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WSP USA Energy Mechanical Engineering Intern - Summer 2024 in New York, New York

This Opportunity

Nationally recognized as a Top 100 Internship Program, WSP USA hosts hundreds of interns across the United States to gain hands-on, meaningful work experience to enhance their education and professional aptitude. Our interns gain exposure to real projects while working side by side with senior staff. Through our Developing Professionals Network, interns gain mentorship, networking opportunities and lifelong career connections.

Our Energy Mechanical Team is seeking an Energy Mechanical Engineering Intern - Summer 2024 to work out of our New York, NY , Boston, MA , or Charlotte, NC office. This temporary position is seeking individuals currently enrolled in an Undergraduate or Graduate program with an anticipated graduation date of August 2024 or later. This 12 week internship will be part of the WSP Summer Internship Program that is scheduled to start on May 20th, 2024. The individual start date of the internship may be flexible.

As a Summer Intern in our Energy Project Management Team, you will have the opportunity to work closely with experienced professionals on real-world projects that impact our energy initiatives. This internship will provide you with hands-on experience in project management, energy technologies, electrical transmission, and sustainability practices. You will play a vital role in supporting the team's efforts to drive successful project execution and contribute to our mission of creating a more sustainable energy future.

Your Impact

  • Contribute to planning, design, and construction support for district energy projects.

  • Assist with central heating and cooling plant and thermal distribution system planning and design.

  • Assist Mechanical Engineering staff with daily project tasks and coordination related to development of design documents (drawings and specifications) and construction support (RFIs, submittals, and field visits).

  • Support a variety of engineering tasks with the goal to develop technical, social, and ethical skills.

  • Learn basic principles of Mechanical Engineering.

  • Assist with project research, field work, and preliminary design calculations and analysis.

  • Support preparation of final design plans, special provisions, and cost estimates.

  • Contribute to project documentation and progress reports.

  • Collaborate with team members to track project milestones and deliverables.

  • Assist in organizing meetings, preparing presentations, and documenting meeting outcomes.

  • Proactively seek guidance and mentorship from experienced professionals.

  • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

  • Complete training on assigned tasks.

  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.

  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

  • Please note that there is no relocation or housing assistance associated with this internship.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Actively enrolled in an accredited Mechanical Engineering, or related, Undergraduate program.

  • Demonstrated interest in Mechanical/Energy Engineering, or related field, and have a strong desire to advance skills related to WSP’s work and projects.

  • Competent interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.

  • Capable of taking direction from leadership, mentors, and managers to executive projects.

  • Basic proficiency with technical writing, office automation, software, spreadsheets, technology, and tools.

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

  • Authorization to work in the United States at the start of the internship.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Actively enrolled in an accredited Mechanical Engineering, or related, Masters or PhD program.

  • Experience using AutoCAD Civil 3D, Excel, and/or Word.

  • Experience in team-based projects or extracurricular activities showcasing teamwork is valued.

  • Prior internship and leadership involvement on campus.

Compensation

Expected Salary: $17.00 - $28.00 per hour

WSP USA is providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it might pay and offer for this position, based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities in addition to internal equity and specific geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, and/or federal law.

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About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

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WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES:

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation – no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.

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