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Mechanical Engineering Intern (Available June 2021)


Start Here, Go Anywhere! Are you looking for an opportunity to shape a better world?

During your internship at Arup, you'll have the chance to work with some of the most highly respected engineers and specialists in the world. You'll also get the opportunity to work on exciting and significant projects, delivering quality work that has a positive and lasting influence on the community and the environment.

Responsibilities of this specific role will include, but not be limited to the following:

• Design of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) services within the built environment
• Heating and cooling load analyses for the purposes of system sizing
• Air side and water side calculations for designing building systems
• Building energy consumption modeling and optimization
• Coordination with other trades during the design process
• Construction site survey and progress reporting
• Report writing: writing summaries of the calculation methodologies employed
• Giving structure to your own ideas - lots of “taking a first pass” at spreadsheets, reports and analyses for discussion later rather than instruction
• Working with clients, other disciplines and vendors to design high performance mechanical systems



• Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Architectural Engineering
• 3.2 GPA or higher
• Coursework in HVAC design or heat transfer and thermodynamics
• Internship experience in engineering-related firm
• Proven interest in the built-environment
• Proven leadership experience and time management skills
• Ability to communicate thoughts and technical ideas in an accessible way
• Attitude of taking initiative, enthusiasm, eagerness to learn, teamwork, creativity

• The ability to prioritize effectively, balance assigned work and exceptional organization skills required for our constantly evolving environment
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills essential for team-based working
• Presentation skills with colleagues and clients of all levels
• Candidate must not require sponsorship, now or in the future to be considered for this role


• Master's Degree in Mechanical or Architectural Engineering
• EIT/ FE certification
• USGBC LEED certification
• Membership in ASHRAE or ASME
• Course in sustainability, Energy/thermal modeling experience, AutoCAD drafting and/or Revit modeling experience
• Advanced computational modeling (e.g., CFD)
• Building Energy Modeling
• Renewable Energy Production and Applications
• Computer programming languages
• Internship with HVAC and/or energy emphasis
• Evidence of activity in the field
• Past history of technical presentations and technical writing

Notable Projects
Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world's most prominent projects across our industry. We offer a broad range of professional services to clients around the world that combine to make a real difference to our clients and the communities in which we work.

• U.S. Air Force Memorial
• U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
• The Chrysalis
• Dulles International Airport Expansion
• John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts Expansion

Arup is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment where our people are encouraged to grow. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

Job Number: WAS00003H
Category: Building Services - Mechanical
Location: Washington, Dist Of Columbia
Date Posted: Oct. 23, 2020