Working cooperatively with the National Park Service’s Lake Mead National Recreation Area (LAKE), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting to hire an 1 year Entry Level Engineering Intern. The overarching objective of this position is to assist under close supervision the Maintenance Division in activities to support recreation and visitor facilities at Lake Mead. Intern will aid in a variety of engineering support activities including, but not limited to:
Assist senior level engineer with design reviews for various roads, buildings, housing and campground related projects.
Assist Contracting Officer Representative with performing field inspections duties for ongoing construction projects.
Assist with energy tracking and reporting such as reading photovoltaic meters quarterly and entering monthly usage in the governments reporting system.
Perform condition assessments on the Lake Mead Asset Portfolio to identify and scope future project needs.
Prepare quarterly progress reports and close out packages for various facility projects
Attend park wide project meetings, attend and satisfactorily complete assigned training and instructional tasks.
Create standing work orders and project related work orders in the governments asset management system.
May perform project planning and management tasks such as administrative duties, Schematic and blueprint reading, data cleanup and audits, organize digital and hard copy engineering related files.
Utilize AutoCAD to produce as-built drawings during the project close-out phase.
Preform engineering related research such material and equipment research based on project need and obtain quotes from vendors.
Simple engineering design such as take-off estimates, cost estimating, product identification, and production of drawing and specifications.
Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering or similar
Ability to interact and communicate with a diverse range of Park Staff and visitors
Motivated, self-starter, detail oriented, and possess good organizational skills;
Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain
Ability to work independently or cooperatively as part of a team focused on accomplishing goals and mission of the NPS and GBI;
Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license with ability to safely operate and maintain a 4WD vehicle on and off paved roads;
Experience working in AutoCAD
Experience reading and writing project plans
Knowledge of guiding principles of recreation, cultural or natural resource management
Prior experience working in the desert southwest, or similar desert climates, desirable.
This AmeriCorps position is open to US Citizens, Nationals, or Permanent Residents age 17 or older
Successful applicant must complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI) or submit paperwork to NPS human resources indicating an active and fully adjudicated BI has already been completed prior to beginning position. If you already have a fully adjudicated BI, please let us know in your application.
Additional Salary Information: •Living Allowance $25,800 (equivalent 15$/hour)
•Education award $6095.00 (to be applied to Past/Present/or Future Educational Expenses)
•Sick Leave, Vacation, and Federal Holidays
•Eligibility for Student Loan Forbearance
•Eligibility for AmeriCorps Childcare Benefits
•Limited Health, Dental and Vision Insurance will be completely paid for at no cost to you by the Great Basin Institute and available starting your first day of service.
About Great Basin Institute
The Great Basin Institute is an interdisciplinary field studies organization that promotes environmental research, education, and conservation throughout the West. The Institute advances ecological literacy and habitat restoration through educational outreach and direct service programs.
The Institute’s Research Associate Program recruits qualified professionals—college graduates, graduate students, and experienced professionals—to design and implement field-based environmental management programs and projects. Research Associates provide technical assistance, research, analysis and data to support the conservation and management of natural and cultural resource in the West.