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Civil Engineer Intern

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Engineering
  • Santa Ana

AI generated summary

  • You should be pursuing a civil engineering Bachelor's degree, have Microsoft Office skills, be eager to learn from peers, have CAD experience, interest in transportation engineering, strong communication skills, professionalism, and a strong work ethic.
  • You will work closely with supervisors and staff, preparing engineering calculations, reports, and exhibits. You'll gain proficiency in CAD software, solve technical problems, and assist various project teams while maintaining a neat work area.


  • What you bring to our firm:
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or civil engineering technology
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Actively engages multiple perspectives when solving problems, seeks to learn from peers, and encourages reciprocal learning among team members.
  • What we prefer you bring to our firm:
  • CAD experience in either AutoCAD or Microstation or both.
  • Special interest in transportation engineering and design.
  • Local candidates preferred, no relocation assistance provided
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; works with integrity and ethically.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.


  • Take direction from supervisors and other staff members.
  • Prepare engineering calculations, cost estimates, and reports.
  • Prepare engineering exhibits and plan sheets.
  • Solve technical problems.
  • Will learn proficiency in operation of computer-aided drafting software.
  • Assignments of increasing difficulty will be submitted as proficiency is increased.
  • Understand and follow the company's standard CAD procedures for levels, line styles, etc., and standard drawing procedures for sheet layout.
  • Individual is flexible and may work with numerous project teams to help in project completion.
  • Maintain neat and orderly work area that will allow access to project information to other team members.


What are the responsibilities of a Civil Engineer Intern in this position?

The Civil Engineer Intern will assist project engineers and project managers with design and administrative tasks, prepare engineering calculations, cost estimates, and reports, solve technical problems, learn proficiency in computer-aided drafting software, and maintain a neat and orderly work area.

What qualifications are required for this position?

Candidates must be currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or civil engineering technology, have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, and actively engage multiple perspectives when solving problems. CAD experience in AutoCAD or Microstation is preferred, as well as a special interest in transportation engineering and design.

Is this position full-time or part-time?

Ideally, the position would be for 40 hours per week during the summer months and could transition to a part-time schedule when school starts in the fall, if needed.

Are there any specific skills or traits that the ideal candidate should possess?

The ideal candidate should have strong oral communication skills, exhibit ethical behavior, demonstrate good attendance and punctuality, and maintain a professional demeanor when interacting with team members and clients.


Mission & Purpose

TranSystems plans, designs, and oversees construction to enhance the transportation networks and infrastructure that makes communities more livable today and in the future. Our professionals in more than 60 offices throughout the U.S. bring strong local connections, new thinking, and fresh approaches to solve community challenges across the country. Are you ready to take that next step in your career? Come join our engaged team of passionate problem solvers!