Engineering - Cooperative Education (CO-OP)

1200 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA Req #124
Friday, March 22, 2024

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is an authority of the City of Pittsburgh responsible for operating and managing a water treatment plant, water distribution system, sewer collection system and associated appurtenances. The Cooperative Education Intern will be under the general supervision of the Senior Project Manager, Sewer Group.  Primary responsibilities will consist of contributing to development services, including but not limited to, reviewing development permit applications, performing technical plan reviews, maintaining GIS databases and assisting with private developer projects.  The Cooperative Education intern will also provide technical support to various efforts within the Department of Engineering and Construction.
● Manage and act on assigned Development Permit applications within the ClearForms portal
● Attend and contribute at up to four (4) pre-development meetings each week
● Perform technical review of Tap-in Plans to ensure compliance with PWSA standards
● Communication of technical matters via written and oral mediums
● Ability to perform work duties in a hybrid work environment
● Additional duties will be added to support organizational and departmental needs
● Perform quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) on the Development Projects database which will include record information research, field investigations, etc.
● Knowledge of Windows Office products is required for this position.  
● Proficient in the use of technical related software (e.g. GIS, CAD, etc.) is desired. 
● Strong ability to communicate (written and oral) effectively with technical and non-technical personnel.
The following requirements list the minimum education/training/experience required to qualify for this job. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be accepted.
● Current or recent enrollment in a bachelor‘s degree, or master degree program with an interest and aptitude to work in Engineering or an acceptable related field.
Applicant must present a current, valid Class C (Class 1) Motor Vehicle Operator’s License at the time of application or prior to appointment.  A valid driver’s license must be maintained throughout employment.
Applicant must have permanent residency in Allegheny County at time of appointment and remain a permanent resident throughout employment with the PWSA. 
Applicant must be able to complete a minimum of two (2) rotations, but preferably three (3) rotations.
No direct reports / Will receive supervision directly from the Senior Project Manager, Sewer Group.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
The physical demands consist of walking, climbing stairs, finger movements including fine dexterity and coordination, hearing conversation, seeing near and far, and speaking clearly. Frequently bending, stooping, repetitive leg and arm movements, lifting up to 25 lbs. 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to a moderate or quiet noise level in the office work environment. Subject to remain on duty beyond normal hours or during emergency situations or other extensive periods.
Employment may be contingent upon the results of a post-offer (initial employment or promotion) physical examination performed by the Authority's examining physician.

Employment may be contingent upon the results of a post-offer (initial employment or promotion) drug screening. Continued employment may be subject to drug, and alcohol testing conducted without advance notice and without individualized suspicion.

Ability to successfully pass a thorough investigation consisting of a criminal history check, verification of prior employment and performance, reference, and credentials checks, and in some cases credit history.
Applicants are subject to a System for Award Management (SAM) or any successor system search as maintained by the General Services Administration (GSA) to ensure compliance with federal procurement and non-procurement programs.
Applications: You may be considered for other available positions based on qualifications provided on your employment application. If you have questions regarding your application, please contact the Human Resources Department at: 
PWSA Human Resources Department 
1200 Penn Avenue 
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 
An Equal Opportunity Employer: The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based on any legally protected statuses, including, but not limited to race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or family status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, or veteran status. PWSA is committed to providing candidates with reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities during our recruiting process; if you need assistance, please contact us at or 412-255-8800. 
Position: Engineering - Cooperative Education (CO-OP) 
Division: Engineering and Construction 
Rate: $17.50 
FLSA: Non-Exempt 

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