Engineering Intern, Tacoma Water

  • City of Tacoma, WA
  • Tacoma, Washington
  • Feb 15, 2019
Full Time Engineering Internship Public Works
  • Salary: $26.91 - $34.52 Hourly

Job Description

Position Description

The Water Division of Tacoma Public Utilities is offering five internship opportunities for college students to gain work experience in the engineering field. The Engineering Interns will perform a variety of technical, administrative, and organizational tasks in support of Tacoma Water's Engineering Sections. These sections include: Distribution Engineering, Supply, Quality and Supply Electrical. Duties may include data consolidation, project management, organizing reports and letters, information gathering, plan review, customer contact, and field observation. The positions require strong technical skills, teamwork, flexibility to organize and perform a variety of on-going tasks, customer service skills, and basic engineering calculations. The hours for these positions are 40 hours per week. The term of each position is expected to coincide with the typical summer break for college students.

Come and visit one of our recruiting teams at this scheduled event:
Oregon State University Winter Career Expo on Wednesday, Feb 20 , 2019 .

To be informed of Engineering opportunities, connect with Marisa Tetreault and Alissa Noland on LinkedIn!


Must be currently enrolled in an accredited engineering program studying Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental or Mechanical Engineering. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required.

Selection Process & Supplemental Information

City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.

The City of Tacoma
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim.

Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s.

Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry.

A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views.

Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video!

Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration.

Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check.

Communication from the City of Tacoma:
We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from and/or must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders.

If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400.
Closing Date/Time: 3/29/2019 5:00 PM Pacific