Wightman and Associates, Inc. (WAI) has spent the past 70 years providing the level of services that has earned the trust of our clients and helped us to become a well-respected engineering, surveying and architectural firm in Southwest Michigan with offices in Benton Harbor, Portage, and Allegan. Our engineering experience encompasses a broad range of projects including water distribution systems and treatment, wastewater collection systems and treatment, storm sewer, road and bridge reconstruction and renovation, subdivisions, and site design.
Internships are provided to students actively enrolled in a higher education program to gain professional experience in the Engineering Department at Wightman & Associates, Inc. The real-world exposure allows for a valuable understanding of technical plan interpretation, construction methods, and engineer/owner/contractor relationships.
Assist project engineers and project managers in design
Provide on-site visual inspection of current projects, which may include but are not limited to, recording quantities and progress of construction activities, providing oversight of materials testing
Daily travel to work sites and other project related locations
Interact with contractors, sub-contractors, city staff and residents, fielding questions, and providing information on projects
Review drawings to maintain accurate construction files
Research information to begin project scoping
Create or modify project plans and specifications
Required Skills & Behaviors:
Demonstration of WAI core values including open and honest communication, respect, integrity and trust
Strong time management, problem solving, attention to detail, written and verbal communication skills, and organizational skills
Must be able to work extended hours; normal hours are 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, but can vary due to construction schedules, including night or weekend work.
Reports directly to Project Manager
Assigned to professional mentor with similar interests or experience
Actively enrolled in a College or University Civil Engineering program
Wightman & Associates Inc. is a civil engineering, architectural, survey and environmental firm that has been serving Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana since 1946 with offices in Benton Harbor, Portage and Allegan, Michigan.
We deliver value by providing outstanding client service with quality work, on time and on budget. Our mission is to become your trusted advisors and true partners. ...Core Services that we provide include the following:
• Interior Design
• Urban Design & Planning
• Landscape Architecture
In addition to these core services, we are a diverse group of nearly 80 professionals with varied specialties. We supplement our team with the many specialty consultant relationships we have fostered over the years to provide the right team for the task at hand. Our goal is to calibrate our services to your needs to ensure efficiency, clarity of goals and maximum value.