Seasonal Engineering Intern - Bureau of Research
This position is accountable for assisting in the testing and/or inspection of hot-mix asphalt and portland cement concrete pavements as well as analysis of pavement designs and rehabilitation. This position reports to the Bureau Chief of Research. There are no subordinates reporting to this position. This position operates in an environment that teaches methods of quality testing according to prescribed standards under the immediate supervision of a civil engineer or engineering technician. The result of the work in this position will be the correlation of field performance and design data, recommendations for solving technical problems arising in a job environment, and timely analysis of pavement distress surveys. On a project basis, this position receives guidance from supervising staff. Interested applicants must apply for this position on the SuccessFactors website at, illinois.jobs2web.com. Please direct questions to the Agency Contact listed below. The challenge for the incumbent in this position is to perform all testing accurately, safely, and efficiently according to prescribed standards and to expand knowledge in pavement designs and rehabilitation treatments. This position assists with entering contract plan data for mechanistic pavement monitoring, conducting and analyzing pavement distress surveys, testing and evaluating in-place materials which exhibit performance problems, and completing other duties as assigned.
The incumbent performs his/her accountabilities under immediate supervision. This position is constrained by applicable departmental guidelines. The incumbent’s primary internal contacts are within the Bureau of Research. Externally, the incumbent may have occasional contacts with contractors, industry representatives, and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The incumbent may be required to travel statewide; however, no overnight stays will be required. The effectiveness of this position will be measured by the incumbent’s ability to provide, coordinate, and efficiently recommend solutions to technical problems arising in a job environment.