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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Traffic and Safety Engineering Co-op Intern in Ames, Iowa

Traffic and Safety Engineering Co-op Intern

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Traffic and Safety Engineering Co-op Intern


$18.81 Hourly


Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA

Job Type


Job Number



645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Opening Date


Closing Date

3/31/2024 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Zac Abrams;

Job Description

The Iowa Department of Transportation is seeking an Engineering Student Co-Op who is interested in the Design side of Traffic Safety!

This co-op position is located in the Traffic Engineering Section of the Traffic and Safety Bureau. The individual selected will be responsible for the development of traffic signing projects on the state highway system, under the supervision of the project engineer. There will be additional opportunities to attend project meetings, participate in on-site field reviews, conduct spot speed studies, and attend workshops and conferences.

  • Investigate existing site conditions using Google Earth, as-built plans, and other internal resources

  • Use Microstation CADD software to develop project plans

  • Create 3D models for use in Microstation projects

  • Tabulate project quantities and develop project estimates

  • Draw non-standard signs using SignCAD or other sign drafting software

  • Draft standard drawings for plan development

Preferred background:

  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Adobe products

  • CADD software experience is preferred but not required.

  • Strong communicator with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Interest in learning traffic engineering concepts, plan development, and cost estimating

Duration: May-December; 40 hours/week

Eligible majors: Civil engineering

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Completion of at least two years in civil, construction, materials, or transportation engineering, or in an engineering management curriculum at an accredited four-year college or university with eligibility for junior status upon return to school.


State of Iowa


645 Iowa Department of Transportation


800 Lincoln Way

Ames, Iowa, 50010



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