Civil Engineering Co-Op
Charlotte, NC  / Greenville, SC 
Posted 19 days ago
Job Description

About Us

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 seeking a co-op student to join our Resources Business Group and nationally ranked team of Power Delivery professionals team in Charlotte, NC. This position can be based out of our Charlotte, NC or Greenville, SC office. The ideal candidate will have a technical interest in the energy sector.

The co-op student will assist HDR engineers with preparation of engineering drawings, calculations, analyses, reports and civil design in support of electrical substations (low, medium and high voltage), substation systems, and transmission lines under the direction and supervision of senior engineers and designers. This position will provide an opportunity for on-the-job training in site planning and layout, grading and drainage design, access & erosion control plans, limit of disturbance calculations, site due diligence, permitting, specifications, and construction administration of site infrastructure components.

This co-op position is for the Spring 2022 semester.


Required Qualifications

  • Enrolled in a BS or MS in Civil Engineering or related discipline.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must have strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and thrive working in a team environment.
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prefer 2 years completed toward degree with 3.0+ GPA
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite and AUTOCAD and/or MicroStation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of software packages related to field of study/industry
  • Preference given to local candidates


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-South Carolina-Greenville
Industry: Power
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Temporary
BusinessClass: Transmission/Distribution Eng
Job Posting: Oct 15, 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.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2 to 3 years
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