Intern, Engineering

Date: Jan 11, 2023

Location: Birmingham, AL, US, 35203

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.


The Engineering Intern will be responsible for providing support to the Manager, Pipeline Safety Distribution in the area of Pipeline Safety Compliance.  As needed may also provide support in the other areas of Operations Shared Services by assisting and advising staff about Operations Shared Services projects, as well as maintaining records and files and assuming responsibility for completion of daily tasks

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform including, but not limited to, creating Access databases, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, AutoCAD drawings, GIS drawings, and completing assigned budget projects
  • Gather and prepare t for completion of leak surveys of mains, including periodically reviewing completed records to assure completion of the surveys within the allotted time
  • Update and maintain data in GIS based replacement main priority models
  • Gain and apply knowledge of all applicable DOT/PHMSA/MPSC regulations and, to a lesser degree, all EPA, Corps of Engineers, and OSHA regulations as they impact Operations projects
  • Assist with audits of the Company’s practices, procedures, and facilities to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and Company Standards
  • Assist in preparation of monthly status reports and update project schedules
  • Prepare and/or use documents, spreadsheets, databases, drawings, and other software applications in the daily course of the job
  • All other duties as assigned

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • Currently enrolled as a full-time student and will be a Junior, Senior, or master’s level student in Fall 2023
  • Current major in an Engineering discipline 
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0 or above

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • 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
  • Knowledge of basic engineering principles coupled with the ability to apply as needed
  • Proficiency using MSO (Excel, PowerPoint and Word) required, Microsoft Access preferred
  • Ability to use or learn to use various software, including, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, and GIS
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to follow directions, work independently and multitask effectively

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Typically, 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Some additional time beyond normal work hours is sometime required to meet target timeframes for completing special projects or studies

Posting Requirements

Spire accepts online applications through our career site at


Posting requirements: The above posting description is 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 Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 


We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.

Job Location: Birmingham

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