Burns & McDonnell Structural Engineering Intern - Oil, Gas & Chemical (Houston) in Houston, Texas
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.
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.
Primary Location US-TX-Houston
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Req ID: 212606