Intern

Terracon - Ashburn, VA3.2

Temporary | InternshipEstimated: $29,000 - $39,000 a year
EducationSkillsBenefits
Terracon is pleased to offer a comprehensive intern and co-op program allowing students to gain a meaningful experience. Our structured internship program matches students with a mentor to provide guidance during and after their internship experience. Our objective is for interns to participate in projects in the field, laboratory, and office so they can gain a practical understanding of all facets of the company and the components of this field of study. We are committed to ensuring each intern gains valuable experience to succeed in the geotechnical arena by offering a challenging and rewarding program.

General Responsibilities:
This position will focus on three service areas: Laboratory, Construction Phase Services, and Design Phase Services.

Design Phase Services - tasks in this area may be and are not limited to:

Soil Classification
Meeting drillers on site to observe drilling and classifying soils
Logging of test pits
CAD
Site visits for drilling access
Laboratory - tasks in this area may be and are not limited to:
Breaking cylinders, logging and clean up
Helping Laboratory Manager in areas as assigned
Clean up and organize lab area
Soil Testing – i.e. Proctors, Classification
Reviewing and trashing soil samples
Storing reviewed soil samples
Construction Phase Services - tasks in this area may be and are not limited to:
Inspection of earthwork placement and compaction
Inspection of Concrete and reinforcing steel placement

In addition, you can expect the following:
Assist other technicians or professional staff on routine tasks
Will be placed in a progressively increased role of training and responsibility in work assignments.

Requirements:
High school diploma and BS degree in progress in a science or related field (environmental, safety, engineering, chemistry, biology, geology).
Must have a vehicle and valid license to travel to work sites in the DC Metro area.

About Terracon

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 4,000 employees in over 140 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.

EEO Statement

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.