Design Engineer, Intern

Position Details

Organization: M.C Dean Inc.
Level: Graduate, Level: Undergraduate Internship Link

M.C. Dean, Inc. is the nation’s premier electrical design-build and systems integration firm for complex, mission-critical organizations. M.C. Dean’s capabilities include electrical, electronic security, telecommunications, life-safety, instrumentation and control, and command and control systems. M.C. Dean, Inc. serves a diverse group of markets including Fortune 1000 corporations; universities; high tech and biotech firms; Federal; state, and local government clients; and other organizations with large scale, complex, and mission-critical infrastructure needs. Established in 1949, M.C. Dean, Inc. has earned a reputation as an innovator and pioneer. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, M.C. Dean, Inc. employs more than 2,500 professionals in offices throughout the Eastern United States, Europe and the Middle East.

M.C. Dean, Inc. offers an excellent benefits package including a competitive salary; medical, dental, vision, life and
disability insurance; paid-time off; tuition reimbursement; 401k Retirement Plan and Military Reserve pay offset.

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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Engineering Internship positions are available in the following divisions within M.C. Dean:

Automation & Controls
- Services include (but not limited to): Human Machine Interface information layout and presentation, Software development and testing, Programmable Logic Controls (PLC), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA)
- Provides manufacturing related services for process control systems that include professional consulting to turnkey installations

Security & Electronic Systems
- Provides turnkey Electronic Security Systems (ESS) solutions, specializing in a wide array of services and systems
- Includes conceptualization, planning, design, integration and implementation, as well as acceptance testing and follow-on support for; intrusion detection, access control systems, and closed-circuit television systems, through certification and accreditation
- Routinely designs, installs, and maintains Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) electronic security systems

Integrated Systems Engineering
- Cross-disciplinary approach allows for state of the art delivery of integrated security, C4ISR, and communications systems for commercial and government clients worldwide
- Services include: Network systems, data services, audio visual systems, intelligence centers, mission-supporting administrative offices, etc.

Engineering and Construction
- Specializes in engineering and design, computer networking, cost analysis, and project management for complex electrical distribution systems
- Services include: Power design specifications, Commissioning testing and implementation, CADD/illustration, schematics, as-built configuration management

Product Solutions Architecture (Software Development)
- Create and analyze 3D REVIT models of electrical, telecommunication, fire alarm, security systems
- Development of mobile, desktop applications and web services
- Interfacing with computer-controlled equipment and embedded systems
- Projects involve multiple software platforms and APIs, as well as industry-leading engineering tools such as Autodesk Revit, Inventor, and AutoCAD to name a few.

Transportation / Mass Transit
- Development and design of complex mass transit / infrastructure systems including light rail, mega rail, streetcar, and others
- Unites various technical disciplines such as Automation, Power, Telecommunications, Security Systems, Networking Communications, and Systems integration

- Advanced telecommunication services and solutions that include voice, video, and data systems
- Services includes: Fiber optic communications, network security, RCDD Engineering and consulting, Fiber Optics, and network management

Service & Critical Support
- Reliability centered, preventive and predictive maintenance
- Full Life-cycle (design, build, operate, and maintain) expertise and capabilities


Application Requirements

- 0-2 years of experience in construction / engineering, working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Construction Management, Computer Engineering, Electrical Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, Fire / Life Safety Engineering
- A grade point average of 3.0 or above
- Familiar with the following programs is a must: MS Office Suite, MS SharePoint, AutoCAD (or similar program), Bluebeam
- The ability to work effectively in a fast-paced collaborative environment
- The ability to communicate effectively
- Willingness to travel to various project sites (if applicable)

Physical Requirements:

- Ability to pass a drug test
- Must be able to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
- Must be able to view a computer screen for extended periods of time
- Focusing on complex tasks for extended periods of time
- Walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time
- At times, required to access work areas that are accessible only by O.S.H.A. approved site construction ladders or stairs that are under construction
- Must wear an M.C. Dean hard hat and safety glasses at all times while on the job site

- Previous experience within the Construction Industry
- Previous experience with Design Build

Preferred Certifications:

- Engineer-in-Training (EIT/FE)
- Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)
- Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
- Six Sigma Yellow Belt
- National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)
- Design Build Institute of America (DBIA)

Preferred Software Skills:

- Calculation Software - AGI32, ETAP, SKM
- Revit
- Engineering Document Management System (EDMS)
- Infrastructure Maintenance Management System (IMMS)
- AtTask
- Experience with ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) systems
- WPF, WCF, Autodesk APIs
- Bug-tracking experience (TFS, Jira, Mantis or similar)

- This position may require ongoing or intermittent use of a company vehicle.  Selected candidates must possess an acceptable driving record in accordance to our policy.