• Environmental Services Summer Intern

    Job Locations US-NC-Cary
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1/22/2019 2:48 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-2757
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Environmental
  • Overview

    ABOUT CALYX

    For 25 years, CALYX has developed a reputation for providing quality services in the areas of site and civil engineering, building structure design, land surveying, roadway and structure design, subsurface utility engineering, construction engineering inspection, transportation planning, traffic services, water resources, cultural resources, and environmental services. CALYX is an Engineering News Record Top 500 Design Firm (national and Southeast) and ranked #26 in the Zweig Group's "Hot" 100 Firms (U.S. and Canada). We are your proven partner, ready to assist you with your most ambitious plans.

     

    CALYX IS NOW AN NV5 COMPANY

    NV5 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVEE) is a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions to public and private sector clients in the infrastructure, energy, construction, real estate and environmental markets. With a 70-year history and 2,200 employees, NV5 operates out of more than 100 locations nationwide and abroad in Macau, Hong Kong, and the UAE. NV5 is an Engineering News Record Top 500 Design Firm and Zweig Group’s #1 Hot Firm. For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at www.NV5.com.

     

    CALYX Engineers and Consultants, an NV5 company, provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

     

    Responsibilities

    CALYX Engineers and Consultants, an NV5 company, is seeking a summer intern for our environmental services group in the Cary, NC office. The summer intern will provide assistance to project managers, biologists and scientists with environmental projects. The most frequent and essential work activities include:

    • Assist with field work, investigations and data interpretation. Some field work could include stream and wetland delineation, threatened and endangered species surveys to include mist netting, acoustic surveys for bats and aquatic surveys for fish and mussels.
    • Perform other potential responsibilities that could include data management and data entry, professional contact with clients and landowners, equipment maintenance/decontamination and will require some office work.
    • Work long hours in difficult working conditions (extreme heat, biting insects) for multiple days.
    • Complete project tasks within deadlines and budgets.

    Qualifications

    • Rising senior, recent graduate or graduate student in biology, botany, ecology, environmental engineering, wildlife or other related curriculum
    • Willingness to work long hours (days or nights) in challenging conditions (mosquitioes, biting flies, ticks, environments where venomous snakes, alligators, and bears are present)
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
    • Ability to carry heavy equipment (approximately 50 lbs.) long distances in field conditions
    • Willingness to travel for consecutive days/nights
    • Ability to identify southeastern vegetation-preferred
    • Knowledge of ArcGIS a plus
    • Experience with mist nets (bird or bat) a plus
    • Experience with electroshocking (fish) a plus
    • Recent rabies pre-exposure vaccination or titer check within the last two years a plus
    • Experience with acoustic equipment (ANABAT), data downloading and processing a plus
    • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license prior to employment

    Work Environment and Physical Demands

    The characteristics described below are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this position. When properly requested and when feasible (without undue hardship to the organization), reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

    • This position will be subject to outside environmental conditions, including weather conditions such as wet and /or humid environments, extreme cold and/or heat, dusty and noisy work environments. 
    • Work will primarily be in the field involving long term standing and frequent walking as well as include common hazards at project sites.
    • Must be able to carry, lift and push/pull up to 50 pounds frequently and up to 100 pounds occasionally.
    • Must be able to wade in water, walk over rough and uneven terrain and be able to walk and/or stand up to 10-12 hours a day on occasion.
    • Must have the ability to see, smell, hear, talk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel and twist, crouch, crawl, reach, grasp, sit, stand, and walk.
    • Weekend and overtime work and/or overnight work and travel will be required.
    • Additional physical duties may be required as necessary.

     

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