Company: Minnesota Department of Transportation
Location: Willmar, MN


Student Worker-Design/Pre-Design/Hydraulics & Traffic

Up to $17.33/hourly

Willmar, MN

There are 2 vacancies available.


Assist a detail design leader to ensure preparation of neat and accurate plans are prepared in accordance with MnDOT and CADD data standards to meet scheduled turn in dates. Inspect and document existing facilities along MnDOT roadways such as sidewalks, ramps, trails, and culverts. Provide hydraulic support, coordination, inspection, and documentation for permits and for grading and culvert projects. Prepare professional and accurate project documentation to meet MnDOT standards are assigned. Assist in office and file management.

As a design/hydraulic student worker you will be accomplishing tasks that complement with Civil Engineering. That list includes:

  • Inspect Culverts along a roadway using TAMS
  • Review Ditch Assessments
  • Calculate ADA Cost Estimates
  • Inspect Sanitary and Storm Sewer
  • Create CAD files for Tile and Culvert Crossings
  • Scope future projects
  • Create Preliminary and Final Recommendations
  • Inspect and document ADA facilities such as sidewalks, ramps, and multimodal trails

With these tasks you will get to used engineering tools that include but are not limited to:

  • MicroStation
  • Excel
  • eDIGS
  • TAMS


Individual will assist with the data gathering by obtaining vehicle speeds and assist in preparing a report. Assist in determining the appropriate signs at locations and assist with recommendation for changes when necessary. Assist with sign changeover by verifying the accuracy of the data being gathered and assist with changes when appropriate. Observe and assist with the vehicle classification and count program.

Individual will assist with researching and compiling data to be used in Materials Design Recommendations, transfer data from soil boring and road core logs to appropriate locations in ProjectWise. Assist in developing guidelines for permit reviews. Assist in developing a pavement management plan for district roads.


We offer excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage. Other benefits include:

· 11 paid holidays per year

· Up to 29 paid vacation days per year

· 13 paid sick days per year

· Defined pension plan

· Paid life insurance

· Short term disability available

· Training opportunities

· And more!


We are driven to find talented, innovative employees for Minnesota’s nationally recognized transportation system. We work to build the best team in the transportation industry to ensure that Minnesota thrives with a safe, sustainable and leading edge transportation system. You will be surrounded by a diverse community of experts, each driven by challenging work and motivated by the greater good. You will understand the impact of the work you are doing and be able to see the benefit you are providing to the citizens of Minnesota. You can set your sights high and use your strengths to grow within the organization. MnDOT offers superior health and retirement benefits as well as a solid commitment to work-life balance, which provides you the tools to thrive both at work and outside of work.


Valid MN Driver’s License

Knowledge and application of advanced mathematics including algebra, geometry and trigonometry.

Ability to evaluate designs and provide technical knowledge and/or recommend design revisions or changes; ability to interact with customers (both internal and external) and stakeholders.

Candidates must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in the Civil Technology Program or Civil Engineering Program with a GPA of at least 2.5.

Must be age 18 or older.

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Job Type: Temporary


  • None


  • Monday to Friday