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AECOM Civil Engineering Co-Op Student in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

Openings exist for Drexel Co-Op Students within the AECOM Philadelphia Office. Our team is looking for a civil engineering co-op student interested in joining a premier engineering company with potential to gain experience on a variety of challenging transportation projects that include work within the highway, bridge, rail, mass transit, and airport industries. Previous and current projects include several projects involving the reconstruction of I-95 in the Philadelphia area, reconstruction of I-476, several reconstruction and interchange improvement projects along I-78 in Berks County PA, reconstruction and interchange improvements along I-80 in Monroe County PA, several total reconstruction projects along the Pennsylvania Turnpike, supporting the design of Green Infrastructure within the City of Philadelphia, and supporting DelDOT statewide pavement rehab program. Our clients include PennDOT, PA Turnpike Commission, DelDOT, Norfolk Southern Railroad, CSX, Amtrak, the Delaware River Port Authority, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, the City of Philadelphia, and SEPTA.

Job Description: Responsibilities will include assisting with preliminary to final design calculations and plan development, reviewing of field information, and possible field inspection of existing facilities. Students will be assigned to the department they match with based on the interview and ranking process in Drexel’s SCDC Services. All work will be consistent with the duties of an entry level, graduate engineer's responsibilities. Enthusiastic individuals eager to face new challenges and take on personal responsibilities are best qualified to meet the demands of this work. A co-op student is expected to be able to apply technical training to perform basic calculations, work well in a team setting and be willing to work diligently to learn new skills. Computer literacy and a demonstrated ability to learn quickly are a requirement. The person must be able to adjust to short term assignments as well as remain dedicated to long term projects.

Position is scheduled to begin in September 2024.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in the development of plans, details, calculations through use of design manuals, a variety of civil engineering design software applications, and MS Office applications.

  • Assisting with reviewing of field information, possible field inspection of existing facilities, and other work consistent with the duties of an entry level engineer.

  • General office administration, including report reproduction, collation, and deliveries.

  • Enthusiastic individuals eager to face new challenges and take on personal responsibilities are best qualified to meet the demands of this work. An intern is expected to be able to apply technical training to perform basic calculations, work well in a team setting and be willing to work diligently to learn new skills.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in a university program pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Civil Engineering with the intent to continue after the internship, unless graduating.

  • Candidates must have completed one year of study in their program.

  • Candidates must be participants of the Drexel University Co-Op Program.

  • Minimum GPA of 2.90.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Capability with AutoCAD and/or Bentley CAD drafting software.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

Additional Information

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $21.00/hour - $25.00/hour.


AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10109028

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid