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Burns & McDonnell Structural Engineering Intern - Oil, Gas & Chemical (Houston) in Houston, Texas

Description

Our Structural 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.

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 structural engineer in the group include:

  • Design of various types of foundations to support equipment, pipe racks, process structures and cable tray/piping supports.

  • Design of structural steel framing members for pipe racks, process structures and supports.

  • Design modules for lifting and transportation.

  • Check adequacy of existing structures and foundations for new loads. Design retrofits, as required.

  • Assist with ad hoc projects as assigned by managers.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Pursuit of Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Structural 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.

EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Job Intern

Primary Location US-TX-Houston

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Req ID: 212606

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