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HNTB Intern Electrical Engineer: Signals and Train Control - Summer 2024 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

What We're Looking For

At HNTB, you can create a career that is meaningful to you while building communities that matter to all of us. For more than a century, we have been delivering solutions for some of the largest, most complex infrastructure projects across the country. With our historic growth, it is an exciting time to join our team of employee-owners.

This opportunity entails being responsible for assisting assigned department(s) and/or project(s) by performing basic engineering related tasks which may reflect elements of standard post-secondary engineering curriculum.

Signal systems provide control that allow for switching and safe movement of railway traffic. HNTB is a leader in this field within the United States in all facets, from initial planning, through technical design, project management and through to construction support.

Additionally, HNTB Signal team is actively involved in providing services for transportation agencies across the country. This type of work involves laying out block designs for railways based on train performance criteria and operational needs, development of circuits to control signal lighting, switch machines, and other wayside devices for mainline operation and within rail yards. HNTB is also involved in designing of microprocessor and relay-based interlockings, as well as the design of highway grade crossing warning systems in accordance with state and federal regulations.

As a member of the team, you will contribute to the successful project delivery for a diverse range of projects for HNTB’s clients.

The position is based out of our Chelmsford, Massachusetts office. Relocation and housing are NOT provided for these positions.

What You’ll Do:

  • Assists engineer teams in various tasks and duties.

  • Assists Engineer with research, development and design of projects.

  • Assists Engineer with the preparation of engineering drawings and documents as assigned.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What You’ll Need:

  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent plus current enrollment in an accredited post-secondary engineering program

What You’ll Bring:

  • Understands engineering, geometric, and algebraic principles at a basic level.

  • Shows proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Accepts and applies direction from peers and supervisors.

  • Obtains an understanding of introductory shop drawing and submittal procedures and requirements.

  • Ability to perform basic engineering calculations

  • Ability to organize information for use in drawings or other documents

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively

  • An attitude that fosters adaptability, innovation, and proactiveness with a flexible work approach and coordinates with supervisors starting new tasks, developing design, and completing and closing out work tasks.

  • Collaboration skills that works well with other engineering disciplines within the organization.

What We Prefer:

  • Completion of 2 years of post-secondary engineering program

  • AutoCAD and/or MicroStation experience

  • Strong interest in transportation and infrastructure

  • Programming experience preferred but not required

  • Experience manipulating excel spreadsheets

Additional Information

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.





Chelmsford, MA (Lexington)









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Job Type: Intern

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Engineering Group

ReqID: R-16452 #college