Intern, Utilities Distribution

Requisition ID:  20469

Iowa City, US, 52240

Job Title:

Intern, Utilities Distribution


Iowa City, IA


What You Can Expect


Our Distribution Intern, based at the University of Iowa campus, will collaborate closely with our Distribution staff. The Distribution Group oversees the maintenance of various systems, including cabling, network controls, metering, piping, pumping, substations, tunnels, and vaults that collectively form the distribution systems. The intern will play a vital role in tasks related to material inventory tracking and installed inventory, utilizing a range of computer programs.


We are actively seeking an intern available for 15-20 hours per week during the semester, with the potential for additional hours during summer or school breaks. Our operational hours are from 7 am to 3:30 pm, and we offer flexibility within this timeframe for start and end times.


On a daily basis, you will collaborate with our Distribution Planner, participating in diverse tasks such as data analysis, modeling, and making recommendations for enhancing system designs, operational procedures, preventative maintenance programs, purchasing, and record-keeping systems. The role is adaptable, allowing for customization of internship tasks and projects based on your current level of experience or intended specialization. This internship provides a valuable opportunity to gain hands-on experience in engineering and project coordination.


Internship Objectives:

  • Learn to independently identify maintenance needs in distribution systems and contact the Distribution Planner to develop corrective work orders
  • Efficiently develop analyses of distribution systems across campus, and maintain results
  • Learn how to document and track distribution performance and maintenance needs
  • Learn how to maintain equipment inventory databases, Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), and ArcGIS


What You’ll Bring

  • You must be an enrolled student at the University of Iowa
  • This internship provides an excellent learning opportunity for students exploring career avenues in engineering, operational leadership or various occupations in business administration


Additional Details

  • This role requires daily attendance at a worksite 
  • Must possess a valid U.S. driver’s license/clean driving record this position requires the safe operation of ENGIE owned vehicles
  • Must be willing and able to comply with all ENGIE ethics and safety policie
  • Must be able to detect and understand audible alarms, detect changes in noise levels of rotating equipment and portable radio communication
  • Capable of frequently standing; walking; balancing; sitting; climbing (ladders, stairs, ramps, catwalks and the like as required); kneeling; pushing; pulling; lifting
  • Capable of performing repetitive motions as required
  • Must be able to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to half and full-face respirators, fall protection equipment, hardhat, safety shoes, safety glasses, etc.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment may exceed moderate.



Salary Range:  $21.00 – $32.00 USD hourly


This represents the average expected pay range for a qualified candidate.

Actual offered salary may depend on geography, experience, industry knowledge, education, internal pay alignment, or other bona fide factors.


ENGIE complies with all federal, state, and local minimum wage laws. Actual salary offered may vary depending on geography, experience, education, internal pay alignment, or other bona fide factors. 


Your Talent Acquisition Partner can share more specific information regarding the benefits or the salary for the position based on the work location



ENGIE North America isn’t just participating in the Zero-Carbon Transition, we’re leading it!  Join us as we develop energy that is renewable, efficient, and accessible to everyone.  


In 2020 The University of Iowa (UI) entered a 50-year, trailblazing partnership with the University of Iowa Energy Collaborative (UIEC), a joint venture between ENGIE, Meridiam, and Hannon Armstrong, to operate, maintain and enhance the university’s Utility System.  As the founding member of this joint venture, ENGIE designs, builds, operates, and maintains the energy infrastructure delivering safe, reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable energy solutions in producing and distributing steam, electricity, chilled water, and domestic water to the main campus in Iowa City, Iowa and a nearby satellite campus. 


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.  ENGIE is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, and 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 qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.


If you need assistance with this application or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at 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.


We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa for this role at any time.


The safety of our employees is our number one priority. All employees at ENGIE have both a duty and the authority to STOP WORK if unsafe acts are observed.

Business Unit:  GBU Energy Solutions
Division:  ESI NORTHAM
Legal Entity:  ENGIE North America Inc.
Contract Type:  Internship
Job Type:  Part - Time
Professional Experience:  Junior (experience < 3 years)
Education Level:  Other

Nearest Major Market: Iowa City