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Job Ref:  31343
Employer:  WSP Group
Country:  United States
City:  Chicago
21/10/2016 05:12
About WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm's expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. NA

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is currently seeking a part-time, Structural Engineer Intern for the Chicago, Illinois office for fall 2016.

The Intern will be responsible for working on varied projects under the direction of Senior Structural Engineers for projects in the Greater Chicago Area. Work includes design of projects for Illinois and local Chicago clients (IDOT, CDOT, etc.).

Typical projects include:
      • Structural design of bridges and retaining walls
      • Daily tasks include assistance in preparation and development of structural design documents

Structural Engineer Intern duties include:
      • Structural drawing design and development of drawings, calculations and specifications for rehabilitation and new construction of bridges and retaining walls
      • Coordination between various disciplines with internal meetings
      • This position may perform structural bridge inspections

This position offers the ability to work on challenging small to large scale transportation related projects within the Greater Chicago Area, exposure to a multicultural and highly technical staff, as well as the ability to grow within a large organization.

      • A minimum 20 hours per week
      • Days and times are flexible, however the expectation is to work during normal business hours Monday - Friday, between 7:30AM - 5:30PM

Job Requirements
Education Required:
      • BS in Civil Engineering with a focus on structural engineering
      • Must be currently enrolled in a MS in Civil Engineering program with a focus on structural engineering
Experience/Skills Required:
      • Knowledge of construction drawing standards
      • Proficiency using STAAD, SAP2000 or similar structural design software
      • Proficiency with Microstation or AutoCAD is required
      • Excellent communication and writing skills
      • Attention to detail and highly organized
      • Self-starter, able to work independently and able to multi-task
      • Self-motivator to work independently or as part of a team

Desired Qualifications:
      • Previous civil/structural internship experience is preferred
      • Understanding of AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications is preferred

The selected candidate must have the ability to work in the United States immediately.
Considering local candidates only.

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