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Summer Local Programs Construction/Design Intern

Position closes on 05/25/2024


This position will be filled at a salary no higher than the posted maximum salary.

Job Location: St. Louis District Office - 1590 Woodlake Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63017


Why you’ll love this position:

The construction intern inspects routine construction items for conformance to plans, specifications, special provisions, and terms of the contract. Responsibilities are performed under moderate supervision.


A day in the life:

  • Coordinates and performs construction inspections verifying that contractors' activities are in compliance with contracts, specifications, and engineering principles.
  • Performs duties of inspector in charge of routine construction items, such as asphaltic or portland cement concrete plants, asphaltic or concrete paving, including grading and base, small bridges, concrete box and pipe culverts; inspects general or special items, such as utility adjustments, signing, traffic signals and lighting.
  • Performs measurements, computations, or other work in preparing final plans, change orders, contractor payment estimates, and engineering costs.
  • Maintains required construction documentation, records and files; prepares progress and other reports, keeps supervisor fully informed as to activities or unusual conditions on the job.
  • Provides field checks for contractor surveying operations; serves as party chief on routine layout and staking; serves as instrument operator on staking of large bridges, other critical structures, or complex interchanges.
  • Performs lead worker responsibilities, which may include providing general instruction, assigning and reviewing work, coaching and training, providing guidance and instruction in the proper and most efficient methods of accomplishing tasks, and providing input to the direct supervisor on staffing decisions and performance management.
  • Performs other responsibilities as required or assigned.


What you'll need for success:

  • Must be enrolled in a relevant bachelor’s or post-bachelor’s degree program; for engineering candidates, program must be ABET-accredited.
  • Must possess, and maintain, an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher out of 4.0.
  • Must have completed at least 30 credit hours.


Special working conditions and job characteristics:

  • None


More reasons to love this position:

MoDOT offers an excellent benefits package that includes a defined pension plan, generous amounts of leave and holiday time, and eligibility for health insurance coverage.  Visit our CAREERS  page to explore all we have to offer.  Your total compensation is more than the dollars you receive in your paycheck. To help demonstrate the value of working for MoDOT, we have created an interactive Total Compensation Calculator.  This tool provides a comprehensive view of benefits and more that are offered to prospective employees. The Total Compensation Calculator and other applicant resources can be found HERE.


At MoDOT you will play a key role in maintaining the seventh largest highway system in the United States.  We value team players who are open-minded and work well with others to accomplish goals and fulfill our mission of safety, service, and stability.  We see the growth of our team members as an investment, both in MoDOT's future and yours.  If you're looking for diverse opportunities, challenging work, and a flexible environment, we want to talk to you about joining our winning team.  MoDOT operates on shared values and your success in our organization depends upon modeling these values.  CLICK HERE to view our mission, values, and tangible results.  If you embrace these values, we welcome your application.


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The State of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.