WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff Geotechnical Engineering Intern (ID# 36474) in San Diego, California

Geotechnical Engineering Intern (ID# 36474) San Diego, CA

Category: Geotechnical

Job Type: Intern

Minimum Experience: -

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree In Progress

Job Description

The San Diego Office of WSP is currently looking for an intern to support the Geotechnical & Tunneling Technical Excellence Center (TEC) Group. This is an excellent opportunity for students currently enrolled in an engineering program to gain real-world, hands-on experience by working with an industry leading geotechnical and tunneling team on a variety of challenging and diverse transit projects. Work assignments would include, but not be limited to, assisting with geotechnical design aspects of roadways/railways, foundation and retaining wall design, construction observations, and assistance in the preparation of geotechnical investigation/design reports and memorandums. Interns will be able to develop technical and communication skills under the supervision and guidance of highly experienced geotechnical professionals.

Utilization of top technical talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges. To be involved in projects with our Geotechnical and Tunneling team can be very rewarding. If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion with you about joining our team for your internship with WSP.

We are currently seeking an exceptional candidate for an GEOTECHNICAL AND TUNNELING INTERN for our San Diego office from May to September 2018. This opportunity is available for a qualified college student in good standing working towards a DEGREE in CIVIL ENGINEERING within an accredited program.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist more experienced geotechnical engineers in broader engineering activities

  • Perform routine engineering functions

  • Assist in geotechnical related design and analysis

  • Assist with field work, including geotechnical related observations during construction

  • Using various types of analyses and design software

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • CURRENT standing as a Junior/ Senior student actively enrolled in an accredited Civil Engineering (or related) Undergraduate or Graduate Program. Students currently enrolled in an MS program preferred.

  • Must be motivated and have a strong desire to learn engineering skills related to geotechnical engineering.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Must have completed basic foundational courses including: Introduction to Engineering, AutoCAD, Engineering Drafting course, and Mechanics/Statics/Dynamics.

  • The selected candidate must have the ability and authorization to work in the United States immediately.

Local candidates only. Please note that there is no relocation or housing assistance associated with this internship.


WSP USA (formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff) is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms—WSP. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a progressive mix of benefits including medical, dental 401k and long term disability focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges, are you ready to get started?

EOE / Veteran/ Disability/ Gender/ Minority/ Female/ Gender Identity/ Sexual Orientation

The selected candidate must have the ability to work in the United States immediately.

EOE / Veteran/ Disability/ Gender/ Minority/ Female/ Gender Identity/ Sexual Orientation.