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Energy Preconstruction Design Engineer Intern - Energy Division, San Diego, CA

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Southland Industries


25d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

San Diego

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Off-cycle Internship

Construction & Surveying, Engineering•San Diego


  • Our internship program is designed to introduce candidates to a career in the field of Design Engineering for the Design/Build construction industry. Primary responsibility is to assist the preconstruction design team in all aspects of our work.


  • A strong work ethic
  • Initiative and drive to get the job done
  • Strong communication skills
  • The ability to be resourceful and resilient
  • Able to solve problems with limited support
  • Quick learner, seeks answers on their own
  • Positive attitude during adverse/non-ideal situations
  • Exercises Accountability in stressful situations (avoids placing blame)
  • Goal Oriented
  • Collaborative spirit and a Good Teammate – has a “We Me” attitude
  • Strong active listening skills
  • Competent general business writing and public speaking
  • About You:
  • You’re pursuing a degree that aligns with Southland needs:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering; or in a related field. Completion of classes in Thermodynamics and HVAC Design is highly desirable.
  • What you’ll gain from our Student Programs at Southland Industries:
  • Basic knowledge of HVAC design to include types of equipment utilized in the industry as well as general understanding of system operations (i.e. variable air, constant volume, refrigeration cycle) is desired but not required.
  • The ability to read mechanical and plumbing drawings and identify work installed to track labor feedback accurately.
  • The ability to prepare an equipment delivery log and track status of these orders.
  • You’ll learn to communicate effectively with engineers, vendors and suppliers to procure, manage and update the submittal process.
  • Ability to communicate with field foremen in order to write and track Requests for Information (RFI) both internally with our design department and externally with the architect or other designers.
  • Finally, you’ll get your hands dirty!

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Construction & Surveying


  • Assist senior engineers in ensuring that scopes of work and project performance expectations are aligned with project goals.
  • Assist in coordination with Project Executives and Project Managers on cost estimates, contract and procurement strategies, construction planning and risk management.
  • Monitoring internal/external design teams toward required project deliverables for construction documents from development through construction completion.
  • Partner with senior engineers to verify installed mechanical systems, equipment, components, and materials conform to the requirements of project contract documents.


Work type

Full time

Work mode



San Diego


  • Hands-on classroom and on-the-job experience in your specific role
  • Opportunity to work side by side with company leaders
  • Socially distant group activities and team events
  • Paid housing (some locations)
  • Paid internship/Co-op
  • Potential full-time employment opportunities

As an employee-owned company, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees, that includes excellent benefits for you and your family:

  • 401(k) Plan with 50% Company Match(no cap) and immediate 100% vesting
  • Annual bonus program based upon performance, profitability, and achievement
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance – 100% Paid for Employee
  • Term Life, AD&D Insurance, and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Disability Income Protection Insurance
  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Plans (Health and Dependent Care)
  • Holidays/Vacation/Personal Time/Life Events Leave
  • Numerous training opportunities and company paid membership for professional associations and licenses