Structural Transportation Co-Op (January 2017)

Boston, Massachusetts
14 Oct 2016
27 Nov 2016
BI 00011E
Contract Type
Full Time
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Position Summary

Internship positions at Jacobs provide college students an opportunity to gain real-world experience in their specific area of study. Interns will work alongside world-class professionals in a fast-paced, professional setting which provides interns invaluable experiences applying the knowledge and skills learned through education in a business environment.

The Boston Office of Jacobs Engineering seeks Co-op/Intern(s) to work in our Structural Transportation/Bridge Group from January to July 2017, with potential to extend based upon available assignments.

  • Employee will perform routine tasks under supervision of Bridge group staff. Well-defined company standards and procedures will be utilized.
  • Work is checked in process and/or upon completion.
  • Occasional tasks of a routine and repetitive nature may be required.
  • Performance of a variety of duties for the structural department including drafting of construction plans, providing construction phase services (shop drawing and RFI review, meeting minutes), preparing geometric and structural design calculations (primarily secondary "check" sets), assisting in local bridge and tunnel inspections (taking field notes, drafting and editing final reports) and other miscellaneous tasks such as organizing reports, packaging submissions, mailing documents, and making deliveries to local clients.
  • Exposure to various software packages including AutoCAD, Excel, Word, Outlook, Adobe, Bluebeam, and Mathcad. Limited use of structural analysis software depending on class/work experience.

Training and Experience:

  • Must be currently enrolled at an accredited university as a Civil or Structural Engineering major.
  • Demonstrated interest in civil transportation projects or structures. Preferably bridge design and inspection.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Must work well in a group or team atmosphere.
  • Excellent organization and critical thinking/problem solving skills. Must be willing to ask questions and organize thoughts or solutions during tasks.
  • Strong time management and attention to detail.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher strongly preferred

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.