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Bridge Inspection Intern

  • Portland, Oregon
  • Position ID: 3470
  • Minimum Experience: Entry Level
  • Education: HS
  • Registration: (Not Specified)
  • Sponsorship: Immigration related employment benefits, e.g. visa sponsorship, are not available for this position.

Begin your career working with some of the top civil engineering experts in the industry. Burgess & Niple is looking for an Bridge Inspection Intern to join our team. This position can be filled in either Columbus, OH or Portland, OR.

B&N Bridge Inspection Intern Responsibilities:

  • Perform in-service inspections of bridges and other critical infrastructure around the U.S. and assist with ensuring the safety of the travelling public
  • Train and work side-by-side with rope access climbing experts to document and report bridge conditions using tablets and cameras
  • Learn and develop basic inspection skills according to the MBE (Manual for Bridge Evaluation) and the SNBI/NBIS (Specifications for the National Bridge Inventory/National Bridge Inspection Standards)
  • Perform data entry / data manipulation tasks for inspection mobilization and reporting

Skills and Qualifications:

  • You are a current junior or senior in good academic standing pursuing a degree in civil engineering (structural focus) at an ABET accredited college or university
  • Comfortable with heights; desire to climb large bridges/structures
  • Able to perform fieldwork for long durations and in inclement weather conditions
  • Capable of high levels of physical exertion including but not limited to walking on steep slopes, climbing, bending, carrying, and lifting up to 60 lbs. of equipment
  • A valid driver's license required
  • Excellent communication skills and detail oriented
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Adobe Acrobat required
  • Familiarity with Bentley MicroStation and Autodesk AutoCAD a plus


At B&N, we are dedicated to improving ourselves and the communities we serve. We do this by providing employees with opportunities for fulfillment, learning and advancement while delivering awesome experiences to our clients. We are committed to exploring new capabilities, emerging technologies and opportunities that will help create a pipeline for future growth.

We are engineers, architects, planners, scientists, geologists, and designers. We are also innovators and leaders, entrepreneurs, and collaborators. We are traffic engineers and parents of teenage drivers. We are site designers and homeowners. Ecologists and dog walkers. Funding experts and foodbank volunteers. We believe that these collective connections to the communities we serve are an asset to B&N and our clients.

Apply today and discover the 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.