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Dr. Robin Sham, CBE

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Expanding mobility options

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Director, AECOM Ventures

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Job Information

AECOM Civil Engineering Intern –Transportation in San Diego, California

United States of America - California, San Diego

Job Summary

The Transportation division of AECOM is actively seeking a detail-oriented, highly talented Civil Engineering Intern for immediate employment in the downtown San Diego, CA office.

This position is expected to begin in March 2021.

At AECOM, 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining and disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019

As populations grow, so do demands for safe, expedient and cost-effective transportation. AECOM’s Transportation business line partners with clients around the world to build, modernize and expand transportation projects that carry all of our communities into the future — safely and reliably.

We use our extensive knowledge in planning, designing and managing transportation systems — as well as restoring and replacing aging infrastructure — to help our public and private clients find smarter, more advanced ways to move people across cities, countries and continents.

Our integrated approach and social responsibility have earned us the trust of local municipalities, government agencies, commercial clients and public-private partnerships. Our expertise and global reach enable us to deliver high-quality solutions for our clients that pave the way for long-lasting benefits to society.

The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an ability to perform the job’s tasks through his or her prior academic experience, work experience, or both. The intern will join the project audit and cost verification team and will be responsible for supporting the team’s effort to recommend to clients the reimbursable cost of the public works projects that developers construct on our clients’ behalf.

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

  • Reviewing and understanding reimbursement agreements between developers and public agencies for public facilities

  • Reviewing and understanding public facilities financing plans, cost estimates, the scope of work of contracts and change orders for construction and design, construction bids, and other technical documents

  • Reviewing engineering drawings for public facilities and evaluating which improvements are inside or outside the scope of the reimbursable project being audited

  • Entering into Microsoft Excel the data associated with financial records for reimbursable engineering projects, including parks, roadways, bridges, and water and sewer improvements

  • Entering into Microsoft Excel the data associated with contracts and construction bids for reimbursable engineering projects

  • Making recommendations to the team for the reimbursement of claims submitted for the cost of constructing public facilities

  • Writing reports which summarize findings from the team’s project audit, describe issues encountered, and make recommendations

  • Processing forms related to reimbursement procedures

  • Performing clerical tasks including filing, scanning hard copies to PDF, and preparing meeting minutes

  • Participating in team meetings and reporting progress to the team on a weekly basis

Minimum Requirements

  • Candidate must be currently pursuing a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering or related field with the intent to continue enrollment after an internship

  • Must have completed one year of study in the applicable program

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, Bentley MicroStation, AutoCAD

  • Strong ability to maintain an attention to detail, especially when performing repetitive tasks

  • Strong capability to quickly learn and execute detailed tasks

  • Commitment to technical excellence to support the team’s goals for quality

  • Strong ability to analyze and evaluate contractual and financial documents to form judgments and support the team’s recommendations to clients

  • Good organizational skills for handling large amounts of data in Excel and managing electronic and hard files

  • Good written communication skills for summarizing findings and making recommendations

  • Good understanding of engineering concepts and terms, including the ability to read and understand plans

  • Familiarity with agreements and contractual documents and an ability to understand their verbiage

  • Strong understanding of project budgets and schedules to support the team’s financial goals and commitment to client satisfaction

  • Excellent ability to both work independently and on a team and to collaborate with the team in order to successfully complete tasks

  • Ability to think creatively to contribute to continuous improvement of processes

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Vacation Student / Internship / Graduate

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Intern / Student

Requisition/Vacancy No. 245484BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.