Intern, Construction Engineering

Date: Jan 11, 2023

Location: Shrewsbury, MO, US, 63119

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 a Construction Engineering Intern. This position will be a paid internship and will be responsible for assisting construction engineers design and estimate components of the natural gas distribution system including regulator stations, take points, and transmission.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Opportunity to rotate between various engineering assignments to potentially include:
  • Assist with correspondence from Construction and Leak & Maintenance foremen, general foremen, civic inspectors, External Affairs, and other departments regarding the status of jobs and projects.
  • Assist with correspondence from outside the Company (municipalities, engineering firms, developers) to process the needed information to coordinate the Company’s facilities with proposed improvements and development.
  • Prepare necessary paperwork related to the Company’s procedures for gas main and service work as required, including utility agreements and other documents.
  • Attend utility meetings and pre-construction meetings to negotiate with representatives from engineering firms and municipalities to reduce the impact of proposed improvements to the Company’s existing facilities.
  • Review the design and cost estimates for all types of main and service work; review delivery pressures; and justify proposed main work.
  • Research legacy asset information and reconcile company records and mapping
  • All other duties as assigned.

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

  • 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
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to adapt in a fast-moving and changing culture
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and establish rapport with a diverse array of people
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively in order to meet individual goals and deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team and display a positive attitude for this dynamic environment

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • Currently enrolled as a full-time student and will be a Junior or Senior or master's level at an ABET-accredited school in Fall 2023
  • Current major in Engineering discipline
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • Familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Time management and planning

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Normal Work Environment – Work is normally performed in a shared office environment.
  • Typically, 8 hours a day, Monday through Friday. Overtime and/or travel may be required.

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: St Louis

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