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Geotechnical Dam Safety Engineering Summer 2024 Intern

Germantown Maryland United States

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Job Description

Job Description

AECOM is looking for an enthusiastic engineering student to work as part of our East Region Dams Practice in our Germantown, MD office as a Geotechnical Dam Safety Engineering Summer 2024 Intern. We are seeking a candidate who has a strong interest in Geotechnical Engineering and Dams. This position will support a variety Dam Engineering projects across the East region. The successful candidate will join the ENR consistently ranked #1 Dams and Reservoirs firm and will have access to exciting career opportunities. 

This position is expected to begin in May 2024.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing support for projects including design, analysis, inspection, construction observation, and regulatory compliance activities associated with a variety of dams.
  • Working with multi-disciplinary teams on various projects related to dams and other hydraulic structures.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel for project work part time as needed.
  • Work under supervision of a project manager or senior-level team member.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in a university program pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Civil Engineering with the intent to continue after the internship, unless graduating.
  • Candidates must have completed three years of study in their program.
  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License required to visit project sites, clients, and other AECOM offices. As a condition of employment, selected candidate must pass a Motor Vehicle Records review.
  • Due to the nature of the work, U.S. Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree emphasis/interest in Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Strong desire to learn and a professional drive.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of MS Office Programs. Capable of functioning with spreadsheets, word processing, and standard office software.
  • A strong sense of commitment and a desire to work in a dynamic deadline-driven environment.
  • Ability to travel for project work part-time as needed.
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Familiarity/capability in relevant Geotechnical Engineering software programs such as Geostudio and gINT.
  • Knowledge of dam engineering concepts through coursework or work experience.
  • Experience in AutoCAD.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
  • Travel is required for this position.  
  • This position requires a hybrid work schedule which includes in office work in Germantown, MD.  The selected candidate must be available to work in Germantown, MD on a scheduled basis. 
  • Sponsorship for US employment authorization is not available now or in the future for this position.
  • 30% field work is required
  • Offered rate of compensation (Maryland locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location.  The hourly range for this position is $24.04 - $ 33.05/hr.
  • AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees.  Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance programs, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.


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Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity 

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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