Civil Engineer Co-Op/Intern Fall 2024


Are you a driven and aspiring civil engineering student looking to gain hands-on experience in the field? Join our team as a Civil Engineering Co-Op student and embark on an exciting journey to learn and contribute to real-world projects. You will work closely with our experienced engineers, gaining practical insights into the world of civil engineering while assisting in various project tasks. This internship will provide you with valuable exposure to the infrastructure and construction industry.

Marine Solutions is a specialized marine engineering and construction firm serving clients in the government (federal, state, local), transportation, energy, industrial, water, and commercial markets. We inspect, design, and build bridges and waterfront infrastructure worldwide that protect and enrich our communities. 

Our recognition as one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky for seven consecutive years reflects our unwavering commitment to nurturing and empowering our people. We prioritize personal and professional development, providing opportunities for continuous learning and growth. Collaboration and open communication are at the core of our culture, fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where every individual's voice is valued. Investing in our employees not only enhances their potential but also contributes to our collective success. 


An Engineering Co-Op Student duties include but are not limited to, assisting with various engineering tasks and assignments such as preparing for and conducting field inspections, data reduction, reporting, engineering analyses, and design. Work is performed under the direction of a Project Engineer or higher who makes assignments, provides guidance, and reviews work to ensure that it is completed according to instructions and in accordance with accepted principles and practices of civil engineering.


  • Perform inspections under the direction of higher-level engineers.
  • Prepare reports, studies, and related documents.
  • Participate in technical review meetings with engineering and planning staff.
  • Review engineering plans, reports, studies, and related documents.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.


  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) in the English language. 
  • Ability to define problems, collect/interpret data, evaluate facts, draw valid conclusions, and effectively communicate findings/results. 
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage tasks efficiently and effectively. 


  • Higher-level mathematics, including trigonometry, algebra, geometry, and calculus, and its application to surveying and engineering computations.
  • 0-4 years of relevant experience.


  • Possess knowledge of current literature, trends, and developments in the field of engineering and the ability to keep current with new developments.
  • Possess knowledge of construction practices (concrete, steel, carpentry, welding, etc.).
  • Proficient in technical writing.
  • Proficient in basic computer functions (Microsoft Office, etc.).
  • Be a self-starter and able to work as independently as possible.
  • Current medical certifications including bloodborne pathogens, first aid, CPR, and emergency oxygen administration if performing fieldwork.
  • Possess Marine Solutions core values including integrity, teamwork, dependability, and going above and beyond.


  • Curriculum focus in structural or geotechnical engineering
  • AutoCAD proficiency
  • Engineering software experience


The duties of this position require the intern to regularly sit, stand, walk, use hands, reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear. This position may require the employee to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. While in the field, the intern may be required to walk in rugged conditions, work in adverse weather conditions, and stand up to eight hours or more at a time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the required duties of this position. This position requires maintaining current industry knowledge and expertise through active involvement in professional organizations and/or other activities that may require additional and/or flexible working hours. Travel inside of the continental U.S. may be required. Safety and security are critical parts of our company core values. Accountability, positive attitude, proactive communication, continuous improvement, and teamwork promote safe conditions and safe actions. Safety, Health, and Environment are part of our company culture, and adherence and participation are required for all employees and interns. 


All applicants must pass a background check and pre-employment drug screen as well as random drug screens throughout employment.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Nearest Major Market: Lexington