Permit Coordinator Intern

Location US-Lefrak, 5th Floor
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The Bureau of Engineering, Design and Construction (BEDC) is responsible for the design and construction of major water-related capital projects. The Bureau’s projects focus on maintaining the continued delivery of high quality drinking water and upgrading the 14 wastewater plants located throughout the City to improve water quality and comply with new rules and regulations.


The intern will assist in design and construction regulatory compliance and environmental assessment programs for BEDC’s Permit Resource Division (PRD). Major duties include overall project management information system (ePMIS) support, such as data compilation and analysis, system management and outreach; support of individual project permit and compliance task tracking; assisting in the development of regulatory compliance and transition plans; and conducting regulatory research. Additional duties include assisting with permit application reviews, environmental reviews, regulatory agency liaison, and PRD procedure and tool maintenance and development. As a part of the PRD's core function, the successful candidate will conduct regulatory research related to design and construction projects, including interpretation of quantitative, statistical, and cost data, as well as review of design and construction documents and plans, contract specifications, regulatory guidance documents, and source regulations. They would also attend and coordinate meetings with Bureau project teams as well as local, state and federal environmental regulatory agencies and other meetings relevant to advancing PRD objectives.


Preferred coursework: Environmental Engineering, Science, Policy, Planning, Sustainability, and/or Statistics.  


This is a paid position.


  • Student must currently be enrolled at a college/university at the undergraduate level majoring in civil/structural engineering or construction management.
  • Student must have at least a 2.5GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Student must have at least a junior class standing 


Selection Criteria:

  • Strong writing skills; effective interpersonal skills; familiarity and/or experience with computers/software; leadership skills; self-motivation; and ability to work well with minimal supervision. 


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