Mechanical Engineering Intern

Irvine, CA

The goal of the Gouvis Student Engineer Program (GSEP) is to provide college-level engineering students with practical on-the-job-training and experience, including career mentoring, theoretical and technical instruction, and complete project-related, infrastructure work tasks. Student Engineers are paired with project managers and work in technical teams throughout the organization.

Gouvis Engineering is a Structural, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing engineering firm established in 1960. We pride ourselves in being industry leaders and innovators in the field of engineering within the commercial and home building industries. Our inclusive office environment encourages collaboration and team work. Our office amenities include an employee lounge and basketball/volleyball court in our state of the art office located blocks away from the Irvine Spectrum..

Eligibility Requirements

  • At the time of application, the applicant must:
  • be enrolled as a full-time engineering student at an accredited university or college or have proof of full-time registration in graduate courses in a declared graduate engineering major;
  • have at least sophomore standing in the declared engineering major curriculum at the time of application;
  • have completed at least one full-time year at an accredited university or college.
  • Have career goals, curriculum, experience, and/or interests related to the business of Gouvis Engineering Consulting Group.
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
  • Be a United States citizen, permanent resident (Green Card holder) or have the legal right to work permanently in the United States.
  • A Driver License may also be required for the job.


  • Provide engineering support for new designs of HVAC and Plumbing systems.
  • Perform calculations, interpret standards, and prepare drawings and sketches.
  • Coordinate between disciplines for conflicts in routing and design.
  • Mark up and annotate PDF files.
  • Research equipment and materials to confirm capabilities for specified applications.

Application Requirements

  • Unofficial transcript with completed engineering curriculum courses and grades earned.
  • Resumé showing engineering, computer, math, and science classes completed, and any other relevant work experience.
  • Cover letter describing your objective as an engineering student and what interests you about engineering and the Gouvis Student Engineer Program.

Assignments In Depth

  • Review ASMEP sheets to ensure that all disciplines show the same building and unit plans.
  • Overlay mechanical, plumbing and structural plans and highlight any areas of conflict.
  • Perform and modify HVAC load calculations within accredited software.
  • Compare HVAC sizing calculations and energy reports with mechanical plans and highlight any discrepancies.
  • Scan hand written meeting notes and other forms that relate to a specific project.
  • Count plumbing fixtures and populate forms and tables.
  • Perform water pressure calculations.
  • Use AutoCAD to cross reference plans.
  • Convert drawing files to PDF.
  • Create details using AutoCAD.

Additional Information

  • The Summer GSEP begins no earlier than May 1 and ends no later than September 30.
  • Selected candidates are required to start no later than the Monday of the third week in June.
  • Starting pay for Student Engineers is approximately $24 per hour.

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