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Transportation Engineering Assistant

Yarger Engineering, Inc. has an opening for the summer of 2023 for a transportation engineering assistant in Indianapolis. The position is an undergraduate internship opportunity for hands-on entry level experience for the future civil engineer. The engineering assistant is expected to learn as much as they produce. The work would primarily be preparing traffic impact studies and designing roads. Traffic impact studies are comprised of data collection, traffic forecasts, analysis, alternative solutions development, report writing and creating report figures. Road plans consist primarily of typical sections, alignments, profiles and cross sections, along with detail sheets for signals, signs, markings and miscellaneous items. There may be field work setting out traffic counting equipment, collecting on-site traffic counts and taking field measurements. The exact scope of work would depend on the candidate's knowledge and ability.

Yarger Engineering is a very small firm, so the engineering assistant would be working directly for Mr. Yarger, the president and owner. The work environment is casual and flexible, but final work products are expected to be first rate. Innovation and more efficient methods are encouraged.

The ideal candidate should be smart, productive, inquisitive, open to new ideas and eager to learn.


  • An udergraduate enrolled in a civil engineering or related program.
  • Proficient in English and math.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Ability to work outside and carry 25 lbs across rough terrain in inclement weather.
  • Current driver's license.
  • Pass Federal I-9 check for having approval to work in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A junior or senior in civil engineer with a major emphases in transportation engineering.
  • Passed Introduction into Transportation Engineering class.
  • Familiarity with traffic impact studies.
  • Familiarity with the MUTCD.
  • Familiarity with the Highway Capacity Manual.
  • Familiarity with timing traffic signals.
  • Familiarity with Synchro.
  • Working knowledge of Civil 3D.

Candidates should email their cover letters and resumes to Mr. Yarger at bwyarger@yargerengineering.com. Candidates should also fill out a profile on Work and Learn and apply for EARN Indiana.