City of Commerce City Engineer Intern in Commerce City, Colorado

General Purpose

Under general supervision of the City Engineer, the Engineering Intern assists in a variety of technical and administrative tasks essential to the successful completion of the projects undertaken by the Public Works Department. This is an entry-level and temporary position for approximately three months; there are no paid holidays or benefits included.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Inspects streets, sidewalks, bridges, gutters, and other off-site construction; checks line, grade, size, elevation, and location of structures for conformance with specifications and regulations

  • Assists with the inspection of construction work for quality and materials used in Public Works projects to ensure compliance with approved plans, specifications, codes, sketches/drafting, and photos

  • Expresses ideas effectively both orally and in writing

  • Takes samples of materials for examination or analysis, writes and files reports, and logs activity; records amounts of materials used and work performed

  • Observes work during progress and upon completion, and keeps daily reports of job activities

Minimum Qualifications

Currently enrolled and actively pursuing a degree in Civil or Construction Engineering with the freshman year successfully completed. Must possess a valid driver license

Equipment Used, Work Environment and Physical Activities


  • 1/2 ton truck

  • Theodolite

  • Engineer's level

  • Engineering copier

  • Photocopier

  • Personal computer and applicable software

  • Telephone

  • Fax machine

  • Cellular phone

  • Two-way radio

  • May be exposed to heat, cold, odors, smoke, noise, traffic, and/or wetness when doing fieldwork, surveying, or on construction sites

  • Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work

  • Light work involves standing or walking to a significant degree

Salary: $14.00 - $17.00 Hourly

Location: Commerce City, CO

Job Type: Internship

Department: Public Works

Job Number: 2018-00072

Closing: Continuous

Agency: City of Commerce City

Address: 7887 E. 60th Avenue Commerce City, Colorado, 80022