Highway Engineering Intern

Application Deadline: 2024-03-04
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Wage: $16 – $18/hr

Purpose of Position
The purpose of this position is to assist the Highway Engineer and Engineer Technician in design and survey of highway and bridge maintenance and construction projects to complement the county traffic system. The work is performed under the supervision of the Highway Engineer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
• Assist the surveyor to layout and inspect maintenance and construction sites using GPS, robotic total station and data collector.
• Assist in the inspection of highway and bridge construction projects.
• Assist Engineer with preparing engineering plans with AutoCAD Civil 3D. To include but not limited to Plan & Profile sheets, Typical Sections, Layout, Cross Sections, Drainage and Miscellaneous details.
• Assist Engineer to generate engineering estimates and calculations.
• Sample aggregates and bituminous materials on county projects for compliance with quality standards.
• Assist and perform construction site surveys and staking.
• Assist Engineer with traffic control plans and infield traffic control such as sign placement, flagging, and road closures.
• Assist Engineer with inspection and documentation of town, city and county bridges.
• Assist Engineer with computing and ordering construction materials supplies for construction projects.
• Inspect and enter data and information into a GIS-based application for the highway asset inventory.

Additional Tasks and Responsibilities

While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.
• Assist with flagging needs for the continued work efforts of the highway department.
• Assist Patrol Superintendents as needed on various maintenance projects.

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

Candidates must be enrolled in a higher education institution with a minimum of one year of schooling and pursuing a degree in Civil, Environmental or Surveying Engineering or other related course of study.

Knowledge of the fundamentals of drafting and surveying is desirable.

Knowledge of construction techniques and materials is desirable.

Valid Wisconsin motor vehicle operator’s license required.



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