Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Engineer Intern (35 Hour)

Target Class - Sanitary Engineer 1

Recruitment #191212-3389ES-001



The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is dedicated to conserving, improving and protecting our natural resources and the environment - and increasing the availability of cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable energy. DEEP is responsible for protecting and enhancing the quality of Connecticut’s air, water, and lands. 

The Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance is responsible for the proper management of wastes, chemicals and other materials that are critical to the protection of the environment, public health and safety.  The Water Permitting and Enforcement Division is responsible for regulating wastewater discharges.

DEEP has a current job opportunity for an Engineer Intern within the Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance. This Engineer Intern will be responsible for assisting in the permitting of industrial pretreatment discharges and enforcement of regulations and statutes related to industrial pretreatment discharges.   

Engineer Interns receive training under direction of a supervisor or senior staff for a period of one year before being promoted to Sanitary Engineer 1 upon successful completion of the training period.  

The position will work out of our downtown Hartford Office, located at 79 Elm Street, across from historic Bushnell Park.

This position is full-time, 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday.

Salary Note: Upon initial entry to this class, incumbents will be placed in Salary Group ES 18, step 5, $55,625/yr.

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. 

Questions about this position should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:, (860)424-3006.

Selection Plan

This position is non-competitive. Open to the public.

Bachelor’s or Master's degree in civil, sanitary or chemical engineering is required. 

Must possess a valid driver’s license.  May be required to travel and attend evening meetings. 

This posting MAY require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please also check your SPAM/Junk folders.  You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.  

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.

Applicants invited to interview will be requested to supply the following:

Transcript; and

Non-State Employees- three (3) professional references, with contact information;

Current State Employees- Last two (2) performance appraisals.


In a state agency this class is accountable for receiving training in introductory professional engineering work for the development of technical and professional engineering skills and knowledge in order to qualify for advancement to the technical engineering work of the agency.


Performs a wide variety of increasingly difficult duties as technical skills are acquired during course of training period.

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting staff of a higher grade in the Water Permitting and Enforcement Division in the performance of the following tasks:

Review and process water discharge permit applications for wastewater discharges in order to protect the waters of the state from pollution;

Review engineering reports, plans and specifications related to the conveyance and treatment of wastewater;

May assist in field investigations at sites of existing and proposed wastewater treatment and disposal systems;

Assist in the initiation of enforcement actions to bring non-compliant dischargers back into compliance with applicable laws and regulations;

May represent the Department at public hearings, meetings and in court proceedings;

Work with municipal, federal, and other state agency officials; and

Other tasks as necessary to meet the statutory responsibilities of the Department related to wastewater permitting and enforcement.



General knowledge of basic engineering theories, principles and methods; skill in use of drafting and calculating instruments; considerable ability in performing mathematical computations, making neat and accurate drawings and preparing minor design and structural details; ability to utilize computer software.


A Bachelor's degree in the discipline required by the target class.


Relevant course work or experience in the following areas:

Chemical, civil, environmental, or sanitary engineering;

Water pollution control or wastewater treatment;

Hydraulics and/or hydrology;

Stream water quality modeling;

Interpreting and enforcing environmental laws and regulations;

Good project management skills and the ability to prioritize and track multiple tasks;

Excellent written and oral communication skills;

Computer proficiency; and

Ability to work with others in a professional manner.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.