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Bridge Inspection Intern

  • Portland, Oregon
  • Position ID: 3068
  • Minimum Experience: Entry Level
  • Education: HS
  • Registration: (Not Specified)
  • Required Skills: Ability to lift up to 60 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.


Are you a civil or structural engineering student interested in traveling throughout the United States while working with some of the top bridge inspection experts in the industry? Burgess & Niple is seeking a Bridge Inspection Intern based in our Portland, OR office for Summer Semester 2022.

What a Bridge Inspection Intern is all about:

  • As part of a team of experienced Bridge Inspection professionals, you will perform inspections of large bridges or other large structures around the U.S. assisting with ensuring the safety of the travelling public
  • Train and work side-by-side with rope climbing experts to document and report bridge conditions for routine or special bridge inspection assignments using tablets and cameras
  • Learn and develop basic inspection skills according to the NBIS (National Bridge Inspection Standards) as well as rope access techniques

What you need to make an impact:

  • A current Junior or Senior level Civil Engineering student at an ABET-accredited bachelor’s degree program with structural focus and strong academic standing
  • Heights don’t bother you; you have the ability and desire to climb large bridge structures
  • You want to get out and travel extensively (up to 80%) throughout the U.S. over the summer of 2022
  • You can handle high levels of physical exertion including walking, climbing, bending, carrying and lifting up to 60 lbs. of equipment
  • A valid driver's license with acceptable driving history is a must
  • Excellent communication skills and detail oriented
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and some familiarity with AutoCAD and/or MicroStation

Travel arrangements to and from work assignments outside the Portland area including airfare, hotel, and meals are reimbursed. 

Local housing and transportation to/from the Portland office is the responsibility of the intern, parking is provided on a first-come-first serve basis or for a fee at a nearby surface lot while at the office. 

All safety equipment, tools and tech are provided.

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. We deliver creative solutions that exceed our clients’ goals and foster an environment that creates unlimited opportunities for 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 seamlessly collaborate regardless of location. Apply today and discover the limitless possibilities for your career at B&N.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Click here to view our Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Policy Statement.