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Intern - Structural Engineering

Duluth, MN, USA

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JBW Consulting Engineers is a consulting engineering firm with locations in Duluth/Hermantown, MN, Gillette, WY, and Sheridan, WY that provides design and engineering services for clients in the industrial, energy, and infrastructure sectors across North America. We are currently searching for a Structural Engineering Intern to join our team. Primary focal points for this position include assisting with engineering calculations to support design work as well as creating and reviewing technical drawings, plans, and specifications using computer software while following JBW's quality control methods.

About the Role

About JBW Consulting Engineers

Our thirty-person team is comprised of Engineers, Designers, and Drafters with focus on Mechanical, Structural, Civil, and Electrical disciplines. Our professional engineers are licensed in many states and have combined experience of well over 100 years which is imperative to our industry. Our designers and drafters have the experience and talent to put "pen to paper" with the latest software and technology.

Our team's broad experience includes successful engineering and design projects in wood products, nuclear, oil and gas, mining, plastics, and substation/large power delivery. The JBW Team has successfully completed projects in over 10 states and provinces in North America, with project values ranging from less than $50,000 to greater than $150M.

JBW's Why and How

JBW cares, so we Create Sustainable Industry and Energy. Our goal is to help our client partners continue to have positive impacts on their communities for generations to come.

These positive impacts include stable careers, community and philanthropic support, better infrastructure, and more. These lead to global impacts including stable, safe, and more environmentally cautious supply chains for the products we enjoy and the energy our nations need to thrive.

JBW is conscientious and forward-thinking about the facilities we exist to serve. We are committed to keeping our client partners safe, efficient, profitable, compliant, and sustainable to reduce the possibility of offshoring, closing, or reducing capacity.

JBW's success has been built on our core values of Relationships, Communication, Integrity, Innovation, and Sustainability. We pride ourselves on having "real-world" experience as many members of our team have backgrounds in construction and plant engineering. This experience gives us the insight to fully understand our client's problems and provide practical and sensible solutions.

The ideal candidate for this Structural Engineering Internship position will bring these values to our team along with an entrepreneurial spirit and drive to Create Sustainable Industry and Energy.

JBW's Specialties

  • Equipment Support Steel & Foundations

  • Pump & Piping Support

  • Platforms & Equipment Access

  • Specialty Structural Analysis

  • Building Structural Analysis


This position will work on project teams involved with structural engineering and related technical assignments. Assignments may include structural design and analysis, preparation of plans and specifications, report writing, cost estimating, and construction inspection/observation. The work will primarily be for industrial processing facilities including wood products facilities, oil and gas facilities, mining facilities, and other heavy industrial facilities. The position may require short-term, out-of-town work assignments. All applicants should include transcripts with their application.


Minimum Qualifications

  • 3.0/4.0 grade-point average

  • At least 2 semesters of physics and 3 semesters of mathematics

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office

  • Ability to communicate effectively with project team members and clients

  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills

  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and completeness

  • Willingness to travel for field work up to 20%

  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without need for sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3.5/4.0 grade-point average

  • Familiarity with AutoCAD, MathCAD, and Excel

  • Completion of at least one semester of upper division (junior/senior level) engineering coursework

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