Engineering Intern Job at South San Francisco, San Mateo County, California

Engineering Intern

City of South San Francisco , California

Job Information 


Public Works

Entry Level


$22.00 - $22.00 Hourly

Application Deadline 


No Application Deadline

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive



Applications are being accepted for the position of Part-time Hourly/Temporary Engineering Intern with the City of South San Francisco’s Public Works Department - Engineering Division.


SALARY:  $22.00/ hour; interns will be expected to work a minimum of 12 hours per week 

This is a non-benefited, part-time hourly/temporary position.

The City of South San Francisco is a General Law city with a population of 68,000 residents that grows to 110,000 during business hours. South San Francisco is strategically located on the west shore of the San Francisco Bay, in northern San Mateo County, 10 miles south of San Francisco. This City is also located along the Bay Area's main transportation routes, included 101, 280, Caltrain, BART, San Francisco Bay Ferry, and the San Francisco International Airport.

The City of South San Francisco is a full-service city with 12 City Departments including Police; Fire; Parks and Recreation; Public Works; Economic and Community Development; City Attorney; Library; Finance; Information Technology; Human Resources; City Clerk; and Office of the City Manager.  The City has a Council-City Manager form of government with more than 460 full-time regular employees.

The City of South San Francisco proudly remains The Industrial City, a reflection of its steel mill and ship building past.  In recent years, the City has been redefined to reflect the innovative, entrepreneurial and industrious spirit, which has made South San Francisco the Biotech Capital of the World.

South San Francisco’s biotechnology cluster is the largest in the world, with roughly 45,000 life science workers, 200 biotech companies, and over 12 million square feet of office/R&D facilities – with an additional 9 million square feet of new R&D facilities in the development pipeline. 

South San Francisco enjoys a high quality of life with an extensive public parks system, active library and learning programming and a dynamic, engaged community making South San Francisco a great place to live, learn, work and play. 

Ideal Candidate


Under supervision, performs sub-professional engineering office work to assist the Public Works' Engineering Division teams on programs and projects that may include engineering permits, land development plan checks, procedure and standards research and development, record and asset management, traffic research and survey crew assistance.


Performs a wide variety of responsible sub-professional engineering work including assisting engineering staff with general clerical, administrative, and technical tasks for public works projects, electronic document filing, entering data and creating reports in various software applications, internet research, processing permits, reviewing plans, and assisting with internal and external communication and public outreach.


Knowledge of:  Basic engineering principles; drafting symbols used in construction work; basic engineering office equipment; modern personal computers and related computer software; principles and practical application of computer-aided drafting, design and mapping systems.

Ability to:  Communicate well, both orally and in writing, detailed-oriented, highly organized, adaptable, and energetic, and work both cooperatively and complete assignments independently; learn the use of surveying equipment and techniques; learn basic construction inspection procedures; accurately make and verify mathematical computations; perform neat and accurate drafting; collect engineering field data, and make field notes; maintain accurate records; effectively use modern office software; prepare PowerPoint presentations; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; prepare response letters to the pubic; work flexible hours; perform customer service with the public and general contractors; and perform duties as assigned.

Experience:  None required.

Education:  Current student enrolled in a university/college pursuing an undergraduate degree (Junior or Senior) or graduate degree in civil engineering.  

License:  Possession of a valid Class “C” California Driver’s License.

APPLY ONLINE AND UPLOAD A COVER LETTER AND RESUME (required).  For additional information, please contact Jeffrey Chou, Associate Engineer at / (650) 829-6652.

City of South San Francisco, Public Works Department EOE

This general announcement is subject to change. It does not constitute an express or implied contract.


This is a non-benefited, part-time hourly/temporary position.

Special Instructions

A cover letter and resume are required.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED. IF INTERESTED, APPLY IMMEDIATELY AS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME. Some email accounts have been known to place these emails in the spam/junk file. Please check your email folders/settings or accept emails ending with

Prior to hire, and after a conditional offer of appointment has been made, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, including a pre-employment physical and drug screening (when applicable), a driving record review, reference check, and a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment. Determinations are made on a case-by-case basis with consideration given to nature and recency of the conviction and relationship to job duties. All City standards must be met before the final appointment is made.

Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should advise the Human Resources Department upon submittal of application.  Documentation of the need for accommodation must be submitted to HR.

The policy of the City of South San Francisco is to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual preference, marital status or national origin.  It is the intent and desire of the City of South San Francisco that equal employment opportunity will be provided in recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.  The City of South San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

DISCLAIMER: This general announcement does not constitute an express or implied contract. Any provisions contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. Tests may consist of any combination of written, oral or other exercises or assessment procedures as deemed appropriate by the City, in order to evaluate job knowledge, skills and/or abilities as they relate to the position. The City may, without notice, change or eliminate any particular assessment component or combination of components as needs dictate.

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 


Contact email:


400 Grand Avenue

South San Francisco, CA 94080