Structural Engineering Intern: Summer 2021

Job Locations US-VA-Fairfax


Looking for a unique opportunity to work for an ENR top rated structural engineering company? As a leader in the transportation, marine, construction, and land development industries, Collins offers an interesting and varied mix of projects and great career advancement opportunities. Large enough to provide a broad range of experiences and exposure to a variety of hands-on projects across multiple functions and business units, but small enough to retain a flexible environment and family atmosphere. 


Collins Engineers, Inc. offers an opportunity for a civil engineering student to gain experience doing structural inspections. The Fairfax, VA office has an opening for a Structural Engineering Intern position for the Summer of 2021. We are looking for a college student with an interest in structural engineering that is in their junior or senior year. You will be paired with professional licensed engineers observing bridge inspections and creating reports using data collected from field sites. You will be able to get hands-on experience collaborating on structural engineering inspection and design projects and working on other various tasks with our seasoned engineers.


This position will be primarily in the field with the opportunity to observe structural inspection and design projects, including:

  • Bridge structures that include load ratings and repair design
  • Industrial facilities that include buildings such as pump stations, warehouses, etc.
  • Waterfront facilities that include piers, wharves, bulkheads
  • Ancillary roadway structures inspections that include signs and high mast lights

Position Description

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Focuses primarily on structural inspections.
  • Compiles reports.
  • Properly checks other team members’ calculations.
  • Uses computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents.
  • Field work will be required.


  • Junior or senior working towards a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited four-year college. 
  • Previous software experience in AutoCAD, MicroStation, Blue Beam, or Civil 3D is a plus.
  • Previous software experience in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe PDF or other PDF editing software is a plus. 
  • A valid driver's license.


Additional Information

View physical demands and our commitment to safety. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


As a federal contractor, Collins Engineers is a drug and alcohol-free workplace. 


Notice to Third Party Agencies


Collins Engineers, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer.



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