Student Intern

GCW, Inc.

Job Description


Job Title:              Civil Engineering Student Intern
Department:        Various (See below)
Reports To:           Project Manager


As a civil engineer student intern at GCW, you will have the opportunity to further your education by applying learned material in a professional employment setting, make new connections, and gain hands-on experience. You will work in a collaborative environment and support the Project Management team in efforts of design, document development and administration, depending on expertise and knowledge. This is a part-time position.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Performs simple calculations and computer data entry
  • Performs basic design tasks and drawings using computer-aided design (CADD)
  • Assists staff with various project tasks, including researching, compiling and evaluating project data, and preparing reports
  • Addressing utility/agency/project manager red lines and comments to plans
  • Attends in-house training programs

Department Opportunities Available

Water/Wastewater Division

  • Perform water and sewer analysis
  • Prepare GIS databases and exhibits documenting existing and proposed infrastructures
  • Condition assessment of sewer facilities and rehab recommendations
  • Improvement plans for reservoirs, pump stations, and sewer lift stations
  • Improvement plans for major utility infrastructure
  • Sewer and Water Main infrastructure design
  • Sewer Capacity Studies
  • Perform Hydraulic Analysis
  • Perform Utility Coordination

Flood Control Division

  • Technical and Master Drainage Studies including hydrologic and hydraulic calculations
  • HEC1, SF6, WSPG, HEC RAS, FlowMaster
  • Detention Basin design
  • FEMA flood zone mapping
  • CCRFCD Master Plan updates
  • Channel and drainage infrastructure design
  • Prepare GIS and CAD Drainage Exhibits for existing and proposed conditions.
  • Drainage Exhibits (Vicinity, Location, FIRM, F-MAP, SOILS, Precipitation, Drainage Basin, Facilities)

Airport and Summerlin Division

  • Conceptual Planning
  • Conceptual Design Report
  • Airside Design (Runway/Taxiway/Apron)
  • Landside Design (Roadway, Curbfront, Parking)
  • FAA 7460
  • FAA Specifications

Transportation/Traffic Division

  • Preliminary Design Reports
  • Traffic Studies
  • Traffic Models/Simulations
  • Traffic Signal Design
  • Arterial and freeway design including roadside safety
  • Utility Coordination
  • Addressing utility/agency/project manager red lines and comments to plans

Structural Division

  • Design bridges utilizing AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Manual
  • Design buildings utilizing IBC
  • Design retaining walls
  • Design flood control structures including detention basin infrastructure, junction structures
  • Design water reservoirs and pump stations
  • Perform structural analysis using applicable software

Land Development Division

    • Residential
    • Multi-Family
    • Summerlin
    • Commercial/Retail/Industrial
    • Parks
    • Schools
      • Design of the above includes:
        • Preparing improvement plans including grading, utility, traffic design, miscellaneous plans using applicable agency/entity/code requirements
        • Laying out a site given parameters from client
        • Working with drainage closely to coordinate size, location and material of storm drain facilities
        • Creating footprints using architectural drawings
        • Preparing standard plans for submittal to agencies and plot plans
        • Understanding/keeping track of specific client preferences
        • Creating exhibits showing hard costs associated with the development of a site
        • Creating spreadsheets to aid in design
        • Creating Miscellaneous Exhibits
        • Going on Site Visits/Inspecting the site
        • Occasionally meeting with Agency & Client

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Possesses ability to apply engineering principles to evaluate and solve basic engineering problems.

Education and Experience Requirements

Currently enrolled in University/College Civil Engineering Program.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Working knowledge of CAD Civil 3D software and Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, Project) is a plus. Valid driver’s license. Travel in personal vehicle may be required.

*Please note this job description is designed to contain a listing of essential activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee to successfully perform this job. This list is not meant to be an all-inclusive list as duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.  This job description is not intended to create or imply an employment contract; the employee/employer relationship remains at-will.