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Engineer Intern

Department: Solid Waste
Location: Gainesville, FL

Jones Edmunds, one of ENR's top 500 design firms has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Engineer Intern in our Gainesville Office. The Engineer will apply broad civil and environmental engineering knowledge of principles and practices in the field of solid waste management. The position may require multitasking and working on multiple projects of moderate size or portions of major projects including facility design, permitting, compliance, and construction. The Engineer Intern must have knowledge of environmental, geotechnical, and/or stormwater engineering principles and practices of related fields and ability to serve on multi-disciplinary teams. This position exercises good and independent judgment in selecting and adapting standard techniques, procedures, and criteria to work projects and tasks. The Engineer Intern must have the ability to devise solutions to new and complex problems. The Engineer Intern will work on a design team on various solid waste design projects including landfill bottom liner, landfill closure, gas collection and control, leachate management, financial analyses, and stormwater design.

About Us

Jones Edmunds offers a team-oriented environment that allows our teams to actively participate in meeting our clients' needs and to demonstrate our in-depth understanding of the environmental, regulatory, and technical considerations that affect the design and construction of utilities systems. This collaborative work environment encourages our staff to work across various engineering disciplines to ensure the value of the services we provide to our clients.

Our Associates are trained to demonstrate Jones Edmunds' core values of Integrity, Knowledge, and Service in each of their project assignments, resulting in quality work that improves the quality of life for the communities we serve. This focus allows them to further develop their technical and leadership skills and advance in their profession through the publication of papers, involvement in professional organizations, and work on exciting and challenging utilities projects.

The Engineering Intern applies fundamental engineering principles to perform fundamental design tasks while acquiring and developing additional knowledge, experience and skills in a specific practice area. The Engineering Intern applies engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria to perform assigned tasks as part of a broad assignment. This position requires the exercise of judgment on details of work and in the application of standard engineering methods for conventional work.   

Essential Job Functions:

Technical Responsibility

  • Perform fundamental design and modeling tasks and assist in preparing permit applications, CAD, or GIS work. 
  • Evaluate, select, and apply appropriate engineering techniques to assigned work.
  • Participate in data research, collection, and compilation efforts.  
  • Analyze and correlate scientific and engineering data and recognize discrepancies in results using a series of related detailed steps or processes. 
  • Assist in preparation of reports, studies, and technical memoranda. 
  • Engage in continuing professional development. 

Quality Program Responsibility

  • Assume responsibility for the quality of work submitted. Review, evaluate and verify accuracy and viability of designs, data, reports, and other documents before submitting them to the next review level.
  • Responsible for proper quality assurance and quality control on projects in accordance with the Jones Edmunds Quality Program to ensure projects meet Company, industry, and client standards and expectations.
  • Adhere to project deadlines and keep the Supervising Engineer or Project Manager informed of any difficulties encountered on assignments.
  • Submit work for quality control review on time and in a complete format.

Management Responsibility

  • Responsible for managing self on projects to ensure a quality product is produced in accordance with the schedule.

Marketing Responsibility

  • Provide information to the marketing team and others in the Company as requested.
  • May interact directly with clients.  
  • Present a professional and positive image of Jones Edmunds. 


Education:         BS in Civil or Environmental Engineering from an accredited college or university

Registration:      Registered Engineer Intern

Certification:      Position requires registration as an Engineer-in-Training, or ability to obtain an EIT within 12 months of hire.  

Experience:       None; 1-year student internship, ME, MS or PhD preferred

Other:               Valid Driver's License with an acceptable MVR

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Must have applied knowledge expected from a BS degree in Engineering, including knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in producing precise technical drawings. Must be skilled at using computer aided drafting or design software for designing, drafting, modeling, and other engineering tasks. Must stay up to date on knowledge of construction and government standards relevant to engineering and have the ability to learn and quickly apply new technical knowledge on the job. Must regularly use scientific rules and methods to solve problems as well as understand the implications of new information for current and future problem solving and decision making.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran/AA/DFWP

Jones Edmunds & Associates will not sponsor a work visa (e.g. H1B, etc.,) to fill this position.

As a condition of employment with Jones Edmunds & Associates any successful job applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation, drug screen and motor vehicle report.

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