Instructor: Dr. Patock-Peckham
Dr. Patock-Peckham, J.A.
Assignment #2 – Fact Finding: Contacting Human Resource Departments
March 14, 2007
This fact-find mission revealed useful information regarding the availability of jobs in the field
of Civil Engineering, but most importantly it was great real-world practice for cold-calling
human resources departments.
I chose to contact companies whom I approached at the career
fair, and have submitted internship applications.
I have high regard for all of these companies,
will consider applying to each during my Senior year.
Example Entry Level Positions
We currently have opportunities within our company for Civil Engineers. Assignments are in
conjunction with engineering, procurement, planning, designing, and construction of: • Bridges •
Dams • Highways • Military Bases (Core of Engineers, Federal Government) • Transportation •
Tunnels • Water and wastewater facilities • Hazardous waste facilities • Power plants •
Telecommunication systems • Commercial and industrial facilities • Hydro-electric power Job duties
will also include preparing and performing site selection studies, field investigations, environmental
impact studies and environmental monitoring. Master of Science degrees include work in the areas of:
• Geotechnical • Soil Mechanics • Structural • Foundations • Hydraulics Opportunities for field
assignments involving startup, initial operation, inspection, quality control, and construction
management services are available. To qualify, you must have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.75/4.0,
excellent communication skills, willingness to travel, proficient computer skills, and related summer
or co-op experience. Black & Veatch offers an excellent salary and employee benefits package
including medical, dental, life, disability, 401K and profit sharing. Our professionals enjoy
comprehensive career development opportunities and cutting-edge technology. For additional