Internship – Railroad Construction Engineering

  • Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Internship - Railroad Construction Engineering 

We have an opportunity for a Construction Engineering Intern who will work with a broad range of Railroad construction projects. In this role you will be responsible for the daily inspection and documentation of infrastructure projects including road, water main, and sewer construction. 

Location

 This position is designated as a field-based role, and tasks will be carried out from an assigned field office. Travel to project sites is a necessary component of this internship. Successful candidates must undergo and pass an MVR report.

Benesch’s Railroad Division is made up of highly skilled rail professionals, many of whom are former employees of operating railroads. This firsthand experience working to design and maintain active rail systems uniquely equips our team to develop innovative solutions to a wide variety of rail projects.

The Impact You Will Have

  • Review and assure project supervisor of the adequacy of budget and schedule.
  • Perform construction observation of construction activities and follow applicable project procedures. 
  • Maintain a field book in accordance with project procedures.
  • Perform measurements of construction work performed and quantity calculations of pay items.
  • Prepare Inspector’s Daily Reports and other project documentation as required by the project procedures and as directed by the project supervisor.
  • Report to the project supervisor on the progress of work, including technical issues, the status of work remaining to be done, and any noted deficiencies.
  • Review plans, specifications, and submittals relating to assigned work.
  • Provide design or other professional assistance to project managers.
  • Maintain company-owned vehicle or other equipment assigned for use on the project.

What You Will Need

  • Pursuing your BS in Civil or Construction Engineering or in a related engineering curriculum required
  • Experience working on field projects desired.
  • Exposure to ArcGIS, MicroStation, and Geopak, and/or AutoCAD is desirable.
  • Excellent communication and intrapersonal skills.
  • Strong organization and ability to perform services efficiently and within budgets and schedules.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment.
  • Good driving record and valid driver's license.

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