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Intern (Substation)

GAI Consultants Inc.
United States, Kansas, Overland Park
September 16, 2023

GAI is seeking an electrical engineering student intern to join our Power Delivery team, to gain relevant skills and experience in Power Delivery Engineering. Required skills include critical thinking, problem-solving, organization, team focus, and eagerness to apply learned engineering principles to solve real-life problems. This is a temporary full-time position at 40 hours a week and a 3-month duration. Additional schedules will be considered. The successful candidate must be eligible to work out of one of the GAI offices listed.

Intern Duties:

  • Assist engineers and project managers with day-to-day project tasks as required for successful project delivery. Tasks may include:
  • Preparation of Specification Packages.
  • Preparation of Physical and Wiring Drawings.
  • Design and Analysis of Substation Drawings using AutoCAD.
  • Performance of Electrical Clearance checks and calculations.
  • Coordination and development of client proposals and estimates.
  • Apply engineering principles to assist in the design of Power Delivery Projects.
  • Must demonstrate attention to detail
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Perform complex tasks typically following established processes.
  • Direction Received: Works under lead engineers and project managers to complete day-to-day tasks.
  • Possible travel to local project sites (5%).

As a GAI Student Engineering Intern, this position is responsible for assisting a team of engineers and project managers with Electrical Substation designs. This individual should be technically focused and a strong leader with developed technical, communication, and computer skills.


  • This is an entry-level position with no experience required.
  • The successful candidate should be enrolled in an electrical engineering program at a Junior or Senior level.

Education and Training:

  • Enrolled in a program to receive a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, preferably electrical engineering, is required.
  • Must have good skills in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience with drafting programs, particularly AutoCAD and Revitispreferred.
  • Willingness to learn new programs and skills in Power Delivery.

Communication Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical reports and procedures, and governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports and other business correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from other staff members.

Mathematical Skills:

  • Required mathematical skills are commensurate with the technical or engineering discipline practiced (e.g., engineering calculations, design, etc.)

Computer Skills:

  • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of basic computer systems and software packages. Must be willing to learn software that is specific to Power Delivery Industry.
  • Experience with Primavera, Microsoft Project, or similar scheduling software is preferred.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Why GAI:

Transforming ideas into reality since 1958, GAI is an engineering, planning and environmental consulting firm providing local expertise to worldwide clients in the energy, transportation, development, government, and industrial markets. We believe in community involvement and are committed to corporate responsibility including sustainable business practices that have long-lasting, positive effects on our clients, our employees, and our environment.

Bachelors of Electrical Engineering (required)
This is an entry-level position with no experience required. The candidate should be in an electrical engineering program at a Junior or Senior level. (required)
Licenses & Certifications
Driver's License (required)
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)