Engineering Student Assistant (T25, T28, T36, T37)

Salary:  $18.80 – $28.23 per hour


Location:  Fort Worth, TX




Position Summary:


As a summer-seasonal Student Assistant, you will join the engineering team to solve challenges. Our solutions enrich our communities and improve the quality of life. You may calculate, study, design, or review solutions to our water resources, hydraulic, energy, water infrastructure, or construction management challenges.



Essential Functions and Responsibilities:


  • Solving engineering problems
  • Reviewing project submittals such as drawings, specifications, and shop drawings
  • Communicating solutions to others through drawings, emails, or memos
  • Project planning
  • Project budgeting
  • Field investigations
  • GIS analysis
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Collecting and organizing engineering data into usable formats
  • Maintain familiarity with strategic District levels of service
  • Continuous improvement monitoring and innovation efforts
  • Perform other duties as required



Required Experience/Skills:


  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint



Desired Experience/Skills:


  • Completed fluid mechanics or hydrology related courses
  • Intern experience in water resources engineering, mechanical engineering, construction, GIS or surveying related fields
  • Experience with CAD software
  • Experience with hydrology and hydraulic modeling software



Required Education/Certification/License:


  • High School Diploma
  • Enrolled in an ABET/EAC accredited engineering program
  • Valid Texas driver’s license



Success Factors/Job Competencies:


  • Receives supervision and guidance related to performance of tasks
  • Willing to work on many different tasks
  • Desire to produce high-quality work in a timely manner
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team



Physical Demands and Work Environment:


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, talk or hear.  Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee typically resides within an office or cubicle and may have occasional field work, including job sites or construction locations, that will expose the employee to weather conditions prevalent at the time.



Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 550.05 550.00 0.05
Benbrook 695.06 694.00 1.06
Bridgeport 827.66 836.00 -8.34
Cedar Creek 322.07 322.00 0.07
Eagle Mountain 646.40 649.10 -2.70
Lake Worth 591.29 594.00 -2.71
Richland-Chambers 313.15 315.00 -1.85
*Conservation Level: The permitted level of water an entity is allowed to hold in a lake. Any amount above the conservation level is used for the temporary storage of flood waters and must be released downstream.
**Difference: Amount above or below conservation level.
For more information read our daily reports or the TRWD Lake Level Blog.

Check out the TRWD OneRain portal for a visualization of this information and more.

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