Summer 2020 Intern - Civil Engineer (Water & Wastewater) - Houston

Job Locations US-TX-Houston
Posted Date 7 months ago(8/21/2019 9:55 AM)


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Jones|Carter is a full-service civil engineering, planning, surveying, and professional consulting firm assisting public and private sector clients in design, development, implementation, and execution of infrastructure projects. We assist our clients in a variety of projects including: water, sanitary, paving, drainage, transportation, public water, system management, planning, and surveying. We have 9 locations across Texas: Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, The Woodlands, Rosenberg, College Station, Katy, and San Antonio. We currently employ over 500 experienced design professionals and support staff with plans for continued expansion and growth in our future.


This is a role for someone who is a strong team player and is ready to explore and grow their talent while making a real and lasting contribution to engineering projects.  In this role you work with a team of experienced engineers who will act as mentors, challenging you to demonstrate your potential as you apply your skills and knowledge to engineering design work and managing project tasks for a variety of civil engineering projects.  You will also gain insight to the client and business world as you work on projects that can range from designing residential and master planned communities to water plants, doing site development or traffic engineering, learning how construction projects work or helping to solve flood plain management problems.  Your work will make a difference and helps to enhance lives and build communities. 


Interns receive a competitive salary that also includes PAID OVERTIME. 


We truly are One Company. Unlimited Potential. ™



The master planning and design of plants, facilities, and pumping stations for the treatment and transport of all water types is a main focus of our Water practice. These critical operations produce potable drinking water, treat wastewater, reclaim water for reuse, and evacuate storm water flows with a specialty in transmission. The practice also specializes in designing electrical control systems, SCADA systems, and auxiliary power systems to complement these facilities. We have amassed an integral understanding of the environmental issues involved in providing valuable and dependable resources to the end user. Ultimately, our design encompasses more than just concrete, steel, and engineering; it considers access for maintenance, programs for long-term maintenance, power, and operational costs.


  • Under the direction of experienced engineers work on a variety of clearly defined assignments that require the application of standard design engineering techniques. These can include preparing civil engineering drawings, specifications, and estimates for design projects; working on construction projects and completing project tasks. The work builds technical skills in design calculations, reading and interpreting surveys, researching design options, writing technical reports, managing projects, basic CADD review and drafting, and communicating with members of teams.
  • Manage assigned project tasks including preparing and updating project schedules and producing reports related to projects. May interact with other professionals and business units on project matters, under guidance.
  • Produce documentation in relation to project and program needs including reviews, reports, submittals, correspondence, design releases, bid and contract documents and provide document control assistance for the group.
  • Review project drawings/site plans for accuracy and completeness. Submit design changes for review by the team.  Apply quality assurance as outlined in the QMP (Quality Management Plan) to design and review work.
  • Attend and observe construction projects: Assist engineers on related tasks including field inspections, management of subcontractors and verifying contract completion stages and payments.


  • Currently enrolled in a Civil Engineering Bachelor or Master's degree program: other ABET qualified programs may be considered
  • At least 2 years completed towards degree
  • AutoCAD skills or similar design program skills a plus.


Jones|Carter is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and its employees. The Company strictly prohibits all discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, religious creed or belief, physical or mental disability, marital or familial status, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship status, protected activity or any other status or classification protected by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws.


NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that Jones|Carter does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Jones|Carter will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Jones|Carter explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Jones|Carter.


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