• Summer Distribution Engineering Intern

    Job Locations US-KS-Lenexa
    Posted Date 3 months ago(9/20/2018 11:32 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    WaterOne is searching for a talented, creative, and eager-to-learn engineering teinrn for our Distribution Engineering group.  This unique, paid internship is an excellent opportunity for hands-on, real world experience by assisting the Distribution Engineering staff on a multitude of cool projects that impact the world’s most valuable resource – water!  

    What you'll be doing...


    You will play an essential role in project plan development by using AutoCAD, reviewing and developing project specifications, assisting in actual field construction inspection, researching products, and project estimating.  Learn from our experts in the field, put your education and coursework to the test, and be hands-on with a leader in the water production and distribution industry.


    Who are we looking for?

    We're looking for candidates who have a passion for Engineering and want to make the most out of an opportunity to apply their education, skills, and talents!

    • The successful candidates will have completed a minimum of sophomore year in an Engineering degree program with a preferred GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • You must:  
    • Possess good written and verbal communication skills
    • Have strong computer and technical skills
    • Be able to commit to working with us for a minimum of 12 weeks (late May through mid-August) 
    • Have valid driver’s license and a good driving record
    • Pass a post offer medical exam, including background verification and drug screen 
    • Be able to work Monday – Friday, 7:30am-4:30pm (40 hours per week)


    Perform project design and drafting duties including the following:

    • Applies engineering fundamentals and established design practices in assisting to develop and implement project plans and construction.
    • Provide sketches and technical information and assistance for preparation of engineering drawings for construction or modifications of facilities, assist in creating engineering sketches, drawings, concepts and descriptions for new construction, relocation of and installation of water utility facilities.
    • Gather information from other utilities, engineering firms, etc.
    • Creates work orders, estimates material and labor costs, reviews construction plans and plots water facilities thereon.
    • Assist in selection of materials and equipment for projects. Read and/or create plans including elevations, sections, cutaways, details, etc. by operating CAD equipment.
    • Apply knowledge of engineering in preparation of designs.
    • Create and/or analyze sketches and notes and other input material to determine best approach to complete projects.
    • Assist Project Engineers in design of distribution or production facilities.

    Performs field duties including:

    • Operating instruments and equipment for surveying, pressure and flow measurements.
    • Attend meetings regarding projects.
    • Assist WaterOne crews in relocation and installation of distribution or production facilities.
    • Investigate low and high pressure complaints. Provide information of technical aspects of water pressure/plumbing problems and solutions with customers.
    • Assist Project Engineers in design of distribution or production facilities by obtaining field information, elevations, etc. of existing water production facilities mains and appurtenances.

    Performs general office duties including:

    • Writes specifications, memos, and letters.
    • Exchange information and communicate as necessary with others.
    • Assist in performing hydraulic calculations using sound engineering practices.
    • Coordinate projects to comply with relocation agreements and memo contracts and reconcile actual costs.
    • Performs other job duties as assigned.


    • Minimum educational requirement of completing at least two years towards degree in Engineering. Civil Engineering major preferred.
    • Course work with an emphasis on mathematics, hydraulics and/or land surveying is desirable.
    • Must demonstrate capability for good judgment, initiative, sound planning and analytical skills.
    • Requires good problem solving skills and attention to detail.
    • Knowledge and skill in the use of computerized drafting instruments and equipment, particularly in the use of CAD/GIS, Computer Aided Drafting/Geographic Information Systems.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and continuously meet WaterOne driving standards.
    • Requires good interpersonal skills and oral and written communications skills.
    • Must project professional image.
    • Must pass post offer medical exam, including drug screen and background verification.

    Physical Job Requirements:

    • Must be able to move or transport items weighing up to 40 lbs. occasionally.
    • Must be able to use a computer for up to several hours a day.
    • Must be able to occasionally position self to inspect or view field activities.
    • Must be able to move from one location to another frequently.
    • Must be able to operate a vehicle.


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