Day: February 3, 2022

Job Posting: City of Wausau (Engineering Seasonal Technician)

City of Wausau is once again looking for 2 students to fill openings for our “Engineering Seasonal Technician” positions. The ideal candidate would be a student in a Civil Engineering/Surveying program, or a related Engineering program. Interested students can get more information and apply here:

It would be greatly appreciated if you could forward this on to your students, especially any students from the Wausau area. Students are also welcome to contact me directly should they have any questions about this position.

David Huempfner, PLS

City Surveyor

City of Wausau – Engineering

715-261-6754 (office)

715-581-5987 (cell)

Job Posting: Morgan & Pramley

Morgan & Parmley, Ltd. is currently accepting applications for a civil engineering position with an emphasis in municipal engineering. Experience and interest in street and road design, bridge design, water resources, waste water treatment and dams are preferred.

Successful applicants will join our experienced staff in completing engineering design and construction projects primarily throughout Rusk, Sawyer, Chippewa, Barron, Taylor, Price and Clark Counties.

Entry level and experienced civil engineering candidates are encouraged to apply for this position. Qualified candidates will demonstrate competent technical skills, knowledge of civil engineering concepts, principles, and practices, proficient use of AutoCAD, strong communication and writing skills, a strong sense of integrity and goal setting, a cooperative attitude, and on‐going desires to learn and help clients.

Education requirements include a B.S. or Master’s degree in civil engineering. Applicant should also have knowledge of applicable state regulations. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license. A professional engineering license is not required but the candidate will be expected to pursue registration as a Wisconsin Professional Engineer.

Morgan & Parmley, Ltd. offers competitive compensation, vacation, sick time, insurance benefits, retirement, and a professional work environment.

Qualified applicants can also apply by sending a letter of interest and resume

Applicants may also call (715) 532-3721 to discuss the opportunities. More information can be found on our website  

Co-Op Employment Opportunity with the Village of Howard, WI

The Village of Howard is interviewing for Summer 2022 Internships, and for Summer/Fall 2022 Co-Ops which are seasonal positions. Interviews in the Green Bay area or via virtual meeting are currently available.

Requirements include:
• Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Tech, Civil/Survey Major, or other related field of study.
• 2.5 GPA or above
• Student Visa, Permanent Visa, or U.S. Citizen,
• Freshman Class Level or higher, and/or Graduate Engineer.

The Village of Howard, approximate population of approximately 20,000, located in the Green Bay, Wisconsin area, is seeking hard working students looking to further their engineering experiences and knowledge through firsthand experience. Construction inspection provides a basic background for civil engineering courses and valuable job experience. Students will obtain valuable construction inspection experience that
can be added to resumes and is highly regarded by prospective future full-time employers. The Village of Howard’s Engineering Department provides construction inspection and administration services for municipal roadway and utility construction projects, typically totaling from 5 to 10 million dollars annually.

Student employees can expect to enjoy a professional, relaxed, atmosphere. While working for the Village you can expect to perform a wide variety of tasks that will give you a more complete understanding of the construction process and a background for your future career.

Generalized Responsibilities Include:

  1. Represent the Village of Howard on the construction site when the Contractor is working usually in excess of an 8 hour day. Work includes effective interaction and communication with surveyors, soil testers, engineers, and construction personnel.
  2. Use and learn about contract specifications and plan-reading skills along with basic land surveying skills to ensure that construction complies with project plans and specifications.
  3. Perform inspection for utility and roadway construction projects.
  4. Verify/record constructed locations of installed utilities.
  5. Maintain a daily log of all construction activities and pertinent conversations or instructions discussed with the contractor(s).
  6. Keep track of construction pay item quantities on a daily basis.
  7. Communicate/report to the Staff or Village Engineer on project progress.
  8. For Co-Op students there will also be the opportunity to assist in record drawing development, preliminary project designs, estimating, and planning.

AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Excel, construction inspection and surveying skills are highly desirable but not required. Having your own vehicle for transportation and a valid driver’s license is required. Wages and mileage
reimbursement are competitive.

Apply via email or regular mail by sending resume and cover letter.

If interested in a paid learning experience, please contact:
Mr. Michael Kaster, P. E.
Village Engineer
Village of Howard
1336 Cornell Road
Green Bay, WI 54313-8923

Seeking Drawdown Scholars for summer 2022!

The Penn State College of Engineering is seeking talented applicants for its Drawdown Scholars program taking place this summer from June 1 – Aug. 4, 2022 on the Penn State University Park campus.*

Commonly seen as the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming, the Drawdown mission seeks to pursue a practical, solutions-oriented path ahead for action on climate change. The Penn State Drawdown Scholars program supports that mission by training students in:

  • Technical, ecological, and social solutions for climate mitigation
  • Climate communication
  • Environmental law and policy
  • Leadership and professional development
  • Team-based project development
  • Global engagement

Drawdown Scholars will be paired with Penn State faculty mentors according to their mutual interests to conduct laboratory, field, and/or modeling research to advance Drawdown strategies for reversing global warming in several topics, including:

  • Electricity
  • Food, Agriculture, and Land Use
  • Industry
  • Transportation
  • Buildings
  • Land Sinks
  • Coastal and Ocean Sinks
  • Engineered Sinks
  • Health and Education
  • Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Program Details

  • Program dates: June 1 – Aug. 4, 2022
  • Student stipend: $600/week
  • On-campus housing provided*
  • Travel reimbursement up to $400*

Encourage Students to Apply!

  • Open to undergraduate students in any major who are interested in Drawdown’s mission to reverse global warming
  • Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or U.S. territories if not a full-time student at Penn State
  • Must be at least 18 years of age with plans to graduate in December 2022 or later
  • U.S. students from groups traditionally under-represented in STEM, including women, underrepresented minorities, LGBTQ+ students, first-generation college students, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Apply here:

*Please note: This program is planned as an in-person research experience, but the format may shift to virtual or hybrid depending on safety and health regulations pertaining to COVID-19. Updates will be made here. For more information about how Penn State is responding to COVID-19, please visit the University’s website.

Summer Research at Purdue

Greetings from Purdue! 
The application for Summer Undergraduate Research (SURF) at Purdue University is due on Feb 15 (less than 2 weeks)!

Participants receive:

  • $5100 stipend for the 10 week summer research program
  • Present at our end of summer symposium 
  • Professional development seminars to prepare you for graduate school 
  • Additional mentoring and community building activities as part of a growing support network

Don’t forget to check out the Pathways Program, which is a unique SURF cohort experience. This is a paid opportunity for underrepresented students to learn how a graduate degree can prepare you for different career pathways, including being a faculty member, working in a government setting/National Laboratory, Industry, and more! 

The final deadline for SURF is Tuesday Feb 15, 2022. Please contact if you have any SURF related questions. If you have any questions about the Pathways Scholars Program, please email me at and/or review for more information.

Best wishes,
Dr. Jackie McDermott

PS – Check out the Free Early Discovery Mini-Conference at Purdue University in April 2022. If you identify as an underrepresented student in engineering (freshman and sophomores) and interested in learning more about graduate school, then apply to the online Early Discovery mini-conference.  The deadline is March 10, 2022).  Apply here:

USDA Forest Service – Civil Engineering Positions