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Job Description

Job Description:

We are accepting resumes for Summer Internships to begin in 2020. To Apply - please complete an online application. Please answer all questions completely. We ask that you also attach a resume, cover letter, and college transcripts for consideration.

An internship at ENGEO is more than just a summer job. ENGEO 360° is a comprehensive summer internship program designed for talented university students to explore many facets of a professional technical consulting career in a dynamic, empowering environment. We give our interns a perspective of geotechnical, geoenvironmental, hydrologic, and geologic engineering consulting. This office internship will exposes the interns to three interrelated aspects of engineering, laboratory, and field experience.

Internship Goals

Provide a meaningful learning experience for talented students

Experience a leading engineering consulting firm

Make great contacts with a number of talented mentors

Find out what makes ENGEO unique


You will directly report to servant leader; will work with technical staff

You will be assigned a mentor

You will be asked to complete a goals and expectations sheet

You will have weekly group check-ins with other interns

 Laboratory (1 week) – in one of our 4 Lab Locations - San Ramon, Lathrop, Rocklin or Valencia

GOAL: Expand understanding of construction materials properties; increase familiarity with standard testing procedures.

Work with ENGEO laboratory operations systems

Assist with laboratory tests, including:

Compaction curves


Atterberg limits


Field (as scheduled TBD on availability)

GOAL: Observe performance and natural state of earth materials; understand how designs are implemented in field; gain appreciation for large-scale construction projects.

Attend 8-hour Nuclear Gauge Training - onsite

Perform basic tasks

Well monitoring and observation, site visits and staking, sampling, courier samples

Assist/”shadow” staff in more complex tasks

Drilling, phase I ESAs, field mapping, fault trenching

Office (Design/Analysis) – majority of the time

Goal: Put it together…Synthesize knowledge of construction materials on “micro” and “macro” scale into engineering analysis and design

Depending on knowledge base, assist technical staff in a variety of roles

Drafting, calculations, cross-sections, developing lab programs, boring logs, report preparation

As appropriate, client engagements and meetings


You are part of the family! – Events - picnics, barbecues, informal social outings

Intern workshop and team event - in the corporate office

Wrap up session

7 Tips for a Great Internship

Set 2 or 3 learning goals

Do a realistic skill assessment

Always keep your eyes and ears open

Communicate with everyone

No fear

Ask questions

Prepare to WOW us and knock our socks off!


Founded in 1971, ENGEO is an employee-owned firm of approximately 300+ geotechnical and civil engineers, geologists, hydrologists, water resources engineers, environmental scientists and construction-phase field representatives. ENGEO serves a diverse range of public and private clients through projects in transportation, infrastructure, water resources, geologic hazard abatement, flood control, energy, industrial development, manufacturing, critical and civic facilities, residential and mixed-use communities, urban infill, Brownfields, and transit-oriented developments. ENGEO has offices located throughout California, Nevada, New Zealand and Australia.

Learn about ENGEO’s workplace here.

Experience and Skills:

What does an ideal ENGEO Summer Intern candidate look like?

Prefer senior standing majoring in civil engineering, strong interest in geotechnical, or ideally B.S. Civil students going into Masters Geotech, Environmental or Water Resources Programs

If not a senior, it is required for students to have taken a soils introduction class

Good academic standing – ideal GPA 3.5 or higher

Access to a vehicle for the summer – field appropriate preferred

Clean 5 year driving record

Proof of vehicle insurance

Valid Driver’s License

Pass pre-employment exams – urine drug screen, back evaluation, basic physical

Ability to manage oneself – looking to be lead in a challenging and fast-paced environment.

Some who shares the ENGEO Vision, Mission and Core Values.

VISION - to be the most admired and trusted service firm in the world.

MISION - Apply cutting edge technical expertise, empower people to achieve their potential, elevate our profession.

CORE VALUES - Selfless commitment to success of others. serve beyond expectations, live with impeccable integrity, be your own boss, accountability and collaboration in all we do.