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Summer Civil Engineering Internship Program


Name: ______________________________Social Security #_______________________

Perm. Address: ______________________ City, State, Zip: _______________________

School Address: _____________________ City, State, Zip: _______________________

Email Address: ___________________________________________________________

Anticipated Date of Graduation: ____________________________________________

Positions Available for Summer 2005

Please indicate your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice for positions.

Positions Located In Topeka Headquarters & Topeka Area (Number of Positions Available)

_____  Traffic Engineering  (1)

This position will help with Road Safety Audits (countywide traffic studies) in the field and some office work.

_____  Traffic Signing  (1)

Respond to the public, local governments and KDOT personnel regarding permanent signing issues.  This will involve using MS Word to write letters and memos, and talking on the phone.  Investigate requests regarding permanent signing including some field trips.  Use MicroStation (CADD) to sketch simple permanent signing layouts for signing projects.

_____  Corridor Management  (2)

This position will be working with Access Management Review.  You will be collecting GPS data and analyzing in the office.  (80% in the office and 20% in the field.)

_____  Road Design  (5)

The interns will be used in the design squads to help prepare road projects for highway construction.  The work may include some or all of the following: operation of a CADD workstation, assisting in developing engineering drawings and notes, checking horizontal and vertical alignments and other geometric elements, preparing spreadsheets, checking/calculating quantities of bid items for construction letting, and general project document management.

_____  Transportation Planning  (1)

The duties for the summer interns include traffic forecasting, which consists of gathering data, compiling and analyzing socioeconomic and demographic data for the statewide long range transportation plan, assisting in the development of travel demand models, assisting in the rail plan update, and evaluating accuracy of prior years traffic forecasts.

_____  Soils/Foundations Unit - Geotechnical

The summer engineering intern will mentor under the Soils Engineers learning drilling and sampling techniques, laboratory testing procedures, rudimentary analyses of field and laboratory data, and eventually performing simple projects under the supervision of an engineer.  Up to 30 percent overnight travel will be required, but travel and perdiem are paid.

_____  Pavement Section

The responsibilities of the Pavement Section include evaluating the functional and structural conditions of pavements and the design of new and rehabilitated pavement structures.  Additional responsibilities include conducting subgrade investigations.

The summer engineering intern can be expected to assist in performing pavement condition surveys, coring of pavements, obtaining subgrade samples, and performing insitu tests.  Depending on experience and education, the intern may assist in the compilation of data, perform calculations, make analysis, and write reports.  Typical projects in the past have included mapping high steel in concrete pavement, detect and measure voids under PCCP, evaluate subgrade and base layers using the Dynamic Cone Penetrometer, and video record the conditions of drain outlets and edge drains.

______  Materials Test Unit  (1)

Interns in the Materials Test Unit may use new test methods and equipment to determine their effectiveness in the testing of materials.  They may also use state of the art computerized test equipment to test materials.  They may use databases and spreadsheets to statistically analyze test data and assist in writing reports concerning investigations of materials and test methods.

_____  Materials Research Development Unit   (1)

The CE-Intern in this position will be assigned to work primarily with the Research Development Engineer but may be assigned to other sections for short duration assignments depending on work load.  The person should expect to work in office, laboratory and field settings during the summer helping with a variety of on going investigations of new materials and procedures used in highways and bridges.  Travel away from Topeka and occasional over night stays away from Topeka may be required.  Current projects include: pavement and concrete bridge decks temperature studies with remote read sensors (i-buttons); self-compacting concrete for use in prestressed concrete beams, fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) for use in bridge decks and portable temporary structures, and use of special admixtures (silica fume, slag, fly ash, etc.) in concrete bridge decks.

_____  Materials and Research:  Advanced Technology Research Section   (1)

The CE-Intern in this position will be assigned to work primarily with the Advanced Technology Research Engineer but may be assigned to other sections for short duration             assignments depending on work load.  The person should expect to work in office, laboratory and field settings during the summer helping with a variety of on going investigations of new technologies.  Travel away from Topeka and occasional over night stays away from Topeka may be required.  Current projects include:  magnetic tomography to assess tie bar and dowel placement accuracy in concrete pavements, development of a 3D spatial model using GPS data, development of the Laboratory Information System-a data warehouse for all MRC base level testing data, automated traveler notification of expected delay during pilot car operations, and automated small vehicle transit for a university campus.

_____ Kansas City Regional Lab   (1)

This position is located in Kansas City and the work involves traveling to various vendors through the Kansas City area to inspect items, collect samples, and write inspection reports.  Some occasional overnight travel might be required.  Applicant must be able to work in unpleasant environments involving extreme heat, dirt, dust, rain, loud noises, and hazardous equipment or objects.  You must be able to lift a concrete cylinder (approx. 30 lbs.)

Field Construction

# of Positions

Job Description

District One

_____  Seneca 1 US-75 re-alignment
_____  Horton 2 1 – Assisting with all aspects of inspecting, including reading plans & interpreting specifications for the US 59 Stranger Creek bridge replacement.
    1 – Working on the US-36 project at Wathena on concrete paving operations including concrete paving, dowel bar insertions, patching and asphalt overlay operations.
_____  Emporia 2 Reconstruction of I-35 in Osage and Coffey Counties
_____  Bonner Springs 2 Working on the I-635 project from State Ave to MO/KS line on bridges, concrete pavement, earthwork & traffic control.
_____  Olathe 1 Working on the I-35 & 87th Street project on bridges, concrete pavement & traffic control.
_____  Wamego 4 1 - The K-18/K-113 project which will involve bridge construction and earthwork.
    1 – The Randolph bridge project on K-16 over Tuttle Creek Lake.  Will assist with inspection of fatigue repair,pier repair and finger joint replacement.
    2 – The cold recycle project from Randolph to Marysville assisting in all of the different inspection duties.

District Two

_____  Marion 1 Assisting with processing and performing tests, taking
_____  Salina 1 tickets, inspection work on concrete and asphalt paving
_____  Junction City 2 projects, bridge and culvert projects.

District Three

_____  Hays 1 Assist an engineer/technician with the inspection of
_____  Phillipsburg 2 materials and construction operations in order to insure
_____  Oakley 1 compliance with plans and specifications.  This will require some understanding of the plans and specifications

District Four

_____  Pittsburg 2 Job duties will be general construction inspection and materials testing
_____  Iola 2 on road and bridge projects. Other duties such as performing calculations,
_____  Independence 2 design, drafting, reporting, etc., may be assigned depending upon the
_____  Garnett 2 person’s experience and capabilities

District Five

_____  El Dorado 1 Bridge & asphalt construction, and concrete roadway repair.
_____  Winfield 2 Bridge & asphalt construction, and concrete roadway repair.
_____  Wichita Hillside 1 Major mod construction (I-135 with Duit).
_____  Wichita West 1 1Rs and bridge repairs.
_____  Pratt 1  
_____  Great Bend 1  
_____  Hutchinson 1  

District Six

_____  Dodge City 1 Project inspection
_____  Garden City 2 Project inspection on major mod highway work.
_____  Liberal 2 Project inspection on major mod highway work.

Do you have relatives working at KDOT?  If so, whom_________________________________                                                                   location ________________________________________

Have you ever been convicted of a felony?                    Yes                  No

I affirm that the facts set forth above in my application for employment are true, correct and complete to the best of my knowledge.  I understand that I may be required to submit information not requested on this application form; that the employing agency may verify any information provided by me in the employment process; and that incomplete information or omission of my signature is just cause for rejection of my application.

I also understand that any omission of information or erroneous information provided in any part of the employment process, would be sufficient cause for discharge.

_______________________________________                  ______________________________

                        Signature of Applicant                                                   Date

Please make certain that you return the following:

            1.  Application

            2.  Certification of Enrollment in a Civil Engineering Program

            3.  Resume

            4.  Transcript (can be an unofficial copy)

Please return to the following address:

            Ruth Marstall, Engineering Recruiter

            Kansas Department of Transportation

            700 SW Harrison, 1st Floor Tower

            Topeka, KS 66603-3754

If you have questions, please contact me at 785-296-3721 or email me at recruit@ksdot.org.

Applicant Data Survey (Confidential & Optional)

Qualified applicants are considered for all positions, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or handicap.  As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer we comply with government regulations and affirmative action responsibilities.

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