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Geotechnical Intern


Company Description

How will you make your mark?

At AECOM, our work in providing access to clean water enables communities to thrive and ecosystems to flourish, contributing to a resilient future. As a global leader in infrastructure consulting, we are at the forefront of significant water projects, with over 6,000 of the industry’s best minds driving innovation and technical excellence. Together, we develop solutions that are not only best in the world, but best for the world.

With an acceleration in infrastructure investment, your bold ideas and global expertise have never been more crucial. Join our dynamic team, where innovation, career growth, and collaboration are celebrated. Enjoy the freedom to grow with customizable career paths, water-specific technical and professional development and the potential to contribute to transformational projects worldwide. Discover your #H2Opportunity

Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking a motivated Geotechnical Intern for fulltime summer employment in our Murray, Utah office.

This position is expected to begin in April 2024.

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

  • Work under supervision of junior and senior-level geotechnical engineers.
  • Provide geotechnical engineering and design support for dams and levees, highways, railways, buildings, and other projects as needed.
  • Conduct field exploration, collect samples, and review geotechnical samples for laboratory testing.
  • Perform geotechnical analyses using computer programs, including Excel, gINT, GeoStudio (SEEP/W, SLOPE/W), UTEXAS, Settle3, AutoCAD/Civil 3D, and Visual Basic.
  • Build trust in relationships with clients and colleagues.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in an ABET-accredited university program pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Civil or Geotechnical 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree emphasis on geotechnical engineering.
  • Completed Introduction to Soil Mechanics course, or equivalent.
  • Passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
  • Familiarity working in geotechnical software, including Excel, gINT, GeoStudio (SEEP/W, SLOPE/W), UTEXAS, Settle3, AutoCAD/Civil 3D, and Visual Basic
  • Excellent verbal communication and technical writing skills.
  • Proficiency working in Excel and Word.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
  • Sponsorship for US employment authorization is not available now or in the future for this position.
  • The offered rate of compensation (Utah locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The hourly range for this position is $21.00 - $30.00/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.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

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.