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Civil Engineering Intern - Transmission & Distribution (Houston)

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Burns & McDonnell


Our Civil Interns are responsible for performing tasks requiring the application of standard civil engineering techniques and procedures. This includes standard design of civil/structural project work, assisting lead engineers with various project duties, and other duties as assigned.

Project work includes site design for utility infrastructure including electrical substations, both overhead and underground transmission lines, pipelines, renewable facilities, and EV charging stations. The market is continuing to evolve due to technology advancements and policy changes. Projects partner with utilities to design, plan, and improve the modern electric grid. Civil tasks within the group include:

* Assist in civil design of projects from the conceptual phase through design completion.
* Apply strong knowledge of commonly used civil engineering/design concepts, principles, practices, codes, and procedures within the civil engineering services industry.
* Design civil components for project needs and requirements that are set forth by the client, project manager, and/or local jurisdiction.
* Communicate with design team for specific project requirements.
* Modify and review production drawings for a variety of site development projects.
* Research and compile project related data as required. Assist in preparing studies and design reports.
* Assist in the construction execution including development of civil construction specifications, cost estimate preparation, and survey coordination.
* Assist in communication & coordination with permitting agencies.
* Performs field inspections, measurements, or calculations for public and private clients.
* All other duties as assigned.
* Pursuit of Bachelor's or Master's degree in Civil Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program.
* Currently enrolled, and in good standing, in a post-secondary education and/or technical certificate program in a field related to the work done in the department.
* Minimum of a 3.0 GPA strongly preferred.
* Prior internship and/or related consulting experience preferred.
* Actively involved in campus, community or other volunteer activities or organizations.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
* Basic knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office programs, including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
* Demonstrated leadership skills.
* Self-motivated and eager learner, aptitude to grow and develop within the field.
* Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without requiring future sponsorship for employment visa status.

Associated topics: calculation, civil engineer, foundation design, function, remedial, soil mechanic, structural analysis, superstructure, traffic, transportation
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