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Mechanical Designer

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Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc.

Los Angeles, CA

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Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges. Be involved in projects with our Los Angeles Team. If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion with you joining our team for your next internship.

WSP is currently initiating a search for Assistant Mechanical Engineering in our Los Angeles office for 2018. This opportunity is available for a college student in good standing, a degree in Mechanical Engineering within an accredited program. The candidate will gain experience in design of mechanical systems for various transportation related projects with heavy emphasis on transit and road tunnel systems design. Project assignments may include: road and rail tunnels, transportation centers, transit maintenance facilities, commercial buildings and structures, bridges, substations, process facilities, parking structures and pump stations. This is an excellent technical position for an ambitious engineering graduate to work, learn, and be mentored in a supportive environment with a close-knit group of mechanical engineers and design professionals. It involves performing critical engineering functions on highly visible and significant projects for an internationally recognized global firm in a field designated for expansion

Duties and Responsibilities may include:

Support WSP’s engineering staff in preparing design documents, calculations, drawings and specifications for mechanical systems including, road and rail tunnel fire smoke control systems, ventilation systems, HVAC systems, piping and hydraulic systems, drainage systems, pumping systems, and fire protection systems

Research on topics related to aspects of design of tunnel mechanical systems including movement of heat and smoke, combustion, fire dynamics, gas vaporization etc.

Perform 2D and 3D CAD related drawing production.

Assist in the development of costs estimates for mechanical systems

Review construction related documents including field questions and product submittals.

Provide field inspection, system testing and other support during construction activities

Job Requirements

CURRENT standing as a Graduate in an accredited Engineering (or related) Undergraduate or Graduate Program.

One year of relevant engineering experience through internships or equivalent working knowledge/ experience is preferred but not required

Requirements include a working knowledge of engineering design and practices, relevant state of the art computer program experience

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

Local candidates preferred. Please note that there is no relocation or housing assistance associated with this internship.

The selected candidate must have the ability to work in the United States immediately.


WSP USA (formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff) is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms—WSP. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

EOE / Veteran/ Disability/ Gender/ Minority/ Female/Males/Gender Identity/ Sexual Orientation

EOE / Veteran/ Disability/ Gender/ Minority/ Female/ Gender Identity/ Sexual Orientation.

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Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc.
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Parsons Brinckerhoff has a rich and proud history that extends more than 125 years. It is rich in the significance of the work our clients entrust to us and historic for the contributions our clients have made developing the infrastructures of their communities. We are privileged to be a part of this process and our clients' successes, and in some small way a participant in their history. Parsons Brinckerhoff is a global consulting firm assisting public and private clients to plan, develop, design, construct, operate and maintain hundreds of critical infrastructure projects around the world. We know very well that the projects our clients entrust to us significantly impact the lives of those who live and work in their communities because we live and work in those same communities. It is this fact that motivates the Parsons Brinckerhoff professionals who partner with our clients to design solutions to a broad range of technical, logistical and managerial challenges.

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