Internship Opportunity


Streetlight & Utility Technician Intern

City of Markham
Number of Positions:
Application Deadline:
Jun 30, 2024
Start Date:
Aug 05, 2024
End Date:
Dec 31, 2024

Job Description:

Streetlight & Utility Technician Intern

Organization: City of Markham

Address: 101 Town Centre Blvd., Markham, ON, L3R 9W3

Number of positions: 1

Application Deadline: 30 June, 2024

Start Date: 05 August, 2024

End Date: 31 December, 2024

The City of Markham is proud to be recognized for the 4th consecutive year as one of Canada’s Best Employers by Forbes and Statista Inc. In 2024, the City of Markham is ranked the top city in Ontario and in the top 10 for Government Services. The recipient of multiple environmental awards, we are recognized for our innovative sustainability and urban planning initiatives as well as our fiscal accountability. More than 357,000 residents call Markham home and benefit from our rich heritage, culturally diverse environment, vibrant local economy and focus on quality of life. 


The Operations Department is committed to delivering excellent customer service to Markham residents and monitoring services continuously to ensure high standard of maintenance are achieved. Our department is involved with the management, maintenance and improvement of lands and assets located within Markham’s public road allowance and in City parks.

Job Details:

Reporting to Technical Coordinator-Streetlight, the role is responsible for assisting the Streetlight & Utility team in coordination, administration, and inspection of Streetlight maintenance works and Utilities Municipal Consent permits.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Asses streetlight Active Citizen Requests (ACR) and create work orders on a daily basis using Markham’s Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) system
  • Manage maintenance records within EAM and GIS databases
  • Perform streetlight inspections to confirm scope of work, verify repairs, and check new installations during subdivision acceptance stage
  • Utilize ArcGIS applications to produce maps and update map assets using as-built data
  • Support the streetlighting invoice review processes
  • Respond to enquirers/complaints related to streetlight and utilities construction in the City ROW
  • Assist utility team with municipal consent permits and mapping requirements
  • Assist in coordination and administration of the streetlight developer and accident cost recovery process
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently
  • Sound knowledge of Streetlight and other utility infrastructure
  • Adept at reading and understanding blueprints
  • Proficiency with the following Windows applications: ArcGIS and MS Office
  • Good Communication and project management Skills
  • Access to a personal vehicle for business purposes is preferred.(mileage compensated)
  • Full G driver's lincense is required for this role


Bachelor of civil engineering or electrical engineering at University or Diploma in engineering technician / technologist at College


Service Excellence: Meets or exceeds service standards when interacting with customers in the community and in the organization.

Change & Innovation: Responds positively and professionally to change and helps others through change.

Teamwork & Relationship Building: Interacts with others in an inclusive, collaborative and respectful way that create effective working relationships. Communication: Communicates in a clear, professional and respectful way; demonstrates active listening.

Accountable & Results Oriented: Demonstrates ethical behaviour and accountability, aligns with City values, and abides by relevant policies and legislation.

Management & Leadership: Demonstrates self-management, professionalism and engagement; leads by example.

The City of Markham is committed to inclusive, accessible and barrier free employment practices and to creating a workplace that reflects and supports the diversity of the community we serve.  Please let us know if you require an accommodation and we will work with you to ensure a barrier free hiring process.

Employer Question 1:

What is your educational background?

Employer Question 2:

Do you have knowledge of knowledge of Streetlight and other utility infrastructure? Are you adept in reading and understanding blueprints? Please elucidate your experience:

Employer Question 3:

What is your proficiency level using ArcGIS and MS Office? Please specify:

Employer Question 4:

Do you have a valid G / G2 license, reliable vehicle available for corporate business use (mileage compensated)? Please answer both questions.