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American Water Works Co Inc

Engineering Intern (Water Resources) (100883)

Engineering and Architecture

Architectural Engineering



Missouri, 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.

Missouri American Water, part of the American Water Family, has a great Internship opportunity for a current student studying Environmental, Civil or Chemical Engineering with a strong edcucational foundation that includes water resources and environmental classes and projects.

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.


Part-time Internship working about 20 hours a week starting in Fall of 2021.

This position will work in the office and field for St. Louis County.

Primary Role

The Engineering Intern will join a team responsible for supporting strategic long-term water and wastewater system planning and recommending projects or approaches to address needs related to source of supply, treatment, storage, pumping and transmission of water as well as collection, equalization, and treatment of wastewater. Prepare or assist in the preparation of detailed asset investment plans considering the cost, timing, prioritization, operational need and risk. Responsibilities may also include project management, engineering design, and bidding, etc. on projects relating to various aspects of the business as well as the technical supervision over consulting project engineers.

Key Accountabilities
  • Assists with research and collection of asset records, operational information, engineering reports, and other information needed to characterize company facilities and equipment. (20%)
  • Assists with system capacity evaluations, analysis of source, production, distribution, storage, or other system deficiencies as assigned to support ongoing operations, service extension requests or regional growth opportunities. (30%)
  • Assisst with the coordination and preparation of strategic water system planning studies (comprehensive or targeted, issue based studies as appropriate) as assigned. (20%)
  • Ability to serve as a competent technical resource on Water System Planning matters including capital planning, safe yield analysis, demand projections, production adequacy, transmission and distribution adequacy, computerized hydraulic modeling and analysis, water conservation, regionalization, and other pertinent subjects as needed to support operational and business needs.
  • Assists with presenting results of engineering analysis to interested parties within and outside of the company. (10%)
  • Assists with managing multiple projects and perform varied engineering assignments associated with planning, design or implementation. (10%)
  • Contributes to effective communication by listening and providing constructive feedback; supporting the creation of an open and honest work environment; cascading and sharing knowledge and information relevant to other members of the team and colleagues across the business. (5%)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of engineering design theory and practice, project management, water resources, and water/wastewater facilities and utility operations.
  • Sound business acumen and judgment.
  • Understanding of asset planning, water system planning, distribution system hydraulic modeling or equivalent water system design is beneficial.
  • Leadership ability and interpersonal skills, as well as, solid verbal and written communication skills and keen listening abilities.
  • Detail oriented to conduct through analysis and evaluations, render and implement timely decisions and recommendations.
Competencies Champions safetyCollaboratesCultivates innovationCustomer obsessedDrives ResultsNimble learningExperience/Education
  • Must be currently pursuing a Bachelors degree in Engineering; Environmental, Civil or Chemical.
  • Should have completed water resources, introduction to the environment and hydraulics coursework and or project work.

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.