Intern, Field Ops - AL

Date: Jan 12, 2023

Location: Auburn, AL, US, 36830

Company: Spire Inc.

Company Overview

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to understanding the needs of the homes and businesses we serve. That's why we're always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

And we find the best by hiring those who share our values of drive, safety, inclusion and integrity, and demonstrate our four essential behaviors that bring the Spire vision, mission and culture to life:

  • We make it happen: We are a company of go-getters, acting on every opportunity to help our company advance
  • We collaborate: We put teamwork first, bringing in everyone’s ideas, because our collective energy makes us stronger
  • We seek out perspective: We challenge ourselves to be open to different ways of doing things, because learning from each other leads to breakthroughs
  • We care: We treat people how we want to be treated, listening closely and doing what’s right, even when it’s hard

By living our values and behaviors every day, we strive to create an environment where every employee feels welcome, respected and valued.


Spire is seeking an enthusiastic, career-minded undergraduate student to join our operation in Opelika, AL. We are excited to welcome a student who is eager to learn about all aspects of our field operations this summer. If you're looking for an opportunity that will allow you to get out of the office and outside with our crews, this is the position for you! Our paid internship program affords students the opportunity to learn and be mentored. As an Intern, you may complete various projects and perform administrative duties while developing skills related to the assigned department and natural gas industry.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and complete projects based on departmental needs.
  • Work within various aspects of the pipeline management department including but not limited to, inspection work associated with new construction, replacement, relocation and reinforcement; compliance work, engineering, and permitting.
  • Accurate documentation of maps and measurements within the system.
  • Communicate project status and results to staff and management.
  • Perform administrative functions as needed in the office and field.

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

  • Ability to demonstrate the core and job category competencies: customer-focused, results-driven, teamwork, communications, adaptability, initiative, problem solving and quality
  • Ability to lead by example in support of the Company’s essential characteristics and values: strong ethics and integrity, dedication to a safe work environment, commitment to a diverse workforce that recognizes and respects every individual’s unique skills and perspectives

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • High school education or equivalent.
  • Currently enrolled as a full-time student and will be a Junior, Senior, or master’s level student in Fall 2023
  • Current major in construction management, engineering, or relevant degree.
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0 or above

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • Must have at least 1 year of general work experience.
  • Microsoft Office proficiency required with most positions.

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Work environment will involve both office and field environments including uneven terrain, inclement weather and large equipment. Must have leather steel toe boots.

Posting Requirements

  • We accept online applications through our career site at


Disclaimer:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Spire Inc., and its subsidiaries are an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

Job Location: Auburn
Nearest Secondary Market: Opelika

Job Segment: Pipeline, Engineer, Energy, Engineering