Local recruitment: Water Engineering Intern


New York, NY, USA 🇺🇸

Dedicated to sustainable development, Arup is a collective of designers, advisors and experts working globally. Founded to be humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination, technology, and rigor to shape a better world  

Responsibilities of this specific role will include, but are not limited to the following:  

  • Develop sustainable water engineering solutions, including green infrastructure, flood risk and mitigation, water treatment, water reuse, master planning, utility impacts, resilience planning, and sustainability assessments on a variety of site development and civil infrastructure projects.   
  • Conduct data collections and field investigations  
  • Use CAD (Civil 3D and/or MicroStation/Inroads) software to design drainage and utility systems and site grading  
  • Use ArcGIS or other georeferenced mapping platforms to prepare utility plans or hydrology/hydraulic maps  
  • Prepare 1-D and 2-D hydrologic and hydraulic models for flood risk assessments, stormwater management, and sanitary and potable water systems. Software may include programs such as InfoWorks ICM, PCSWMM, XPSWMM, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, Storm and Sanitary Analysis, EPANET, InfoWater, and others  
  • Review and apply applicable codes, specifications and standards for the design and implementation of the above elements   
  • Develop awareness of interdependence among disciplines in delivering sustainable and resilient outcomes   
  • Provide work products for projects at various phases of planning, design and construction   
  • Successfully navigate the regulatory environment to gain approvals at various stages of project delivery   
  • Proactively interact with our clients to effectively address their needs and concerns   
  • Develop a big-picture awareness that permeates various skill areas in Arup   
  • Prepare reports, calculations, plans, exhibits and specifications   
  • Prepare and deliver technical presentations to technical and non-technical audiences  


  • Pursuing Bachelor’s Degree in Civil and/or Environmental Engineering or Water Resources Engineering   
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA or higher   
  • Competence with engineering software and technical writing   
  • Core understanding of water resources engineering and civil engineering fundamentals   
  • Evidence of past engineering internship or extracurricular activity in the field    
  • The ability to prioritize and effectively lead assigned work tasks, and maintain exceptional organizational skills under dynamic working conditions  
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills essential to team-based working   
  • Public speaking and presentation skills appropriate for presentations to colleagues and clients of varying levels of technical knowledge   
  • Candidate must be eligible to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future.  


  • Pursing Master’s Degree in Civil and/or Environmental Engineering or Water Resources Engineering   
  • Proficiency in civil/water engineering, design and analysis   
  • Proficiency in 3D CAD (Civil 3D, OpenRoads, etc.), GIS, BIM and/or other industry-relevant software   
  • Proficiency with hydraulic & hydrologic analysis tools   
  • Coursework or familiarity with sustainable design principals, and/or resilient design   

NYC hiring range:

The good faith base salary hiring range for this job if performed in New York City is $26.00 to $37.00 per hour. Benefits are not included in the base salary. Please note hiring ranges for candidates performing work outside of NYC will differ. 

Notable Projects:  

For over seven decades Arup has been at the forefront of the most ambitious and innovative design and engineering. From concert halls to national stadiums, renewable energy to driverless cars, we continue to add to that history every day.  Notable projects from our offices include:   

  • Kensico Eastview Connection Tunnel   
  • Santa Clara Valley Water Raw Water System Master Plan   
  • Lower Alemany Storm Water Improvement Project  

Arup is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of national origin, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or other status protected by law. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please contact us at americasbenefits@arup.com




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development