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Graduate Engineer A - Intern

Posting Title Graduate Engineer A - Intern Job Requisition Number AE501838 Position Number I55505 Job Type Full-Time Division Name Austin Energy Minimum Qualifications

2019 Austin Energy Summer Internship Program Student Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a currently enrolled full-time student or a recent graduate within the last year (May 2018 – May 2019) from an accredited university or college.
  • Must be classified as a Junior, Senior, or Graduate student, or be a recent graduate within the last year (May 2018 – May 2019) with a minimum of 60 college credit hours.
  • Must provide a current unofficial transcript.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale as an undergraduate or postgraduate.

Top candidates for internship positions must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Notes to Applicants


  • The 2019 Austin Energy Summer Internship Program will start on May 28, 2019 and end on August 2, 2019.
  • Graduates who are not currently enrolled in a post graduate program or who have graduated prior to May 2018 will not be considered for the 2019 Summer Internship Program.
  • A copy of your current unofficial transcript will be required with your application. Use the “Other Document” in the Optional and Required Documents section of your application to attach your transcript.
  • The City of Austin employment application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered. Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history and education. Describe your specific experience for each position. Include all job duties, responsibilities, employment dates, and relevant college courses.
  • Once the requisition has closed, the application cannot be changed to update work history, supplemental questions, or any other information.
  • We reserve the right to verify high school and college education for the top candidate(s).
  • A criminal background check will be required for all top candidates.
  • If you have any questions regarding your City of Austin employment application, please use the official website of the City of Austin as reference.

The following is a list of Austin Energy program areas with internship opportunities:

1. Systems Engineering.
2. Complex Metering Operations.
3. Advanced Technology – Asset Management.
4. Control Engineering – Advanced Distribution Management Systems.
5. Distribution Design.
6. Transmission, Substation and Relay Engineering.
7. Data Analytics Business Intelligence.
8. System Engineering.
9. Power Plant Production.
10. District Cooling Plant #1 and # 2.

Top candidates for internship positions must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Pay Range

Interns will be paid: $20.00


Monday – Friday
8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
(40 hour work week).

Job Close Date
03/27/2019 Type of Posting External Department Austin Energy Regular/Temporary Temporary (No benefits) Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable Category Internships Location Various Locations Preferred Qualifications

Degrees Preferred

  • Bachelor’s or graduate-level degree in electrical engineering, or a related field, with a focus on power systems and/or electricity markets and related coursework.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

1. Assist in preparation and maintenance of design drawings, diagrams, charts, databases plans and permits under the supervision of a professional engineer.
2. Development of proposals for impacts and performing preliminary and final designs and/or prepares design criteria for assigned projects.
3. Assists in the preparation of standards, equipment specifications, design procedures, test procedures as it relates to the standardization and engineering policies and practices. Reviews and provides assistance in the evaluation and recommendation for job safety procedures.
4. Coordinates and provides a variety of technical information under the guidance of a professional engineer to customers by contacts with personnel to include inter and intra departmental administrative, engineering and construction personnel, other government agencies, contractors, consultants and the public to exchange information, coordinate work, answer questions and respond to complaints.
5. Use computerized software programs, ink or pencil drafting to prepare drawings and maps to provide technical advice and guidance to assigned work or project. Develop, analyze and generate technical reports, correspondence and official documents.
6. Assist in the preparation of preliminary, periodic and final estimates of quantities, materials, equipment, labor and facilities for the preparation of budgets, programs, schedules, partial and final contract payments and other purposes for various projects.
7. Conduct field inspections of work done by contractors to ensure compliance with plans and specifications. Draft and recommend contract change orders and payments for approval.
8. Perform statistical analysis to ensure specifications are within established guidelines.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of engineering and design principles applicable to fields.
  • Knowledge of mathematical techniques such as trigonometry, calculus, and coordinate geometry
  • Knowledge of modern methods, materials, and techniques of assigned discipline
  • Knowledge of leadership roles and responsibilities
  • Knowledge of applicability of established engineering principles and methods.
  • Knowledge of various computer software programs applicable to position
  • Knowledge of preparation of cost estimates Skill in oral and written technical and/or general communication
  • Ability to perform engineering calculations and analyze engineering problems
  • Ability to Read and comprehend simple specifications, plans, and shop drawings.
  • Ability to Interpret and make decisions in conformance within established policies and practices.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in written formats to coworkers and public
Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation. EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

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