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Are you ready to make a difference in people's everyday lives by contributing to improved connectivity, transportation, safety, and community development? We are seeking a talented GIS Engineering Technician to join our Utilities team and play a crucial role in designing cutting-edge fiber networks across land and sea. If you are passionate about GIS and want to be a part of a dynamic team that values growth, professionalism, and collaboration, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity!
Performs technical services for the design/analysis of fiber networks, long-haul telecommunication projects, and additional company project needs
Works across project teams to understand clients, project objectives and be a value-added member of the team, offering suggestions for improvement, meeting deadlines, and performing quality work
Develops a basic knowledge of general Fiber Optic network design for both city deployment and long-haul connections, as well as telecom utility construction standards
Analyzes efficient routing and construction techniques for feasibility, digitizes physical features for base map purposes, determines and digitizes right-of-way (ROW) from plan sets, labels and dimensions permit for submittal
Utilizes software to identify and access quality routing option
Develops an understanding of other city/county utility design and implications to fiber routing
Some travel to project sites for fielding purposes may be required
Possesses an understanding of the OSP/ISP discipline and its design process, or is willing to learn that discipline through work experience
Uses knowledge to work independently. However, uses good judgment in seeking help/answers to questions from project supervisor when necessary
Shows continued and progressive professional development inside and outside of BHC
Demonstrates a client focus and works to help our clients be successful.
This is NOT your typical, coffee-fetching summer internship. At BHC, we treat (and pay) our interns like real employees, because they're doing real work. As a part of our team, you will work hands-on alongside our team of GIS analysts and engineers, with potential for field data collection for use in various mapping applications, and participate in a rotation that gives you exposure to the four different engineering segments in our firm and how GIS is integrated. Over the course of this 10-week internship, you will have the opportunity to conduct applicable research on an industry-relevant topic, and present your findings to leadership. Our interns also have access to networking events with other young professionals in the KC metro, fun teambuilding events, fundraising opportunities, and all company events.
This internship will begin May 25 and run through July 30, 2024. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position.
Explore how GIS is integrated into our 4 different engineering segments (Development, Public Works, Surveying & Utilities)
Learn how to utilize various GIS systems (ArcOnline, ArcGIS, etc.) in the performance of work
Understand GIS software features and apply them correctly for speed and efficiency
Conduct research and present your project findings to leadership at the end of the summer
Currently enrolled in undergraduate degree program
Completion of 2 years of post-secondary related program
Must thrive in and have desire to work in a fast-paced environment
Some experience in ArcGIS preferred
Able to handle multiple projects
Kansas Department of Transportation
KDOT’s mission is to provide a safe, reliable, innovative statewide transportation system that works for all Kansans today and in the future. Our employees are our most valuable resource. We depend on our employees and business partners to get the job done. KDOT strives to provide a work environment that motivates people and encourages them to be productive. KDOT is a great place to work, so come be part of our team!
Position Summary & Responsibilities:
This Engineering Associate position is located in Topeka, at the Eisenhower State Office Building, and is within the Bureau of Transportation Planning. Successful candidates may be appointed at a higher-level dependent upon experience and qualifications.
Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
Maintains and analyzes KDOT linear referencing system (LRS) data using Esri Roads and Highways for ArcPro and supplemental extensions and applications as part of the K-Hub* system, primarily for roads not on the State Highway System**.
Supports reporting and data maintenance activities required by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Performs functions related to annual Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) data submittals. In addition to GIS skills, this requires engineering judgment, ability to interpret new federal and state data requirements, ability to modify/query the K-Hub* GIS Database as required, and close cooperation and coordination with several KDOT resources.
Assists with highway functional classification (“FunClass”) updates.
Assists with the Urban Area Boundary (UAB) update process, which occurs after the release of each decennial census.
Assists with meeting expanding standards for Model Inventory Roadway Elements (MIRE), including those required as part of MIRE 2026.
Valid Driver’s License at time of appointment.
Bachelor's degree from an ABET (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology) accredited engineering school.
Open Position's Salary Range: $63,398.40-$71,594.00
Open Position's Worksite Type: Hybrid in office/telecommuting
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