Bridge/Structural Engineering Intern

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:
Not Applicable/None
Job Description:

Ready to advance your education and have the opportunity to work on large scale engineering projects? Parsons Infrastructure is seeking motivated engineering students with an interest in bridge structures for a summer intern position. The intern will gain exposure to the production of drawings and calculations for the design of highway and rail bridge structures. The position is located in a vibrant, downtown Chicago office of over 100 employees, and is close to public transportation and the Metra commuter rail stations.

Parsons extensive experience in this field, combined with your willingness to work hard will propel your career and opportunities forward. We need our interns to be versatile, enthusiastic to work in highly flexible, team-oriented environments that have exceptional communication, analytical and organizational skills

In this role, under direction of a degreed engineer, you will perform a variety of basic to moderately-difficult engineering support assignments requiring a fundamental knowledge of design/drafting standards, practices, and techniques. The co-op student at this level typically takes engineering notes, specifications, rough sketches, etc., and formalizes them into working drawings. Assignments are designed to develop a practical knowledge of equipment, facilities, and systems, and their interrelationships within a particular engineering discipline.

Responsibilities:
  • Support senior level engineers in performing traffic and transportation planning studies.
  • Build and utilize computer models to evaluate travel patterns and traffic flow characteristics on freeways and arterials.
  • Develop signal timing plans, signing and striping, mitigations measures, and traffic management plans.
  • Perform spatial analysis, prepare calculations using complex spreadsheets, and use various software packages to determine a wide variety of performance measures.
  • Document findings in accordance with federal, state and local reporting requirements.

Qualifications:
  • Civil Engineering students nearing completion of undergraduate studies, or students currently enrolled in graduate studies are encouraged to apply. Students should have completed courses such as structural analysis, steel or concrete design, geotechnical engineering, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills (proficiency using formulas, pivot tables, etc.)

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.

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