Jobs Engineer Intern

Engineer - Secondary Roads

$31.45 - $40.26/hour


Courthouse Annex: 223 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs

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Pottawattamie County Secondary Roads is announcing the hiring of an Engineer Intern. 

This position performs intermediate skilled technical work serving as an engineering project manager in contract construction projects; supervising inspection of construction projects for compliance with plans and specifications; providing planning and layout work, field survey for County construction and maintenance projects, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the general supervision of the County Engineer, and limited supervision of the Project Administrator.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 


Essential Functions

Prepares, plans, and coordinates construction and maintenance projects; assists with projects as needed. 

Administers Local, State, and Federal construction contracts according to the appropriate funding requirements.

Analyzes oversize and overweight permits; review and direct haul routes based on bridge constraints.

Performs Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) for pile foundations; conduct Wave Equation Analyses during construction projects.

Performs material testing in the laboratory.

Assists the public with inquiries by phone, email, and in person.

Maintains assigned equipment and vehicles.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledge, Experience, and Ability

Knowledge in using and caring for precision surveying and inspection instruments. 

Knowledge of general engineering techniques, practices, and operations. 

Knowledge of County and department policies and procedures. 

Knowledge of data practices, record keeping practices and requirements. 

Skill in excellent customer service.

Ability to pay close attention to detail and to effectively organize time and anticipate, plan, and successfully respond to changing circumstances. 

Ability to make arithmetic computations using whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. 

Knowledge and ability to use standard office and position specific software. 

Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing. 

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other departments, and the general public.

Essential Education, Certification, and/or Licenses

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering exam. Civil Engineering Bachelor’s Degree preferred.  

Possession of Engineer in Training Certificate. 

A Valid Driver’s License.

I was fortunate to become part of the Pottawattamie County family in 2014. I haven't wanted to work any other place since. The personnel I've come to know have truly become like family.

Ryan, Deputy
Sheriff's Office
8 Years with Pottawattamie County