PWD Water Accountability Spring Co-op/Internship - 122

  • Intern

Company Description

A best-in-class city that attracts best-in-class talent, Philadelphia is an incredible place to build a career. From our thriving arts scene and rich history to our culture of passion and grit, there are countless reasons to love living and working here. With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia offers boundless opportunities to make an impact.

As an employer, the City of Philadelphia values inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. We offer a vibrant work environment and the experience you need to grow and excel. If you’re interested in working with a passionate team of people who care about the future of Philadelphia, start here.

What we offer

  • Impact - The work you do here matters to millions. 
  • Growth - Philadelphia is growing, why not grow with it? 
  • Diversity & Inclusion - Find a career in a place where everyone belongs.
  • Benefits - We care about your well-being.

Agency Description

The Philadelphia Water Department is a municipal department of approximately 2500 employees working in all facets to provide water/wastewater treatment services to the City of Philadelphia and the surrounding counties.

The Water Accountability Unit develops and implements best management practices to improve revenue generation through the evaluation and reduction of non-revenue water. The Water Accountability Unit provides engineering support to, optimize ‘meter to cash’ business practices, quantify water uses and losses, improve customer service, and capital planning, and uphold excellence in core services. 

Job Description

This full-time internship/co-op position will begin in April 2023 and end in September 2023. Schedules will be determined during the interview. The position will require candidates to work hybrid schedules, which means in-person and remote workdays.

Essential Functions

  • Primary responsibility will include assisting the conveyance division with the review and update of standard operating procedures and monitoring performance metrics.  
  • Develop a complete understanding of the water supply system, customer metering and billing systems and Automatic Meter Reading (AMR)/Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) systems
  • Participate and assist in regularly scheduled meetings led by the Water Accountability Program 
  • Attend and represent Philadelphia Water in external meetings
  • Prepare technical reports and memorandum related to Water Accountability tasks and assignments
  • Apply engineering expertise and knowledge to analyze and specify improved water meters, leakage management systems, AMR/AMI technology, and systems for improved billing and customer response capabilities.
  • Become proficient in best practices for water auditing, leakage and pressure management, metering systems, and current standards and codes for water supply and accountability of operations.

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Experience in operating in a professional office environment Microsoft Office 365 Suite strong written, verbal, analytical and intrapersonal skills desired. Ability to work collaboratively and independently. Self-motivated. Proficiency with computers, specifically Microsoft Office. Mechanical aptitude is a plus. A valid PA driver's license and Proof of Covid19 vaccination are required.


Preferred Majors:

Mechanical Engineers, Civil Engineers, Environmental Engineers

Additional Information

TO APPLY: Interested candidates must submit a resume.

Hourly Rate: $18 - $20

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to [email protected]

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