The Civil Engineering Intern will spend time working within different departments to gain an understanding of the inner workings of PEA Group and its service offerings. Time as an intern will be split between office and field tasks including surveying, geotechnical engineering and AutoCAD orientation and potentially design tasks if proven to be proficient.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Supports Survey department activities by performing computations, field work, and setup of equipment.
Supports Geotech department by performing geotechnical testing and construction materials testing tasks.
Training in AutoCAD and PEA Group standards.
Assists technical staff with various tasks, including researching, compiling and evaluating project data and performing calculations for projects.
Performs construction assistance related tasks including visiting job sites, inspections, reviewing submittals, and coordinating with design team for revisions.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Formal Education, Licenses and Certifications
High School Diploma required.
Must be currently enrolled in an accredited engineering degree program, preferably Civil Engineering.
Must possess a valid driver's license or have the ability to obtain one prior to employment.
Knowledge and Experience
Understanding of basic civil engineering principles, theories and methods.
Experience using AutoCAD preferred but not required.
Working knowledge of typical computer software programs (Microsoft Office, etc.)
Competencies and Personal Attributes
Self-motivated and responsible.
Team player with excellent written and oral communication skills is preferred.
Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and take direction.
Ability to learn to prepare, understand and interpret engineering site plans, specifications and other related documents.
Proficient with the use of computers including spreadsheets, word processing, engineering software and ability to prepare electronic design calculation documents.
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the survey, inspection and testing at various land use developments, construction sites or public works facilities. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate drafting instruments, computers and various pieces of office equipment.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds.
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and overtime as required.
Travel will be required to respective job sites and is primarily local during the business day. Occasionally, travel may be required to job sites in other states and would require overnight stay.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
PEA Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
About PEA Group
PEA Group is client focused, specializing in Civil Engineering, Land Surveying and Landscape Architecture consulting. Serving Southeastern Michigan since 1947, our services have expanded throughout the state and nationally. PEA Group is registered to provide professional services in over 20 states through our four Michigan offices.