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AECOM Intern - Structures Engineer (Buildings) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

Summer Intern Program 2023

Make Amazing Happen!

Whether you’ve recently finished your college education and trying to find that “perfect fit” or about to complete your university degree and want to get a taste of the real world, AECOM has a wide variety of Internship opportunities available.

Responsibilities & Duties

The Intern – Structures Engineer serves as a developing professional in an engineering design team, developing and finalizing work on specific elements of a project under the direction and supervision of a Senior Engineer or designated senior team member. This role will be involved with Building Engineering Design, BIM Model and Drawing production (Design Brief compliance, completeness & accuracy) , Design co-ordination (within Engineering & Cross Discipline).


  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering with a minimum two of the following courses are mandatory undergraduate studies for the position from an accredited University:

Structural Dynamics

Dynamic problems in civil engineering; single-degree-of-freedom system; free and forced vibrations; transient phenomena and Duhamel's integral; distributed mass system; seismic response of structures; multi-storey buildings; random vibration and wind-induced response of structures.

Structural Steel Design II

Design of fully and partially composite beams. Beam-Columns design including local buckling, strength and stability interaction equations, biaxial bending, and bending and tension members. Plate girders design including ultimate shear strength, tension-field action, design of bearing and intermediate stiffeners, local buckling considerations, and flexural resistance. Second-order analysis techniques.

Reinforced Concrete Design II

Behavior and design of reinforced concrete members, subjected to biaxial bending, torsion, lateral loads and two-way action. Two-way slab systems. Strip method, direct design approach, and equivalent frame analysis of two-way slabs. Yield line theory of slabs. Inelastic response of reinforced concrete structures and moment redistribution. Earthquake-resistant design.

  • Must have graduated within the last 12 months or graduating no later than June 2023

  • Successful applicants must have a minimum 3.4 GPA or 2:1 (or equivalent) and above

  • Candidates must be currently based in the UAE

  • If you hold a Master’s Degree, you must have started it within 12 months of completing the Bachelor’s Degree in order to have continuous education

  • Strong command of any structural design analysis software package FEM based .

  • Good command of BIM tools

Priority shall be given to candidates with strong knowledge in Dynamo or Rhino Grasshopper and scripting languages like Python or VB . The programming skill is advantageous.

Additional Information

The Intern Program will run from 26 June - 29 Sept 2023 and is your opportunity to land a permanent position with AECOM. If your performance has been successful, based on a mid-program review, you will be offered a full-time role as a young professional in your field as part of our highly competitive Graduate Program starting in November 2023.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10082366

Business Line: Building Engineering

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ME and Africa

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: On-Site