The King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) seeks several full-time summer interns. Assignments will be to one of the following areas providing experience in the practical application of coursework in a large-scale urban infrastructure system.
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WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to college level students currently enrolled and continuing in the fall of 2018 in full time status at an accredited university/college with coursework in the described areas. Proof of full time enrollment status is required. Most positions require a valid driver's license.
Job Descriptions and Requirements by category
Engineering-Civil / Mechanical / Environmental
Assisting project engineer with review of submittals, help develop responses to construction contractor requests for information, attend construction meetings, site visits, review pay estimates, develop layouts of the new generator in the existing generator room work with structural engineer on floor and wall modifications. Revise construction drawings and specs based on review comments. Continue development of layout and structural alternative for a sodium hypochorite tank farm. Assist engineer in the response to questions and needs of plant and offsite staff.
This work will be best performed and of most benefit to a student with a civil, mechanical or environmental engineering focus.
Coordinate and implement identified efficiency-related efforts as required, tour and inventory various wastewater facilities, gain familiarity with what an energy group in a progressive wastewater utility does on a daily basis.
This work will be best performed and of most benefit to a student with an energy efficiency, sustainability/green technology, trades, environmental science, electrical and or industrial mechanical engineering focus.
Operations Process Control
Assist with the collection, review and troubleshooting of regulatory, process and energy-related data for treatment plant facilities. Assist with collecting data and information for capital projects. Assist with data collection and process oversight of special operational projects or pilot facilities.
This work will be best performed and of most benefit to a student in the 3rd - 4th year of college in civil / environmental engineering or environmental sciences related to water treatment and wastewater treatment applied hydraulics and science focus.
Provide community relations support for multiple projects required under the combined sewer overflow (CSO) consent decree, including large traditional infrastructure projects, green stormwater infrastructure projects, and the RainWise Program which is a rebate program for property owners to capture stormwater on their property. Intern will participate in planning and hosting public events, developing and distributing communication materials, attending community events, making connections with community members. Intern will participate in soliciting "big roof" projects as potential RainWise demonstration projects.
This work will be best performed and of most benefit to a student with a Public Affairs, Environmental, Planning, or Communications Community outreach, public participation, green stormwater focus.
NOTE: The following additional Job Categories for interns are listed in the King County job announcement:
Closing date and time: 2/25/2018 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time
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