Engineer Intern

Recruitment #1811-EGRINTCPR5-002



Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.


Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.


The Hillsborough County Public Works Department is seeking an Engineer Intern to assist in the planning, development, design, and oversight of public works. The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of Hillsborough County and FDOT construction specifications, FDOT Design Standards, and Hillsborough County Land Development Code. Candidates should have working knowledge of inspection techniques and permitting requirements. The candidates will need strong communication abilities and effectively work with others to determine agreeable solutions to issues.


Performs engineering work under the direction of a licensed Professional Engineer; investigating, evaluating, planning, designing, constructing, managing, or inspecting public infrastructure projects.


Qualified to practice as an Engineer Intern in the state of Florida; and 

Four years of demonstrated, active engineering experience; and

Must meet all of the eligibility requirements to apply and sit for the NCEES PE exam or obtain license by endorsement; and

Possession of a valid driver's license


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals


Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.


  • Frequently required to sit for long periods of time.
  • May require standing for long periods of time.
  • Requires close vision.


    Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below:

    • Develops engineering knowledge and skills in a specific area of planning, design, or construction management; evaluates, selects, and applies standard techniques, procedures, and criteria to perform a task or sequence of tasks for public infrastructure projects; collaboratively uses judgment to determine adaptations in methods for non-routine aspects of assignments; works on projects or portions of larger projects.
    • Performs design tasks using current principles and practices of engineering; prepares project documents; develops specifications; performs computer modeling; conducts research and investigations.
    • Performs construction observation to determine compliance with specifications and approved design plans.
    • Receives instructions pertaining to specific project objectives; Addresses unconventional and complex problems, and proposes solutions.
    • Assigns tasks and coordinates work of Engineering Technicians and Engineering Associates; assists in developing and analyzing project schedules and budget requirements.
    • Performs other duties as required.


      • Knowledge of the fundamental principles and practices of engineering.
      • Knowledge of computer modeling and computer aided drafting and mapping software and applications.
      • Knowledge of the principles and practices of land surveying.
      • Knowledge of field testing, sampling and investigative techniques and procedures.
      • Effective oral and written communication skills.
      • Skill in science and mathematics.
      • Skill in determining and interpreting scope, schedule and budget requirements.
      • Skill in decision making and problem solving.
      • Skill in the use of a computer and related software.
      • Ability to develop and utilize computer applications for engineering modeling, design, drafting, and mapping.
      • Ability to exercise independent judgment in writing technical reports and perform engineering calculations.
      • Ability to exercise independent judgment in assigning and coordinating work assignments.
      • Ability to exercise independent judgment in using field sampling equipment.
      • Ability to follow and provide oral and written directions.
      • Ability to work effectively with others.



      We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

      • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from two (2) healthcare plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
      • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
      • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
      • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
      • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
      • Holidays: Employees receive up to twelve (12) paid holidays per year.

      Visit our Benefits page for more exciting details.

      Veteran’s Preference:

      Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

      Equal Opportunity Employer:

      Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

      Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

      Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

      Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

      Response/Recovery Activities:

      Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*