • Directs the activities of bituminous and concrete Plant Inspectors to ensure materials meet specifications and requirements.

Function (s): Snow and Ice

  • Maintains roadways for snow and ice control
  • Prepares and inspects winter equipment
  • Performs winter stockpile setup and transfer of anti-icing and de-icing chemicals

Minimum Qualifications

  • A valid Class B Commercial Driver's License with tanker endorsement and no air brake restrictions

The level of experience to perform this job at the Transportation Specialist level can be achieved with:

  • Four (4) years of experience performing Contract Administration (roadway and/or bridge construction) activities or related activities;
  • Note: A Two year Civil or Construction Technology Degree or the following four year degrees: Architectural, Civil or Mechanical Engineering; Land Surveying / Geomatics; or equivalent may substitute for one year of experience. (In order for education coursework to be considered in lieu of work experience you must submit a copy of your transcripts).
  • Working knowledge of English sufficient to read, write, speak and understand oral and written information; communicate with employees and the general public in-person or via two-way radio and other electronic devices; and to maintain routine written logs and simple records.


  • The following technical certifications:
    • Level 1 & 2 Bituminous Street
    • Level 1 Bituminous Plant
    • Level 1 & 2 Concrete Field
    • Level 1 Concrete Plant
    • Level 1 & 2 Grading and Base
    • Level 1 & 2 Bridge Construction Inspection

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