Engineer Intern

JOB CODE: 1032


SALARY RANGE: $43,169 - $73,452

Various City-Parish Departments

Under general supervision of a departmental supervisor, performs professional engineering work at the advanced training level in the design, construction and maintenance of public works projects. Work involves responsibility for participating in and supervising a variety of engineering functions including office reviews of plans and specifications; approving contractors' estimates and issuing permits. General supervision is exercised over subordinate personnel. Work involves the use of independent judgment and initiative. Work is reviewed for results obtained. Performs other work as requested.

Serves as a project representative or inspector on various construction projects of moderate complexity, such as: street construction, reconstruction, paving, drainage, building and sewer construction; may supervise smaller projects. Coordinates the provision of contractual field engineering or design work by private engineering firms; reviews plans produced and work performed for adequacy and adherence to specifications. Reviews and approves change orders and contractors estimates; calculates and verifies quantities; conducts or supervises field work necessary for proper inspection and verification of work. Reviews plans and structural computations for the construction of commercial buildings for compliance with zoning and building codes; advises building inspectors and architects on structural problems and requirements. Performs varied office engineering work in the design and review of plans and specifications and in engineering research; writes reports.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of one of the recognized branches of engineering. Knowledge of modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding professional engineering. Knowledge of the applicable laws and regulatory codes relevant to the design and construction of public works projects. Skill in the use of computers, design/drafting software, CADD (Computer Aided Design Drafting), and surveying practices, and in the conduct of a variety of engineering research projects. Ability to accurately perform complex engineering computations and to check, design and supervise the construction of a variety of complex public and private facilities, and to make comprehensive recommendations on problems encountered. Ability to secure adherence with construction plans, specifications and codes, tactfully, yet effectively. Ability to plan, schedule and review the work of a moderate sized group of technical assistants in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, to groups and to individuals. Ability to supervise subordinate technical employees in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, engineers, architects, contractors and the public. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.


Bachelor's or Master's degree in one of the recognized branches of engineering from the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board.


(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) Certification of Engineer Intern status provided for under the regulations established by the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board. Position(s) of this classification may require a valid Louisiana driver's license. If license is required, must be maintained throughout employment in this position.


The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.