- 27-Apr-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
- University City, MO, USA
- Part Time
PURPOSE OF POSITION
Two part-time intern positions within the Engineering Division with flexible work schedule up to 40 hours per week. Under general supervision, Interns perform basic field and office duties in support of construction management, civil or traffic engineering functions and activities, and will perform related work as assigned.
Under close supervision, incumbents perform basic drafting, calculations, field measurements, data collection, maintain records, and prepare correspondence and simple written reports, narrative and quantitative studies to support inspection, construction management, design, infrastructure rating, and traffic engineering activities.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
Construction and permit inspections for roadway, sidewalk, traffic signal and other projects. Field surveys of City sidewalks and other infrastructure to determine necessary repairs. Performs technical field investigations, follows up on specific complaints and makes recommendations for resolution to ensure compliance with all relevant codes, ordinances and laws, department regulations and established technical standards. Maintains accurate records and files; may perform standard office support duties such as answering the telephone, preparing basic reports, and operating standard office equipment. Enters field notes into a personal or on-line computer or transfers to standard records and logs; makes basic engineering and/or statistical calculations. Takes field measurements and performs basic field inspection work. Tracks and documents construction project quantities on routine public works and municipal parks projects. Prepares project specifications, estimates, contract forms, and tables based on instruction from senior staff. Performs basic mapping and drafting assignments; posts information to existing drawings, duplicates drawings, checks plans, and maintains files of drawings and specifications. Makes basic vehicle and pedestrian counts and takes field measurements as assigned; may conduct parking surveys. Coordinates and follows through on inspections and utility restoration work in the City right-of-way in consultation with senior staff. Performs related work as required.
DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Demonstration of professional skill in problem solving, quantitative and statistical
analysis, research and evaluation, and creative writing.
Ability to make accurate mathematic calculations.
Ability to understand right-of-way policy, construction drawings, and specifications.
Ability to focus on multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers,
contractors and the public.
Ability to effectively express ideas and facts with precision in writing and orally.
Ability to analyze and present data, information and ideas and create reports.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Civil or architectural engineering students who have completed their sophomore year in
college; or high school degree or equivalent with some college coursework and related
experience in construction management or related technical science field.
Prior experience in pavement material testing and field inspections of public works and
parks projects, construction administration, bidding, and estimating is desired.
Proficiency with computers, including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel and
comparable software programs. AutoCAD experience is desired.
Demonstrated writing, analytical, narrative and quantitative skills.
Must be physically able to complete outdoor fieldwork assignments and willing to work
outdoors in all weather conditions.
A valid Driver's License.