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Engineering Seasonal


The citizens of Janesville choose this community, not just as a place to live, but as a place to realize life’s opportunities. We strive to sustain a community culture where differences are recognized, understood, and appreciated. As such, the City of Janesville recognizes the importance of developing an environment where diversity is not merely accepted but embraced and celebrated. As public servants, we believe everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. To this end, we will diligently recruit and retain the most talented employees in an environment that fosters maximizing one’s potential. Therefore, we encourage individuals from all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to consider employment with the City of Janesville and serve the residents of “Wisconsin’s Park Place”.


The City of Janesville’s Engineering Division is looking for an enthusiastic Civil, Environmental, Construction Engineering or Engineering Technician student to join our team this summer.  This position consists of a 3- to 4-month summer internship opportunity, extending from mid-May 2024 (upon completion of spring semester) through August 2024. The Engineering Division is involved with designing and overseeing construction of over $20,000,000 of public infrastructure work which includes approximately 12 miles of street rehabilitation with various sanitary sewer, watermain, and storm sewer improvements.  This position is designed to build on skills learned in the classroom by offering hands-on experience and exposure to a number of infrastructure projects within our community.


Reports to:  Assistant City Engineer


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential duties are not necessarily listed in priority order.

  1. Perform construction administration, oversight, and staking of municipal infrastructure such as streets, sanitary sewer, watermain, and storm sewer.
  2. Use mobile ArcGIS data collection technology to assess conditions of public infrastructure such as stormwater management facilities, greenbelts, and outfalls.
  3. Assist with traffic counts, bike/pedestrian counts, field data collection, traffic safety studies, and road condition ratings.
  4. Interact and collaborate with technicians, engineers, project managers, contractors, and the public regarding project related issues.
  5. Assist with CADD drafting, GIS data entry, scanning documents, and other office related tasks.
  6. Other duties as assigned or required.



Minimum education and experience required to perform essential duties of the position.

Qualifications, Education and Experience 

  1. Have completed a minimum of two semesters of college prior to starting the position.
  2. Be pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in Civil, Environmental, or Construction Engineering, civil engineering technology, land surveying, construction technology, geography, or related field from a college or university. 
  3. Have a desire to learn more about municipal engineering and public infrastructure.
  4. Valid state-issued driver’s license is required.

Knowledge of: 

  1. General understanding of construction practices.

Skill in: 

  1. Communicating with project team membersmath, and computer applications.
  2. Skilled in Microsoft software, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  3. Excellent organizational, analytical, judgement, and problem-solving skills.

Ability to: 

  1. Work independently.
  2. Interact/respond to citizen inquiries or guide them to the appropriate service. 
  3. Maintain a positive attitude and professional demeanor at all times, address resident and customer concerns in a helpful, courteous manner.
  4. Operate City vehicles and equipment in a safe manner.
  5. Maintain valid driver’s license and drive a vehicle.


  1. Computer, measuring tools, calculator.
  2. Willingness to learn how to use mobile ArcGIS data collection technology, CADD software, and survey equipment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an outdoor environment and may, on occasion, be exposed to adverse weather conditions, including extreme heat and extreme cold, high winds, and wet/humid conditions.  The employee may work near moving mechanical parts in precarious places; and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, dust, and vibration.  On occasion, the employee is exposed to situations which could involve an element of personal risk, requiring compliance with necessary safety procedures. The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet to moderately noisy.  The employee will also regularly work in an office environment.

This position frequently walks, stands, stoops, kneels, crouches, crawls and exerts up to 30 pounds of force by lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling objects. The employee is frequently required to see/observe, talk/speak and listen/hear; use their hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects and equipment; repetitive arm, wrist, hand and eye movements are included. There is frequent twisting, reaching, wrist turning and grasping. The employee may be required to climb or balance. Use of personal protective equipment is required

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.  Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of equipment.  Employee is required to use cognitive ability to reason, analyze and verbalize thoughts and ideas.  Requires the ability to recognize and identify similarities or differences between characteristics of colors, shapes and sounds associated with job-related objects, materials or tasks.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position, or is responsive to the needs of the City of Janesville. 


The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


The City of Janesville, Wisconsin is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.