Engineering Student, Public Works (Summer Student 2024) - City of Kingston

Job Details

Engineering Student, Public Works (Summer Student 2024)

  • City City: KINGSTON
  • Rate of Pay Rate of Pay: Hourly
  • Rate of Pay Amount / Range Rate of Pay Amount / Range: $20.00
  • Positions Available Positions Available: 2
  • Type Type: Full Time
  • Duration Duration: Student
  • Avg. Hours/Week Avg. Hours/Week: 40
  • Schedule Schedule: Days

Opening Statement

We acknowledge that the City of Kingston is situated on traditional Anishinabek (Ah- nish-in-ah-bay), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat) territory and is the home of many Indigenous peoples. We are grateful to reside and work on this land.

Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of government. Kingstonians enjoy a high quality of life with access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

We take our core values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Pride seriously and apply these standards to everything we do. We foster a working environment that reflects our community’s diversity and respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and encourages people from all backgrounds, including but not limited to women, racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, Persons with Disabilities and persons who identify as members *2SLGBTQ+ communities, to apply.

Position Summary

  • Assist in the collection and analysis of data and information for asset management
  • Assist with construction and maintenance inspections
  • Assist with culvert and drainage system inspections
  • Responsible for basic surveying of existing field conditions using laser level
  • Complete various data entry duties as required
  • Assist with any other Public Works related duties including: inspections, attending meetings, data collection, traffic control, and report writing
  • Hours of operation are typically between 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Qualifications, Competencies

  • Must be enrolled in college or university in the field of Civil Engineering - Verification will be required
  • Must have a valid class ‘G’ driver’s licence
  • Ability to drive and back-up a truck with a trailer attached an asset
  • Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer focus, Results Orientation, Integrity and Teamwork

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

  • Ability to work outside in inclement weather conditions
  • Ability to work in an office environment and get along well with others
  • Strong computer skills using MS Word, Excel and Windows
  • Knowledge of Cartegraph or database asset management system
  • Motivated, self-starter who enjoys learning new skills
  • Proven customer service skills
  • Must provide and wear CSA approved protective footwear
  • A satisfactory criminal record check will be required at successful candidate’s expense

Closing Statement

Please inform us of any accommodations we need to make to ensure a barrier-free recruitment experience. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) at any stage in the recruitment process. We’re happy to provide more information if you email us at

Please apply to Career Opportunities at:

Your resumé must demonstrate how you meet position requirements. Please upload to your profile any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position. We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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