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Engineering Internship - Construction Planning (Summer 2023)

Location: Cheyenne, WY, United States
Job ID: 34321
Date Posted: Sep 21, 2022
Salary: $20 to $20 hourly

Job Description

Job Specifications

We are seeking students who are eager to learn, self-motivated and comfortable working independently. This internship will make an impact!  You will support and assist with real-life projects for the Engineering Department. These projects are designed to enhance your communication and teamwork skills, as you will be collaborating with individuals across many functions in our organization. You will work alongside professionals in your field, gaining in-depth knowledge about the energy industry and your chosen field of expertise. You will apply what you have learned in school to impactful projects within a publicly traded, multi-state utility energy company. Learn more about our internship program here: https://careers.blackhillsenergy.com/students

PAY:   $20.00 per hour (set by job function/department)

  • Additional benefits include meaningful work, relocation benefits, intern week experience, business casual dress code, plus you'll earn 401k contributions during your internship.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Construction Planning Manager

LOCATION: Cheyenne, Wyoming   

  • To learn more about our company, visit our internship page and locations page on our career website.
  • Intern Relocation Adjustment Allowance of $1,000.00 is offered for the purpose of assisting with various expenses associated with your relocation for the internship (less applicable taxes and based on eligibility). Contents of our relocation program are subject to change and may vary based on position.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College junior or above working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or Construction/Project Management. If you are a recent graduate, you must be within 1 year of your graduation date.
  • No experience required. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

  • Utilize computer data and communicate with field staff to verify construction.
  • Utilize computer-based pressure and flow simulation software to analyze natural gas distribution systems. 
  • Utilize computer-based software to modify and analyze various electric distribution systems and equipment.
  • Perform limited operations design work. 
  • Provide engineering support to Engineers and Drafting Technicians.
  • Assist with project construction.
  • Additional projects may be assigned as needed.
  • Participation in the Company’s industry orientation experiences, which may include some travel and overnight stays. Prepare and present a synopsis of experience with the Company at the end of the internship.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Basic knowledge of mechanical/electrical equipment.
  • Basic understanding of mechanical/electrical engineering principles.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  
  • Ability to prepare and give presentations.
  • Ability to understand and exercise judgment in business issues. 
  • High energy self-starter.
  • Attention to detail required.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office or similar software.
  • Basic engineering skills.

MENTAL/PHYSICAL DESCRIPTIONS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in an office job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental descriptions: Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously accesses, inputs, and retrieves electronic information and communicates regarding the information. Employee frequently moves about the office space. Employee may occasionally: reach, push/pull, ascend/descend stairs, position self to access lower items, and move about the office. Employee must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or continuously to lift, carry, push, pull or sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if moving about is only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Work environment: Occasionally perform work indoors and routinely perform work outdoors in sometimes inclement weather with moderate to high noise level. Worker may be subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working in places of height or close quarters (i.e. crawl spaces, small enclosed rooms, narrow aisles of passageways). Willing to travel occasionally (less than 10 days per year) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.


About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package!  Annual incentive program, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid parental leave, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

Wage: 20 to 20
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