Electrical Engineering Intern
Our Electrical Interns are responsible for performing tasks requiring the application of standard electrical engineering techniques and procedures. This includes standard design of electrical systems, assisting lead engineers with various project duties, and other duties as assigned.
Opportunities as an Electrical Intern exist in multiple market segments and locations. Specific assignments and project work vary depending on the market segments and locations. Please see below for information on each market:
Aviation & Federal
Project types include airports, and aircraft maintenance hangars, to enormous central utility plants; from state-of-the-art information technology facilities to aircraft manufacturing plants, and robotic paint facilities. Design work includes power distribution systems, voice/data networks, fiber optics, security systems, and fire alarm systems.
Energy / Power Generation
Performs analysis and design of electrical systems for new power-generating facilities, as well as upgrades to existing facilities. Responsibilities include conceptual design, load flow / short circuit / arc-flash analysis studies, system optimization, equipment specification, electrical infrastructure design, protective relay calculations and settings, configuration, and field commissioning of electrical systems and equipment.
Project areas include on-site energy & power, healthcare facilities, manufacturing facilities, data centers, mission critical facilities, food & consumer products manufacturing facilities and commercial architecture. Design work includes power distribution systems, instrumentation and controls, voice/data networks, fiber optics, security systems, and fire alarm systems.
Networks, Integration and Automation
Design and planning of telecommunications and wide area networks on various projects for electric utilities. Projects include supervisory control and data acquisition, distribution automation, cyber security, microwave radio, wireless networks, fiber optics, and smart grid.
Oil, Gas, & Chemical
Electrical work includes design of electrical rooms, control rooms, and all aspects of providing power to the industrial clients we serve such as lighting, grounding, lightning protection, cable selection, motor control, uninterruptible power systems, low and high voltage equipment, and cable raceway design in ethanol & bio-fuels plants, chemical plants, refineries, pipeline & liquid terminals. This group performs power flow & fault analysis, protective relaying studies and equipment purchasing. Instrumentation and controls work include design for sensing and controlling pressure, temperature, level, flow, and other parameters. Complex equipment is purchased for analyzing chemical composition products in the plant. Design of plant instrumented safety systems and computer control of equipment is accomplished by the instrumentation group
Power System Planning
Work includes analysis of electrical transmission systems, including running models, simulations and report writing. Projects include generation interconnection studies, load flow analysis, dynamic studies and distribution master plan support
Design of high voltage (13,000 to 500,000 volt) electrical substations. Areas of design include substation layout, power system analysis and control/ relay systems for a variety of clients across the country.
The Protection Applications Department is the cornerstone in maintaining a safe, reliable, operational, and secure grid through innovative systems and technology. Our goal is to develop robust, flexible, and adaptable protection and control system to mitigate the damage and interruptions of service caused by electrical failures.
Work includes all aspects of design of electrical systems for water and wastewater treatment facilities and metal finishing facilities. Design includes medium- and low-voltage power systems, process automation including field instrumentation, PLC's and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), voice and data communications, and commercial/industrial facility building systems.
- Assist with tasks that may include filing, scanning, data entry, documentation, Power Point presentation.
- Assist with responses to general questions.
- Participate in continuous improvement efforts by collecting and analyzing data.
- Present solutions to concerns.
- Research solutions to project concerns; analyze and recommend solutions to problems.
- Assist with ad hoc projects as assigned by managers.
- All other duties as assigned.
- Pursuit of Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program.
- Currently enrolled, and in good standing, in a post-secondary education and/or technical certificate program in a field related to the work done in the department.
- Minimum of a 3.0 GPA strongly preferred.
- Prior internship and/or related consulting experience preferred.
- Actively involved in campus, community or other volunteer activities or organizations.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
- Basic knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office programs, including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
- Demonstrated leadership skills.
- Self-motivated and eager learner, aptitude to grow and develop within the field.
- Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without requiring future sponsorship for employment visa status.