Month: February 2020

Job Posting: NGS

National Geodetic Survey (NGS) has 6 positions open for recent graduates. These are listed as the Cartographer series but these positions are geared more towards field survey support. The openings are located in Silver Spring, MD (just outside of DC), Norfolk, VA, and Woodford, VA. This is a terrific opportunity to join NGS and learn from some of the best geodetic surveyors in the world, not to mention a great opportunity to get out and see the country.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/560739900

The application period is open February 25 – March 10, 2020. Applications must go through USAJobs and are open to U.S. Citizens.

You can contact Jacob Heck at jacob.heck@noaa.gov or Ryan Hippenstiel at ryan.hippenstiel@noaa.gov with any questions.


Job Posting: MDOT

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking a Transportation Engineer 9/10/P11 (Design Engineer) – Bureau of Bridges & Structures.

The Bureau of Bridges and Structures (BOBS) serves as the statewide bridge authority for both MDOT owned bridges as well as local agency bridges, tasking every BOBS team member with efficient and innovative design, construction, and active preservation of our State of Michigan structural assets throughout the Great Lakes State.

This position provides engineering functions in the specialized area of bridge design and is responsible for designing and preparing preliminary and final plans, proposal material, and cost estimating for bridge construction projects or miscellaneous facilities utilizing standard design practices and computerized programs (Microstation, Open Bridge Modeler, Power GEOPAK, ProjectWise, AASHTOWARE). Work is performed under general guidelines.

Education

Possession of a bachelor of science degree in engineering.

NOTE: We may consider applicants that will be obtaining a bachelors degree in engineering by May 31, 2020.

You may view the job posting here: MDOT Transportation Engineer 9/10/P11 (Design Engineer) – Bureau of Bridges & Structures


The Great Lakes Conservation Corps is Hiring for Summer 2020

The Great Lakes Conservation Corps (GLCC) is hiring at least 24 seasonal employees for the 2020 summer field season. GLCC is a program that is administered by the Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP), which is located in Marquette, MI. GLCC crews will be working on projects that are primarily located in the Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan, with some projects extending regionally. Crews are a team of four young adults who gain experience in a wide range of conservation and natural resource management projects. Crew Leaders and Crew Members partner with various project managers (state, tribal, federal and local partners) who specialize in botany, soils, recreation, forestry and wildlife. GLCC project examples include:

• coastal resiliency                          • trail construction         

• historic preservation                   • natural disaster response and relief    

• environmental monitoring       • green infrastructure and construction               

• data collection processes          • native habitat restoration

• native planting                              • riparian restoration and mitigation

Additionally, GLCC is hiring 2 crews to complete a Lake Huron dam inventory using a drone and ArcGIS.

If you’d like to learn more about the GLCC program including specific job descriptions, you can check us out here: https://superiorwatersheds.org/projects/great-lakes-conservation-corps


Internships: Water Resources Group

“Water Resources Group is a company that provides leadership and resources to a family of companies whose collective mission is to be a national leading self-performing water contractor and leader in collaborative delivery methods while using our core skill sets to provide services to the industrial, commercial, and utility services markets.”

They are currently looking for candidates to fill their internship positions.

To learn more about the company, please visit: https://www.wrgroup.us/


Job Posting: MDOT

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking a Transportation Engineer 9-P11/12 – Grand Region – Assistant Construction Engineer.

At the 12 level: This position functions as the Assistant Construction Engineer within the Grand Rapids TSC responsible for construction administration tasks as well as other duties in the areas of maintenance administration, traffic and safety engineering, utility and permit right of way review, and design plan preparation. This position also assists the Construction Engineer in developing and delivering all aspects of the transportation product in the Grand Rapids TSC. 

Education

Possession of a bachelor of science degree in engineering.

You may view the job posting here: MDOT Transportation Engineer 9-P11/12 – Grand Region – Assistant Construction Engineer


Job Posting: MDOT

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking a Transportation Engineer 9-P11 (Design Engineer) Bay Region.

This is an entry/intermediate/experienced level employee performing a variety of professional engineering design assignments.  Design and prepare preliminary and final plans, proposal material and cost estimating for trunkline construction projects, utilizing standard design practices and computerized programs (Microstation, PowerGEOPAK, OpenRoads, ProjectWise, AASHTOWARE) conforming to MDOT and AASHTO design standards.

Education

Possession of a bachelor of science degree in engineering.
Note:  We may consider applicants that will be obtaining a bachelor of science degree in engineering by May 31, 2020.

You may view the job posting here: MDOT Transportation Engineer 9-P11 (Design Engineer) Bay Region


Alec Fisher Scholarship

The Alec Fisher Scholarship Fund was established to honor the memory of Alec Fisher, a Michigan Technological University student who had majored in both Environmental Engineering and Management Information Systems, while also minoring in Psychology. In what his family shared as “classic Alec style”, he hadn’t yet told his parents Gregg and Sharon of the switch in his major field of study. Alec’s brother Tony and girlfriend Carolyn shared the information while memorial services were being arranged. Known for being “strong-willed and independent” he also demonstrated great care and love for his family in addition to “the environment and anything in it.” An advocate for the environment and animals, Alec encouraged recycling and reuse; volunteered at the Copper Country Humane Society; and worked with the Animal Care Facility at Michigan Tech. With his girlfriend Carolyn Parker of five years, he adopted Echo, a rescue dog. Alec also had an artistic side, and while working at the Portage Lake Golf Course would take photographs of sunrises and foggy landscapes. He enjoyed the outdoors, and could often be found playing disc golf, spending time on the water, and walking dogs through his volunteer work with the Humane Society.

Alec was raised in Portage Township and was a graduate of the Hancock High School with the class of 2016, where he was a member of the HCH district champion Cross Country Team.  Alec was a member of St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church of Houghton and Blue Key National Honor Society at Michigan Tech.

Scholarship Requirements

  • Must be a current student, Junior status or above
  • Must be enrolled in Environmental Engineering or MIS
  • GPA of 3.2 or better
  • Preference is given to individuals from the Upper Peninsula
  • Financial need is strongly considered

https://www.keweenawcommunityfoundation.org/alec-fisher-scholarship


Event: The Future of Food

Food impacts major problems facing humanity—health, sustainability, global warming, poverty and inequality. Learn how the chemistry community can work to address these challenges through food science in this interactive online video event hosted by the American Chemical Society.

The event will be a live interactive video webcast with featuring presentations and Q&A with experts in food chemistry. There will be a discussion of the chemistry behind new plant-based alternatives to animal meat and how these innovations could help address the major challenges facing humanity.