Intern - Civil Engineering

City of Fort Wayne

Civil Engineering Internship

Job Code:

Posted On:
Wednesday, 18th December 2019


City Utilities Engineering


Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street

Pay Rate:
$12.89 - $16.00 per hour

Job Description:


Intern will have the opportunity to work under the direct supervision of an engineer within the City of Fort Wayne City Utilities Engineering Departments. This position will work closely with a diverse office group of professional engineers (P.E.s) and engineering interns (E.I.s). The intern will work both in the office and the field. They will be exposed to project management from conceptual phase through construction. There will be education of Fort Wayne’s Utility system including storm and sanitary collection, water distribution systems, sustainable infrastructure, treatment facilities, dams, and reservoirs. This position is excluded from paragraphs 3 and 4 of City Attendance Policy 305; all other paragraphs of this policy apply. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City and Utility's safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Field reconnaissance for purposes of gathering data.
  • Preliminary report preparation.
  • Surveying for field verification of civil engineering projects.
  • Data collection with the latest GPS technology.
  • Completion of the City’s training modules.
  • Analysis of water main breaks and sewer hydraulics.
  • Construction item quantity take-off of design plans.
  • Assistance to design engineers for planning, design and specification writing.
  • Storm water shed area mapping and elevations.
  • General research, data tracking systems, filing systems and other miscellaneous assignments as needed.


The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management. If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor. Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Pursuing an engineering degree in Civil Engineering from an A.B.E.T. accredited program. Minimum two years of college completed.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical information, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written. Ability to maintain effective work relationships with developers, attorneys, engineers, contractors and utility customers.


Ability to comprehend and apply principles of algebra and trigonometry. Student of calculus and higher math.


Ability to define unprecedented problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions by extending accepted methods or developing new ones. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to develop program work plans designed to improve or expand current service levels.


If a City vehicle is used, successful applicants must have either;

A valid Indiana Driver’s License, or

A valid driver’s license accompanied with a notarized or certified copy of the individual’s driving record from the state/region/country where such license was issued.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; climb or balance and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.