The Village of Hoffman Estates engineering internship provides students with real-life experience in the daily tasks of a field Civil Engineer. It is an opportunity for students to apply classroom learning in the field. During the internship, interns will be instructed and supervised by experienced civil engineers. Interns will become familiar with the basic concepts of fieldwork required with an annual municipal street project.
In addition to using basic civil engineering skills, interns will obtain practical experience that can be applied to any facet of engineering. The internship provides an opportunity for engineering candidates to practice their skills and build confidence as they prepare themselves for the work force.
While interning you will provide assistance to the Senior Project Manager and project team in all aspects of street and road construction of Village projects. Tasks include construction staking, layout, surveying, documentation, and other field or office duties as assigned.
HOURS AND SCHEDULE
40 hours per week.
Typically 8 hours per day between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
(7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. preferred)
Approx 8 - 12 weeks depending on student availability
$12 to $15 perhour depending upon experience / qualifications
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide construction observation, surveying, inspection, and other related services for Village street construction projects to ensure contractor compliance with plans and specifications.
Respond to inquires relative to engineering concerns or procedures for specific assigned projects.
Learn to interpret engineering plans, project specifications, and related documents.
Assists the Transportation and Engineering Division with other tasks as needed.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND COMPUTER SKILLS
Two or more years of college coursework in related civil engineering, construction management, or related field of study.
Knowledge of survey principles or successful completion of a survey course preferred.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office required. Knowledge of with AutoCAD and ArcGIS a plus.
Must hold a valid Driver’s License.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The required competencies listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for successful job performance.
Ability to interpret engineering plans and documents.
Ability to learn construction processes, project specifications and requirements.
Ability to work as part of a team to complete assigned tasks.
Must possess a basic understanding of or have the ability to learn civil engineering principles related to street and road design and construction.
Strong analytical, conceptual, communication and organizational skills.
Field work may require some lifting up to 50 pounds.
Candidates chosen for the internship will need to successfully complete a Village paid background investigation and drug screen/physical prior to starting internship.
About Village of Hoffman Estates
Make a Difference in Local Government - Make a Difference in Hoffman Estates!
With a population approaching 55,000, Hoffman Estates is vivid example of a community that works to provide an excellent quality-of-life for all. The mission of the Village of Hoffman Estates is to continually improve the quality of life for our residents and business community by providing responsive and efficient municipal services. Our location, 30 miles west of Chicago, provides excellent access to all major attractions within the Chicagoland area and the Midwest. With an expanding population base in the region, the Village of Hoffman Estates is poised for future growth, both commercially and residentially.