Transportation Planning and Engineering Intern

Employer: City of Redmond
Job Type: Planning Intern
Location: Redmond, WA
Opening Date: 09/14/2017
Closing Date: Until filled

Job Description:

Preference will be given to applications received by September 27th. This Transportation Planning Intern will assist staff in the City of Redmond's Transportation Planning & Engineering Division (TP&E) to plan and deliver multimodal transportation projects and programs in this growing community and regional jobs center. Major projects underway light rail station area planning, long-range transportation project list development, and the development of Downtown Redmond into a mixed use urban center. TP&E is in particular need of assistance in two skill areas:

  1. Cartography, graphics, and urban design. This includes the ability to use ArcGIS and Adobe Illustrator to create polished, professional-quality map products. Other responsibilities include graphic design for planning documents, document production, and 3D renderings. Design experience (e.g. layout of a streetscape) is a plus.
  2. Geospatial analysis, statistical analysis, and data management. This includes intermediate to expert level of experience with ArcGIS, including the Network Analyst tool. The successful applicant will be able to create network datasets and use them to quantify the benefits of transportation investment, among other GIS tasks. Also needed is a strong familiarity with Excel and the ability to construct advanced spreadsheets. Experience with MS Access is a plus.

Job Duties:

Other duties may include:

  • Research into transportation policy, standards and practices, and related topics
  • Memo and report composition
  • Clerical tasks such as data entry
  • Field data collection
  • Database development and maintenance
This position does not have a significant civil engineering component.

Experience/Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills: 

Qualifications: Must be a recent graduate or currently working toward a degree or certification in urban planning, urban design, civil engineering or a closely related field.

Knowledge of: Basic understanding of urban planning and transportation planning and operations, including pedestrian, bicycle, automobile, and transit; transportation planning context in Redmond and Washington State.

Skill in: Maintaining a high level of accuracy and quality control; demonstrating an interest and willingness to learn independently; use of computer software including Outlook, Word, Excel/Access and ArcGIS; data entry and analysis skills. Ability to: Collect, record, and maintain data; generate maps and conduct analyses in ArcGIS; prepare written reports; work independently and cooperatively with others; communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers. 

Supplemental Information:

Hours and Duration: This is a temporary, at-will position. The position duration is dependent on work availability and candidate interest. This position will work up to 29 hours per week, as needed, and up to 1040 hours per calendar year. The weekly schedule can vary to accommodate academic commitments. Licenses and Requirements: Valid Washington State driver's license by date of hire, and a driving record that meets City standards. Working Conditions: Work is performed mostly in an office with occasional tasks in the field. Field conditions may include working in inclement weather. Some physical hazards exist in exposure to traffic, heavy equipment, noise and obstacles in the right-of-way. City of Redmond Values: Integrity: We demonstrate sound, honest, truthful and consistent actions. Accountability: We take ownership of our actions and responsibilities. Commitment to Service: We are dedicated to seeking solutions for our community. 

How to Apply:

Selection Process: Please submit a cover letter and resume with your application to www.redmond.gov/jobs.

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