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Engineering Intern


Assist engineers, architects, engineering technicians, public works inspectors and bridges and buildings inspectors with various engineering and construction inspection tasks.

Essential Functions

  • Assist engineers with record keeping, design plans and specifications.
  • Assist engineers with field inspections.
  • Assist engineering technicians with field work and record keeping.
  • Assist DPW inspectors with project inspections and record keeping.
  • Input data for maintaining the City of Milwaukee Road Life files.
  • Assist in the distribution of notices to property owners around construction sites.
  • Assist engineers with stormwater management charge calculations.
  • Assist field technicians with outfall testing, smoke and dye testing and sanitary flow monitoring work.
  • Conduct traffic counts and/or complete streets activities.
  • Assist with the collection of traffic data, including signing and marking.
We welcome qualified individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and will make reasonable accommodations during the hiring process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be able to work outdoors in variable weather conditions for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 10 pounds of equipment or materials.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Current enrollment as a sophomore or higher in an accredited college or university in pre-civil engineering, construction management, civil engineering, public works inspection, or a closely related program.
  2. Valid driver’s license at the time of appointment and throughout employment.  
IMPORTANT NOTE: To receive credit for college, transcripts are required and must be received by the application period closing date. College transcripts should be attached to you online application. Applications without transcripts attached will be considered incomplete and will be rejected. Your transcript must be legible and include the following information: the university or college name, your name, the degree completed (if applicable) and the date the degree wat completed. Student copies are acceptable.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience using ArcGIS, Microstation and Microsoft Office software.
  • Knowledge of methods used in roadway and underground utilities construction.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics

  • Knowledge of engineering analysis and design methods.
  • Oral and written communication skills to produce correspondence and reports.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with coworkers and citizens whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.
  • Ability to use measurement tools related to surveying and checking transfer of line and grade, including tape measures, measuring wheels, string lines, and levels.
  • Analytical, problem-solving, and data interpretation skills.
  • Ability to follow through on assignments and long-term projects.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and a strong sense of integrity.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to read and interpret work-related documents. 
  • Ability to organize assignments and manage time to complete tasks based on departmental deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail and demonstrated proofreading skills.
  • Professional, dependable, flexible, and adaptable.
  • Detail and quality-oriented.
  • Proficient with word processing and spreadsheet software as well as the Internet.

Selection Process

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations. Oral examinations may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.
INITIAL FILING DATE - The examination will be held as soon as practical after the application deadline listed above. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative test administration. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.