Co-op Engineer - Water - Fall 2018

Location US-IN-Indianapolis
Job ID 1017-17036
HNTB Job Title
Intern Engineer

Why Choose HNTB?

For more than a century, HNTB has helped deliver infrastructure solutions that best meet the unique needs of our clients. With client relationships spanning decades, we understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. We are far more than a design firm. We see and help address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee-owners committed to the highest levels of performance, we enable clients to achieve their goals and inspiring visions.

At HNTB, we’re encouraged to go beyond discovering mere solutions that will impact our very landscape. We are encouraged to ask, “What if?” Our HNTB family fosters an inventive and resourceful commitment to finding unique answers to complex problems. We believe that the act of wondering sparks creativity. We will work to foster your creativity, career and personal growth. Come join HNTB and unleash your spark of imagination.

For you, “together” can mean the chance to put together an exciting career. At HNTB “together” also means collaborating across geographies and disciplines within the firm. And “together” means that we are partners with our clients. Our goals are linked, and their success is our success. “Together” means that we are engaged in the communities we serve — we live there — and are committed to their growth and development.


Our Indianapolis, IN office has a great opportunity for a Civil Engineering Student. This position is a Co-op Engineer role in our Water Group. Under close supervision, the co-op will assist assigned departments and/or projects by performing routine engineering-related tasks. This is a full-time position requiring 40 hours per week. This is a co-op student position and requires 3 -5 work sessions alternating with school sessions. The first work session will  be Fall 2018. (August - December 2018)


Our co-ops assist in the Water department in either our project office, design office or in the construction field. 

Job Summary

Under close supervision, assists assigned department(s) and/or project(s) by performing basic engineering-related tasks which may reflect elements of standard post-secondary engineering curriculum, usually on a part-time, temporary, or co-op basis.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Assists engineer teams in various tasks and duties.
  • Assists Engineer with research, development and design of projects.
  • Assists Engineer with the preparation of engineering drawings and documents as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities


Assist in program management reporting and tasks

Assist in development of water resources reports
Perform basic engineering calculations
Organize information for use in drawings or other documents
Assist other engineers in various tasks and duties 

Create AutoCAD and ArcGIS drawings

Assist construction inspectors with field work


Basic Qualifications

High School Diploma/GED or equivalent plus current enrollment in an accredited post-secondary engineering program

Preferred Qualifications/Skills

  • Currently enrolled student in a Civil, Environmental, Agricultural or related Engineering program
  • Completion of 2 years of post-secondary engineering program 
  • Graduation date of December 2020 or later
  • Registered in your school's co-op program
  • Basic AutoCAD skills
  • Strong skills in the use of MS Office (Word and Excel)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Analytical skills with emphasis in systems approach to problem solving

General Work Conditions

Office Environment: Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is only minimal exposure to potentially unpleasant working conditions. Incumbent must have the ability to stand and sit frequently, and reach horizontally as well as vertically for overhead use.

EEO Statement

HNTB Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran. 

The HNTB Companies are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law.  In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law). We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individual with a disability where appropriate.


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