Civil Intern - Development Services

Posted Date 1 month ago(11/1/2023 5:59 PM)
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We are seeking a Civil Engineering Intern to become an integral part of our Development Services Design team with the aptitude and desire to experience a wide range of Civil Engineering opportunities. Come be a part of a growing Pacific Northwest NV5 team with the opportunity to be located in the ever-popular Treasure Valley of SW Idaho.


NV5 is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.


As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.


  • Work directly with EIT’s, Engineers and Project Managers to produce designs and drawings from project requirements, sketches, existing drawings and electronic images, written and verbal descriptions.
  • The successful candidate will assist in the design and drafting of small, medium and large size Development (residential, commercial, industrial) related projects.
  • Responsibilities include: roadway, drainage, and utility infrastructure drafting for residential and commercial site development projects.
  • Site inspections/monitoring on project job sites.
  • Work closely with all departments to ensure that the drawings convey the correct information.
  • Work from customer drawings, company drawings, government drawings or specifications.
  • Research technical and other information sources to resolve complex problems.
  • Use the drawing standards as guidelines.
  • Other duties may be assigned.



  • Currently pursuing a degree in civil engineering.
  • 1 - 3 years engineering experience or related field with a background in residential and commercial land development, including site planning and drafting in AutoCAD.
  • Must be highly proficient with Autodesk Civil3D (MicroStation a bonus).
  • Proficient with MS Word and Excel software.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with peers, co-workers, clients, customer, and the public.
  • Candidate must possess a valid Driver’s License; must be able to meet company insurability requirements.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Experience with Autodesk Civil3D a plus.
  • Experience with GIS and ESRI software a plus.
  • 3D modeling experience a plus.
  • Responsibilities may include 3D surface modeling and design drafting.
  • Perform additional duties/assignments related to projects as required.
  • Availability to occasionally work overtime, including weekends, as needed.
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft products such as Word and Excel required.
  • Knowledge of construction plans including plan and profile development, grading and drainage.
  • Knowledge of principals of design and construction for utilities, infrastructure and roads.
  • Ability to independently perform assignments with broad generalized instruction from professional staff.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrates “best practices” techniques and a willingness to learn.
  • Attendance, punctuality and reliability required.


  • EIT a plus.


NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.


NV5 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.


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