Day: April 2, 2021

Summer Research @ GLRC – MTU

Graduate or undergraduate summer hourly position – Great Lakes Research Center – Energy, water, and climate change dataset

Seeking a currently enrolled Michigan Tech graduate or upper-level undergraduate student for a summer hourly position to compile Great Lakes datasets on water use and energy (i.e., solar, wind, heating / cooling, and wave energy). The student will work with an interdisciplinary team of faculty, staff, and students that is collecting energy, water, and climate change related datasets during the summer of 2021. The team will discuss and prioritize future research directions in energy-water-climate
nexus issues. Graduate and upper-level undergraduate students will have primary responsibility for identifying, documenting, and compiling relevant datasets which will be used in future research. Applicants should have good attention to detail, some experience in coding, and willingness to learn good data management practices.

Dr. Lenters is an Associate Research Scientist with the Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) at Michigan Technological University, and he has affiliated positions with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Atmospheric Sciences Program. The project team collaborates with numerous other groups on campus, including the Keweenaw Energy Transitions Laboratory, Advanced Power Systems Laboratory, and departments such as Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Social Sciences. Applicants should therefore bring a strong technical background along with interest in energy systems and/or interdisciplinary work in environmental science.

Required Background:

  • Currently enrolled as a graduate or undergraduate student at Michigan Tech

Desired background:

  • At least two years of undergraduate education or (preferably) already holding a B.S. in mathematics, physics, engineering, or related field in environmental or data science
  • Good programming and analytical skills (e.g., Matlab, R)
  • Experience with data management and quality control
  • Experience with accessing and using atmospheric and hydrologic datasets, including climate data and model output (e.g., general circulation models).
  • Research or educational experience in climate science, hydrology, and/or energy systems (power plants, commercial buildings, residential buildings, or renewable energy)

We seek students that want to join, support, and promote an inclusive workplace. For more information on related research activities in Dr. Lenters’ lab, please see the MTU faculty/staff directory at the GLRC.

To Apply: Submit a resume or C.V. to Dr. Lenters at jdlenter at mtu.edu. The email should discuss the student’s interest and relevant experience for this position. Hourly salary is negotiable and typically varies from $10-16/hour, depending on the student’s level of education and experience. The anticipated summer work period is May 3 – August 20, with up to 25 hours of work available per week, on average.


Job Posting: Barr Engineering

Barr Engineering Co. is hiring like crazy right now! Barr is an employee-owned company with tons a flexibility, and they are currently booming even under the circumstances of the pandemic. Check out www.barr.com/Careers for all of their open positions. (The links below given are for Minneapolis, but a lot of these positions are available in multiple offices from Ann Arbor to Salt Lake City!)

Entry Level Hydrogeologist/Groundwater Modeler
https://lnkd.in/gkab8EZ

Water/Wastewater Engineer – Project Manager
https://lnkd.in/gzDzgrm

Mid-Level Communication Specialist
https://lnkd.in/g8eFc4S

Content Strategist and Writer
https://lnkd.in/ghsCv3C

For a complete listing of their job opportunities, see: check out https://www.barr.com/Careers/Open-positions


Job Posting: Via Rail Engineering

Via Rail Engineering, a consultant that focuses on design and construction management for the rail industry, is looking for some fresh blood.  You can see information about the company at https://www.viarailengineering.com/ 

If you are interested, please get Dave Nelson ( dannelso@mtu.edu ) a resume as soon as possible. 


David Nelson, PE
Senior Research Engineer
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Michigan Tech Transportation Institute
301 Grover C Dillman Hall
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI  49931-1295
906-487-1734


Job Posting: Machin Engineering (Internship, Traverse City, MI)

Looking for a student looking for experience in field and office work, inspections, shadowing Patrick Machin, PE in all areas. Student who would be willing to live in Traverse City, MI.  Paid position.  We would like to have someone begin right after the spring semester ends until end of August.  This is a great opportunity for someone looking for hands on experience in a busy firm.  The candidate must be capable of reading and understanding plans, working with field measuring devices, levels, calculating construction slopes and grades, completion of daily reports, and have their own transportation to and from office and job sites.

Machin Engineering is a multi-disciplined firm composed of creative individuals working within the civil and structural engineering practices, licensed in twenty-six different states across the Midwest and South. Our work varies from custom lifting components for heavy construction, pile designs for manufacturing, earth retention, stormwater designs, and so much more. We pride ourselves on a solid base of repeat clients in a flexible, innovative, and challenging work environment. The successful candidate must have the ability to perform work on many different projects types and be a competent multi-tasker with a craving to learn! Each employee is supported with all of the tools and software necessary to deliver the very best product for our clients. Machin Engineering utilizes UAV drone, underwater ROV, laser scanning, vibration monitoring, and many other tools important to the industry.

We would LOVE to have a Tech student! 

Please have students email resume to me:  angie@machinengineering.net

Machin Engineering, Inc.

p (231) 935-1530

(855) 935-1530

www.machinengineering.net


Job Posting: Van Buren County Road Commission

Van Buren County Road Commission (VBCRC), located in Lawrence, Michigan, is hiring Paid Engineering Technician Interns. Qualified candidates should have an interest in a summer of hands-on work experience in the field of transportation engineering.

Interns will be responsible for a variety of tasks, including:

  • Preparation of inspector’s daily reports using Fieldbook/FieldManager
  • Survey crew activities
  • Drafting and calculating quantities, alignment, grade, and location according to project plans
  • Construction site inspection activities
  • And more!

Highway Engineer, Barry Anttila, will provide oversight and education to selected candidates. Barry graduated from Michigan Technological University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He has 18 years of experience in the Engineering Department of Van Buren County Road Commission and currently oversees a staff of three full-time Engineering Technicians. The environment at VBCRC provides a great learning opportunity for those interested in transportation engineering.

The attached flyer details wages and application instructions. Please feel free to share.

Thank you,

Kristina Longcore

Safety Coordinator – Accounting Clerk

Van Buren County Road Commission

325 West James St. | P.O. Box 156

Lawrence, MI 49064

p: 269-674-8011 x248   f: 269-674-3770

www.VBCRC.org | VBCRC Facebook


Job Posting: Road Commissions (Houghton & Emmet County)

The Emmet County Road Commission (Harbor Springs Michigan) has an opening for a summer intern.  The road commission has several larger projects going this year including construction of a timber bridge, a large aluminum box culvert, a cold-in-place pavement recycling project, as well as a variety of other work including overseeing gravel crush production measurements, traffic counts, and assisting with survey work.  The road commission pays $15 per hour with a guaranteed 40 hours per week and some overtime on projects.  This is a chance to work with one of Michigan Tech’s civil engineering alumni to learn about transportation engineering and construction.  

Send resumes to: 

Brian A. Gutowski, P.E.

Engineer-Manager

Emmet County Road Commission

231-347-8142

emmetcrc@emmetcrc.com

The Houghton County Road Commission (Hancock Michigan) is looking for a summer intern to do construction oversight.  The student should be a civil engineering student with interest in transportation.  Basic surveying skills are a bonus.   The HCRC typically hires younger college students to train them so they can work several summers.  Additionally MTU students working at an Upper Peninsula road commission can be eligible for a $500 UP Roadbuilder scholarship for every year of successful completion of the position (supervisor recommends the scholarship).

Applicants will be reviewed on a first come first served basis until the position is filled.  Interested applicants should apply by sending an e-mail with a resume and short cover letter to:

John Cima, P.E. 

Assistant County Engineer

Houghton County Road Commission

john@houghtonroads.org