2024 Summer Survey Assistant

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BKF is looking for surveying interns in multiple offices! 

BKF is searching for a survey intern with strong technical abilities and expresses an interest in land surveying. We are looking for someone who is open to working with a team of engineers on small and large projects.  


  • Geometric calculations and plotting (cross-sections, profiles, etc.)
  • Routine hydraulics calculations
  • Site grading calculations and plotting
  • Computer and CAD systems usage
  • Research/data collection from public agencies
  • Prepare construction staking calculations by reading plans and interpreting CAD files.
  • Create mapping deliverables including boundary surveys, ALTA surveys, topographic surveys, plats, and legal descriptions.
  • Post-processing field data collected via Total Station, GPS, levels, 3D laser scanners, and unmanned aerial systems.
  • Building 3D models of sites and structures for owners, architects, engineers, and contractors.


  • Currently enrolled in B.S. Civil Engineering or related field from an ABET accredited curriculum or equivalent plus appropriate continuing education.
  • 1-2 years of specific civil engineering classes and/or other internship related experience.
  • Must have strong communication skills and be team-oriented.

What makes BKF a great choice?

  • The chance to work on iconic West Coast projects
  • Inclusive and engaging company culture
  • Competitive salary
  • Professional development, training, and mentorship
  • Company-funded retirement plan
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Employee wellness program
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Flexible work policy and hybrid work schedule
  • Outstanding teams of supportive and hard-working professionals
  • Hourly range: $20.00 - $31.47

Workplace Awards:

  • We’re proud to be a 2024 - 2025 "Great Place To Work" certified company!
  • BKF Engineers wins Zweig Group’s 2023 Trifecta Award
  • Zweig "Best Firms to Work For" Top 100 in the U.S. 2023
  • Bay Area News Group "Top Work Place” for 7 years in a row!
  • "Best Firm to Work for North Bay" North Bay Business Journal for 8 years