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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

Personnel Development Manager

Years at W.E. O'Neil

11

I appreciated that, as an intern, I was given opportunities to stretch and expand beyond the traditional PE role. Whether or not I thought I was ready, my executives trusted that I could take it on. I appreciated their confidence in me, and those opportunities have continued through every role I’ve had at O’Neil.

Matt Runyan
Personnel Development Manager

Name

Chelsea Covate

Intern Year

2011

College

UCLA

Position

Project Manager

Years at W.E. O'Neil

10

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
Project Manager

Name

Peter Cotugno

Intern Year

2001

College

University of Illinois

Position

Project Executive

Years at W.E. O'Neil

21

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

Assistant Project Manager

Years at W.E. O'Neil

5

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

Jacob Rivera
Assistant Project Manager

Name

Matt Hoster

Intern Year

1998

College

University of Colorado Denver

Position

Executive Vice President

Years at W.E. O'Neil

23

One of my favorite WEO values is “WE Own it” because of how well it resonates on every level, both internally and externally. We are 100% employee owned. We are proud of this and committed to the company’s success as a team. We do whatever it takes to get our projects across the finish line.

Matt Hoster
Executive Vice President

Name

Janet Perez

Intern Year

2013

College

USC

Position

Project Manager

Years at W.E. O'Neil

8

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

4

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

Senior Project Manager

Years at W.E. O'Neil

18

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
Senior Project Manager

Name

Mark Garigliano

Intern Year

2018

College

University of Notre Dame

Position

Preconstruction Manager

Years at W.E. O'Neil

3

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
Preconstruction Manager

Intern Stories

11 Years at W.E. O'Neil
Matt Runyan
2010 Intern
10 Years at W.E. O'Neil
Chelsea Covate
2011 Intern
21 Years at W.E. O'Neil
Peter Cotugno
2001 Intern
5 Years at W.E. O'Neil
Jacob Rivera
2016 Intern
23 Years at W.E. O'Neil
Matt Hoster
1998 Intern
8 Years at W.E. O'Neil
Janet Perez
2013 Intern
4 Years at W.E. O'Neil
Austin Armstrong
2017 Intern
18 Years at W.E. O'Neil
Dan Sulewski
2003 Intern
3 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!

College / Job Fair Event Day / Time Location

Engineering and Technology Job Fair

09/14/2022
12PM – 4PM

USU Ballroom

Fall Career Fair 

09/16/22
9AM – 3PM

TBD

Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Career Fair

09/20/2022
2PM – 6PM

Kopel Grand Hall

Fall Career Fair

09/21/2022
10AM – 4PM

Glenn Miller Ballroom – University Memorial Center

Fall Job Fair

09/22/2022
11AM – 3:30PM

Renaissance Coliseum

Info Session  

9/22/2022
4PM – 6PM

TBD

2022 CEE Career Fair

09/21/2022 – 09/22/2022
10AM – 4PM

Illini Union Ballroom

Fall Career Fair

09/23/2022
11AM – 3PM

TBD

Career Fair

09/23/22

.

Fall Career Fair

09/27/2022
10AM – 4PM

Lory Student Center

Fall Career Fair

09/29/2022
12PM – 3PM

TBD

Fall Career Fair 

09/29/2022
9AM – 12PM
3PM – 6PM

TBD

Engineering/High-Tech Career Fair

09/29/2022
10:30AM – 2PM

TBD

Fall Career Fair

October 2022

TBD

Fall Career Fair

10/05/2022
11AM – 2PM

Virtual

Fall Career Fair

10/26/2022
4PM-7PM

TBD

Fall Construction Management Fair 

10/26/2022 –
10/27/2022

Chumash Auditorium

CEMA Lunch N’ Learn

10/27/2022
12PM – 1PM

TBD

Fall ASCE Career Fair

11/03/2022

Ackerman Grand Ballroom

Spring Career Fair

02/01/2023
4PM – 7PM

TBD

Winter ASCE Career Fair

02/02/2023

Ackerman Grand Ballroom

Winter Construction Management Fair 

02/02/2023

Multi Activity Center

Info Session  

Spring

TBD

ASC Reno Coaches

TBD

TBD

Info Session  

Fall Quarter

TBD

Info Session  

Fall Semester

TBD

Class Instruction

Fall Semester

TBD

Info Session  

Fall Semester

TBD

Info Session  

TBD

TBD

Info Session  

Fall Semester

TBD

Info Session  

Fall Quarter

TBD

Info Session  

Winter Quarter

TBD

Info Session  

Fall Semester

TBD

Approach everything—from field issues to interpersonal conflict—with curiosity. Never believe you’re the ultimate expert. We are life-long learners.

Grace Lahrs
Assistant Superintendent

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
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 Phillips
Project Manager

Be a sponge. Learn from the old ‘salty’ folks with 40+ years of perspective—and ask a lot of questions. Maintain a long-view, strategic perspective that seeks to develop rich and mutually beneficial friendships. Leave your corner of the planet a little better than you found it.

Chris Cable
Senior Preconstruction Estimator

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

Grace Lahrs
Assistant Superintendent
Mike Hockett
VP, Client and Project Development
Melissa Phillips
Project Manager
Chris Cable
Senior Preconstruction Estimator
Stephanie Cotey
Senior Director of Project Services
Kevin Mraz
Director of Special Projects
Brian Konie
Chief Information Officer
Dennis Garlick
Executive Vice President