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Civil Engineer Internship

Brookshire, TX and Lampasas, TX


This position works with our Civil Engineering group and will have direct responsible charge over development projects. He/She will perform engineering duties in planning, and designing, as well as oversee construction of building structures, roads, railroads, bridges, channels, dams, pipelines, and water/wastewater systems


  • Approval of final design decisions for development projects
  • Coordinate with appropriate sub-consultants for outside services provided by various engineering and surveying firms
  • Coordinate with contractors during the construction phase of a design project as project representative for RITD 
  • Excellent verbal communication skills to confidently interact with clients and team members
  • Excellent written communication skills and attention to detail, as well as the ability to create accurate technical drawings and produce thorough reports
  • Analyze long range plans, survey reports, maps, and other data to plan and design development projects
  • Evaluate and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria, using judgment in making some substantial engineering adaptations and modifications to assigned aspects of storm sewer design, hydraulic and hydrologic (H&H) analysis, and water/wastewater systems
  • Consideration of construction costs, government regulations, potential environmental hazards, and other factors during the planning and risk-analysis stages of a project
  • Compile and submit permit applications to local, state, and federal agencies, verifying that projects comply with various regulations.
  • Have direct responsible charge of the planning, designing, monitoring and/or managing of projects and programs for substantial new construction, renovation and improvement projects for commercial property facilities encompassing highly specialized or unique requirements.
  • Assist in serving as a technical consultant concerning facilities planning, design, construction and/or maintenance for different categories of facilities, and utilize program planning and budgeting cycles, financial control and budget systems, and other management tools to accomplish programming, determine resources and perform long-range planning.
  • Oversee and analyze the results of soil testing to determine the adequacy and strength of foundations.
  • Analyze the results of construction materials testing on materials, such as concrete, asphalt, or steel, during the construction administration phase of projects.
  • Prepare bid proposals, including cost estimates for materials, equipment, or labor to determine a project’s economic feasibility.
  • Use design software to plan and design transportation systems, hydraulic systems, and structures in line with transportation industry and government standards.
  • Perform or oversee surveying operations to establish building locations, site layouts, reference points, grades, and elevations to guide construction.
  • Preparing technical and regulatory reports for submittal to clients and state/federal agencies.


  • Team leader; With A Can-Do Attitude That Is Positive, Supportive And Cooperative
  • Problem Solving/Analysis And Solution Oriented
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Can motivate team to creative solution development and problem solving
  • Strong Planning And Organization Skills; Ability To Multitask And Be A Self-Starter
  • Accountable And Responsible. Adaptable To Change
  • Customer/Client Focus.
  • Project Management
  • Detailed Oriented, Thorough And Accurate
  • Results Driven
  • Proven Leadership

Work Experience Requirements

  • Proficient and proven knowledge of physical sciences and mathematics, including experience of the mechanics of solids (particularly of soils), hydraulics, theory of structure, strength of materials, engineering geology and surveying.
  • Advanced understanding of civil design and construction, including public infrastructure projects
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite programs (working knowledge of Word and Excel)
  • Proficiency in AutoDesk CAD products, specifically Civil 3D
  • Experience with public presentations
  • Working knowledge of basic engineering calculations
  • Familiarization with QMS for Industrial Railroad track design & engineering; ex Union Pacific, BNSF, etc.
  • National and State Safety and Site-specific certifications, including but not limited to TWIC, eRailSafe, ISN, etc.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, depending on field assignments. Typical office environment working with computers at a desk for long periods of time. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, however, construction and field site visits can be severe (i.e. Railroad facilities, inside factories, construction equipment, jack hammers, etc.).