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Utility Asset Management Engineering Intern - City of Bellevue ( Job # 13-0024)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $19.84 per hour
Maximum Salary: $19.84 per hour
Employment Type: Internship
Department: Utilities
Closes: September 10, 2014 at 3:05 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


This position provides support for the development and implementation of the Utilities Department’s Asset Management Program. This program takes a comprehensive approach to assuring the City’s water, sewer and storm drainage constructed infrastructure is maintained, repaired, and replaced in the most cost effective manner. Program tasks include developing asset inventory data, assessing facility condition, determining remaining residual life, determining life cycle costs, setting target service levels, determining business risk exposure, and determining appropriate long term maintenance, capital improvement and funding strategies. To support these tasks, this position may require fieldwork to collect water, sewer and/or storm drainage facility data.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist with the development of critical facility criteria and definitions, which includes quantifying potential failure consequences.
  • Quantify how critical each facility is using the best information available and GIS (Geographic Information System) displays, maps and reports.
  • Assist with the development and review of facility condition assessment data collection procedures and reports.
  • Help quantify the business risk exposure associated with specific facilities based on both the likelihood and consequence of facility failure.
  • Research, review, evaluate and refine water, sewer and storm drainage asset attributes (properties) using project design/construction drawings, field surveys and reports, condition assessment data, legal documents and other utility data, reports and GIS maps.
  • Support development and review of target customer service levels and the estimated costs of maintenance activities, and facility renewal and replacement projects required to meet them.
  • Assist with research for, and development of, cost benefit analysis for various maintenance, rehabilitation and/or replacement options for specific utility facilities or groups of facilities.
  • Assist with the development of remaining useful life estimates for specific logical groupings of utility facilities/assets based on failure history and condition assessment results.
  • Support efforts to consolidate and link existing databases containing criticality information, inventory data, condition assessment information, maintenance history, etc. for various utility facilities. The goal of this effort is to provide single point access to all available data on a utility facility through the City's GIS system.
  • Perform field surveys to determine asset properties and assess the potential impacts of facility/asset failure.
  • Help prepare statistical and other engineering reports and forecasts related to the Utility Department's Asset Management Program.
  • May occasionally support water and wastewater hydraulic modeling analysis used to evaluate system capacity.



  • Must be registered as a student in a technical discipline degree program related to utility services, including civil and environmental engineering.
  • Available to work part time (10 to 15 hours per week) during the school year.
  • Two years of college course work is preferred.
  • Civil engineering students are preferred.
  • Ability to accurately collect and analyze large volumes of data, formulate solutions to problems, and review work for accuracy and reasonableness.
  • Ability to perform independently when clear direction is provided.
  • Ability to work effectively as part as a team.
  • Good oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Spreadsheet and database computer skills and aptitude.
  • Skill in documenting procedures, summarizing findings, and writing reports and correspondence.
  • Computer keyboard skill.


Physical Demands

  • The physical demands and work environment 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.
  • Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 10 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.


Definition of a Student Intern

  • Must be enrolled in a bona fide education program. Full time employees taking evening classes, those enrolled in one course, or those going to school periodically are not considered student interns.
  • During the school year must be scheduled to work 20 hours or fewer per week.
  • During special situations (i.e. specific internship programs through school) or during school breaks, can be scheduled to work more than 20 hours, up to full time, if appropriate.
  • Must be terminated as a student intern when no longer associated with an education program.
  • At-will for the duration of the student intern status.


How To Apply

Interested applicants should apply on-line at and attach a cover letter and resume to the on-line application. Applicants must also send a copy of their most recent college transcript to be considered for this position; transcripts may be sent via email to Bill Heubach at or via mail to the following address:


City of Bellevue

Utilities Department/Engineering Division

Attention: Bill Heubach

PO Box 90012

Bellevue, WA 98009


For further information about this position, please contact Bill Heubach. If you need technical assistance with the online application, please contact our IT helpdesk at 425.452.4340.



Bellevue City Hall
450 110th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004