2024 Student Internship (U.S.) - Engineering Geologist Intern

Requisition ID:  269943



Bechtel has a long tradition of technical and engineering excellence in supporting multiple industries. Our engineers and scientists use their ideas and ingenuity to create innovative, practical, and cost-effective solutions for our customers.


The various tasks performed by Bechtel's Geotechnical & Hydraulic Engineering Services (G&HES) group demand detail-oriented individuals with multi-faceted skills, in-depth technical expertise, flexibility, enthusiasm for individual and team tasks, and analytical problem-solving capabilities.


The total number of interns and start dates are subject to workload and business conditions.   Locations will vary based on the project needs, and may include Houston, TX, Reston, VA, or various project sites.


General Job Duties

This position will allow you to work in multi-disciplinary teams to perform assignments that will develop professional working knowledge and abilities through application of applicable codes and standards, as well as engineering calculations and techniques, procedures and criteria.  You will use limited, but increasing, judgment in performing your assigned duties using methods prescribed by your supervisor.


Typical Activities of an Engineering Geologist:

  • Provide field support for subsurface investigations, surface geophysics investigations, geohazard assessments, and hydrogeological investigations
  • Develop analytical calculations for geohazards evaluation and mitigation, rock mass classification, material quantity estimates, and aquifer pumping tests
  • Perform numerical modeling to analyze rock excavations, landslide runout, dewatering systems, and groundwater flow and transport
  • Draft technical specifications and reports
  • Participate in site visits and meetings with project personnel and clients


Basic Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a four-year program within Engineering Geology at an accredited college or university or currently pursuing a graduate degree in Engineering Geology
  • Completed at least three years of undergraduate studies in the above field
  • Interested in pursuing a graduate degree in the above field, if not already enrolled
  • Ability and willingness to relocate and/or travel to domestic and/or international project jobsites
  • Possess the eligibility to work and remain in the US through US citizenship, permanent residency, or valid US student visa
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen and background check


Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous co-op or internship experience
  • Completed relevant coursework with a strong GPA
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.  

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine which protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking.

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