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Civil Engineer Co-op

Akron, Ohio
Position ID: 2913

  • Minimum Experience: Entry Level
  • Education: HS
  • Registration: (Not Specified)
  • Required Skills: Ability to lift 40+ lbs. ; Ability to withstand all weather conditions ; Lifting/standing/walking for extended time ; Microsoft Office
  • Sponsorship: Immigration related employment benefits, e.g. visa sponsorship, are not available for this position.


Interested in working with some of the top water experts in the industry? Burgess & Niple is seeking Civil Engineering Co-ops for Summer Semester 2021 in our Akron, OH office to gain experience in manhole inspection in the field and in the office.

What you can expect as the major duties and responsibilities:

As an important part of the project team and under the supervision of Professional Engineers, the co-ops will perform manhole inspections throughout the sewer systems of the City of Akron. This will provide increased knowledge of municipal infrastructure in a real-life application of civil engineering. Locating manholes using GPS, taking pictures using a tablet, and inspecting for infiltration, cracks and deformity are the main goals for this work. You will be able to gain both field and office experience. 

You may be a good fit if you have these skills and qualifications:

  • Current Civil Engineering student at an ABET accredited college or university
  • Ability to lift manhole covers up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to stand, walk, bend, squat and reach
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and mobile devices
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work outdoors
  • Valid driver's license with a good driving record
  • Akron residency is highly preferred

Housing is the responsibility of the co-op. Typical work hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Why join us?

At Burgess & Niple, our employees are driven by a passion for advancing the built environment with exceptional concern for quality of life, safety and sustainability. For over 100 years, we have delivered creative solutions that exceed our clients’ goals and foster an environment that creates unlimited opportunities for our employees.

Guided by our core values, we are a privately held firm with offices in twelve states and the District of Columbia and projects around the world. Through our Virtual Desktop Interface (VDI) and tech-savvy employees, we have seamlessly transitioned to virtual recruiting and onboarding processes that allow us to collaborate regardless of location. Apply today and discover the limitless possibilities for your career at B&N.


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