Student - Civil Engineer Intern

Date: Feb 6, 2024

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 89622 

Job Category: Infrastructure; Campus 

Location: Houston, TX, United States 

Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in mining, energy, and infrastructure, our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.


Our expertise in infrastructure includes aviation, highways and bridges, planning and advisory services, ports, rail and transit, tunnels, and water. Want to be part of the creation and construction of our cities? Then the infrastructure team is for you!


Join our Ports & Terminals Group and work on maritime infrastructure such as truck gates, container yards, and wharves. You will participate in the planning of facilities, design of concrete and steel structural members, and coordination of site civil details such as grading, paving, drainage, and underground utilities. You will work under licensed Professional Engineers and deliver as part of one more project teams.


As an Intern with Hatch, you will build professional relationships with renowned experts, and champion great initiatives for reputable, well-known clients. You will belong to a company that fosters career growth, encourages continuous improvement and is pioneering in nature.



  • Apply engineering principles to provide efficient, effective, economical, and timely technical solutions to marine structural and site civil problems in multivariable and multidiscipline project environments.
  • Design ports & terminals infrastructure in accordance with quality objectives, regulations, laws, and standards.
  • Collect, review, and analyze a variety of engineering data to meet engineering objectives.
  • Prepare reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules, inspection reports, designs and calculations.



  • Must be working towards graduating or recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited engineering university or college.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, and as part of multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Commitment to achieving engineering excellence.
  • A desire to learn and continually develop.
  • Interest in heavy industrial terminals, ports, material handling areas, liquid terminals, or other maritime related interests.
  • Interest in structural or site civil development engineering.
  • Experience with AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Microstation, Navisworks, and ArcGIS is a plus.


 Requirements in general for all sectors:

  • To live our manifesto.  Our vision and values that set us apart from our competition, put our planet first, and make each day a step toward positive change. Hatch Manifesto
  • Perform assignments related to your sector.
  • Assist with preparation of detailed design for projects.
  • Support preparation of drawings from detailed notes and specifications
  • Coordination with other technicians/engineers on projects
  • Provide support to Senior Engineers and Designers as and when needed.

What we offer

  • Stability and consistency – our role here at Hatch are long term full time.  We are not like other companies that hire for one project and do mass layoffs. You are joining the Hatch team and family to grow your career in a way that suites you best.
  • Our goal is to convert 100% of students/coops/interns to full time offers.
  • Expected growth at Hatch:
    • Overall
      • You will be able learn about the different sectors, processes, people and culture that drives our business.
      • You will learn from others- developing relationships with your managers, colleagues, etc. 
      • We want to learn from you too!  Share your referrals for us to connect with and interview, let us know what you are reading/learning about, fill us in on your university events!  Help us both flex our growth mindsets!
      • Growth in our communities locally, but also thinking globally.
    • In 3 ways: Experiential, Exposure, and Education:
      • Experiential- 70% of learning is on the job, hands-on!
      • Exposure- 20% of learning- Talking with others, mentoring, professional development groups!
      • Education- Courses (online or in person)- often created by Hatch specific to your role!
  • Company gatherings, happy hours, social interaction to build strong work relationships.
  • Social Activities- After work events (Top Golf, Barcadia, Virtual escape room)
  • Regional networking
  • Young Professional Groups (YP)
    • Orientation- young professional presentations/panels to start your career at Hatch.
    • YP (Young professional) Presentations- what it’s like to work on site.
  • KEG sessions (Keep Education Going)
  • PDP (Professional Development Program)
  • Challenging career with countless opportunities
  • The opportunity to receive excellent mentorship from industry experts.
  • An exciting work environment involved in constantly evolving industry.
  • Ability to apply your skills to challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects, while working alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people.


Why join us?

What we offer you?


  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.


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