The Civil Engineering Intern will spend time working within different departments to gain an understanding of the inner workings of the company and its service offerings. Time as an intern will be split between office and field tasks including surveying, geotechnical engineering and AutoCAD orientation and potentially design tasks if proven to be proficient.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Supports Survey department activities by performing computations, field work, and setup of equipment.
- Supports Geotech department by performing geotechnical testing and construction materials testing tasks.
- Training in AutoCAD and company standards.
- Assists technical staff with various tasks, including researching, compiling and evaluating project data and performing calculations for projects.
- Performs construction assistance related tasks including visiting job sites, inspections, reviewing submittals, and coordinating with design team for revisions.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Formal Education, Licenses and Certifications
- High School Diploma required.
- Must be currently enrolled in an accredited engineering degree program, preferably Civil Engineering.
- Must possess a valid driver's license or have the ability to obtain one prior to employment.
Knowledge and Experience
- Understanding of basic civil engineering principles, theories and methods.
- Experience using AutoCAD preferred but not required.
- Working knowledge of typical computer software programs (Microsoft Office, etc.)
Competencies and Personal Attributes
- Self-motivated and responsible.
- Team player with excellent written and oral communication skills is preferred.
- Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and take direction.
- Ability to learn to prepare, understand and interpret engineering site plans, specifications and other related documents.
- Proficient with the use of computers including spreadsheets, word processing, engineering software and ability to prepare electronic design calculation documents.
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the survey, inspection and testing at various land use developments, construction sites or public works facilities. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate drafting instruments, computers and various pieces of office equipment.