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Variety, Growth, Support, Opportunity

Whether you are an intern or engineer, you will find opportunities to make an impact immediately.

We provide opportunity for advancement and resources for continuous growth.

Variety in your work is especially important for young builders. It offers exposure to different project types and responsibilities, facilitating personal growth and development. We provide both formal programs and a “lifelong learners” culture to support you.

Types of Internships

Internships typically happen over summer break, and sometimes winter break. But if the fit is right, we’re flexible.

And we hire for all departments, not just operations.

Tell us what works for you—let’s talk.

  • Summer, winter, even part time during your school year
  • Departments include project engineering, field engineering, estimating, accounting, HR, and marketing

Roles for Recent Grads

After you graduate, the roles we typically hire for are listed below.

We occasionally hire in other departments, such as Marketing or HR.

Name

Matt Runyan

Intern Year

2010

College

UCLA

Position

Director, Human Resources (CA)

Years at W.E. O'Neil

12

I appreciated that, as an intern, I was given opportunities to stretch and expand beyond the traditional PE role. I was given responsibilities that had a real impact on the business, and my managers always took the time to provide coaching and feedback.

Matt Runyan
Director, Human Resources (CA)

Name

Chelsea Covate

Intern Year

2011

College

UCLA

Position

Director, Core Services

Years at W.E. O'Neil

12

Midway through my internship, I was offered a full-time position. I didn't think twice about it–I signed it right on the spot. That's a testament to those teams and those projects and the opportunity I was given as an intern. And it has been nothing but a great opportunity and experience for me. This is home now.

Chelsea Covate
Director, Core Services

Name

Peter Cotugno

Intern Year

2001

College

University of Illinois

Position

Project Executive

Years at W.E. O'Neil

22

It was an amazing experience: I met amazing people, they let me experience amazing projects. I saw a lot of room for growth, a lot of opportunities. And from what I've seen in the last 20 years, WEO’s trajectory is limitless. With the people and opportunities afforded to us, we're going some pretty amazing places.

Peter Cotugno
Project Executive

Name

Jacob Rivera

Intern Year

2016

College

University of Colorado Boulder

Position

Project Manager

Years at W.E. O'Neil

6

The biggest factor for me was feeling support from the top-down, and not feeling like you’re left on an island.

Jacob Rivera
Project Manager

Name

Matt Hoster

Intern Year

1998

College

University of Colorado

Position

President (Colorado)

Years at W.E. O'Neil

25

As a civil engineering student at CU, my internship at W.E. O’Neil opened my eyes to an industry and career path that I had confidence would challenge me in ways that I hadn’t previously considered. I also found O’Neil had great values and appreciated their people—still true now after 23+ years with the company.

Matt Hoster
President (Colorado)

Name

Janet Perez

Intern Year

2013

College

USC

Position

Project Manager

Years at W.E. O'Neil

9

O’Neil is great at giving you space to grow your ideas in order to grow the company. My advice to young people is don’t be afraid to ask questions. Try to soak in as much information as you can from your team, especially the field team like subcontractors and superintendents.

Janet Perez
Project Manager

Name

Austin Armstrong

Intern Year

2017

College

Middle Tennessee State University

Position

Assistant Superintendent

Years at W.E. O'Neil

6

Honestly, you will not find a better construction company to work for. The way they treat you here, it's like a family. And the ESOP program is awesome.

Austin Armstrong
Assistant Superintendent

Name

Dan Sulewski

Intern Year

2003

College

University of Notre Dame

Position

Director, Personnel Development

Years at W.E. O'Neil

20

My internship was eye-opening for me. I was working with a very strong team and took the opportunity to learn as much as I could!

Dan Sulewski
Director, Personnel Development

Name

Mark Garigliano

Intern Year

2018

College

University of Notre Dame

Position

Director, Estimating and Preconstruction

Years at W.E. O'Neil

5

O’Neil is full of high achieving go-getters who never back away from a hard situation. If you're looking for a fast-paced, highly engaged job with long-term goals, it's a great industry to get into.

Mark Garigliano
Director, Estimating and Preconstruction

Intern Stories

12 Years at W.E. O'Neil
Matt Runyan
2010 Intern
12 Years at W.E. O'Neil
Chelsea Covate
2011 Intern
22 Years at W.E. O'Neil
Peter Cotugno
2001 Intern
6 Years at W.E. O'Neil
Jacob Rivera
2016 Intern
25 Years at W.E. O'Neil
Matt Hoster
1998 Intern
9 Years at W.E. O'Neil
Janet Perez
2013 Intern
6 Years at W.E. O'Neil
Austin Armstrong
2017 Intern
20 Years at W.E. O'Neil
Dan Sulewski
2003 Intern
5 Years at W.E. O'Neil
Mark Garigliano
2018 Intern

Coming to a Campus Near You

We frequently visit college campuses and construction industry events. If you find yourself at one of these events, please say hello so we can connect. We can’t wait to meet you!

The events below cover winter 2024. We will also attend many events in the 2024 fall recruitment season.

College / Job Fair Event Day / Time Location

Info Session

11/1/2023
5PM – 6:30PM

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ASCE & CE Dept Banquet & Job Fair

11/17/2023
6PM – 9PM

Glendora Country Club

Info Session

1/17/2024
11AM – 12:30PM

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ASCE Winter CEE Career Fair

1/30/2024
10AM – 2PM

Ackerman Grand Ballroom

2024 Winter Construction Management Career Fair

2/1/2024
9AM – 4PM | Career Fair
4PM – 6PM | Industry Mixer

Alex Madonna Expo Center

37th Annual Student Competition and Construction Management Conference

2/7-10/2024

Nugget Casino Resort

Construction and Concrete Industries Career Fair

2/15/2024
1PM – 4PM

LBJSC Grand & LBJ Ballroom

Construction Management Industries Career Fair

2/20/2024
1PM – 3PM

Lory Student Center, Grand Ballroom

Thoughtful leadership makes W.E. O'Neil better as a company in that it attracts the smartest and brightest people. People who want to be challenged and want to see their ideas put to use come to work for W.E. O'Neil.

Mike Hockett
Exec VP, Client and Project Development

What I'd say to construction professionals who are early in their career is: be eager but humble. Don’t try to come in as the boss; accept where you are at and grow from there. Seize every opportunity. Know that your opinion matters. Ask questions. Be the best at your CURRENT job.

Melissa Lowry
Project Manager

I love the eagerness and curiosity of the new hires fresh out of school. They don’t know what they don’t know, but asking questions is a powerful tool! Watching them figure things out and succeed is truly a rewarding experience, especially when I’m helping them through that learning process.

Stephanie Cotey
Senior Director of Project Services

The best way we can guide interns and recent grads is not only to set them up for individual success within that moment, but also into their future. It’s very rewarding to know that my guidance may become the foundation that defines their standard way of doing things in the future.

Kevin Mraz
Director of Special Projects

Mentors at WEO have taught me so many things, including that leadership principles aren’t just things you read in books. I’ve seen my mentors exhibit these in their lives, and the positive effects. Most importantly, I’ve learned that I can change and grow as a leader, even if it is hard.

Brian Konie
Chief Information Officer

When I was a young employee at WEO, I never felt like I was just doing tasks. I was taught to always have a goal in mind and to use our abilities to create value and solutions.

Dennis Garlick
Executive Vice President

Meet Our Employee-Owners

Mike Hockett
Exec VP, Client and Project Development
Melissa Lowry
Project Manager
Stephanie Cotey
Senior Director of Project Services
Kevin Mraz
Director of Special Projects
Brian Konie
Chief Information Officer
Dennis Garlick
Executive Vice President