Water Intern/Co-Op
Charlotte, NC  / Winston Salem, NC  / Atlanta, GA 
Posted 1 month ago
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At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

HDR is in need of an Intern/Co-op to join our Water Business Group team in Charlotte, Winston-Salem, or Raleigh, NC; Atlanta, GA; or Greenville, or Charleston, SC. Ideal candidate will have a technical interest in water and wastewater pump stations and pipelines or water resources. The Intern will be responsible for assisting with projects through planning, design and construction phases. Project types could include gravity sanitary sewers and force mains, water distribution and transmission pipelines, water and wastewater pump stations and related infrastructure projects. Additional duties could include support of technical investigation and analysis of various detailed studies and preparing reports relating to stormwater management, drainage system infrastructure, watershed and water supply planning and other environmental matters in the area of water resource management. Provide hydrologic/hydraulic modeling support for stormwater improvement projects, master plans, flood studies, and similar water resource management projects.

Will support and advise civil engineers and technical staff in other disciplines and sections, complete technical analysis, write reports and technical memos, coordinate with sub-consultants, support senior staff to maintain project schedules and budgets, and produce documents in accordance with project scopes and quality program procedures. May have periodic contact with clients regarding ongoing projects and tasks. May require occasional field construction inspection.



  • Enrolled in a BS or MS in Civil or Environmental Engineering program required.
  • 0 to 4 years of water/wastewater/water resources project experience, focus on pump stations and pipelines or water resources is preferred.
  • Coursework in hydrology and hydraulics applications, the design and analysis of stormwater management facilities, storm sewers and watersheds preferred.
  • Coursework in watershed management including erosion control, water quality, drainage collection system design, stormwater BMP design, and natural channel design.
  • Coursework in hydrologic/hydraulic modeling for storm, sanitary, water distribution systems using software such as HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, SWMM, HydraFlow, or other similar models.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite and AutoCAD preferred.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and thrive working in a team environment.
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Primary Location: United States-North Carolina-Charlotte
Other Locations: United States-North Carolina-Winston-Salem, United States-Georgia-Atlanta, United States-South Carolina-Greenville, United States-South Carolina-Charleston, United States-North Carolina-Raleigh
Industry: Water
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Temporary
BusinessClass: Stormwater / Wet Weather
Job Posting: Oct 19, 2021

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


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