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Bridge Inspection Intern

  • Portland, Oregon
  • Position ID: 3260
  • Minimum Experience: Entry Level
  • Education: HS
  • Registration: (Not Specified)
  • Required Skills: Ability to lift 40+ lbs.; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Word; Ability to withstand all weather conditions
  • Sponsorship: Immigration related employment benefits, e.g. visa sponsorship, are not available for this position.

Come work with senior-level professionals at an established A/E firm that value employee input and collaboration. Burgess & Niple is looking for a Bridge Inspection Intern to join our team in Portland.

B&N Bridge Inspection Intern Responsibilities:

  • Perform in-service inspections of bridges and other critical infrastructure around the U.S. and assist with ensuring the safety of the travelling public
  • Train and work side-by-side with rope access climbing experts to document and report bridge conditions using tablets, and cameras, and other hand tools
  • Learn and develop basic inspection skills according to the MBE (Manual for Bridge Evaluation) and the NBIS (National Bridge Inspection Standards)
  • Perform data entry / data manipulation tasks for inspection mobilization and reporting

Skills and Qualifications:

  • A current Junior or Senior level Civil Engineering student at an ABET-accredited bachelor’s degree program with structural focus and strong academic standing
  • Comfortable with heights; desire to climb large bridge structures
  • Able to perform fieldwork for long durations and in inclement weather conditions
  • Capable of high levels of physical exertion including but not limited to walking on steep slopes, climbing, bending, carrying, and lifting up to 60 lbs. of equipment
  • A valid driver's license with acceptable driving history
  • Excellent communication skills and detail oriented
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Adobe Acrobat required
  • Familiarity with Bentley MicroStation and Autodesk AutoCAD a plus


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 a pipeline for 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.