Summer Interns

With summer in full swing, we are excited to share our knowledge and experience with future leaders in the engineering industry.  One of the most rewarding core values we take to heart is empowered employees which extends to our internship program.

For the past decade, Great West has had the pleasure of being the “real world” guide to a handful of selected summer engineering interns.  Each of the interns below assists a senior engineer during the summer receiving direct project experience and gaining knowledge as they prepare to enter the workforce. We are excited to share details on the new faces you might see in our office and on job sites!

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Jacob Sessions

Billings Office – Municipal Intern
School: Montana State
Projected Graduation: December 2021
Major: Construction Engineering Technology
Originally From: Colstrip, Montana
What Drives Jake to be an Engineer: Growing up I always wanted to understand how things worked and enjoyed building things. My Dad worked at the coal mine in Colstrip and I was always interested in the heavy equipment and all the construction that goes on there. These things led me to purse a degree in Construction Engineering Technology.
Interesting/Fun Fact: I love the outdoors, everything from hunting and fishing to snowboarding.

Jordan Johnson

Helena Office – Municipal Intern
School: Montana Tech
Projected Graduation: May 2022
Originally From: High School in Helena, Montana but grew up in Palmer, Alaska
What Drives Jordan to be an Engineer: I love building things and making stuff work!
Interesting/Fun Fact: I am a published author! Buy Miners and Pilots on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Powell’s!

Stetson Ratzlaff

Helena Office – Solid Waste Intern
School: Montana Tech
Projected Graduation: December of 2021
Originally From: East Helena, Montana
What Drives Stetson to be an Engineer: I want to have a positive impact on my community/ surroundings and leave the world a better place for my future children.
Interesting/Fun Fact:  A few years back I taught myself how to unicycle.

Ty McGurran

Helena Office – Municipal Intern
School: Montana Tech
Projected Graduation: May of 2023
Originally From: Clancy, Montana
What Drives Ty to be an Engineer: Having been an artist from a very young age, being able to design and create not only functioning, but aesthetic structures drives me to be an engineer.
Interesting/Fun Fact: I have lived in Montana all my life and I spend most of my free time either on the water with a fly rod in my hand or in the woods chasing elk with a bow and arrow.

To learn more about an internship with Great West Engineering, contact us today!


Ki-Ai Pierson Promoted to Funding Manager

Ki-Ai Pierson Promoted to Funding Manager

Great West Engineering is pleased to announce the appointment of Ki-Ai Pierson as Funding Manager. As Funding Manager, Ki-Ai will work to offset project costs by securing competitive grants and other funding for Great West’s clients. Ki-Ai leads a team of funding...

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Journey to Becoming a Professional Engineer

Journey to Becoming a Professional Engineer

The engineering profession is a challenging and rewarding career. If you ask any one person why they decided to become an engineer, you will hear many different reasons and stories. My engineering journey started by chance. I knew I enjoyed science and math and...

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Lift Stations Overview

Lift Stations Overview

Wastewater lift stations might arguably be the most critical structure in your community. While the general public may not know that lift stations are even there, everyone knows when they fail.   The failure of a lift station can result in an emergency situation where...

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