Burns & McDonnell Intern- Civil Engingeering- Transmission & Distribution in Chicago, Illinois
Our CivilEngineers/Internsare 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.
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
Assist with ad hoc projects as assigned by managers.
All other duties as assigned..
Pursuit of Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited program
Currently enrolled, and in good standing, in a post-secondary education 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, without restrictions or without need for work sponsorship, in the country where this position is located, for the duration of the internship.
Primary Location US-IL-Chicago
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Req ID: 201916