College Internship (Paid) - Construction/Planning & Engineering

Location: Bowling Green, OH (43403)
Company: Department of Administrative Services, State of Ohio
Industry: Construction
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 57 days ago
Who We Are: The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) oversees building and maintaining the nation's 5th largest interstate system and the 2nd largest number of bridges. We take pride in providing safe and efficient roadways for the people of Ohio and to the people traveling within our great state.

And in order to achieve that, we do A LOT! From Planning, Engineering, Construction to Law, HR, Communications, IT and everything in between, ODOT has a career for just about everyone. ODOTers are hardworking, passionate, and dedicated to public service. We strive to achieve our agency's vision every day: To be a long term, reliable, professional, and highly productive organization.

ODOT's Mission Statement: To provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place. We will:. Take care of what we have. Make our system work better. Improve safety.

Enhance capacity Benefits to You:. PAID Internship with the rate is based on your rank in school. Flexible hours based around your school schedule. Real world experience.

Our interns work year round and are eligible to participate in the intern program long as they are enrolled in an accredited college or university and are in good academic standing. The opportunity to work on an important mission We are seeking college Civil Engineering, Construction Management or Construction Engineering Technology students to apply for college intern positions for the following semesters: Spring 2023 and Summer 2023. These are 40 hr/week positions for the full semester.

This is a temporary position involving various duties that will either supplement the student's major field of study and/or provide experience that is a useful addition to the student's education and meaningful preparation for future professional employment. In Construction, the student will receive training in proper procedures for inspection of work being done by contractors (eg widening & resurfacing projects, hazard elimination (safety upgrading), signing, guardrail, intersections, drainage facilities, forms & reinforcing steel; concrete placement on structures, flexible & rigid pavement; assist in bituminous plants, perform test on concrete & soil; assists in surveying, etc. In Planning, works under supervision & training, assists with a variety of planning activities involving traffic engineering studies (eg, prepares & reviews information on highway safety & speed zones; operates state vehicle to travel to various sites to conduct traffic counts; collects & reviews field data; verifies sign locations & pavement marking locations; photographs site of proposed projects; researches & analyzes accidents & traffic signal warrants).

Becomes familiar with PC based & mainframe CADD systems, Microstation, & various software packages used by the District, in collection of traffic engineering data & the preparation of highway plans. In Design, student will serve as an understudy or assistant on small projects, receives training on procedures & performs specific technical tasks as assigned (eg, operates a PC & CADD (Microstation) system & can perform duties on them independently as well as call up, work with & insert files; copy, update & revise existing drawings on the CADD database; create new drawings into the CADD database using sketches &/or ports of preexisting drawings, some of which may be on CADD already), performs calculations. Assists with engineering studies & preliminary engineering.

Use CADD applications within the District Office assisting in the development of highway reconstruction plans: a) plan & profile sheets of existing & proposed roadway improvements; b) highway & bridge related detail drawings; c) tables, summaries & general notes; d) mapping existing & proposed routes; e) finalization of plan sheets in reproducible form (plotting). In Survey, under supervision & training, operates survey measuring devices (ie, rod & prism) & instruments (eg, transit, digital level; Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver, total station, data collector) in order to obtain survey data & calculate precise measurements (eg, elevations, horizontal coordinates).Utilizes personal computer and various software packages used by the District, ( eg, microstation, GPS) in the archiving of survey data.

Operates state vehicle to travel to & from survey sites; clears brush & foliage from line of survey; locates &/or sets monuments, pins or stones; marks survey points for identification; takes field notes on topographic sketches; sets up traffic control (eg, signs, cones); flags traffic through survey area. In Test Lab, assists with general tasks associated with the District 2 Test Lab, Asphalt section (eg, uses personal computer (PC) & software (eg, Microsoft (MS) Word, Excel) to assist in information searches & in collecting, processing & analyzing data; receives training on procedures & performs simple tests in test lab: operates state vehicle to travel to project sites &/or retrieve field samples for coring operations). Performs miscellaneous duties to facilitate the operational efficiency of the work unit (eg, researches plans & records; maintains accurate date of work performed; organizes materials & compiles information to assist in report preparation; attends meetings & training).

Applicant MUST be enrolled in a college or university and in good academic standing. Preferred majors: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology. Must show proof of valid Driver's License in order to operate state vehicles