Geotechnical Intern

Shannon & Wilson, Inc.
Chicago, IL
Added: March 18, 2024


  • Perform construction observation.
  • Assist with field explorations and collection of samples.
  • Perform geotechnical laboratory tests.
  • Perform geological or engineering analyses and calculations.
  • Interact and communicate with clients, vendors, and staff at all levels.
  • Follow Shannon & Wilsons Quality Assurance policy.
  • Follow and promote Shannon and Wilsons Health and Safety and Loss Prevention policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by your supervisor.


  • At a minimum, completed Junior year of undergraduate coursework working toward degree in Geology or Civil Engineering with an emphasis on Geotechnical.
  • 0 to 3 years of experience
  • Coursework and/or working backgrounds in one or more of the following areas: soil mechanics and foundation engineering, slope stability, and engineering geology.
  • Field/construction observation experience a plus in one or more of the following areas: logging geotechnical explorations, observation of pile driving operations, observations of earthwork activities, installation and recording of geotechnical instrumentation, field reconnaissance, and/or underground work.

Level Placement

Typically, depending on an applicants education, experience, other qualifications they possess, if they are a fit for the company and local office culture, and the current business needs, a Geotechnical Intern typically would be placed at a Shannon & Wilson Technical Services I, II, III, or IV level.

Shannon & Wilson is an Equal Opportunity Employer