CH2M HILL has been a global leader in full-service engineering, procurement, construction, management, and operations for decades. With a goal of developing people through challenging projects, our staff works on some of the most challenging and inspiring projects — all across the globe.

By: Bob Hasanabadi, PE, PMP, CH2M HILL

Did you know that CH2M HILL employs more than 28,000 people throughout the world? We strive to recruit and retain the best and brightest talent, including students and young professionals. I am excited to join water professionals at the industry’s largest water and wastewater exhibition this week in Chicago, where I will be meeting with prospective students who are considering careers in engineering and water.

Water is essential to all life and represents a big part of CH2M HILL’s business. As a global company, we have offices and projects around the world and provide water services for any market—urban, industrial, energy, agricultural—in any location, for projects large and small. So whether you are interested in working in the U.S. or abroad, consider an internship and career working with CH2M HILL.

We created a robust Internship Program at CH2M HILL that offers you an opportunity to truly launch your career, and we’re committed to providing an enriching experience for students and young professionals by exposing you to a variety of technical and business functions, as well as the culture of our firm. You will have the opportunity to work on real-world project, network with senior leaders and connect with more than 250 other interns located around the world.

Some of the highlights of our program include:

  • Offer students a well-rounded “real-world” industry experience that complements their academic studies by providing meaningful work
  • Allow interns in both large and small offices to participate in the program
  • Provide “on the job” experience, as well as supplemental training, networking, and learning sessions
  • Develop intern’s technical and non-technical skill set
  • Expose interns to virtual technologies so you better understand what it’s like to do business within a global firm
  • Build a pipeline of talented individuals who have the potential to develop into future leaders and key technologists

Internships, while typically offered in the summer, are also available throughout the year, so be sure to check out our job postings website often to find opportunities. Our company culture is built around employees doing work which improves the world around us. Whether your interests are community outreach projects or work-life balance, CH2M HILL provides an environment for you to develop and explore your interests, as well as a framework to build your life outside of your university.

Our company is the No.1 Water Firm, and everyone has the chance to lead and contribute to the ongoing success and progress of our firm. If you find yourself at WEFTEC this week, be sure to stop by our Career Fair on Monday, Oct. 7, from 1-4 p.m. We post new job openings on our social media channels, so be sure to connect with us and follow CH2M HILL Jobs on Twitter and Facebook.

Bob Hasanabadi is a former active-duty veteran, who transitioned from the U.S. Air Force where he worked in the aerospace industry before beginning his career in water at CH2M HILL. Making the change to the private sector was a stressful decision for Bob. However, after working at the firm for 7 years, Bob enjoys the cool projects CH2M HILL is involved with and values the opportunities to network within the firm and mentor young professionals. In his role as the Internship Program Lead, Bob is committed to recruiting top talent and facilitating students and young professionals’ technical and non-technical development. Studying for the California PE nearly 10 years after graduation was a challenge, and Bob wishes he would have had an internship opportunity like those offered at CH2M HILL to prepare him for the work he would be doing.