Engineer Intern

City of Sanibel
November 9, 2023
Sanibel, FL
Job Type



Serves under the supervision of the Deputy of Public Works, responsible for technical engineering work for Engineering and Public Works projects. Serves as project manager and/or designer of moderately difficult Public Works projects and is responsible for various aspects of planning, design, permitting, bidding and construction services. All engineering work is performed under the supervision and direction of a Professional Engineer registered in the State of Florida.


Manages and performs engineering design of moderately complex Public Works projects.

Monitors consultants' efforts from inception to completion.

Reviews survey and drafting work.

Ensures appropriate ordinances, codes and regulations are followed for each project.

Responds to inquiries and meets with the public, developers, permitting agencies, consultants, contractors, and other City staff.

Prepares engineers' cost estimates and writes specifications and contract documents. Provides cost data for the City budget.

Reviews applications for development to assure compliance with City, State and Federal source.

Applies for construction and maintenance permits from the appropriate local, State and Federal source.

Applies computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks.

Other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Experience, License, Registration, and Certification Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in civil or environmental engineering or related field; or educational qualification as an engineering intern pursuant to Florida Statues, and Engineer Intern Testing Certification; or an equivalent combination of experience and training.

Valid Florida Driver's License - Regular Operator

Supplemental or Additional Information

Knowledge of modern engineering practices as applied to the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of public works facilities.

Knowledge of methods, materials, and techniques used in the construction of public works and utility projects.

Knowledge of surveying, easements, and legal descriptions.

Knowledge of appropriate Federal, State, and local codes, ordinances, and regulations.

Ability to make complex engineering computations and check, design and/or prepare engineering plans and studies.

Ability to develop engineering plans and specifications for construction projects.

Ability to use computer software as a tool in project management and design and to apply Auto CAD civil engineering software in preparing project drawings and/or plans.

Ability to effectively manage assigned projects.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Benefits for full-time employeesinclude:

  • Health insurance and subsidy for family and spouse coverage
  • Dental insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismembermentinsurance
  • Retirement plan
  • 457 Deferred compensation plan
  • Retirement Health Savings Plan
  • Roth IRA
  • Vacation, medical and personal leave
  • Blood donation leave program
  • 10paid holidays
  • Beach parking sticker at resident rate
  • Reimbursementof co-pays for annual physical and cancer screenings
  • Paid Family Membership to SanibelRecreation Center
  • Unlimited Sanibel Causeway transponder
  • Cape Coral bridges transponder, if applicable
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