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American Water Works Co Inc

Planning Engineer Co-Op (101188)

Engineering and Architecture

Aerospace Engineer



Camden, New Jersey, United States

Diversity of backgrounds, ideas, thoughts, and experiences is vital to our culture and the way we do business. Creating an environment where differences are embraced and where every person feels engaged and included makes us safer, stronger, and more successful.

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

PLEASE NOTE: In order for American Water to evaluate decisions about new regulations, reintegration, and safe operating practices, all employees are required to report their vaccination status.

Primary Role

This coop experience will introduce you to the exciting career opportunities in the water and wastewater field. The successful candidate will learn firsthand how water utilities support communities and provide resiliency and sustainability. The candidate will work with a team of engineers to develop water supply plans, asset management plans and support various types of engineering projects and programs for the company’s water and wastewater systems. Work assignments will typically focus on evaluating water and energy usage trends, source water quality, water and wastewater treatment plant performance, and pipeline and pump station capacities and condition.

Key Accountabilities

Typical duties are diverse and designed around the education and experience level of the student. Assignments may include: Performing analyses utilizing software such as Microsoft Office, WaterCad / WaterGEMS hydraulic models, ESRI GIS, SAP asset management system software and various EPA resiliency programs; Assisting in the preparation and review of technical reports; Performing literature reviews; and preparing presentation materials and map displays using Powerpoint and GIS.

Depending on the candidate’s education and experience level, duties may also include developing Sharepoint pages; assisting in the review of engineering standards and templates; developing materials for training programs; and assisting in the team's management and delivery of the company's construction program. The student may accompany engineers on occasional field assignments and facility inspections as needed.


Targeted Majors: BS Geoscience, BS Environmental Studies, BS Environmental Studies and Sustainability, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering

Competencies Champions safetyCollaboratesCultivates innovationCustomer obsessedDrives ResultsNimble learning

Join American Water...We Keep Life Flowing

American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.