Civil Engineering Intern (Avondale - 03/2019)

Algonquin Avondale , AZ 85392

Posted 2 months ago

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $10+ billion of total assets. (APUC) delivers continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of renewable energy development projects, organic growth within its regulated distribution and transmission businesses, and the pursuit of accretive acquisitions.

The distribution business group (Liberty Utilities) provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission business group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada.

The generation business group (Liberty Power, formerly known as Algonquin Power) owns a portfolio of regulated and long term contracted North American based wind, solar, hydroelectric and thermal powered generating facilities representing more than 1.5+ GW of installed capacity.

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.


Under direct supervision, this part-time position assists the Engineering Staff with various engineering tasks related to the design, operation, and/or maintenance of water and wastewater systems. The work will include applying engineering principals to real world problems and will provide the opportunity to learn new waterworks engineering skills. The tasks involved may include such things as CAD drafting, data entry, water and wastewater system analysis, design report review, construction observation and other engineering projects as assigned.

Essential Functions:

This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The following examples do not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent.

  • Assists in various civil engineering tasks as related to the utilities.

  • Performs research, prepares cost estimates and provides services in support of Engineering and Development Services Departments.

  • Assist in developing spreadsheets and applications for field and office use.

  • Prepares various documents as required using word processing and spreadsheet programs.

  • Files various documentation and develops or maintains the current file index.

  • Complies with all safety policies, practices, and procedures. Reports all unsafe activities to the supervisor, Manager of Safety Services, and/or Human Resources.

  • Performs various other duties as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor or designated staff.

  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


  • Needs to have completed a minimum of two years of college from an accredited university working towards a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology.

  • Must have experience with personal computers and have a strong working knowledge of the Windows operating systems (Windows 7 preferred) and various software applications including but not limited to Microsoft Office, AutoCAD.

  • Must have a basic understanding of engineering drafting. AutoCAD and/or ArcGIS experience is a plus.

  • Have a basic understanding of hydraulics when it comes to gravity and pressure systems.

  • Must be willing to work an average of approximately 40 hours per week during the summer.

  • Must be results-oriented with a high degree of initiative.

  • Have the ability to interface, build relationships, and communicate with peers and all levels of management.

  • Able to work independently and function in a team environment.

  • Must have the ability to prioritize and organize multiple assignments with limited time constraints and changing requirements.

  • Have good problem-solving and math skills.

  • Must have adequate verbal and written skills to communicate in English with others including internal and external customers.

  • Possess superior interpersonal skills and able to maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

  • Must have the ability to maintain confidentiality and a professional manner.

  • Possess a valid Arizona driver's license and an acceptable driving record.

  • Able to follow Company rules, procedures, and also directions from a supervisor.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person's unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honour this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition consultant.

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