Student Opportunities 2020

We are visionaries, and we want you on our team.

At Hanson, we are always looking ahead, always searching for cutting-edge solutions to the obstacles our clients face. We know that sustainability is the key to a prosperous future, and we believe in the value of young minds with progressive ideas.

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Whether you dream of a career in engineering, planning, surveying, information technology, accounting or business development, we have a multitude of full-time and part-time paid internship opportunities to complement your classroom experience. When you join us, you become part of our team. As an employee-owned company, we are invested in each other’s success. Our interns have a seat at the table and a role in the field — top-notch learning experiences in the trenches with seasoned professionals. Many of our past interns have seamlessly transitioned into full-time positions with us after graduation.

We have offices in cities across the nation, and most of our interns can work in or near their homes or school communities. Interoffice collaborations offer enriching opportunities to learn about projects in various regions and disciplines. Each summer, we publish a magazine that highlights each of our interns, explains our company history and culture and outlines the Hanson internship experience. 

Come find your future with Hanson!


Our Practices

Hanson’s internal structure is comprised of six practice areas, which encompass the services we offer to clients and the disciplines that help us staff our projects. Our practice areas benefit our employees, allowing them to stretch their experience, receive comprehensive mentoring and add challenging projects to their resumes. Summarized below, our practices include construction and asset management, environmental, facilities, geostructural, land development and transportation. Once you’ve explored the options, we invite you to apply to the areas that fit your interests. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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  Construction Asset Management

Surveying/Data Collection 
Professional and technical staff that perform surveying and produce data products for topographic, boundary and right-of-way surveys, as well as UAS and geospatial imaging and modeling, mobile and terrestrial LIDAR mapping.

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  Environmental

Environmental Assessment
Environmental scientists and biologists who navigate local, state, and federal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental regulations and permitting for primarily public sector projects including Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and local governments.

Environmental Compliance
Environmental scientists, geoscientists and engineers who navigate local, state, and federal regulations to prepare and obtain operating permits (waste disposal, wastewater, stormwater, air, etc.) and provide environmental compliance and remediation support for Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP), Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) plans, site constraints analysis investigations, soil and groundwater sampling, contaminant fate and transport modeling, waste management, monitor well installations, and statistical evaluations of groundwater data.

Natural Resources
Environmental scientists and biologists who navigate local, state, and federal permitting regulations for primarily private sector projects including railroads, airports, and industrial and power clients. 

Water Resources
Engineers that perform hydrologic and hydraulic model studies in support of the planning, design and permitting for dams, water supply reservoirs, levees/flood control structures, bridges, roadways, airports and other water control and stormwater projects.

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  Facilities

Commissioning and Energy
This discipline includes commissioning specialists, controls specialists, and energy engineers who’s main focus is providing third-party commissioning services including on-site functional testing of either existing or new HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems; providing energy audits per ASHRAE standards; and providing monitoring-based commissioning and measurement and verification (M&V) services to our clients across the U.S.

Mechanical
This discipline includes mechanical engineers and mechanical designers that specialize in the design and assessment of HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection systems for new buildings and renovations/replacements. Specifics include HVAC airside systems, including air-handling units, ductwork, and diffusers; water-side systems including chilled water and heating hot water central energy plants; and new or replaced building automation systems.

Electrical
This discipline includes electrical engineers and electrical designers that specialize in the design and assessment of power, lighting, and low-voltage systems for new buildings and renovations/replacements. Specifics include building electrical systems up to 480v/3ph power, including main distribution panels, conduit and wiring, receptacles, and emergency power systems with generators and transfer switches; interior and exterior lighting systems and lighting controls systems; and low-voltage systems including fire alarm, communications, CCTV, access control, and specialized audio/visual systems.

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 Geo-Structural

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 Land Development

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 Transportation

Roadway
Civil engineers who plan, design and prepare construction documents for rural and urban roadways, freeways and interstates for local, state and private clients. Aspects of design include vertical and horizontal alignments, geometric design, intersections and interchanges, roadside safety, pedestrian and bicycle accommodations, pavement marking and signage, utility coordination, erosion control and construction staging. MicroStation with Openroads/Geopak or AutoCAD with Civil3D are often used for this work, which may include 3D modeling of the existing and proposed improvements.

Traffic
Civil engineers who collect and analyze traffic and safety data for use in a variety of traffic engineering studies on projects of all sizes. Studies often include proposed traffic distribution for future conditions, origin/destination studies, travel demand modeling, microsimulation, examination of crash data, predicting anticipated crash frequency using the Highway Safety Manual (HSM), traffic impact studies, geometric design and alternatives analysis, intersection/interchange design studies and noise analysis.  Construction documents are prepared for traffic signals, traffic signal interconnect, active pedestrian warning devices and traditional and innovative intersection geometric design. Work typically involves various software packages, including Highway Capacity Software (HCS), Synchro/SIM Traffic, Sydra, VISSIM, VISSUM, CUBE, MicroStation, AutoCAD and GiS.

Rail
Civil engineers who plan, design and prepare construction documents for a variety of rail clients.  Aspects of design include rail alignments and geometrics, grading plans, drainage and utility plans, pavement markings, construction details, erosion control and construction staging and phasing. Work is typically done in MicroStation with Openroads/Geopak; AutoCAD with Civil3D is used for select projects.

Logistics

Civil, industrial and mechanical engineers who help clients with projects relating to the development of industrial sites. Logistics reports are prepared to:

  • identify and document existing logistics associated with the production, loading and distribution of various products on a site and network basis

  • complete time-motion analysis to meet client production needs with various alternatives

  • develop recommendation for improvements to increase efficiency of the logistic product distribution network

  • develop new cost-effective concepts to support the logistics of clients on new and active industrial sitesprepare construction documents to implement efficient logistic solutions, including rail alignments and geometrics, road alignments and geometrics, grading plans, drainage and utility plans, erosion control, construction details and permitting; AutoCAD with Civil3D or MicroStation with Openroads/Geopak are used for this work

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