POET Structural Engineering Intern in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Structural Engineering Interns play a key role in supporting the mission of POET. They support the POET Design & Construction team with industrial design, implementation, and specification of steel and concrete structural systems. They learn alongside Professional Engineers (PE’s) to gain engineering best practices in new structures and modifications to existing structures. They collaborate with a team of multi-disciplined engineers including structural, civil, process, mechanical, environmental, process automation, electrical, milling & material handling, project managers, and CADD drafters.

A successful Structural Engineering Intern is:

  • Detail oriented

  • Excellent communicator

  • Resourceful

  • Never Satisfied

  • Collaborative

  • A leader and a role model

  • Self-directed


  • Assist with structural engineering and drafting tasks under the supervision of Structural Engineers, including, but not limited to:

  • Steel Design (Member sizes, Braces, Monorail Hoist Beam/Crane, Pipe Racks, Catwalks, Equip Stand, Hoist Beams)

  • Structural Analysis Software; RISA 3D

  • Concrete Design

  • Material take off

  • Site Visits

  • Metal Building Design

  • Procurement

  • Contract Administration

  • Complete analysis of structural design.

  • Perform calculations for concrete, steel and masonry structures.

  • Create and analyze computer building models for structural projects.

  • Research design options and document findings.

  • Assist in meeting safety, budget, and schedule requirements.

  • May assist in new technology research and testing to improve processes.

  • May be exposed to on-site commissioning and start-up activities.

  • Foster a culture of safe behavior and environmental compliance at all times.

  • Maintain a team environment at all times and champion POET in the community.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma or equivalent required.

  • Junior or senior level status majoring in an Engineering program required; Civil, Structural, or Architectural Engineering preferred.

  • Prior Structural Engineering academic/internship experience will be considered in related industries; industrial, food processing, oil and gas, agricultural, manufacturing, construction, etc.

  • Knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite and the ability and willingness to learn new software applications.

  • Knowledge of Structural Analysis Software such as RISA or CADD is a plus.

  • Excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills as well as the ability to adapt to change.

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POET is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

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Job ID2018-3302

Employment TypeIntern



Travel RequiredNone

Position Location(s)US-SD-Sioux Falls

FLSA StatusNon-Exempt