Geotechnical - Internship Summer 2024

Geotechnical - Internship Summer 2024

Do you like working on dynamic projects all over the world? Are you interested in applying your skills, talents, and education to work at a company that has a strong history and is well known in the industry? Do you want to be part of a team that will inspire you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? If you said yes to these questions, then read on to learn more about Knight Piésold and the opportunities we have open.

About Knight Piésold

Knight Piésold is a specialized international consulting firm offering engineering services in Mining, Environmental, Hydropower and Water Resources. We are proud of the longstanding relationships we have with our clients and delivery of exceptional services on a global scale.   

Why Join Knight Piésold?

  • You will be joining a reputable, well established global consulting firm with over 100 years of industry experience.
  • We believe in the One Team approach, with everyone working together toward achieving a shared goal. Our engineers develop their skills through working on diverse projects, our knowledge-sharing culture, career mentoring program and collaborating with top professionals in the industry.
  • We offer unique opportunities to travel and see the world while you learn, with projects around the world to take you on a career enhancing experience and adventure.


Focusing primarily with our projects in the mining industry and under the guidance of experienced engineers, you may:

  • Assist with the design major earthwork projects such as tailings dams, heap leach facilities and ancillary works
  • Assist with geotechnical engineering analyses including slope stability, seepage, and liquefaction analysis
  • Prepare civil layouts using AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Produce design reports and assist with proposals
  • Assist with Geotechnical aspects of permitting, reclamation and closure activities

Here's what we are looking for...

Junior, Senior or Master’s program students in civil or geotechnical disciplines.

  • Interest in learning engineering standards, practices, and techniques.
  • Interest in learning to read and understand engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Work effectively with other team members.


  • Knowledge of civil engineering fundamentals, surveying, drafting, and construction practices.
  • Interest in learning to read and understand construction engineering plans and drawings, including sheet references and layering.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and check the quality of own work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to use sound judgment.
  • Ability to manage time and workload effectively which includes planning, organizing, and prioritizing with attention to details.
  • Ability to travel or relocate as needed (accommodations provided if relocation policy is met).
  • Reliable transportation to and from work.

Computer Skills: Proficiency in MS Office; experience with Civil 3D preferred.

Certificates and Licenses: EIT/FE certification is preferred but not required. 


In accordance with Colorado state law, the following Annual compensation range is applicable for the job and Colorado location associated with this requisition: $20.00 - $30.00 an hour.  Actual compensation may vary from posted hiring range based upon compensable factors, including: experience, education, and skill level. 


Because our employees are our most important asset, we created a benefit program to support you and your family now and into the future.  Our benefits include: 401(k) / Roth 401(k) / Employer matching, Flexible work schedule, Paid time off (Sick, Holiday).

Work Environment:

Work will be in both an office and field environment with travel to various outdoor sites determined by project needs. Adherence to safety standards including those of the firm, MSHA, OSHA is mandatory.

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Knight Piésold provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability,  genetic information,  service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances.

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Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. If you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to or please call us at 1-303-629-8788 between the hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm MST, Monday-Friday.


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