Burns & McDonnell Civil/Structural Engineering Intern - Transmission (Walnut Creek) in Walnut Creek, California
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 civil structural design of 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 Structural tasks within the group include:
Design of both shallow and deep foundations including slab foundations, mat foundations, spread footings, strip footings, drilled piers, and steel piles.
Design and analyze structures for utility infrastructure including electrical substations, pipelines, and EV charging stations.
Analyze rigid bus systems to assess the structural capacity of insulators and stress and deflection in the aluminum bus.
Design of oil containment systems for electrical equipment.
Modify and review production drawings for a variety of projects.
Research and compile project related data as required. Assist in preparing studies and design reports.
Assist in the construction execution including development of construction specifications & cost estimate preparation.
Communicate with design team for specific project requirements.
All other duties as assigned.
Pursuit of Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Civil or 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-CA-Walnut Creek
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Req ID: 213395