​​​2018​ ​Summer Engineering Work Program​

​​​​​​The City of Virginia Beach Department of Public Works and the Department of Public Utilities Summer Work Program is designed to recruit diverse college students majoring in Civil Engineering or a related disciplines.  The program provides viable full-time work experiences during the summer that assist students in making connections between textbook knowledge and real world experiences.  ​

 Opportunities

We are seeking talented students who demonstrate excellent problem solving, analytical, written and oral communication a​​​nd interpersonal skills that may be utilized in the following positions:

​Public Utilities, Engineering Division - Design and Construction

Duties will include the preparation of water and/or sanitary sewer rehabilitation plans and construction documents; reviewing plans, DVD sanitary sewer defects videos, contracts, and permits; researching files, records, plans, deeds, plats and easements; performing basic calculations and computations for water and sanitary sewer systems; performing field work for projects including taking photos, recording measurements, etc.; preparing cost estimates; creating work orders for construction; preparing and updating databases and tables; compiling data for projects; and assisting project management engineers with routine duties and assisting surveys crews or construction inspectors in the field.

Public Works, Stormwater Regulatory Compliance Division

Duties may include reviewing water quality improvement project plans, surface water quality monitoring data, stormwater quality calculations; researching documents and preparation of reports in support of the City's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit; performing basic calculations; performing field work for water quality projects and water quality monitoring that may include taking photographs, collecting water samples, recording field measurements, etc.; preparing cost estimates; preparing and updating databases and tables; compiling data for projects and programs; assisting project management staff with routine duties.

Public Works, Transportation Division

Duties may include reviewing site plans, highway/roadway plans and specifications, drainage calculations/computations, pavement design calculations, encroachments, street closures, and permits; researching files, records, deeds, plats, and easements; performing basic calculations and computations; performing field work for projects to include taking pictures, recording field measurements, etc.; preparing cost estimates; preparing and updating databases and tables; compiling data for projects; ensuring compliance with plans and specifications; design and construction quality assurance and quality control; assisting project management staff with routine duties and observing performance of survey and construction inspection field operations.

Public Works, Traffic Engineering Division

Position will include performing field investigations, collect turning movement traffic counts; compiling traffic data; researching traffic engineering related issues, screening and filing police accident reports; preparing and updating databases and tables; assisting traffic engineering staff in traffic studies.

Public Works, Facilities Management Office

Provide support for data collection and entry into the City's property management system with an emphasis on City building assets and space management. The goal is to update our current inventory of buildings and space usage by department to maintain the integrity of the City's property management system.  Other related activities would include field work to collect and verify building usage data and the editing and creation of building diagrams.  Experience using AutoCad is beneficial.

Public Works, Facilities Design and Construction Division

Duties will include data collection related to construction costs for various building projects. Field work related to ensuring compliance with plans and specifications; project documentation and assisting project management staff with routine duties and observing contractor performance for field operations.

​Public Works, Operations Division

Duties may include performing basic engineering analysis and design for bridges, roadways, retaining structures, hydraulic structures, etc.; assisting with inspection and inventory for City infrastructure assets, including bridges, streets, signs, dams and stormwater facilities, signals, etc.; performing field measurements of spatial, geometric data and collecting GPS mapping information; assisting staff with the administration of design and construction contracts, including contract review, report, submittal review, and on-site inspections; perform field investigations, data sampling, and evaluation of storm water storage basins and other related facilities; assisting with the inspection and inventory for City storm water management assets (BMP's); update and maintaining database records and coordinating implementation of maintenance procedures; and related records research and coordination with other City agencies and departments as needed to perform these duties. 

 Application and Position Information

​​Minimum Qualifications

​Candidates must possess a valid Driver's license. Candidates must be currently enrolled in an ABET accredited engineering, engineering technology, architecture, or construction management program.

Position Information

Candidates will complete a 40 hour work program between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday for approximately 12 weeks (May 14th, 2018 – August 10th, 2018).  Normal work hours may vary depending on the position.  Flexibility for school schedules is allowable.  The applicant is responsible to provide their own transportation to work and housing.

Compensation:  Paid Summer Work Program

​Application Procedure

All interested applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter and transcripts (unofficial will be accepted) to PWInternship@vbgov.com.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Interviews will be scheduled for qualified applicants during the weeks of December 18th, 2017 – January 12th, 2018.  References may be requested at time of interview. If you have any questions regarding this program,  please contact PWInternship@vbgov.com.

Deadline for Application

 The deadline for the 2018 Summer Work Program is ​November 13​, 2017.

​Note:  The individuals selected will be employed through a temporary services agency and assigned to the City of Virginia Beach.  A drug test and criminal background check, performed by this agency, is required before employment. ​Individuals​ must also provide a recent DMV driving record prior to employment.

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