Burns & McDonnell Civil Engineering Intern in Chicago, Illinois
Our Civil Engineering Interns are responsible for performing tasks requiring the application of standard structural 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.
Opportunities for our Civil Engineering Interns exist in multiple locations and market segments. Our offices are nationwide but industry work may vary by location. Market segments include Aviation & Federal, Energy, Global Facilities, Oil, Gas, & Chemicals, Transportation, Transmission & Distribution and Water groups. Please see below for information on each market:
Aviation & Federal:
Project work includes site development of a wide range of military facilities and/or design of airfield infrastructure type projects including runways, taxiways, and aprons for military, commercial or municipal clients. Some specific tasks of a Civil engineer include but are not limited to:
Master planning and designing airports and federal installations
Designing all elements of site development and supporting infrastructure including airfield layout and orientation, facility layout and orientation, vehicular access, pedestrian access, and stormwater management
Maintaining corporate technical expertise for design, construction, and evaluation for flexible and rigid pavement
Designing utility systems to support federal facilities, aviation facilities, and fuel system facilities
Managing construction of airfield pavements and other airport improvement projects
Project work includes developing the infrastructure for electric generating facilities Design will include both construction of new generation facilities and improvements/expansion of existing facilities. Some tasks specific to a civil engineer include:
Design of electric generating facilities including site layout, grading, storm drainage, Design of roads and railroads in area of facilities
Designing combustion waste landfills, treatment ponds, water supply and environmental compliance.
Source emission testing
Our Environmental group performs tasks requiring the application of standard environmental techniques and procedures. Responsibilities include assisting with environmental site assessments, field studies, development of soil and groundwater sampling plans, data analysis, GIS analysis, site remediation, and preparation of environmental reports, permits, and assessments.
Performing air and noise quality analyses and permitting
Work with construction and design team throughout process, adapting environmental plans according to budget constraints, design factors or client needs. Project types include transmission line routing, power generation, construction activities, renewable energy generation and water treatment facilities
Conduct environment studies, data recording and analysis, prepare permitting applications and summary report
Project work includes design on sites and facilities in the industries of manufacturing, oil & gas transportation, on-site energy generation, healthcare, research, and commercial and institutional facilities. Example projects include jet aircraft testing and production facilities, fuel truck terminals, central utility plants, hospitals and research labs, university facilities, and commercial buildings. Some specific tasks for a structural engineer in Global Facilities include:
Perform stormwater work including stormwater management, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, stormwater design, civil works and flood control, and ecosystem restoration.
Perform site development, site access layout, grading and earthwork calculations, and utility routing and coordination.
Assist in the development of permitting and final documents.
Assist in the construction administration process including coordination with field personnel to resolve design related installation issues, the review of contractor shop drawings and calculations, field inspections, and testing of utility systems.
Assist in performing site evaluations and documenting existing site features and utility systems.
Assist in the preparation and evaluation of project budgets and cost estimates.
Oil, Gas, & Chemicals:
Perform analysis and design of structures for new oil refinery and petrochemical facilities; chemical, biofuel and industrial facilities. Structures include foundation systems and steel structures for: distillation towers, heaters, compressors, pumps, and fans, and building structures; unloading and storage facilities; cooling towers; and underground structures, pipe racks, mechanical and electrical equipment platform structures. Some specific tasks for a civil engineer in the group include:
Underground gravity piping layout and design
Site layout for process units
Paving layout for process units
Transmission & Distribution:
Project work includes design of electrical substations; both overhead and underground high-voltage transmission lines. 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 with the group include:
Site planning including drainage and storm runoff calculations, retention pond sizing and design, erosion and sedimentation control plan, and developing stormwater prevention pollution plan (SWPPP)
Developing design criteria requirements for transmission line design
Modeling transmission lines in 3D modeling software
Determining geometry, loads, and performance requirements for transmission line structures
Coordinating strength and geometry requirements for wire support hardware assemblies
Assisting in the construction executing including development of civil construction specifications, cost estimate preparation, and survey coordination
Project work includes highway design, municipal roadway design, traffic engineering, transportation planning, intelligent transportation systems, and rail engineering. Civil engineering tasks within the group include:
Design roadway geometrics, roundabouts, and driveways
Run stormwater calculations for inlet, pipe, and ditch design
Work on traffic phasing for our traffic control plans
Begin developing skills in software such as MicroStation, AutoCAD, ArcGIS, HEC-RAS, & OpenRoads
Projects include stormwater design and water and wastewater treatment design. Stormwater work includes stormwater management, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, stormwater design, water resources, civil works and flood control, and ecosystem restoration. Water and Wastewater work includes the design of facilities for water and wastewater collection, distribution, and treatment.
Pursuit of Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited program.
Must be currently enrolled in good standing. 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, without restrictions or without need for work sponsorship, in the country where this position is located, for the duration of the internship.
Job Engineering Intern
Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City
Other Locations US-IL-Downers Grove, US-CO-Denver, US-GA-Atlanta, US-SC-Greenville, US-MO-Saint Louis, US-AZ-Phoenix, US-NJ-Morristown, US-TX-Fort Worth, US-TX-Houston, US-VA-Roanoke, US-CT-Wallingford, US-CA-Brea, US-CA-San Diego, US-VA-Norfolk, US-IL-Chicago, US-TX-Dallas, US-MN-Minneapolis/St Paul
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
About Burns & McDonnell
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Req ID: 191691