Field/Office Engineer Intern - #7561182

Horizontal Boring & Tunneling

Date: 09/27/2022
City: Omaha, NE
Contract type: Full time
Horizontal Boring & Tunneling
Position Overview:

Horizontal Boring & Tunneling Co. s Civil/Construction Intern will receive a unique blend of hands on experience while garnering the engineering skills needed to be successful in the underground trenchless construction industry. This individual will have the opportunity to learn from both the field and office sides of the company and understand how they integrate to form a successful business.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, estimating, drafting submittals, take-offs, scheduling, daily inspections and construction labor activities. As an intern the goal is to gain a broad experience in many aspects of trenchless construction, while understanding the characteristics of project management and estimating.

This is a full-time summer internship with an option to continue during the school year if the experience is deemed successful.

  • Office engineering, operations planning, cost control, quantity tracking and material procurement.
  • Performing field assignments along with a crew to learn about trenchless methods, equipment and field production.
  • Performing field survey readings and standard documentation.
  • Reviewing and interpreting project drawings.
  • Assisting with submittals and pre-qualification packages.
  • Assisting with cost estimating, quantity take-offs and schedules.
  • Reviewing of plans and specifications to determine means and methods.
  • Assisting with crew scheduling.
  • Securing job-related permits.
  • Coordinating the purchase and delivery of project materials.
  • Maintaining records related to bids and projects.
  • Upholding a high standard of safety, including following safety policies and procedures.
  • Pursuing a degree in Construction Management, Construction Engineering, Civil Engineering, or a related program.
  • Able to travel during the week and on some weekends when on a field assignment.
  • Able to report to Exeter, NE when assigned to the office.
  • Valid driver s license.
  • Pre-employment drug and background screening.
  • Must be able to pass a DOT physical.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
Required Skills:
  • Strong math skills, including the ability to perform mental math and think analytically.
  • Ability to read and understand construction drawings and specifications.
  • A developing knowledge of construction methods and best practices.
  • Problem-solving and critical thinking skills, including the ability to plan and conceptualize.
  • Good communication skills, written and interpersonal.
  • Strong initiative and work ethic.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft office, especially Excel. Experience with construction industry software is a plus.
Opportunity for advancement and the potential for full-time permanent employment after graduation. Opportunity during internship to gain additional skills such as becoming a certified welder or obtaining a CDL license.

About Horizontal Boring & Tunneling

Horizontal Boring & Tunneling Co. is an industry leader in the Midwest for trenchless construction based out of Exeter, NE. We have completed crossings under rivers, railroads, highways, and interstates using a wide array of construction methods such as auger boring, tunneling, directional drilling, guided auger boring, micro-tunneling, and pipe ramming. We continuously strive to be the safest in the industry and a leader our clients can depend on, while helping build underground infrastructure the United States needs for the future.

Successful applicants will exemplify our Core Values:
  • Hard-Working
  • Positive Attitude
  • Continual Learning and Growth
  • Productive and Efficient
  • Team-Oriented
  • Integrity

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