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Environmental Program Intern

ENGIE North America
SoMa, California, US
Closing date
Nov 12, 2022

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Conservation science
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ENGIE is hiring a Student Intern to work for West County Wastewater's Environmental Programs Division. This position is created by a partnership with West County Wastewater and ENGIE through the Clean & Green Project a multi-year upgrade project at the Water Quality Resource & Recovery Plant in Richmond. This student internship program will employ a multi-faceted learning program and will give an opportunity for a college student to apply their academic preparation to practical work experience The intern will gain experience in: * research * data-tracking * environmental regulations * laboratory skills * community outreach * communication * environmental programs * writing and reporting The position will work with West County Wastewater for a maximum of 20 hours per week including occasional weekends starting mid-October for 3 months. What you'll do: * The intern will work in the Environmental Programs Division assisting with inspections, sampling, compliance, and pollution outreach and education. Students will learn and work within the SwiftComply FOG program application * Assist with environmental compliance inspections, travel within the district to visit manufacturers and businesses * Assist with sampling * Work on social media campaigns, prepare for and attend outreach events * Interns may also assist with development and execution of inventory tracking, electronic filing and use a variety of computer programs. Additional duties include: * o Observe and take notes on the planning, organization, and implementation of environmental compliance programs, including but not limited to industrial pretreatment and pollution prevention o Assist with the planning, scheduling, and performing of sampling of industrial, commercial, and residential discharges o Plan, schedule, and assist with visits to industrial and commercial facilities to assure compliance with regulations o Investigate and trace sources of illegal or undesirable discharges entering the District's wastewater collection system and evaluate instances of pass through, interference, or upset to the treatment plant o Assist with the preparation and documentation of all facets of inspection and sampling events o Assist with the tracking and documentation of issues until compliance is achieved o Assist with the development of public outreach materials, including presentations and workshops on compliance with pretreatment and pollution prevention requirements, and promote public participation in program activities o Represent WCW by providing information and assistance to other agencies, the industrial, commercial and residential community and to the general public o Develop and maintain accurate, complete and organized records and logs and evaluate reports and information from internal and external customers of the District o Operate, clean, maintain, and calibrate sampling, monitoring, and field equipment o Perform related duties as assigned What you bring: * Must be 18 years or older and currently enrolled in a local accredited college or university in a major related to the assignment, or currently enrolled in a local graduate degree program with a major related to the assignment * This position is for students in STEM programs, or studying Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Science, or biology programs or pathways * Ability to meet highest attendance requirements as stated in West County Wastewater's Employee Handbook * Communicate effectively, both written and verbally * Handle and prioritize multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy * Ability to use a personal computer and various software to perform duties, calculator, and other office equipment * Ability to lift or carry weight up to 20 lbs. or less * Ability to work remotely, as needed Additional Information/Conditions: * Must be eligible to work for any U.S. employer without the need for sponsorship now or in the future * Must be willing and able to comply with all ENGIE ethics and safety policies * While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions * The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate * Ability to meet highest attendance requirements * Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally * Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy * Ability to use a personal computer, calculator, etc. * Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job * Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with the needed assistance to perform the essential functions Why ENGIE? ENGIE North America isn't just participating in the Zero-Carbon Transition, we're leading it! Join us as we develop energy that is more renewable, more efficient, and more accessible to everyone. Unite with us in leading the transformation of the world of energy! ENGIE is looking for talented and motivated individuals to create the future of energy and customer solutions. Join a rewarding and flexible work environment that encourages innovation and creativity to help customers meet their energy challenges today and in the future. Are you up for the challenge? At ENGIE, our goal is to support, promote, and thrive on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We do so for the benefit of our employees, customers, products and services, and community. So ENGIE is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is also an affirmative action employer. We are firmly committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees. We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at ENGIE are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. ENGIE is committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity, or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, civil union, or domestic partnership status, military service or veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, or any other legally protected category (referred to as "protected characteristics") as defined by applicable federal, state or local law in the locations where we operate. If you need assistance with this application or a reasonable accommodation due to adisability, you may contact us Please note: This email address is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry regarding positions or application status. **Job:** **R & D / Laboratories* **Organization:** **ENA Energy Solutions* **Title:** *Environmental Program Intern* **Location:** *California-San Francisco* **Requisition ID:** *CUS00000358*

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