Engineering Intern

Engineering Intern

$25.00 - $30.00 Hourly
Walnut Creek, CA
Job Type
Public Works
Job Number
3/13/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
Position Description
Are you interested in working in the field of civil engineering? Do you want to make a difference in your community while gaining experience working in local government? The City of Walnut Creek is seeking a collaborative, team oriented Engineering Intern to assist the Engineering Division of the City's Public Works Department with a variety of projects and tasks.

This is a specialized classification for college students or recent graduates planning to enter the public sector.  The nature of work is varied and includes assisting with civil engineering work under direct supervision in the design, construction, inspection, and coordination of a variety of public works projects. The majority of the Engineering Intern's work will be completed in an office environment, with occasional construction/site visits.
Representative Duties
The candidate may work in several fields of engineering and perform the following duties:
  • Assists staff with complex engineering problems.
  • Assists in the preparation of plans and specifications for City projects, such as construction of streets, storm drains, and other public works projects.
  • Assists with engineering work related to subdivisions, development, site improvement construction, land division, transportation, traffic engineering, and preparation of other plans and applications as well as other related work.
Qualifications Guidelines
This internship is only open to recent accredited college or university graduates or students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies with major coursework in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Transportation/Traffic Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or a related field. 

One year of classes and/or work experience in civil engineering or public works experience is desired.

The ideal candidate is:
  • Collaborative, flexible, and team oriented
  • Interested in learning materials, methods, and techniques in the design and construction of civil engineering projects
  • Seeks to understand applicable laws, regulations, ordinances, and engineering standards pertaining to the design and construction of public works projects
  • Resourceful and a problem solver
  • Can effectively utilize computer applications, including familiarity with AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Enthusiastic about learning new technology and programs
  • Positive and able to maintain effective working relationships with our team, co-workers, and the public
Possession of or ability to obtain, prior to employment, a Class C California Driver's License and a good driving record.
Supplemental Information
Interested applicants must apply online at to be eligible for consideration. Complete and submit your online employment application and resume by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020.
All applicants will be notified by email as to whether or not they are invited to participate further in the selection process.
Applicants considered for this position are subject to California Department of Justice and FBI fingerprinting.
If special accommodations are necessary at any stage of the examination process, please provide the Human Resources Department with advance notice and every attempt will be made to consider your request.
The City of Walnut Creek's interns are classified as hourly positions and incumbents are employed by a third party.
City of Walnut Creek
1666 North Main Street

Walnut Creek, California, 94596

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