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POSTING NO.: 08-2023

TITLE: Environmental Engineer Trainee

SALARY: $60,335.46 – $62,763.88

WORKWEEK: 35 hours (NL)


OPENING DATE: February 7, 2023

CLOSING DATE: February 28, 2023

DIVISION/LOCATION: Division of Energy & Water

This position may be eligible for telework up to two days per week

The Board of Public Utilities is a great place to work

You will be part of a highly effective and collaborative team working to ensure that safe, adequate, and proper utility services are provided to all members of the public who desire such services.


Under close supervision of a supervisor within the Bureau of Engineering Services in the Division of Energy & Water, learns to conduct basic engineering duties including analysis of utility filings, complaints and programs and other related work.


  • Assists in the review of utility company services, rates, safety and operations.

  • Reviews construction plans and cost estimates for proposed and existing utility projects.

  • Assists Division and Bureau Staff in preparing and presentation of reports and orders for  Management and Board Commissioners.

  • Assists in the preparation of summaries of findings involving engineering studies and proposed utility programs.

  • Assist in conducting technical studies, reviews, and/or investigations relating to the requests of natural gas and electric distribution companies to determine compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.

  • Performs special assignments as assigned by the Division Director or supervisor.

  • Assists in the resolution of utility complaints involving quality of service and technical issues.

  • Maintains essential records and files.



Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in in Civil Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Mining Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or Bioresource Engineering.

NOTE: Eligibility determinations will be based upon information presented in resume and proof of degree submitted. Applicants who possess foreign degrees (degrees earned outside of the U.S.) are required to provide an evaluation indicating the U.S. equivalency.

OPEN TO THE FOLLOWING: Open to New Jersey residents.

RESIDENCY LAW: Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70), also known as the “New Jersey First Act,” which became effective September 1, 2011, all persons newly hired by the Executive Branch on or after that date shall have one year from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain principal residence in the State of New Jersey.

WORK AUTHORIZATION: Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States according to the Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and Personal Relationships Disclosure Form (Click Here). Please make sure to include the posting number in the subject line via email. All documents must be submitted by the closing date shown above to the following:
NJ Board of Public Utilities
Office of Human Resources
P.O. BOX 350
Trenton, NJ 08625
[email protected]
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The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.