What is it ?
Geotechnical Engineering is a sub-industry of Civil Engineering.
A Geotechnical Engineer’s work consists of, when an infrastructure is built, understanding how the infrastructure interacts with the ground and observing the behaviour of the soil and any materials standing there.
Thus, he analyses an extract of soil, and provides advice to civil and structural engineers, architects, labourers etc. about the best methods to undertake construction in that area.
As the ground is not the same everywhere, each case is different. Therefore undertaking an internship in the Geotechnical Engineering field will allow you to see various cases and this will allow you to acquire industry skills and to discover what a Geotechnical Engineer really does. Thanks to this internship, you may put the theory that you learn into practice.
- interest in the environment
- enjoy working outside
- analytical mind
- problem-solving skills
- organisation skills
- team spirit skills
- independent work skills
- strong written and oral communication skills
- Environment analysis
- Surveying and site set-out
- Visiting construction sites
- Analysing the behaviour of soil and rock
- Writing reports
- Designing above and below ground foundations.