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Job Description

General Purpose

Under direction from senior level staff and mentor performs engineering duties in support of Agency projects in the areas of engineering design, operational support, and construction support. The Systems Engineering intern will be involved in a full range of engineering activities, including analyses, technical reviews, and verification of conformance with standards. The assignment will include assignments within the Systems Engineering and Integration, Construction Management and Operations organizations in order to gain a broad understanding of transit system design, construction, and operational support.

Company Description:

Sound Transit is committed to offering safe and reliable service and building quality transit projects throughout the King, Snohomish, and Pierce County region. Sound Transit is accountable to the public. The agency's commitment to openness and accountability is evident in its cost and project controls, its outside audits and oversight, and with its clearly defined milestones that are updated every year.

We are looking to recruit highly motivated individuals who like to be challenged, work in a fast-paced environment and have a passion for our mission. Interns are afforded an unparalleled opportunity to learn about public service and transit by directly contributing to the executive office of Sound Transit.

Essential Functions

Under direct supervision, the Intern performs professional auditing of the Agency's programs and operations; reviews Agency business processes and identifies opportunities to improve efficiency, internal control, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws and Agency policies and procedures. Undergraduate students with interest in auditing, business administration or program evaluation are strongly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must be a current college students in good academic standing, enrolled in an accredited four year university offering a baccalaureate or graduate degree program. They must be participating in an accredited internship through their school, and must have and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 grading scale or 3.5 on a 5.0 grading scale. This is a temporary assignment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Junior level or above electrical, mechanical, computer science engineering student.

Knowledge of:

Professional audit standards and audit techniques.

Risk assessment, benchmarking, program evaluations and other comparisons to determine areas most likely to benefit from auditing procedures

Audit planning and audit program development, including performance of research to locate and summarize laws and regulations to determine whether programs are in compliance.

Accounting and auditing theory, principles, and practices including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles Generally Accepted Auditing Standards and Government Auditing Standards

Enterprise Reporting Programs, database and spreadsheet software.

Project management techniques and principles.

Experience with report preparation and presentation.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

Work is performed in a standard office environment.

Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds.

The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.

It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.