Engineering Intern

December 28, 2022

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Requisition ID: 6365
Planning, Real Estate & Economic Development Department
Planning Services
Development Review Branch
Employment Type: 1 or more Full-time Temporary – up to 4 years
Work Hours: 35.00 /hours per week
Affiliation: CIPP
Salary Information: $69,713.28 – $84,824.74 annually (2022 rates of pay)
Location: 110 Laurier Avenue West
City: Ottawa, ON
Job Category: Planning and Infrastructure
Application Close: 16/01/2023


Under the guidance of a licensed Professional Engineer, you are responsible to provide technical and engineering support in a diverse range of projects. These projects and/or deliverables are dependent on the hiring department and the specific initiatives that interns are assigned in the course of their employment. General activities may include carrying out engineering studies/reviews, data analysis and preparing technical reports. You will follow a work plan that provides more detailed objectives and duties by specific departments.


Completion of 4 year university degree in a relevant engineering discipline or applied science from an accredited university

Minimum of 1 year of related experience


Engineering Intern (EIT) registered with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)


  • Specific and general knowledge in the field of application related to the department
  • Engineering standards for Ontario/Canada and related to the field of expertise
  • Various engineering standards, bylaws and related national and provincial codes
  • Applicable acts, legislations, regulations and guidelines
  • Project management principles and practices
  • Contract management
  • Current and advanced engineering technologies
  • Engineering processes and design
  • Analytical techniques
  • Applied research techniques (pilot plant, bench-scale, etc.): set-up, operation, analysis
  • Customer service management
  • Community and public consultation processes
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Outlook, etc.)
  • Field investigation techniques
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers


  • Prepare and deliver technical and management summary reports
  • Plan, operate and supervise engineering and process studies
  • Manage projects and meet objectives
  • Work professionally with consultants and other technical authorities, manufacturers and contractors
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Display good judgement with staff, professionals and customers
  • Strong technical and analytical skills
  • Undertake projects and tasks with minimal supervision
  • Build effective interpersonal relationships
  • Strong initiative, judgement, reliability
  • Highly motivated and conscientious
  • Diplomacy, discretion and tact
  • Is flexible, organized, detailed-oriented & independent worker
  • Is able to work well in a team-oriented environment
  • Willingness to outside normal working hours


  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available.
  • Competition will be used to staff any additional full time temporary vacancies within the next 12 months through an established eligibility list.


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women, people with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.


The City of Ottawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.


Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.