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Engineering Student Employee
Title:Engineering Student Employee
Salary Range:$25.00
Application Deadline:10/06/2023
Position Status:Provisional/Temporary

Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) is a not-for-profit, community-owned water utility, overseen by elected officials and citizen appointees from Reno, Sparks and Washoe County. TMWA has a highly skilled workforce who ensure the around-the-clock treatment, delivery and availability of high-quality drinking water for more than 400,000 residents of the Truckee Meadows.

We are looking to hire an Engineering Student Employee  to join our Engineering team this position will not exceed 6 months.

About the Position
The incumbent will work within the Engineering Department performing a variety of tasks including:

  • Perform a variety of paraprofessional/technical duties in the engineering department.
  •  Assist in research projects, special reports, and engineering analyses.
  •  Participation in field work, site visits, and business support as required.
  •  Maintaining and filing of project records and technical standards.
  •  Gather, compile, tabulate and report statistical and other data.
  •  Assist in field work, data collection, and data entry for a variety of water infrastructure assets.
  •  Perform CAD work under the supervision of the TMWA CAD analyst.
  •  Collect information from field sites and input information into database.
  •  Deliver materials and permit paperwork to various locations in support of water projects.
  •  Develop and maintain project work plans and departmental standard operating procedures.
  •  May be required to use a company vehicle to drive to TMWA facilities.
  •  May take measurements, readings and make computations.
  •  May assist with the preparation of reports, plans, and specifications, including duplication, assembly, and collation of construction documents.
  •  May assist with the research of standards and code requirements.
  •  May operate various engineering, GPS, or laboratory equipment.
  •  Perform other duties as assigned.

The Student is expected to be able work independently and at a professional level for TMWA.


Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain required qualifications is:

Currently enrolled as a student in good standing at an accredited institution in pursuit of a 2 or 4-year degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, Engineering Technician, or other related major; coursework related to water infrastructure or processes desired but not required.
Graduate or Post-Graduate student in the fields of Economics, Statistics, or Data Science.

None required.

A valid Nevada (or California - depending on state of residency) Driver License at time of hire and continuing thereafter.


Operating a variety of office equipment including plotter, copiers, scanners, computer and peripheral equipment, and printers.
• Read and interpret maps, graphs, and plans.
• Research and compile a variety of information.
• Work effectively and efficiently independently and as part of a team.
• Learn quick and focus on assignments.
• Understand and carry out verbal and written instructions to complete daily tasks or assigned projects, with attention to detail and organization.
• Handle reasonably necessary stress associated with this type of work.
• Perform engineering related mathematical computations.
• Establish and maintain effective, cooperative working relationships.
• Follow administrative and technical procedures and instructions.
• Prepare written materials, including but not limited to, reports and correspondence.
• Apply coursework in the specific career field to assigned duties.
• Basic organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
• Sort materials in alphabetical, numerical, and chronological order.
• Be punctual regarding work hours established by TMWA.
• Be mentally and physically alert during working hours.

TMWA is an equal employment opportunity employer who develops and maintains a work environment that values the dignity of each individual, utilizes human resources to their fullest potential and ensures a high quality workforce which reflects the diversity of the community.

All decisions affecting any terms and conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, assignment, training, compensation, promotion, salary, disciplinary action and an employee's caregiving responsibilities, will be made without regard to race (including traits associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender individual), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, age (40 years and above), physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, marital or domestic partnership status, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.