• Summer and Co-op Engineer

    Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
    ID
    2018-1183
    Category
    Engineer
  • Overview

    MPR is a multi-discipline, specialty engineering and consulting firm founded in 1964 and headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. MPR makes challenging projects successful, delivering safe, reliable, highly technical solutions to our clients. We support multiple industries including power generation (wind, solar, hydroelectric, nuclear, coal, gas and battery storage), medical products and devices, and the Federal government (Departments of Energy, Homeland Security and Defense).  In each of these industries, MPR supports a variety of clients, from small companies seeking to develop new technologies, to large organizations looking to maintain or upgrade their facilities/equipment.

    MPR's highly motivated, talented, and innovative employees value interesting and challenging technical work as well as a desire for continuous learning. As MPR continues to grow, we seek individuals with an interest in expanding their technical, leadership, and business capabilities.

    General Job Description

    MPR is seeking talented junior or senior engineering students, for paid co-op engineering opportunities. We are actively searching for students excelling in mechanical, chemical, civil or electrical engineering courses. Employment opportunities include technical assignments within our three business sectors. Common engineering work projects may involve fluid flow, thermodynamics, stress analysis, finite element analysis, vibrations, circuit design, and instrumentation and control systems. We also offer the opportunity for students to support projects related to power generating systems, renewable energy, industrial equipment and medical product development. Proficiency in multiple technical areas is highly desirable. The ability to work collaboratively on engineering teams as well as independently to produce high quality technical deliverables is essential.

    Duties/Responsibilities

    Successful candidates will possess a strong academic record and be highly motivated self-starters. In addition, successful candidates will have the following skills and capabilities:

    • Strong analytical skills including the ability to problem solve
    • Aptitude to work outside of engineering discipline and quickly learn new concepts
    • Advanced computer skills preferred, including analysis programs such as MATLAB-Simulink® and design programs such as SolidWorks
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with all levels of an organization
    • Persistent, questioning attitude and ability to accept that in others
    • Follow through with all tasks and assignments in a timely manner
    • Attention to detail

    Qualifications

     

    All positions are available during the spring, summer and fall semesters in our corporate headquarters located in Alexandria, VA.

    Applicants must apply on the university website as well as the MPR website (http://www.mpr.com/careers/college-recruiting) to be considered for an on-campus interview.

    MPR Associates, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, who participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other classification as required by applicable laws.

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