Intern - Engineering - Water Administration - Temporary
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.
IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES
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.
OTHER JOB RELATED DUTIES
Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
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.
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.
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.
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
_I__ Overhead Work
_E__ Fine Dexterity
___ Other: _____________________
- Pay Type Hourly
- Min Hiring Rate $16.47
- Max Hiring Rate $20.17
- Water Administration, 209 E. Hwy 80, Abilene, Texas, United States of America