Field Services Co-Op

Westwood Professional Services
Minnetonka, MN
Added: January 18, 2024

Field Services Co-Op

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.

Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a Field Services Co-Op to join our team. Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients.

Field Work

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Travel to various project locations across the country to aid in pile load testing, utility discovery, and inspection work associated with wind and solar projects.
  • Participate in pile load testing operations to aid in the design of solar farm foundations. Work closely with subcontractors and office staff to facilitate the required testing parameters for the design of the foundations.
  • Coordinate utility location efforts with a subcontractor to discover below grade public and private utilities. Utilize high precision GPS and GIS software to track locations of discovered utilities on an iPad to aid clients in establishing crossing agreements for the construction of wind projects.
  • Periodically inspect constructed portions of wind and solar projects to ensure conformance with engineering details, specifications, permits, and the contractor’s quality control plan. Applicable inspections include: civil grading, storm water features, road construction, soil testing, rebar placement, concrete placement, grout placement, cable installation, electrical equipment, substation construction, O&M buildings, transmission structure construction, solar pile and racking installation, pv module installation, etc.
  • Perform periodic inspection of procured equipment (wind turbines and electrical equipment) and review inspection documents prepared by Contractor
  • Perform drone flights to obtain aerial photos and monitor construction progress. Drone training to be provided.
  • Utilize advanced GPS equipment to capture as-built locations on an iPad based data collection platform.
  • At the end of construction, compile all Westwood reports and review contractor quality documentation for accuracy and completeness.

Office Duties

  • Interpreting pile load test results and preparing technical reports to submit to client for foundation design of solar projects.
  • Conducting calculations to aid in design of solar foundations.
  • Gathering GPS data from the field associated with below grade utilities and generating summary reports of discovered utilities to send to clients.
  • Providing professional and technical support to multiple Westwood projects.
  • Perform desktop geotechnical reviews to aid in the contractor’s due diligence process.
  • Aid in preparing proposals and cost estimates for various Westwood projects.
  • Day-to-day support and support to Project Managers.

About Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood)

Westwood Professional Services Inc. (Westwood) was established in 1972 and has since become a leader in many markets it serves. Westwood is a full-service, multi-discipline professional engineering firm that serves wind, solar, battery storage, EV, power delivery, residential and commercial development, and public infrastructure clients and their projects from over 25 offices across the U.S.

In 2023, Zweig Group ranked Westwood nationally at #12 and #30, respectively on its Hot Firms and Best Firms to Work for lists. Zweig also awarded Westwood two national 2nd place awards for Marketing Excellence. Westwood was recently recognized as #79 in the ENR Top 500 Firms in 2023. The firm consistently ranks on industry top 25 lists and receives recognition for its involvement on award-winning projects nationwide.

Westwood provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We believe that diverse backgrounds strengthen our business. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.