Leidos is hiring a Transportation Engineering Intern in Reston, VA (open for teleworking) for the summer of 2022 to join the Leidos Surface Transportation Solutions Team. The Transportation Engineering Intern will support work in the ground transportation areas of Operations, Safety, Connected Vehicles, Freight, and Access Management. He or she will support federal, state, and local contracts including Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), US Department of Transportation (USDOT), Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), and District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT). The candidate will be responsible for assisting more senior positions and/or performing functional duties under the oversight of more senior positions.
He or she will support the development of technical proposals to win new work under Safety, Research and Development, and Operations IDIQ Government contracts. Technical proposal duties will include preparing proposal resumes, writing statements of work for subcontractors, filling out basis of estimation information, and communicating with team members on developing task sections.
The candidate will support technical work for local, state, and/or national government initiatives that aim to influence and change behavior of the general public and/or professionals within the transportation realm (i.e., transportation engineers, state and local officials, planning and policy professionals). This includes supporting transportation implementation plans, transportation policy, developing engineering communication materials, conducting literature reviews, researching, collecting and analyzing data, and preparing contracts. The candidate will support meetings including preparation and facilitation, writing meeting proceedings reports, and supporting web-conferences and webinars.
The role may require some travel to project sites (within the US) such as the Saxton Transportation Operations Lab at FHWA’s Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia. The candidate is expected to work 30 to 40 hours a week throughout the summer in Reston, VA. Hours are also flexible depending on the workload during the week. The candidate may have the opportunity after the summer internship period to stay onboard and work part-time remotely throughout the school year.
Typical job functions include:
- Development of transportation contract technical proposal, basis of cost estimate spreadsheets, and subcontract statements of work.
- Technical writing/Report preparation.
- Data processing and analysis.
- Research on transportation subjects such as connected and autonomous vehicles, bicycle/pedestrian safety, human factors, and the Safe System Approach.
- Assist in the development of marketing and outreach products, including but not limited to fact sheets, case studies, user guides, website content, and design manuals.
- Conduct literature reviews synthesizing research information.
- Meeting preparation, attendance, and documentation.
Candidate must be enrolled in an Engineering or Transportation-related degree or equivalent experience and less than 2 years prior relevant experience.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Your GPA needs to be included on your application and resume.
He or she should be fluent with Microsoft Office tools/programs, especially Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access.
All college-levels are encouraged, including both undergraduate and graduate students.
· Experience using Microsoft Access for data analysis. Experience reading and writing Microsoft Access’ VBA language, is a plus.
· College coursework or experience in Transportation Engineering, Transportation Planning, Technical Writing, and/or Data Science/Data Analytics.
· Enjoys challenges associated with learning new topics.
· Highly proactive, self-motivated, and has strong time management skills.
· Detail-oriented, highly organized, and strong ability to multi-task.
· Ability to think analytically and apply general concepts to other applicable topics.
· Ability to identify and implement creative solutions.
· Ability to flourish within a dynamic, fun team environment as well as work independently.
· Flexible and comfortable with changing direction and competing priorities.
Seeks constant improvement through self-identifying opportunities and peer feedback.