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Intern Omaha Office Engineer Internship - Underground District (Summer 2021)


Omaha, NE, US

Requisition ID: 115219 

Job Level: Internship 

Department: Project Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time Temporary 

Position Overview

Do you want an inside look into the Field Engineer profession that will inspire you as you make career plans for the future? Do you want to be part of an industry that makes a real difference in people’s lives all over the world? This paid high school internship will give you hands-on experiences and help you develop industry knowledge to jump-start your career! This position will support either our Underground District (specializes in underground construction and tunneling) or Kiewit Foundations Co. (specializes in complex geotechnical projects).

District Overview

The Underground District has been constructing underground facilities (tunneling, deep foundations) since 1949, and has completed more than 100 underground-related projects totaling more than $1B.  Looking for hands-on, engineers excited to be both in the field and office supporting project and estimating work.


Connected to Kiewit University, the new Kiewit Plaza provides a modern, state-of-the-art venue in the emerging Builders’ District north of downtown Omaha.


  • Engineering, operation planning, cost control, project scheduling, quantity tracking, material procurement, contract administration, & estimating
  • Performing engineering tasks requiring standard techniques and handling minor problems of a technical nature arising during construction
  • Review and analyze data relative to the project, complete plans and specification reviews for projects, assist with the preparation of a bid
  • Design and present an End of Program Presentation to showcase your work and development throughout this internship


  • Must be a student in an Intern Omaha Partner School District and must participate in Intern Omaha program for the duration of the internship
  • Must be an incoming high school senior, 16 years of age or older
  • Ability to work from assigned Omaha office for the duration of the internship
  • Genuine interest and passion for the field of engineering
  • Strong customer service and communication skills 
  • Ability to maintain excellent attendance
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen and background check


Preferred Skills: 

  • Interest in civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, mining or construction
  • Technical knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Customer service and leadership experience 


Work Schedule: 

  • Summer: Full-Time, 40 hours per week
  • School Year: Part-Time, 10-20 hours per week
  • Must be able to meet the hour requirements between the hours of 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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