Field Engineer Intern Summer 2024

The future you want is within reach.


At PCL, we build the places where life happens and find camaraderie in the process. We're a community of builders committed to building better communities. That's why we're always looking ahead, and not just to the next project or what's next in our industry.


We're also looking at what's next for you and how we can help you build a career you're proud of.  We are accepting applications for our 2024 Summer Internship Program in our California Industrial district located in Bakersfield, California.


As an Intern you will be given similar responsibilities as a full-time, entry-level Field Engineer, so you are able to experience what a career will be like in project management, field supervision, pre-construction, or estimating. You will be assigned to a project and project team that matches your knowledge and experience and you will be involved in several aspects of the project. Your work location may be at a field project site or district office. We will designate a mentor for you who will be available to you for the duration of internship. You will also have the opportunity to participate in company events and community volunteer opportunities.


  • Assists Field/Project Engineers, Project Managers, and Superintendents 
  • Conducts safety audits and quality audits 
  • Reads and understand drawings and specifications 
  • Logs submittals, process RFI’s and prepare reports 
  • Assists with surveying and project layout 
  • Maintains and update field drawings, field equipment and records 
  • Assists with coordinating subcontractors, vendors and field staff 
  • Coordinates material deliveries and documentation 
  • Attends relevant project meetings 
  • Prepares memos, letters, meeting minutes, contracts, and other forms and documents 
  • Assists with project documentation requirements 
  • Assists with estimating and soliciting subcontractors and/or suppliers for information and pricing 
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Currently enrolled as a full-time student pursuing a degree relevant to the construction industry such as Construction Management, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, etc.
  • A desire to pursue a career as a Project Manager, Superintendent, or Estimator
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States
  • 18 years of age or older and possess a valid Driver’s License
  • Willing to work and live in the Bakersfield California area
  • Willing to temporarily relocate to project locations
  • This is an hourly non-exempt position
  • Must be able to navigate through a construction site on a daily basis, climb ladders and stairs
  • Must be able to work around and near heavy equipment, cranes, and other construction equipment
  • Employment with PCL is contingent upon passing a background check, a physical, and a substance abuse test each conducted by a third party

PCL is an innovative, employee-owned company comprised of people who find passion in their profession and take pride in doing great work every day. Our work powers the infrastructure and utilities that are essential to daily life and our projects are the scene of vacations, careers, education and healing. We are consistently ranked among the best companies to work for because we are committed to supporting and developing our teams.


The hourly pay range for this position is between $18 and $24 per hour depending on college level and experience.


PCL combines numerous pay and benefit strategies to provide a comprehensive and competitive total rewards package. The total rewards package includes an employee share purchase offering, discretionary annual performance bonus, comprehensive benefits & wellness programs, retirement plan plus matching and career development programs.

The PCL Companies celebrate diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating equitable opportunities and an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We make employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or veteran status.

Should you require an accommodation during the application process, please contact us at with the position and location you are interested in.

Together, we can build success and a better future. Let’s get started!


Employee Status: Internship Full-Time   

Company: PCL Industrial Services, Inc. 

Primary Location: Bakersfield, California 

Job: Field Engineer Intern Summer 2024

Requisition: 4489 

Nearest Major Market: Bakersfield