Intern - Engineering - Water Administration - Temporary

Water Administration, 209 E. Hwy 80, Abilene, Texas, United States of America Req #511
Friday, December 30, 2022


Under direct supervision of the utility engineer, to perform engineering work in the evaluation, investigation, design, construction, inspection, oversight, and operations of City water and wastewater systems; and to apply engineering skills and knowledge to a variety of other utility engineering problems and plans.


This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Provide engineering and technical plans and designs of water and wastewater utility projects that meet City standards and expectations.

Coordinate with other City Departments in the review and approval of public utility improvements associated with developers and owners’ plats, site plans, and construction plans.

Review plans and specifications prior to project approval in order to ensure all deliverables align with organization requirements.

Develop or aid in the development of water distribution and wastewater collection engineering drawings, equipment/material specifications, and budgetary estimates.

Conduct special projects as assigned.

Aid in analyzing the need for system developments; summarizing technical recommendations and providing business case rationales.

Aid in communicating with developers and property owners the potential impact(s) of upcoming utility work projects.

Provide input in departmental budget preparation and budget control activities.

Drive to inspect construction projects.


Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of water and wastewater systems.

Principles and practices of engineering.

Methods, materials, practices, and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of water distribution/treatment and sewage collections/treatment systems.

Skill to:

Apply engineering principles to interpret engineering documents and technical engineering plans.

Read and interpret plans, blueprints, maps and schematics.

Use various drafting tools including, but not limited to AutoCAD and GIS software applications.

Operate office equipment including computer equipment.

Safely operate a motor vehicle.

Ability to:                      

Perform complex engineering computations.

Check, design, and prepare engineering plans and studies.

Analyze and prepare technical data and reports.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, and make presentations to Departmental staff.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.

Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.

Perform as a team member in a manner that accomplishes the Division’s mission and treats team members with dignity, courtesy, and respect. 

Experience and Training Guidelines:

Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.  Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:


This is an entry level position.


Coursework as part of a Bachelor’s degree in an engineering related field from a college or university accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET) is required.

License or Certificate:     

A valid Texas Driver’s License; the ability to obtain one within ninety (90) days, or a military waiver is required.

Special Requirements:

Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:

With or without accommodation, the “X” indicates the overall strength demand of the position during a typical workday:

___     Sedentary – lifting of no more than 10 pounds

___     Light – lifting no more than 20 pounds; carrying up to 10 pounds

_X_     Medium – lifting no more than 50 pounds; carrying up to 25 pounds

___     Heavy – lifting no more than 100 pounds; carrying up to 50 pounds

 ___     Very Heavy – team lifting over 100 pounds; carrying more than 50 pounds

Physical Demand Codes:  The following describes whether or not the position is expected to exert the physical demands listed during a typical workday as well as the overall frequency of the task:

Codes for how often:

N         =          No

E         =          Extensive (100 – 70% of the time)

M         =          Moderate (60 – 30% of the time)

I           =          Infrequent (20 – 10% of the time)

A         =          Almost Never (<10% of the time)


Code / Task

_E__   Standing

_E__   Sitting

_E__   Walking

_I__    Lifting

_I__    Carrying

_I__    Pushing/Pulling

_I__    Overhead Work

_E__   Fine Dexterity

_I__    Kneeling

_I__    Crouching

_I__    Crawling

_M__  Bending

_M__  Twisting

_A__   Climbing

_A__   Balancing

_E__   Vision

_E__   Hearing

_E__   Talking

___     Other:  _____________________

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $16.47
  • Max Hiring Rate $20.17
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  • Water Administration, 209 E. Hwy 80, Abilene, Texas, United States of America