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Summer Civil Engineering Internship Program
Application



Name: ______________________________Social Security #_______________________

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

School Address: _____________________ City, State, Zip: _______________________

Email Address: ___________________________________________________________

Anticipated Date of Graduation: ____________________________________________

Positions Available for Summer 2006

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

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

_____  Traffic Engineering  (2)

Engineering students in Traffic Engineering will obtain experience in all three Sections of the Bureau (Traffic, Signing and Corridor management). They will conduct minor traffic studies under the direction/supervision of an Engineer as well as assist an Engineer with conducting one or more Road   Safety Audits (county wide traffic studies). They will also analyze crash data and draw collision diagrams when necessary. The students receive experience in minor permanent signing projects as well as reviewing/designing temporary traffic control plans. The students will also learn about the process of requesting access on to the State Highway System as well as have some involvement in corridor management studies. The students will attend a wide variety of meetings and field reviews that may require overnight lodging.

_____  Road Design  (4)

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.

_____  Bridge Management/Bridge Inspection  (1)

The summer intern in Bridge Management will mainly be in the field assisting with the completion of bridge inspections (all types, both routine to special).  Some assistance in the completion of statewide vertical clearance measurements and the inspection of light towers and sign trusses will be included. This will require some overnight travel and overtime. A large portion of the time will be spent on long days in the Kansas City Area completing this field work.

_____  Road Design  (4)

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.

_____  Local Projects (1)

The summer intern for the Bureau of Local Projects (BLP) would be assisting bureau staff, who have the responsibility to administer the city and county Federal-aid Preconstruction Program, Traffic Engineering Assistance Program (TEAP), and Bridge Inspection Program for city and county bridges. Providing assistance to staff may include field and office reviews of city and county construction project plans prior to being let, reviewing TEAP studies and following up on completed TEAP projects, review of bridge inspection data, right of way documentation compliance reviews, etc.

_____  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: self-compacting concrete for use in prestressed concrete beams, fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) for use in bridge decks and portable temporary structures, adaptation of the standard ASTM T-277 test for use in QC/QA specifications and investigation of the permeability and other properties of special admixtures (silica fume, slag, fly ash, etc.) when used in bridge deck concrete..

_____  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, Wireless communications (WiFi) at rest stops and within a laboratory setting and automated small vehicle transit for a university campus.

_____ Kansas City Regional Lab   (1)

The intern would be testing epoxy coated bars several times each week in Kansas City. The intern would also do some local inspections on materials or fabricated items that are used in roads and bridges. Some yard work or building maintenance may be required as needed. Reports will be written on a computer. The intern will be given an opportunity to travel out of state to see bridge fabrication in a shop. The person chosen will also get to see a prestressed concrete company in operation. The office location is: 21416 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Shawnee, KS 66218 on the west side of Kansas City. Interested applicants may contact: Frank Britt, Regional Materials Engineer at 913-441-0346.

Field Construction

# of Positions

Job Description

District One

   
_____ Emporia 1 General inspection on I-35 projects and developing 402’s for future projects.
_____ 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 3 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.
_____  Topeka_Gage 1 Bridge and interchange construction (US-75/Harrah’s interchange). Bridge river crossing construction (K4/Delaware river). Miscellaneous asphalt overlay construction.
     

District Two

   
_____  Salina 1 Assisting with processing and performing tests, taking
_____  Junction City 2 tickets, inspection work on concrete and asphalt paving 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
_____  Atwood 2 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.
_____  Wichita Hillside 1 Major mod construction (I-135 with Duit).
_____  Wichita West 1 1Rs and bridge repairs.
_____  Pratt 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.
                                                                                                                                                              

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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:

            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


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.

This information is requested to assist our affirmative action efforts.  This information will be treated as confidential.  You are not required to furnish this information, although your doing so will be helpful in assembling data.  Failure to provide this information will not jeopardize or adversely affect any consideration you may receive for employment.

In order to help us comply with government record keeping, reporting and other legal requirements, please fill out the data record below.  (This data will be kept in a confidential file.)

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Kansas Department of Transportation
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Certification of Enrollment in an ABET Accredited
Civil Engineering Program


This notice will serve as certification that ___________________________is currently
(Name of Student)

enrolled in the Civil Engineering or Construction Engineering Program at

____________________________________________________________________ .
(Name of School)


In the Fall 2006 semester, this student will be entering his/her:

_____Sophomore Year _____Junior Year _____Senior Year


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(Student Signature) (Date)

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(Civil Engineering Dept. Chairman’s Signature) (Date)

This form must be completed and returned with the Kansas Department of Transportation Employment Application.