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Arup Geotechnical Engineering Intern (Available June 2021) in New York, New York

Geotechnical Engineering Intern (Available June 2021)


Americas Region

Sep 16, 2020Post Date

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 in Civil/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

  • The ability to prioritize effectively, balance assigned work and exceptional organization skills required for our constantly evolving environment

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills essential for team-based working

  • Presentation skills with colleagues and clients of all levels


  • 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 grow. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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Post Date:Sep 16, 2020

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