About This Company
As the third largest city in Oregon we have a population of a little over 170,000 residences. Eugene was originally founded in 1846. In 1944, the people acquired the council/manager government style. The council develop legislation and create policies that will be used to run the City of Eugene. The City of Eugene has been a proud supporter of CECOP in taking successful interns for over 20 years.
The City's infrastructure includes the following:
• 14 miles of alleys
• 538 miles of asphalt and concrete streets
• 772 miles of sidewalk and pedestrian ways
• 6982 sidewalk access ramps
• 187 miles of bike lanes 46 miles of off street paths
• Roughly 703 miles of wastewater pipe
• A Stormwater management area of roughly 56 miles including: Amazon Creek, Fern Ridge Reservoir, the McKenzie River, and the Willamette River
The City of Eugene municipality is made up of 1,400+ employees from Parks & Open Spaces to Maintenance, Airport, Recreation, and Engineering. The Engineering Division is divided into the Engineering Project Teams, Transportation Planning, GIS Team, Water Resources, and the Permit & Information Center. CECOP students will be hired onto the Project Teams with a staff of 40+. The department houses Civil Engineers, Landscape Architects, and Water Resources. In the office you will work side by side with 10+ Professional Civil Engineers, 2 AutoCAD Leads, 2 Survey Leads, 4 Construction Leads, and 20+ Engineering Technicians. Our project engineering staff work on projects from cradle to grave, meaning we do all our own survey, design, and construction implementation. It is a great organization to learn and grow your engineering knowledge.
Intern Tasks and Requirements
• Design and prepare a variety of plans for multi-phase construction projects and public infrastructure in compliance with established codes, regulations, standards, and procedures.
• Produces a wide variety of construction plans, topography maps, survey maps, earthwork calculations, etc., using 2D and/or 3D computer drafting and design when appropriate.
• Inspects signal, illumination, street, sidewalk, sewer, storm drain, swale, rain garden, parks, natural resource, erosion control, striping and signing, traffic control, airport, and other project sites as assigned for adherence to plans and specifications.
• Reviews and evaluates plans and installations in-field for accuracy, adequacy, and possible conflicts or problems.
• Researches and interprets existing records; interprets routine legal descriptions.
• Collects pre-construction site information; researches existing city/county records to determine property line and right-of-way locations, and to determine horizontal/vertical control for public improvement projects.
• Calculates grades from plans. Inspects grades to ensure compliance.
• Performs hydrology and hydraulic calculations and analysis to prepare pipe and open waterway designs.
• Calculates bid quantities and prepares pay estimates; prepares construction documentation.
• Prepares as-construct drawings.
• Performs topographic, control, and construction surveys independently or working as member of survey crew; establishes benchmarks and public right-of-way; operates traditional and electronic survey equipment.
Capital projects are generally large-scale endeavors in terms of cost, size and benefit to the community. The underlying strategy of the CIP is to plan for land acquisition, construction, and major preservation of public facilities necessary for the safe and efficient provision of municipal services. A critical element of a balanced CIP is the provision of funds to preserve or enhance existing facilities and to provide new assets that will aid in meeting existing service needs and accommodate future community growth.
The CIP provides a funding plan for the City’s capital improvements, including transportation, airport, public buildings, parks and open space, stormwater and wastewater projects.