Engineering Intern

Portland Water District (PWD) in Portland, Maine provides water and wastewater services to 200,000 customers in the Greater Portland area, and works to conserve and protect our water resources. 

PWD is actively seeking highly motivated individuals for summer internships in the Portland, ME office. Internships will be for a maximum of 12 weeks (40 hours/week) during summer break (May-August).

Working at PWD you will gain exposure to engineering projects that are addressing challenges within our local community. You will contribute to improving the public health and safety of the Greater Portland population and environment by contributing to the built environment that will provide water and wastewater service for generations to come.

Department: Engineering       Pay Rate: Full Time, $14/hour

Purpose/Customer Impact: To provide technical support for the District’s engineering functions.

Reports to: Sr. Project Engineer              Direct Reports: None

Instrumentation Intern Essential Accountabilities (1 Position Available):

Assist instrumentation technicians performing preventive maintenance activities, including calibration and functionality testing to ensure proper operation of equipment and processes for various water and wastewater facilities.
Assist with improving documentation for the instrumentation department, including up not limited to updating AutoCAD drawings, Word, and PDF documents.

Perform other support functions as directed by a senior staff member.

NOTE: Degree focus in electrical engineering technology, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or similar field preferred.   

Water/Wastewater Intern Essential Accountabilities (2 Positions Available):

Assist with providing asset data collection and analysis services to meet functional and quality standards of PWD.
Analyze collected data into a written narrative for improvement of District's programs and operations.
Prepare schematics (flow diagrams, layouts, etc.) using AutoCAD.
Perform other support functions as directed by a senior staff member.

Essential Job Functions: Sitting, standing, walking, bending, reaching, visual accuracy, clear verbal and written communication, maintain a professional appearance, lifting (max 25lbs), computer usage, driving, working in an office environment, and working in a field environment.

Minimum Requirements: An individual must be able to perform each essential accountability satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

High school graduate currently enrolled in a 2-yr or 4-yr engineering/technical (Pre-Engineering, Architectural & Engineering Design, Certificate of Applied GIS) or closely related engineering or environmental science field.
Demonstrated exposure to technical software (i.e. CAD, GIS, spreadsheets, databases, engineering analytical applications).
Experience with Windows and other Microsoft Office programs.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with both written and oral skills internally and with the public.
Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team.
Proven analytical aptitude.
Strong attention to detail and accuracy of work.
Possess a valid driver’s license.
Ability to be flexible and adaptable to rapidly changing project requirements and deadlines.

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