Civil/Structural Engineering Intern

Job Description

At Arcadis we focus on attracting, retaining and developing people who share our passion and commitment to improve quality of life. In return we offer you the opportunity to transform your world and the world around you, that could be through client work, upskilling yourself, championing equality and inclusion or getting involved in charity work, to name just a few. Our people value different perspectives, they care about the sustainability of our planet and dare to shape the future.

One of our core values is ‘people first’, and supported by our Lovinklaan foundation, we invest in you for the long term, to ensure you reach your full potential. You’ll have the opportunity to own your career and work on industry-defining projects, finding solutions to real challenges that make a difference to people’s lives. You’re encouraged to have a growth mindset and are given the space to develop personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you.

Role description:

The Water Division of Arcadis is currently searching for Structural/ Civil Engineering Interns to work in our Baton Rouge, LA office. Projects will include work on water and wastewater treatment, water distribution, and wastewater collection systems design and construction. systems design, hydraulic evaluation, developing design reports, construction documents, and specifications, as well as construction oversight. a variety of other water/wastewater infrastructure including stormwater, drainage, water / wastewater facilities design, hydraulic modeling, utility assessments and design, etc. multiple, unique assignments simultaneously requiring strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills. engineering work requiring the application of standard techniques, procedures and criteria in carrying out a sequence of related engineering tasks, as well as work independently to produce engineering drawings, specifications, bid packages, and cost estimates for projects.

Role accountabilities:

  • Assist in providing Structural Engineering support to our national practice of flood resiliency design for a number of Flood Control Projects featuring T and L-type concrete floodwalls, combi wall, roadway access gates such as swing gates and roller gates, hydraulic closure structures such as sector gate, vertical lift gates, Tainter gates and sluice gates, stormwater/drainage pump stations, outfall structures, retaining walls, small scale control buildings, shallow and deep foundations (piles, drilled shafts) etc.
  • Help prepare structural design calculations, portions of technical reports as well as the development of engineering plans and specifications and quantity estimates for various projects.
  • Work effectively in collaborative environments and establish strong relationships with the Project and Client teams.
  • Help provide engineering support during construction thru submittal reviews, review of changes initiated by construction contractors, and site visits with accompanying trip reports.
  • Aid with functional engineering areas (meetings, correspondence, etc.)
  • Assist on site visits and field surveys as necessary to assess field conditions.
  • Gain knowledge on reading and understanding with various building codes, FEMA guidance and especially USACE Engineering Manuals, Technical Guidance Documents to ensure compliance.
  • Adhere to Arcadis practices, including but not limited to maintaining a safe and clean working environment by enforcing procedures, quality, rules & regulations and enforcing safety standards.

Qualifications & Experience:

Required Qualifications:

  • Working towards Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering
  • Prior Internship Experience

Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in structural design related to steel, concrete etc.
  • Experience in preparing and reviewing project drawings and cost estimates.
  • Familiarity with STAAD Pro, Mathcad, MicroStation.
  • Basic understanding and experience with Bentley MicroStation Suite, Revit
  • Experience of working in collaborative environments such as Bentley ProjectWise and Autodesk BIM360.
  • Functional experience with MS Office applications.

Why Become an Arcadian?

Our work with clients has a direct impact on people’s lives and on the planet. We make moving, living and belonging in cities safer, more resilient and more sustainable. By partnering with our clients as responsible custodians of our earth’s resources, we can create a sustainable planet.

We continue to think of new ways to make positive impacts and create better experiences for people; data driven and digital solutions have become part of the Arcadis DNA. Working together with clients and using techniques like design thinking, we can get to the heart of our clients’ most pressing challenges and work together to solve them.

As a global business, we have committed to support five of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to ensure that our projects contribute to a better and more sustainable future for all. But it’s not just the work that we do on client projects that benefits communities and our planet. As a global business, we are committed to making a positive impact to society by supporting local communities where we operate.

To help protect our planet, we monitor and measure non-financial information to inform business decisions and reduce our own environmental impact as part of our commitment to be net zero carbon as a global company by 2030.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging:

We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions. Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. We are dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Transform Your World

Arcadis offers benefits for full time positions. These benefits include medical, dental, and vision, EAP, 401K, STD, LTD, AD&D, life insurance, paid parental leave, reward & recognition program and optional benefits including adoption assistance and tuition reimbursement. We offer seven paid holidays and potentially up to two floating holidays per calendar year depending on start, and ## days PTO that accrue per year. The salary range for this position is $15 – $25 / hour.



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