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Geotechnical Engineer Intern - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers - Summer 2023

Location: 

Burnaby, British Columbia, CA

Requisition ID: 166889 

Job Level: Internship 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time Temporary 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering (KIE) has an opening for a dynamic Geotechnical Engineer Intern in our growing Geotechnical Group. You will be part of our rapidly growing Infrastructure Design Department, which includes structural, geotechnical, civil, drainage, roadway, rail, and materials disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the design-build delivery of infrastructure projects.

District Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering's Design-Build team is driving clients to turn to Kiewit during all stages of design-build projects. Through our integrated design and construction approach, our multi-disciplinary team works together to improve schedule, control costs, and minimize risk. Our construction-focused engineers work collaboratively with our estimators and builders to design solutions that are innovative, constructible, and designed with a focus on safety. Clients benefit from the proven processes and tools used by Kiewit to minimize project risk. We are an in-house resource that supports projects throughout the company. Our staff shares experiences gained, innovative concepts, and best practices for all projects that we support.

 

Kiewit’s management and implementation of this process lead to safe, cost-effective, and innovative designs that exceed client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.

 

On our team, you’ll have the opportunity to see more, touch more, and do more than you ever imagined. Working hard will not only bring you satisfaction from a job well done, but it will help propel your career forward faster than you might expect. We will train you, develop your skills, and allow you to take on projects that impact millions across North America. With top-notch health benefits and unbeatable growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit, you’re ensuring a lifetime of success.

Location

This position is based out of our office in Burnaby, BC. 

Responsibilities

  • Providing project support during the proposal/bid and construction phases; working with team members to complete engineering analyses in support of innovative and cost-effective design solutions to geotechnical problems and challenges.
  • Design of Temporary structures in support of ongoing construction
  • Conducting engineering design and analysis using geotechnical data for slope stability, settlement of structures, support of excavation, foundations, groundwater flow, and other civil engineer projects
  • Producing engineering reports, drawings, and detailed calculation packages.

Qualifications

  • Ability to travel as needed 
  • Ability to work full-time during the summer (approximately May-August 2023)
  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate (minimum 3rd year civil engineering) or graduate degree in geotechnical engineering or related degree.
  • Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in a wide-ranging climates and environments  
  • Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative 
  • Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time 
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity 
  • Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt 
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills 
  • Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals and objectives 
  • Strong organization, time management, and attention to detail 

Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.


There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.


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