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Job Description

Geotechnical Engineering Intern- Available Summer 2020

Start Here, Go Anywhere! Are you looking for an opportunity to shape a better world?

During your internship at Arup, you’ll have the chance to work with some of the most highly respected engineers and specialists in the world. You’ll also get the opportunity to work on exciting and significant projects, delivering quality work that has a positive and lasting influence on the community and the environment.

Responsibilities of this specific role will include, but not be limited to the following:

Carry out part time site supervision of ground investigation

Prepare laboratory test schedules

Use the GINT ground investigation database system

Interpret ground conditions and understand their impact on design and construction

Prepare shallow and piled foundation designs, slope stability calculations and seismic assessments

Carry out temporary support of excavation designs, for tunnel shafts and cut and cover tunnels/subway stations

Conduct preliminary ground movement predictions and building damage assessments

Work alongside our structural and bridge engineers to develop foundation and deep excavation designs

Prepare desk study reports on sites due for development



Currently pursuing a Bachelor's of Science or Master's of Engineering in Geotechnical Engineering

3.0 GPA or higher

Sound knowledge of civil engineering fundamentals, soil and rock mechanics

Professional demeanor

Good communication skills essential for team-based working

Excellent planning and organization skills required for our fast-paced environment

Must be highly motivated, proactive and willing to take on new challenges


Master's or PhD preferred in Geotechnical Engineering

3.5 GPA or higher

EIT/FE desired

Advanced courses in foundation and soil mechanics

Knowledge of Finite Element Analysis (Plaxis)

Practice in Slope/W, Slide

Exposure and interest in programming (Python, Visual Basic, Rhino, Leapfrog, etc…)

Evidence of past internship or extracurricular activity in the field

Proven ability to perform in a deadline environment

Past history of technical presentations and technical writing

Evidence of personal investment in academic or extracurricular field

Notable Projects

Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world's most prominent projects across our industry. We offer a broad range of professional services to clients around the world that combine to make a real difference to our clients and the communities in which we work.

2nd Avenue Subway, New York

Greenline Extension, Boston

Potomac Yard Metrorail Station, Virginia

Hardberger Park Bridge, Texas

Long Island Rail Road, New York

Kensico Eastview Connector Tunnel, New York

Metro North Rail Road ESI, New York

Edmonton LRT, Canada

Hunters Point South, New York

Stapleton waterfront, New York

Arup is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment where our people are encouraged to thrive.