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CITY OF AMES Civil and Construction Engineering Co-op in Ames, Iowa

SALARY:$17.48 - $23.89 HourlyiOPENING DATE:i11/15/22iCLOSING DATE:i01/13/23i12:00 PMiGENERAL INFORMATION:The Engineering Division of the City of Ames Public Works Department is seeking motivated and creative students for full time internship positions for the 2023 construction season (May through December 2023). Under the direction of the Civil Engineer I, support and assist in project management, surveying, and inspection of all phases of construction projects.This temporary position works full-time May 15, 2023 through December 15, 2023. Normal working hours are Monday through Friday between 7:00am-3:30pm. Some events will require weekend or evening work hours.Must be willing to work long hours and Saturdays as needed. Work shirts and work boots provided. Full-time student status is maintained throughout the co-op. Co-ops working over 40 hours in a week will receive overtime pay.This position is open until filled.iFirst date of application review will take place on December 1, 2022.In order to be considered for this position, all applicants must submit their online application by the deadline listed on this posting. Your application includes complete responses to the supplemental questions. Please keep in mind that submission of a resume in lieu of work history on your application or answering the supplemental questions is not sufficient.iEXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:Construction:Perform field inspection and documentation of concrete paving; asphalt paving; water main, storm and sanitary sewer installations. Perform field testing of construction materials to ensure that tests are performed accurately, timely, thoroughly, and according to specification. Document and summarize all appropriate data necessary for pay estimates, construction diaries, asbuilt drawings, and measure quantities to ensure data integrity and compliance with regulations.SurveyAssist the survey crew in construction staking and collection of existing conditions survey data. May also assist GIS staff as needed.Project ManagementSupport project managers by drafting documents, keeping minutes, developing public information exhibits, and other work related to the development and management of project scopes, schedules, and budgets.Each employee is expected to continually strive to bring shared values to life through our Excellence Through People organizational culture. ETP values include: committing to continuous improvement; inspiring creativity and innovation; being customer driven; making data-driven decisions; committing to diversity, equity, and inclusion; championing employee involvement; striving for excellence; having fiscal stewardship; acting with honesty and integrity; exhibiting leadership; choosing a positive attitude; respecting one another; promoting safety and wellness; and cultivating teamwork. For leaders, this includes creating a work culture that brings these values to life. For all employees, this includes maintaining a Total City Perspective. The purpose of ETP is to deliver exceptional services to the public at the best price, and for employees to experience an enjoyable and stimulating work environment.Other Job Functions: Other duties as assigned.iQUALIFICATIONS:Education and Experience:Required:-Undergraduate student enrolled in a Co-op Program at Iowa State University or University of Iowa.-Field of study in civil or construction engineering or related field.Preferred:-Work experience in civil or construction engineering.-Sophomore, junior, or senior level in program of study.Licenses and Certification: Valid driver's license required.Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:Knowledge of basic civil/construction principles preferably as they relate to public works infrastructure, including the ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications.Ability to be detail oriented; Ability to learn and use the principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to the construction of public works projects; Ability t