2024 Roadway Engineering Student Internship

at Hanson Professional Services, Inc. in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Hanson Professional Services Inc. is a dynamic, employee-owned engineering consulting firm of more than 400 employees providing a full range of multi-disciplined engineering, scientific, and allied services throughout the USA.

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Hanson is seeking candidates for our 2024 Roadway Engineering Student Internship programs. We have potential opportunities in the following location: our corporate headquarters in Springfield, Illinois.

Our Roadway Engineering discipline is made up of Civil Engineers who plan, design, and prepare construction documents for rural and urban roadways, freeways, and interstates for local, state, and private clients. Aspects of design include vertical and horizontal alignments, geometric design, intersections and interchanges, roadside safety, pedestrian and bicycle accommodations, pavement marking and signage, utility coordination, erosion control, and construction staging. Software including MicroStation with OpenRoads/Geopak or AutoCAD with Civil3D are often used for this work, which may include 3D modeling of the existing and proposed improvements.

Here are some examples of exciting Roadway Engineering projects our interns have worked on:

+ County Highway Project. Assist with sheet edits using MicroStation or AutoCAD, calculate quantities of various pay items to be used by contractor to bid the project, attend project meetings, and learn to write meeting minutes, and review work by others. Provide project site visits during construction to monitor contractor’s work.

+ Task Order Projects from large Transportation Agency (DOT or Turnpike) . Projects may include design improvements for sidewalks and curb ramps to meet ADA requirements, intersection improvements such as adding a turn lane, evaluating roadsides for roadside hazards and how to address such hazards, toll plaza repairs, pavement patching, developing traffic control for bridge improvements, working closely with traffic and electrical engineers for roadway ITS installations, and developing new roads/highways. An intern may use programs such as MicroStation or AutoCAD, Excel, and MS Word. Like other projects, there may a need to calculate quantities of various pay items to be used by contractor to bid the project, attend project meetings, learn to write meeting minutes, and review work by others.

+ Specific Projects from various transportation agency (municipal, local, DOT or Turnpike) . Assist with project pursuit by performing a site visit to help an experienced engineer better understand the project. Collect data and photos. Prepare design alternatives and analyze provided data to produce impressive graphics for use in proposals. Each project will have different improvements if we are selected, but typical assignments for an intern may include working in CAD and a coordinate geometry package (COGO) to develop sheets and design layouts.

Click HERE ( to see more examples of Hanson’s Transportation projects.

General Assignments: Interns will perform routine roadway engineering tasks using standard procedures under supervision of Registered Professional Engineers and may assist Hanson engineers, designers and technicians in disciplines related to their field of study.

Interns will typically support one or more experienced Professional Engineers in performance of assignments, spend time shadowing actual operations, and have unique assignments that support larger projects as well as experience the day-to-day workings of roadway engineering . Interns may perform and/or participate in additional activities/events which help them build a strong network within the Hanson community and with fellow interns. Internships may require travel to suppliers, customers, or other Hanson locations.

Key Responsibilities: Roadway Engineering interns will be expected to perform the following key responsibilities with assistance from a Hanson Professional Engineer:

+ Preparing plans, designs, specifications, and cost estimates.

+ Gathering and/or providing data for the preparation of engineering or environmental reports and studies.

+ Performing and/or reviewing calculations or reports such as those related to geometrics, transportation engineering, and quantities.

+ Utilize engineering software packages such as MicroStation, AutoCAD and/or GEOPAK or Civil3D.

+ Conducting field investigations and/or survey assistance to gather information.

+ Documenting and/or observing construction operations.

+ Performing related duties such as writing memoranda, letters, or general reports; collecting and correlating engineering data; maintaining records; and attending meetings.


Intern must be actively enrolled in a Civil Engineering. The ideal candidate will have successfully completed their sophomore year and be actively enrolled in an accredited 4-year college or university.

Key requirements are listed but not limited to the following:

+ Strong written and oral communication skills

+ Strong analytical skills

+ Knowledge of Microsoft Office

+ Valid driver’s license


Our focus on people means we offer a generous benefits program to help you create a solid foundation for health and security throughout your career, including:

Competitive compensation

Performance bonuses

401(k) with matching contribution

Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Comprehensive health & well-being plans

Financial wellness plans

Work-life balance programs

Want to know more? Visit our benefits page ( for all the details.


We understand that selecting a job is about more than the day-to-day tasks. It’s important to feel like you belong and safe to grow and progress along your career path. You’ll find that at Hanson. We have an inclusive, diverse workforce awaiting to connect with you and numerous opportunities to cultivate your career, including:

Monthly educational webinars

Leadership training

Lunch & learn development sessions

24/7 access to thousands of skill-building courses

Mentorship opportunities

Award-winning internship program

Employee recognition

And so much more!

As employers/governmental contractors, we comply with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities where they apply. To assist us in meeting our affirmative action goals, employees are encouraged to refer minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.



We do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or agencies/staffing firms. Resumes are only accepted from recruiters and agency/staffing firms if a signed agreement is in place at the inception of the recruiting effort and authorized for a specified position.

? At Hanson, our people are what distinguishes us.

Hanson is a dynamic, employee-owned consulting firm providing a full range of engineering, scientific, and allied services throughout the United States. **With innovative spirit and a drive to continuously improve, our people go the extra mile to give our clients the best possible

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Job Posting: JC254413035

Posted On: Jan 29, 2024

Updated On: Feb 29, 2024

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