San Francisco PUC Wastewater Enterprise Internship Opportunities

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Wastewater Enterprise is offering 6-month paid internship positions in its Environmental Engineering Department. This is a great opportunity to work in a world class agency and be a part of its multi-billion Sewer System Improvement Project.

SFPUC Mission: To provide its customers with high-quality, efficient, and reliable water,
Power, and wastewater services in a manner that values environmental and
community interests and sustains the resources entrusted to its care. To that
end, the specific purpose of the Wastewater Enterprise (WWE) is to protect
public health and the environment by treating and discharging San Francisco’s
wastewater, stormwater, and biosolids safely and cost effectively.

Position description: The selected candidates will provide support to in-house Environmental Engineering, working on research and development projects as well as
providing daily support to Operations. The main tasks include lab scale and full
scale experimental work, sample collection (wastewater, biosolids and air),
laboratory analysis, data analysis, literature review, report writing and pilot
plant operation. Examples of current projects include mainstream shortcut
nitrogen removal, Class A biosolids production, digestion bio-augmentation,
phosphorus recovery, primary effluent filtration, development of artificial
intelligence tools for predictive maintenance and advanced system controls
and plant energy audit.

  • Internship Duration: 1040 hours equivalent to 6 months of full time work
    Preferred qualification: Environmental, Civil and Chemical Engineering Graduate students
  • Salary: From $29.5 to $32.2 per hour depending on education level
    Salary details can be found online at:
  • Expected starting date: From January 2020 to July 2020 (start and end date can be flexible)
  • Position locations: Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant (750 Phelps Street in San Francisco), Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant (3500 Great Highway in San Francisco)

Application Deadline: November 22, 2019

COB Application Website:

In addition to applying online, send resume and cover letter to Alexandre Miot
Contact: Alexandre Miot – Process Engineer

Job and Internship Opportunities with PCS Structural Solutions

PCS Structural Solutions offers careers in structural engineering with incredible mentorship opportunities, engaging firm culture and excellent benefits. With offices in Seattle, Tacoma, and Portland, we work with award-winning project teams to design buildings across the country. We have full-time positions and internship opportunities available now.

They are looking for students who have:

  • Senior year or Master’s degree student working towards a degree in Civil/Structural Engineering from an accredited college or university
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Knowledge of Revit is a plus
  • Attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn and develop your craft alongside a dynamic team

Learn more about PCS here.

To apply for a job or internship, go here.


Research Opportunity for Undergrads with UW RAPID Facility

The NSF-sponsored UW RAPID facility provides researchers with equipment, software, and support services needed to collect, process, and analyze perishable data from natural hazards events such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, landslides and wildfires. Facility equipment includes laser (lidar) scanners, surveying equipment, a Street View system, unmanned aerial vehicles with digital cameras and/or lidar units, accelerometers, and seismometers for ground investigation as well as software (Leica and Maptek geomatics software, Pix4D and Agisoft Photoscan software) to support data processing. Additional information about the RAPID facility is available at

The RAPID facility is seeking one undergraduate research assistant (REUs) to support RAPID facility activities during the remainder of the academic year. REUs will be expected to spend a minimum of 10 hrs per week working on RAPID facility projects and will be paid $16.65/hr. REUs will work primarily with Drs. Joe Wartman, Jeff Berman, and Michael Grilliot.  Activities will include the following:

  1. Commission new instrumentation and develop field operation guides. REUs will help staff test new equipment, perform initial setup and calibration, investigate settings and features of the equipment and associated data processing software to develop best practices for field data collection, and develop field operation guides that can be provided to RAPID equipment users via RApp.
  2. Development of data processing protocols to facilitate second-stage data processing by RAPID users. REUs will learn how to use data processing software and then analyze and assess data products produced by the instrumentation. Ultimately, REUs will help develop data processing workflows that produce high-quality datasets for specific use scenarios.
  3. Supporting RAPID staff with field deployments of RAPID equipment. RAPID staff regularly support research projects that employ facility equipment. REUs will be trained to use the equipment and support staff with field deployments.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email the RAPID team ( a copy of your resume and a short (less than 200 words) statement about why you want to participate by December 1, 2019.

Check Out CEP 498 “Planning Studio” for Winter 2020

If you are interested in working on professional projects related to urban design, zoning, land use, subarea planning, transportation, economic development, afford-able housing, and environmental protection, check out CEP 498 Planning Studio as a Winter 2020 course!

Course Info:

  • 5 credits
  • SLN 11977
  • WF 1:30-3:50 in Gould 416
  • No Add Code required
  • Non-Majors Welcome!

In this course will conduct feasibility study for the development of an affordable housing project.

For more information please contact E. David Blum, AICP at

Learn More About CEE Companies, Careers, and Projects with CEE 102

Interested in learning more about civil and environmental engineering and the companies/careers/projects associated? The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering is offering a 1 credit introductory class this Winter 2020 that is open to all interested students:

CEE 102 – Civil & Environmental Engineering and Careers: Companies and Agencies

(SLN: 11892 – 1cr CR/NC – T 330-520)

  • CEE 102 will provide students with an understanding of what professional civil and environmental engineers do, including the types of projects on which they work and the various activities they to do to design, construct, operate and maintain civil infrastructure such as buildings, bridges, water treatment plants, energy production facilities and transportation systems.
  • Course activities will include presentations, panel discussions and field trips.