Engineering Intern

City of St. Louis Park
5005 Minnetonka Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55426
United States

Government / Civil Service
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From $18.00 To $20.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Intern - Paid
Work Schedule

Primary Objective of Position:
Assist engineering staff in the delivery of public improvement projects and the day to day operations of the engineering department. Must be able to work full time (40 hours/week) from May - September.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Design and Plan Preparation
  • Assist engineering technicians with computations and calculations to design simple to moderately complex public infrastructure improvement projects such as streets, sanitary sewer and storm sewer conveyance systems, storm water detention ponds, water main, sidewalks, and trails
  • Perform quantity take-offs and prepare cost estimates
2. Construction Inspection
  • Perform construction observation in the absence of the engineering technician to ensure construction is consistent with approved plans, specifications and contract requirements
3. Public Involvement and Communication
  • Respond to questions; receive, investigate, and resolve complaints from the public relative to the department operations, construction, or services
4. Project & Contract Management
  • Assist engineering technicians in the measurement and documentation of construction contract quantities
5. Surveying
  • Establish construction limits and set line & grade for various public improvements
  • Complete field surveys using electronic total station equipment
  • Perform level loop surveys to establish and maintain survey bench marks
6. Records Maintenance
  • Perform measurements and develop ties to valves, service connections, and other elements of public improvements projects
  • Transfer as-built information from field plans to permanent original plans
  • Maintain department project files for assigned projects; file and archive all associated paperwork in accordance with the city's records retention schedule
7. Other/General Administration
  • Monitor and verify construction of privately-installed public infrastructure
  • Assist in the inspection of permit conditions for public works permits.
  • Prepare maps and graphic illustrations for use in reports and public presentations
  • Perform other duties as apparent or assigned
• Current student or recent graduate of a 4 year Civil Engineering program or 2 year Civil Technology program
• Valid Minnesota driver's license
• Ability to learn and use principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to municipal infrastructure projects and basic knowledge of the materials, methods, and techniques used in the construction of municipal projects
• Ability to use word processing and spreadsheet software applications
• Ability to use AutoCAD software to prepare simple to moderately complex drawings
• Ability to read and interpret construction plans, specifications, contract documents, technical manuals, legal descriptions, deeds, easements, written reports and correspondence
• Ability to work effectively, verbally, in writing, and electronically with people from all cultures and backgrounds.
• Demonstrated cultural competence and comfort with supporting the city's strategic objectives for advancing racial equity.
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to physically perform essential duties and responsibilities
Ali Timpone
5005 Minnetonka Blvd
Minneapolis MN 55426
United States