CDE Summer Intern

Clayco - St. Louis, MO

Clayco Design and Engineering (CDE) Internship

As a CDE Intern you will have the opportunity to work with an experienced, multi-disciplinary team of engineering professionals to develop projects from the conceptual stage to the final phase of construction. Our projects exist in the food & beverage, manufacturing, e-commerce, and distribution market sectors.

The Specifics of the Role

  • Work with CDE Engineers to help design and refine client processes and facilities.
  • Develop 2D and 3D models of client facilities and processes in AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks, Plant 3D, and STAAD.
  • Build client and subcontractor relationships. Speak with vendors and solicit proposals for project equipment.
  • Travel to CDE Project Sites to help develop and refine solutions for our clients.
  • Work on developing cutting edge engineering deliverables that will create tomorrow’s manufacturing technology.


  • Must be actively enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited University (Major in an Engineering or Technical Design Discipline preferred).
  • General knowledge of engineering and CAD principles/practices required.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with an adaptable and flexible style in working with all types of individuals.
  • Creative and results-oriented, with a strong sense of urgency.
  • Self-starter who can work well on a team.
  • Capable to walk the job site, climb ladders, and multi floor scaffolding.

Some things you should know

  • In this role you will assist Engineering and Technical team members in managing design and engineering projects for clients in the food & beverage, distribution, pharmaceutical, chemical manufacturing, and consumer product spaces.
  • The internship program culminates in a final presentation at the end of the summer to be viewed by fellow CDE team members.
  • No other builder can offer the collaborative design-build approach that Clayco does.
  • We work on creative, complex, award-winning, and high-profile jobs.
  • We strive to bring the highest-quality work to our clients at the fastest rate possible.

About Us:

Clayco is a full-service, turnkey real estate development, master planning, architecture, engineering, and construction firm that safely delivers clients across North America the highest quality solutions on time, on budget, and above and beyond expectations. With $4.9 billion in revenue for 2021, Clayco specializes in the "art and science of building," providing fast track, efficient solutions for industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential related building projects.

Why Clayco?

Best Places to Work – Crain’s Chicago Business, St. Louis Business Journal

ENR – Top Midwest Contractors (#1), Top Design Build Contractors (#4), Top 400 Contractors (#16)

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