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Structural Engineering Intern - Summer 2023
Req ID 9561
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Structural Engineering Intern - Summer 2023


Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

This Opportunity

Nationally recognized as a Top 100 internship program, WSP USA hosts hundreds of interns across the United States to gain hands-on, meaningful work experience to enhance their education and professional aptitude. Our interns gain exposure to real projects while working side by side with senior staff. Through our Developing Professionals Network, interns gain mentorship, networking opportunities and lifelong career connections.

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Structural Engineering Intern for our Buildings group in Chicago, IL office for Summer 2023 with the option to continue during the school year.

Your Impact

  • Support a variety of engineering tasks with the goal to develop technical, social, and ethical skills
  • Assist in design using various types of CADD design software
  • Assist with project research, field work, and preliminary design calculations and analysis
  • Support preparation of final design plans, special provisions, and cost estimates
  • Assist in collecting and maintaining project documentation

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Current standing as a Rising Junior, Senior or Graduate student actively enrolled in an accredited Civil Engineering (or related) Undergraduate or Graduate program
  • Experience with basic computer software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Self-motivated with strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Must have completed basic foundational courses: Intro to Engineering and Structural Design and Analysis courses
  • Interest in engineering of building's structures
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Local candidates preferred. Please note that there is no relocation or housing assistance associated with this internship
  • Prior internship experience, leadership experience, or relevant coursework
  • Experience with Revit
  • Completed Structural Analysis, Reinforced Concrete Design, Prestressed Concrete Design, and Steel Design courses

Additional Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

  • Travel Required: 25%
  • Job Status: Intern
  • Employee Type: Full
  • Primary Location: CHICAGO - 30 N LASALLE ST
  • All locations: US-IL-Chicago

About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com

WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

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