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Engineering and Support Services Intern, Valhalla

Engineering, Architecture, & Planning with NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Employment Type and Schedule Intern

Salary $15 per hour

Work Location Downstate, Outside NYC

Last Updated Last updated on Mar 14, 2023

Description Description

The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) enriches the environment and protects public health for all New Yorkers by providing 1.1 billion gallons of high-quality drinking water, managing wastewater and stormwater, 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’s water supply system is comprised of 19 reservoirs and 3 controlled lakes throughout the system’s 2,000 square mile watershed that extends 125 miles north and west of the City.

The Bureau of Water Supply (BWS) employs nearly 1,000 people who are responsible for the management, operation, and protection of New York City’s upstate water supply system, associated facilities and aqueducts, over 100 miles of road, 55 bridges, and approximately 150,000 acres of watershed lands. The mission of the Bureau of Water Supply is to reliably deliver a sufficient quantity of high-quality drinking water and to ensure the long-term sustainability of the delivery of this most valuable resource in order to promote public health, economic development, and quality of life of the City of New York. BWS is also responsible for the overall management and implementation of the provisions of the City’s $1.5 billion Watershed Protection Program and for ensuring the City’s compliance with the provisions of the Filtration Avoidance Determination. Within BWS, we have diverse roles and responsibilities, and each of us contributes to the same mission of reliably providing New York City with its most valuable natural resource.

Working in the Water Treatment Operations directorate (WTO), based in Valhalla NY, under the guidance of the Chief of Engineering, the selected candidate will be tasked with a variety of office and field-based projects. Project work will include facility and water treatment equipment maintenance and capital improvements. They will perform site inspections, update AutoCAD drawings, research equipment specifications, document findings, and compile engineering information for operational reports. The selected candidate will be exposed to real-life engineering problems that will require an understanding of engineering fundamentals, reviewing drawings, engineering management reports, and project schedules. The selected candidate will assist the Engineering group with various tasks associated with service contract preparation including equipment specification, drawings, and cost estimates. Candidate will be responsible for adhering to and complying with all environmental, health and safety laws, Agency policies, rules, and regulations.

This position is located in Valhalla in Westchester County, NY, without ready access to mass transit options.

Requirements Requirements

As of June of the Program year the prospective interne must be a student matriculated in a college or be a recent college graduate (winter/spring term of the Program year).

Appointment to this title is only valid for the duration of the Program, June – August each year.

Preferred Skills

– Student must currently be enrolled at a college/university at the undergraduate majoring in Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
– Student must have at least a 2.5GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
– Student must have at least a junior class standing.
– Familiarity and/or experience with computers/software; including spreadsheets, databases and Autodesk AutoCAD;

Selection Criteria:
– Strong writing skills; effective interpersonal skills.
– Leadership skills; self-motivation; and ability to work well with minimal supervision.