This is an internship position for Summer 2020
Otak, Inc. is a multidiscipline design firm. We have earned a reputation for the diverse skills of our engineers, architects, urban designers, and planners and for building teams that cross traditional barriers to create innovative solutions. Otak’s integrated design approach helps clients address each project’s economic potential, while fostering environmental stewardship and social responsibility to create sustainable solutions for the built environment.
We have extensive experience with all facets of roadway design, including urban street and highway, rural and recreational, pedestrian and bicycle systems, multimodal facilities, site development, master planned communities, bridges, earthwork and grading, retaining walls, storm drains, sanitary sewers, and water supply systems. Otak’s engineering designs blend aesthetic appeal into the character of the community while improving the transportation system for an effective community.
The civil internship program may span four of Otak's primary work groups in the Louisville and Denver offices, Planning and Design (PAD), Transportation and Infrastructure Services (TIS), Structural (STR), and Construction Management and Inspection Services (CMI). The 10 to 12 week long summer internship exposes the intern to all stages of the project lifecycle within a highly collaborative work environment.
What will you be doing?
- Assisting planning and engineering teams in the delivery of project related work.
- Applying AutoCAD or GIS skills to produce figures or construction documents.
- Building 3-dimensional models; performing technical analysis of project data.
- Developing and presenting a unique idea that advances an Otak technological interest.
What are we looking for?
- Top tier academic performers who have obtained or are obtaining a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering;
- Coursework in Engineering, Urban Design, Water Resources, Transportation Planning, and Environmental Studies; preference for advanced competency in AutoCAD and/or Geographic Information Systems.
- Candidates who are cultivating interests beyond academics and are involved in their local communities.
- Strong presentation skills, with evidence of exceptional written, verbal, and networking skills.
Why work at Otak?
When you work at Otak, you aren’t just joining a firm — you’re joining a community. We believe our best work happens in a culture of collaboration and inclusion, where the expertise of diverse individuals can thrive in a foundation of teamwork. The work environment we create is built on a simple concept: working on interesting projects with interesting people. However, we don’t just believe in cultivating our own community; we’re also committed to enriching the communities around us with smart, creative solutions. We know our employees make an investment in us, so we’re committed to making an investment in them. Seasoned experts and young professionals work together to encourage personal growth and skill development at all experience levels. Plus, we’re expanding — and we’re dedicated to developing an internal infrastructure with the strength and talent to support that growth.
Otak employees have a progressive mindset and sustainable community perspective. We encourage our staff to volunteer in their communities by giving them an option to earn extra vacation time for their volunteer hours. Otak combines the best of a small firm mentality with strong collaboration across disciplines with the plentiful opportunities to work on exciting projects offered by a growing firm. We also encourage life balance and foster a fun work environment. Our Northwest sensibilities are reflected in our commitment to sustainability and diversity. And believing that diversity fosters innovation and strengthens our skills, we embrace a culture of inclusion and equity in our company and in our communities.
We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with a disability where appropriate.