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Engineering Intern

MetroConnects (Metro) is a special purpose district governed by a seven-member Commission that operates and maintains approximately 1,500 miles of sanitary sewer mains within Greenville County in South Carolina. Metro is seeking a successful candidate to fill the available Engineering Intern position from June to August 2024.

The Engineering Intern will have the opportunity to work with multiple groups within the Engineering Department, including private development, project management, and construction. This will be a temporary intern position working Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and will report to the Engineering Director.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Private Development Projects

  • Assist in verifying development project submittals.
  • Assist with capacity assurance evaluations and calculations.
  • Assist with the review of sewer design plans for developer funded projects.
  • Learn how to create and complete work orders, child work orders, and tasks to and from other internal departments through the asset management system (Cityworks).
  • Develop effective working relationships with developers and engineering consultants.
  • Attend periodic project inspections and site visits to assess project quality.
  • Attend pre-construction meetings.

Metro Capital Projects

  • Assist with reviewing capital project plans, specifications, and contract documents.
  • Attend progress meetings with consulting engineer and/or contractor.
  • Attend periodic inspections of projects.
  • Assist with the review of engineer and contractor pay requests and change orders.


  • Attend job sites as part of the Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC), as needed.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of design and construction standards and specifications.
  • Operates and utilizes various equipment/tools, computers, printers, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently attending a community college or university with an emphasis in construction, civil engineering, or related field. Applicant should have completed at least 1 year of community college or university.
  • Preferred experience in wastewater collection system design, construction, or operations and maintenance. Other inspection experience may also be considered.
  • Must possess a valid South Carolina driver’s license.
  • Demonstrates strong organizational skills (record keeping, work orders, time management, follow up, etc.).
  • Strong problem solving, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and sense of urgency, ability to prioritize with an emphasis on quality and accuracy of work.

Beneficial Skills and Experience

  • BlueBeam, Cityworks, GIS, MS Excel, MS Word, AutoCAD.

Position pay range is anticipated to be $16.00 – $18.00 per hour based on education and experience. The position will not include SC Retirement or medical insurance. A background check and drug screening are conditions of employment. Metro also conducts random drug screening during employment.

Applications may be completed online, https://www.metroconnects.org, or mailed or dropped off at MetroConnects, 120 Augusta Arbor Way, Greenville, SC 29605 Attn: Human Resources; or emailed to [email protected]. Please provide references. For additional information, call 864-277-4442.
Metro is an Equal Opportunity Employer.