Engineering Intern

East Bay
Until filled
$14.00-$20.00 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.



The Engineering Division works within the Public Works Department to perform a wide range of public works duties, including:  providing engineering design services, working with both the private and public development, community, providing transportation and traffic solutions, supporting real property interests and City facility improvements along with  providing management of Capital Improvement Plan-funded infrastructure improvements including streets, public buildings and parks; and processing of development applications.
The Interns will perform a variety of complex, specialized and responsible duties in support of functions and projects of the Public Works Department,  Engineering Division.  
There are nine open positions in the following sections: Transportation (2), Development (1), Design (1), Construction (2), Facilities (1) and Admin (2).


For Transportation Section:
-Maintain and/or improve databases in Microsoft Excel software program.
-Field data collection, perform general and technical work support of the Transportation Engineering staff as necessary.
-Assist in traffic signal operations, maintenance, and design.

For Development and Design Sections:
-Perform elementary engineering assignments and design computations.
-Prepare Engineering plans and simple CADD drafting assignments.
-Perform quantity take offs to aid in cost estimates.
-Receive specific and detailed instruction as to required tasks and results expected.

For Construction Section:
-Assist construction inspectors in the field with public works construction projects.
-Gather information and record construction materials data from work crews and contractors.
-Observe construction practices and report to inspectors.
-Perform related duties as assigned.

For Facilities Section:
-Perform elementary architectural design review and project management assignments.
-Assist project managers with preparing documents as required for various projects.
-Receive specific and detailed instruction as to required tasks and results expected.

For Admin Interns:
-Provide general administrative support to the staff including scanning , organizing, and packing of files.

Ideal Candidate

The Engineering Division is searching for effective team players who are able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Incumbents will be able to communicate clearly, concisely and tactfully both orally and in writing, and have demonstrated skill in detail-oriented work.   
Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge and skills necessary to satisfactory job performance would be qualifying. 

For interns in Transportation, Development, and Design Sections, a typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skills would be: possession of a BA/BS or currently enrolled in a four-year university majoring in Civil Engineering, or other closely related field. 
For interns in Construction Section,  applicants shall be currently enrolled in a four-year university majoring in Civil Engineering, Construction management, surveying, or other closely related field and/or graduation from high school and two years experience in a field related to street/highway inspection or construction.  Experience working outdoors around construction equipment is highly desirable.

For interns in Facilities Section, a high school diploma and/or current enrollment in an undergraduate program at a four-year university with major course work in architecture or a closely related field is desirable.

For interns in the Admin positions, a typical way to obtain the skills and abilities would be education and/or experience equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade or equivalent. 
A valid California driver’s license is required at time of appointment for all interns.

Special Instructions

To be considered for this position, submit a completed City application and resume through our online application system at: CityTempJobs.

The first review of applications is March 15, 2019.  A resume must be submitted with the completed City application.  Applications submitted without a resume will not be considered.

The selection process for this position may include individual and panel interviews, reference checks, and a  fingerprint check.  Only those candidates who have the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will continue in the selection process.  Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the process.