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Co-Op Engineer: Traction Power – Fall/Winter 2024–2025 - Philadelphia

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10d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You should have basic engineering knowledge, proficiency in Microsoft Office, ability to follow direction, understand shop drawing procedures, perform calculations, organize information, preferably have 2 years of engineering education, AutoCAD/MicroStation experience, and a strong interest in transportation.
  • You will assist in designing traction power systems, preparing documents, and providing design services for railroad projects under construction.

Off-cycle Internship



  • At HNTB, you can create a career that is meaningful to you while building communities that matter to all of us. For more than a century, we have been delivering solutions for some of the largest, most complex infrastructure projects across the country. With our historic growth, it is an exciting time to join our team of employee-owners.
  • With more than 100 years of profitable sustainable growth, HNTB is one of the most prominent engineering, architecture and planning firms in the nation. Employee-owned, with more than 6,000 employees and 70+ offices nationwide, HNTB serves clients in the highway/transportation industry.
  • This opportunity entails being responsible for assisting assigned department(s) and/or project(s) by performing basic engineering related tasks which may reflect elements of standard post-secondary engineering curriculum.


  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent plus current enrollment in an accredited post-secondary engineering program
  • What You’ll Bring:
  • Understands engineering, geometric, and algebraic principles at a basic level.
  • Shows proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Accepts and applies direction from peers and supervisors.
  • Obtains an understanding of introductory shop drawing and submittal procedures and requirements.
  • Ability to perform basic engineering calculations
  • Ability to organize information for use in drawings or other documents
  • What We Prefer:
  • Completion of 2 years of post-secondary engineering program
  • AutoCAD and/or MicroStation experience
  • Strong interest in transportation and infrastructure

Area of Responsibilities



  • Assist in the preparation of documents for the design of both AC and DC railroad traction power systems such as 600/750V DC rail transit traction power substations and 25/12kV AC rail transit traction power substations for transit systems.
  • Assist in designing traction power and auxiliary electrical systems including layouts of traction power substations, cables and conduit layouts, control systems and auxiliary electrical systems such as lighting and equipment power.
  • Assist in providing design services for traction power and railroad projects under construction.
  • What You’ll Do:
  • Assists engineer teams in various tasks and duties.
  • Assists Engineer with research, development and design of projects.
  • Assists Engineer with the preparation of engineering drawings and documents as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Work type

Full time

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