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Engineering Co-op

  • Akron, Ohio
  • Position ID: 3346
  • Minimum Experience: Entry Level
  • Education: HS
  • Registration: (Not Specified)
  • Required Skills: Driver's license (good record); Microsoft Office; Ability to withstand all weather conditions
  • Sponsorship: Immigration related employment benefits, e.g. visa sponsorship, are not available for this position.

Burgess & Niple is seeking four Engineering Co-ops for Summer Semester 2023 in our Akron, OH office gaining utility infrastructure and manhole inspection experience.

B&N Engineering Co-op Responsibilities

As an important part of the project team and under the supervision of Professional Engineers, the co-ops will perform manhole inspections throughout the City of Akron sewer systems. This will provide increased knowledge of municipal infrastructure in a real-life application of civil engineering. Locating manholes using GPS, taking pictures using a tablet, and inspecting for infiltration and cracks are the main goals for this work. You will be able to gain both field and office experience. 

Skills & Qualifications

  • Current undergraduate student at an accredited college or university working toward an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in Civil, Environmental or Mechanical Engineering; Civil, Construction or Survey Technology; or similar discipline
  • Ability to lift manhole covers up to 80 lbs.
  • Ability to stand, walk, bend, squat and reach
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and mobile devices
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work outdoors
  • Valid driver's license with a good driving record
  • Akron residency is highly preferred

Housing is the responsibility of the co-op. Typical work hours are 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.


At B&N, we are dedicated to improving ourselves and the communities we serve. We do this by providing employees with opportunities for fulfillment, learning and advancement while delivering awesome experiences to our clients. We are committed to exploring new capabilities, emerging technologies and opportunities that will help create future growth.

We are engineers, architects, planners, scientists, geologists and designers. We are also innovators and leaders, entrepreneurs and collaborators. We are traffic engineers and parents of teenage drivers. We are site designers and homeowners. Ecologists and dog walkers. Funding experts and foodbank volunteers. We believe that these collective connections to the communities we serve are an asset to B&N and our clients.

Apply today and discover the possibilities for your career at B&N.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Click here to view our Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Policy Statement.