Internship Opportunity: The Pacific Northwest Economic Region

The Canadian Studies Center is happy to share the following internship opportunity for students. More information below.

The Pacific Northwest Economic Region is accepting applications for summer interns. This program offers qualified students valuable hands-on work experience in a small, dynamic non-profit organization focused on U.S.-Canada relations and public-private sector cooperation.

PNWER interns will assist with PNWER working groups, conduct administrative tasks, and support staff in key project areas. PNWER focuses on a wide variety of working groups and cross-border collaboration issues including, but not limited to:
  • energy & environment
  • border & trade
  • disaster resilience and cybersecurity
  • infrastructure
  • transportation
  • NAFTA modernization
  • workforce development
  • innovation
  • economic development
  • water policy
  • invasive species
  • agriculture
  • tourism
  • forestry

To apply, please send a brief cover letter, resume, and area of interest to rachel.kopp@pnwer.orgApplication deadline is February 28, 2019


Job Opportunity: The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (AKDOT&PF) Engineering Assistant I, II, or III

The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (AKDOT&PF) is recruiting Engineering Assistants to fill multiple vacancies within the Bridge Design office in Juneau, Alaska.

This position is flexibility staffed and may be filled at the Engineering Assistant I, II, or III level depending on the applicant’s training and/or experience. This is a full-time job with many benefits such as insurance care and retirement benefits to keep you living well!

This position is open to all applicants and recruiting for this position closes at 5:00 PM on Thursday, March 21, 2019. And all applications must be through Workplace Alaska in order to be considered.

Please contact Larry Owen at or 907-465-8897 with any questions. 

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SPR:19 CEE498 B/CEWA 599 A&D/SEFS 521 C – Advance Remote Sensing and Earth Observation !

CEE 498 B/CEWA 599 A&D / SEFS 521 C- Advanced Remote Sensing and
Earth Observation SPRING Quarter 2019

  • Time: T & Thur 8:30-10:20,
  • Friday in class Laboratory: 9:00-11:30 TBA
  • Instructor:  Prof. David Butman

Are you interested in the theory and application of satellite remote
sensing as a tool for environmental science?

Are you curious about measuring atmospheric trace gasses, and cloud temperatures from space?

Want to know the fundamentals of electromagnetic radiation, reflection and absorption,  black body radiation, use of the Plank Function, satellite and sensor technology, map projections, integration of GIS data, and digital image

Want to quantitatively measure land cover change across landscapes?

Interested to learn ENVI image processing software? Or willing to explore R/Google Earth Engine as a new tool for remote sensing?

This is an amazing course that is offered to both upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students (no pre-requisites but physics and GIS are helpful). Contact David Butman with question about eligibility. ( 




Seattle Public Utilities – Senior Civil Engineer, PE, closes on 7/25/17

Senior Civil Engineer, PE

$48.92 – $56.96 Hourly
Seattle, WA
Job Type
Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time
Seattle Public Utilities
Job Number
7/25/2017 4:00 PM Pacific
Position Description

Seattle Public Utilities provides solid waste and drainage and wastewater services for Seattle residents and businesses, and drinking water for the 1.3 million regional customers both in Seattle and the 26 municipalities and special water districts also served by the Utility.   “Our Promise” (Download PDF reader) to the community is to deliver efficient and forward-looking utility services that keep Seattle the best place to live.  Our customers depend on us to be there for them – to deliver utility services reliably and to spend their dollars wisely. 

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is seeking a Senior Civil Engineer to join “Our Team” in delivering largest and most complex civil infrastructure project to date: the Ship Canal Water Quality Project (SCWQP), a $420M+ underground storage tunnel with neighborhood conveyance systems with flow control structures that will reduce the amount of polluted water that spills into Seattle waterways. 

Working within SPU policies and procedures, the employee’s responsibilities will include technical engineering design coordination and review, consultant contract procurement and management, facilitating workshops, supporting permit acquisition, supporting environmental studies and issues, and coordinating with other branches of SPU and other City departments.

Job Responsibilities

This position will coordinate and perform senior-level project engineering in professional civil, structural, and geotechnical engineering duties in the initiation, option analysis, design, construction, closeout, and operation and maintenance of municipal public works, utilities, and services projects. 

Will require an extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of civil, structural, geotechnical, and construction engineering, including methods, materials, equipment, and techniques used in civil engineering and construction;  extensive knowledge and ability to perform civil engineering design, cost estimating, drafting, and computations in order to oversee the development of contract documents, including construction drawings and project specifications which reflect interpretation of existing plans and specifications, required codes, permit requirements,  real properties, and environmental requirements. 

Examples of Duties:

  • Serves as Project Engineer on the SCWQP Fremont Conveyance work package coordinating technical design that includes combined sewer conveyance from existing combined sewer to storage tunnel, flow control diversion structures which include weirs and/or automatic real-time gate, flow monitoring structure, watermain relocation, rehabilitation of existing sand catcher structure, electrical, instrumentation and control, street restoration, and landscaping. The project team is a multidisplinary team comprised of SPU and consultant designers.
    • Serves as Lead Civil Designer for SCWQP Ballard Conveyance work package. Project is currently in Option Analysis phase. Approximately 2,000 linear feet of combined sewer conveyance pipe from existing combined sewer to storage tunnel. flow control diversion structures which include weirs and/ or automatic real-time gate, flow monitoring structure, grit removal structure, electrical, instrumentation and control, street restoration, and landscaping.
  • Coordinates and/or prepares contract documents, technical specifications and plans using sound knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of civil engineering and asset management
  • Performs preliminary and final design and/or prepares design criteria for geotechnical, structural, tunneling, hydraulics, sewers, storm drains, water mains, transmission pipelines, pump stations, shoring and retaining structures, and other related public works projects
  • Reviews and/or prepares cost estimates, engineering reports, and technical memoranda for public works projects.
  • Monitors the work of consultants to ensure compliance with contract provisions and scope of work.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education- Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Engineering, or related field.
Experience- Five (5) or more years of professional civil engineering experience. 
Education/Experience Equivalency- A combination of education, training or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class may substitute for the required education or experience.

  • Current Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington.
  • Current Washington State driver’s license or ability to obtain the license prior to start date.

The ideal candidate will also have the following:

  • Lead design experience on technically complex projects
  • Broad based engineering skills encompassing drainage and wastewater engineering, hydraulic engineering, geotechnical engineering, microtunneling, pipeline design, pump station design, and knowledge of environmental/permitting processes.
  • AutoCAD and Civil 3D, or Revit (or equivalent CAD software) proficiency.
  • Project management experience.
  • Proven record of successfully managing engineering solutions for high dollar, high visibility infrastructure projects with multiple stakeholders.
Additional Information

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Most work is performed in a normal City work/office environment.
  • Field assignments entail exposure to all types of weather, traffic, hazardous/toxic substances and work in or near construction sites.
  • May be required to lift over 50 pounds.
  • May be required to stand, walk, or bend for extended periods of time.
  • May be required to work nights, evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

Job offers are contingent on verification of information provided by the applicant as part of the application process. 

No relocation benefits will be offered for this opening.

To apply, visit the website link below.

City of Seattle
Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Avenue, Suite 5500
Seattle, Washington, 98104.

Upcoming CEE Graduate Student Seminar – April 18th, 2-3pm

Seminar Info: “Infrastructure System-of-Systems: An Interdisciplinary Paradigm for Sustainable and Resilient Civil Systems”

Who: Professor Ali Mostafavi, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University

When: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Where: Wilcox 264

Summary: In this talk, the significance and elements of a system-of-systems research paradigm is explained. Then, this approach is applied in a resilience assessment of infrastructure systems under climate change impacts study.

Resilience and sustainability of civil infrastructure systems is one of the grand challenges facing engineers and decision makers in the 21st century. The complexity of this challenge is due to the existence of multiple, heterogeneous, distributed, and interdependent systems composed of actors and physical components embedded in networks at multiple levels. To unlock the full potential of a sustainable and resilient infrastructure development, holistic paradigms need to be created to facilitate an integrated assessment of extant complex adaptive behaviors, decision-making processes, and dynamic interdependencies. To this end, recent studies have proposed the use of a system-of-systems paradigm for integrated modeling and holistic analysis in civil and project systems.

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Transportation Group at Grey & Osborne Engineers is Hiring an Entry Level Engineer

The Transportation Group at Gray & Osborne Engineers is looking for an entry-level engineer (0-4 years of experience) to join the team. Projects would include primary design of storm and road drainage design as well as possible lighting design if the candidate is interested. If you would like more information, please contact Tamara Nack ( or Brian Sourwine ( ), this position will be opened until filled.

For more information about Grey & Osborne Engineers, please visit their website below:


Big Water Consulting -Seeking Graduate Student Interns – Apply by June 3, 2016

Big Water Consulting, located in downtown Seattle, provides consulting services to tribal, nonprofit and governmental organizations in the areas of project management, data collection, survey design and implementation and technical capacity building.  Big Water is currently coordinating or launching projects on several reservations and within a large number of tribal communities in the Pacific Northwest, Northern Plains, Southwest and Great Lakes regions as well as Alaska. Big Water also works with a variety of Native and non-Native organizations working to promote social justice in underserved communities nationwide and throughout the world.

Big Water is currently seeking graduate student interns or employees with experience in at least one of the following three areas:

  1. Advanced GIS map production, including location and integration of publicly available data layers to support complex site analysis as well as development of high quality, visually appealing and impactful maps for display online and in paper form
  2. Database and geodatabase construction to enable integration of multiple data sources and types in a single data clearinghouse (to be made accessible to multiple programs or users)
  3. Support of surveys and other field data collection projects using ArcGIS and/or open source GIS tools (e.g., development of field staff assignment areas, seamless data check-in and checkout, and linkage of complex attribute and GPS coordinate data)

Qualified candidates with a demonstrated interest in or experience working with American Indian tribes and/or Alaska Native villages are invited to apply. Compensation is $25/hour and the anticipated schedule is part-time (16-32 hours), but accommodations can be made on a case-by-case basis to minimize disruption to the individual’s current academic pursuits and/or adapt to their more flexible summer schedule.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Mary Lindeblad-Fry, Tribal Data Coordinator, at by June 3, 2016.

Environmental Management Certificate Program

Environmental Management Certificate Program

Graduate students in the Environmental Management Certificate program from across the University collaborate to tackle real-world problems with profound policy, scientific and business ramifications. Students engage in environmental challenges—including energy, climate change, food systems, depletion of natural resources and pollution—and learn to organize collaborative teams to complete a client-based project. Addressing these challenges requires an understanding of diverse disciplines.

The program spans traditional academic boundaries, allowing students to integrate broad perspectives, knowledge, skills and interconnections. Our goal is for students to achieve a coherent view of environmental issues through an interdisciplinary focus on the complex relationships among science, management and policy. Applications are accepted twice each year, usually the first Monday in February and first Monday in May.

The Environmental Management Graduate Certificate program offers students access to the University of Washington’s world-class faculty and resources across multiple colleges and schools, including the Evans School of Public Affairs, Foster School of Business, the College of Engineering, and the College of the Environment.

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DEED Scholarships Available through American Public Power Association

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The American Public Power Association (APPA) awards student research grants and internships each year to university students as part of its Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments (DEED) Program.  APPA is the service organization for the nation’s community-owned electric utilities.  DEED is APPA’s research program that funds innovative, energy related research.

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