Engineering Intern

  • Internship
  • Redwood City
  • Salary: $16.20 – $28.07 / hour

City of Redwood City

ABOUT THE POSITION
The Community Development & Transportation Department (CDT) is seeking a
value-driven team player to fill the position of Engineering Intern. This internship
will provide an excellent learning opportunity for a student seeking variety and
challenge in the field of Civil Engineering. It is scheduled to work about 20-30 hours
per week during the school year and 40 hours during the summer. The intern will
assist in research and preparation of maps and plans for public works projects,
including water, sewer, storm and street design. The intern will work closely with
City engineers to gather data, create solutions, and prepare documents related to
the above tasks, and other tasks as assigned. Duties may include fieldwork.
The Engineering Intern will assist with a variety of utility, multi-modal transportation,
roadway, and traffic planning and design activities, some of which include:
• Research utility and other record drawings; update City maps; prepare
graphs, diagrams, and tables as related to engineering services;
• Design, implementation, and analysis of City and regional transportation
policies, programs and projects including Transportation Demand
Management (TDM), transportation plans, paving projects, parking
programs, and traffic modeling;
• Conduct field survey and inspection work;
• Perform administrative and office support for engineering projects
including filing and data entry;
• Work with a complaint resolution process for requests or complaints from
citizens on traffic, parking, streetscape, encroachments, etc.;
• Develop a checklist for reviewing plans submitted for private construction
projects.
• Other appropriate tasks as needed.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate will be a student currently enrolled in a local community college
or university and is currently studying or considering a career in Civil Engineering,
or similar discipline. The candidate should enjoy working with a variety of City staff
and the public. The candidate should be comfortable with asking questions and
using this opportunity to experience how a city department functions.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required
knowledge and abilities are qualifying.
A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education & Experience:
• High school diploma
• Completion of one year in accredited Engineering Program (30
semester units)
• Currently enrolled or a recent graduate (within past 12 months) in an
undergraduate- or graduate-level course
Knowledge of:
• Microsoft desktop applications including Word and Excel
• AUTOCAD and MS Access (highly desirable)
• Operation of common office equipment
Ability to:
• Become comfortable with new programs in a short timeframe
• Follow established procedures and complete assigned tasks
• Communicate well and work well with others
• Be a creative problem-solver
TENTATIVE RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION TIMELINE

To apply for this job please visit redwoodcity.org.