Black Hills Corporation Engineering Intern in Papillion, Nebraska

Description :

Job Specifications

CLOSING DATE : This position will close on March 28, 2018.

LOCATION : Papillion, NE


Support and assist various projects as assigned within the Company’s Engineering and Project Management Department. These projects will be assigned consistent with the Company’s Internship Program with an emphasis on developing an understanding of the Company’s multiple business units and enhancing the intern’s ability to apply his/her education in a business environment.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP : Manager, Engineering & Project Management


  • Develops engineering skillsets including analyzing, planning, designing, and optimizing as applied to the company's existing and future gas transmission and distribution systems.

  • Develops technical and engineering expertise, in the support and strategic guidance associated with the safety, reliability, expansion and operation of the company’s assets.

  • Develops skillsets in the optimization of gas transmission & distribution systems, computer based models, and performing facilities design, as per guidance from senior engineering mentors who interpret all necessary federal, state, and local guidelines.

  • Develops skillsets in the application of engineering and project management solutions for corporate and operations business units.

  • Develops familiarity with safety and compliance standards, budgetary parameters, established scopes and associated timelines.

  • Develops project management skills to complete projects effectively and efficiently.

  • Develops and aligns with a commitment to maintain a high regard for personal safety and for the safety of company assets and employees.

  • Develops pipeline industry knowledge through interaction with senior engineering mentors.

  • May be required to work non-traditional hours as needed.

  • Other daily, weekly and monthly duties as assigned.


  • The incumbent may be required to travel to a geographic area within the Black Hills operating assets service area or support vendor facilities.


  • Maintain strong working relationships within the Engineering and Project Management Department.

  • Maintain supportive and respectful working relationships with all Black Hills Corporation employees and departments.


  • None required


  • College junior or above working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, preferably in Mechanical or Civil Engineering.


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to prepare and give presentations.

  • Attention to detail required.

  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Ability to communicate with employees and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner.

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of business, employee and applicant information.


  • None required


  • Participation in the Company’s Industry Orientation Experiences, which will include some travel and overnight stays.

  • Prepare and present a synopsis of experience with the Company at the end of the internship.


  • Applicant must be able to perform the essential job functions of the position with or without accommodation.

The information contained in this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. The incumbent is responsible for performing all duties in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with safe work procedures and safety regulations. This job description is not intended to constitute an offer or contract of employment. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

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