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Intern - Civil Engineering (Site Design) *Summer 2023*

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Our employee-owned and multi-disciplined team of engineering and design professionals has an exciting opportunity available for an undergraduate Civil Engineering student who has a strong interest in site design or land development.

As a member of our Facilities Engineering team, you will apply your academic knowledge while working alongside Professional Engineers and Technicians to prepare detailed drawings for site planning, roads, utilities, parking lots, grading and drainage, stormwater management, and erosion and flood control projects. While working on these projects, you will assist with calculations for project dimensions and elevations and computing / tabulating quantities, and you may occasionally assist with construction administration responsibilities by interpreting plans, observing construction operations, and maintaining reports to ensure construction conforms to plans and specifications.

The ideal candidate would be available to work 40 hours per week with occasional overtime throughout the summer of 2023 from mid-May through mid-August. This position would primarily work from our office in downtown Saint Paul, MN; however, there may be instances in which this position would be provided with flexible / hybrid work arrangements.

***Out-of-state students are encouraged to apply and may be eligible for housing assistance.***

Note: To be considered for this opportunity and to perform the assigned responsibilities, candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States and must be able to complete and pass any background, security, and drug test requests required by TKDA, clients, and state and/or federal agencies.

Required Qualifications.  

  • Undergraduate pursuing a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Previous experience or formal training with AutoCAD and Civil 3D.
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
  • Strong interpersonal skills and effective verbal and written communication skills; Ability to ask questions and engage in discussions with team members and other internal contacts.
  • Ability to work outdoors, walk and climb over rough terrain while carrying up to 40 pounds, and travel as needed for construction administration and site inspections/visits, etc.

Preferred Qualifications.  

  • Previous coursework or project assignments related to site design and land development.
  • Thorough understanding of drafting techniques, plan development, and related engineering practices.
  • Previous experience developing construction plans and specifications.
  • Previous experience with construction administration or surveying responsibilities, including operation of instruments, recording and interpreting data, and staking.

Click the link below to learn more about the TKDA Internship Experience: 

If you are looking for a hands-on internship opportunity where you can apply your knowledge to challenges outside the pages of your textbook, then apply on-line today to join our team!


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