The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. DEP delivers more than 1.1 billion gallons per day of the highest quality drinking water to 8.5 million NYC residents and more than 1 million people in Upstate New York, and has a wastewater conveyance and treatment system capable of processing over 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater per day to protect the environment and the city’s surrounding waterways.
The Bureau of Water Supply seeks to hire a Civil Engineering Intern for a position in the Community Water Section within in the Watershed Protection Programs Directorate, located in Valhalla, new York. The Community Water Section manages water consumption and billing data, provides project reviews, and customer relations management for NYC Water’s billing accounts outside New York City. The accounts serve nearly one million people in 70 communities at more than 200 metering locations.
Under direct supervision, the Civil Engineering Intern will serve as Community Supplies Engineer and will be responsible for design review and asset management with customers, consultants, and contractors on water projects throughout the lower Hudson valley of New York. The Community Supplies Engineer will be required to interact with multidisciplinary agency teams of legal, engineering, and planning staff. They will support other program operations including data retrieval, construction inspection, database updates and project planning. The Community Supplies Engineer must manage the coordination of all parties to ensure completion of program goals. They will be required to prepare various reports and correspondence regarding projects and program operations such as: comments tracking logs, agency review letters, meter testing reports, monthly billing models, water connection facility plans, drawings, and maps. The Community Supplies Engineer will perform field work and confined space entry. They shall be required to assist with enforcing water supply agreement contractual terms and inspection of project locations. The Community Supplies Engineer will be required to comply with applicable Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) laws, regulations and DEP EH&S policies and procedures. All tasks will be performed in an ethical manner with adherence to Bureau Policies and Procedures. They must be able to work as needed on weekends and/or holidays to fulfill communication or scheduling requirements.
(This is a brief description of what you might do in this position and does not include all the duties of this position.)
Some of the physical activities performed by Civil Engineering Interns, and environmental conditions experienced are: walking to and from inspection sites with inspection equipment, such as ladders and traffic cones; climbing and descending from ladders or stairs to get to areas to be inspected; closing lanes of traffic on highways; working on elevated platforms over water or adjacent to railroad tracks; standing for an extended period of time; bending and stooping during inspections; working in confined areas; distinguishing colors; wearing a hard hat, gas mask and goggles for inspections; communicating both orally and in writing; carrying a clipboard and inspection forms; climbing around and over various objects; walking in areas that may be damp, dark, smoky or acrid; working outdoors in all kinds of weather.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree in civil engineering from an accredited college. A degree in any other engineering area or in civil engineering technology is not acceptable.
- Driver’s license valid in the State of New York
- Organized and energetic
- Strong technical skills seeking to earn their professional engineering license
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Proficiency with network file sharing and Microsoft SharePoint environments
- Knowledge of drafting and computer aided drafting and design (CADD)
- Ability to work effectively and cooperatively in a collaborative, priority driven workplace
- Ability to work independently with initiative on taking on new responsibilities
- Ability to follow instructions and trainings
- Ability to read, critically review and interpret construction drawings
- Ability to work with data collection equipment
- Experience working with environmental monitoring equipment
- An understanding of water system hydraulics and metering
- An understanding of water system operations
DEP is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization and workforce. Your voluntary response to the NYCAPS on-line application section for referral information will assist us tremendously in our ability to track the success or our outreach and recruitment efforts. Please be sure to indicate your source of referral to this job.
Valhalla is a hamlet in the Town of Mount Pleasant, Westchester County, New York approximately 28 miles north of New York City.
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35 Hours per week / Day shift; overtime as necessary including possible nights, weekends and holidays.
465 Columbus Avenue
Valhalla, NY 10595
New York City Residency is not required for this position.