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Governor's Summer Intern - INDOT Capital Program Management

Date Posted:  Jan 25, 2023
Requisition ID:  415888
Location: 

La Porte, IN, US, 46350

 

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

 

At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.

About the Indiana Department of Transportation:

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state’s quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you. 

 

Salary: This position traditionally starts at an hourly rate of $16.24 an hour. Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.

 

Location: This position is located in INDOT La Porte.

About the Job:

This position will serve as a Design Intern for the LaPorte Capital Program Management Division of the Indiana Department of Transportation. The Intern will be responsible for a variety of division projects and support. The objective of the position is to provide a valuable learning experience for the intern, as well as to assist the agency in completing their assignments and responsibilities. The Intern will report to the Design Manager or the Design Team Lead.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Assists in the development of detailed bridge and/or road, traffic, and maintenance plans, specifications, and estimates for a variety of transportation projects prepared within the LaPorte District office; assist design engineers in conducting studies to assess feasibility and soundness of proposed project designs and to recommend changes based on findings regarding roadway and structure improvement type projects
  • Develops preliminary and detailed bridge and roadway drawings using CADD drafting techniques; drawings may include drainage, traffic control, general roadway, structures, rights-of-way, and signals, for example
  • Assists in calculating and summarizing plan quantities, including pavement, earthwork and erosion control quantities, for example
  • Assists in the collection and analyses of field data as necessary
  • Assists with special projects and other duties as assigned

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.
 

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Working towards a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering or related field
  • Relevant work experience preferred
  • Basic knowledge of the mission and role of INDOT
  • Basic understanding of state policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Knowledge of state government structure, administrative procedures, and the legislative process
  • Ability to research, draft, and edit data and reports
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects
  • Ability to operate computer tools
  • Good research and writing skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills suitable for a wide variety of contacts
  • Confidence and ability to learn on the job and adapt quickly to changing circumstances

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

 

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

This seasonal position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period  

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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