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JOB TITLE:          Engineering Intern

FLSA STATUS:    Non-Exempt


SUMMARY:  TranSmart is looking for undergraduate and graduate college students pursuing engineering degrees to apply for summer internships with us in our Chicago office. Applicants should be at a sophomore level or higher in an engineering degree program focused on roadway design, drainage, traffic, electrical, or structural engineering.


  • Prepare maps and plans

  • Visit sites to ensure proper installation of products

  • Respond to queries of public and other departments in a satisfactory manner

  • Perform daily duties such as issuance of permits and review of applications

  • Perform compilation of data and convert them into plans

  • Make an estimation of the cost of materials and read and interpret technical documents

  • Maintain files and supporting documentation in accordance with company policy and accepted practices

  • Construction inspection or field reconnaissance as assigned (within in the Chicagoland region)

  • Performs other duties as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Working towards a bachelor’s or graduate degree in an engineering degree program from an accredited ABET-EAC university

  • Ability to read blue prints and work independently on tasks assigned

  • Knowledge of engineering standards as well as state and local regulations a plus

  • Skilled at operating CAD systems and applications

  • Willingness to work in the field as requested, keeping safety as a priority

  • Valid Illinois driver's license, preferred


  • Customer service – the individual is responsive to employee and customer requests and is proactive in preventing potential schedule issues.

  • Attention to detail – this individual achieves thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved.

  • Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.

  • Interpersonal skills—the individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things.

  • Written Communication—the individual edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information.

  • Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.

  • Quality control—the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors work to ensure quality.

  • Dependability—the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.

  • Ability to interact with employees and customers in a professional manner and with strong communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Detail oriented, professional attitude and reliable

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Self-motivated team player with a customer service orientation

  • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office


WORK ENVIRONMENT: Safety related activities are performed primarily in the field for construction projects.  For design and engineering phases of safety work, a standard office environment with extensive contact and frequent interruptions is to be expected.


  • Work is performed in a standard office environment with extensive contact and frequent interruptions, and in the transportation infrastructure.

  • Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation; and to verbally communicate to exchange information

  • Vision – See in the normal visual range with or without correction

  • Hearing – Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction


This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by supervisors or managers to perform other instructions and duties. This job description may be revised from time to time and does not constitute a contract for employment. No relocation packages.

TranSmart Technologies, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. TranSmart utilizes E-Verify for employee work eligibility verification.

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