Water Conservation Internships Summer 2020

Hiring Organization: Pacific Landscape
Employment type: Internship
Job Location: Portland, OR
Application Deadline: February 29, 2020

Water Conservation Plan Internship



 Water costs are skyrocketing in the Portland metropolitan area, making water conservation an important piece of managing a commercial property. We are finding that many water conservation projects have a good return on investment, which is always important to property owners, investors, and managers. We have developed a Water Conservation evaluation process to develop a document to present to our clients with detailed evaluation and recommendations to reduce water use through system upgrades as well as site landscape modifications.  We have developed a process to complete these on all of our properties as approved by our customers.

 Candidate background expectations:

  • Career focus in landscape or golf course management
  • Interest in background with irrigation management and/or installation
  • Coursework associated with irrigation hydraulics, design, management, and/or conservation
  • Willingness to engage in additional online irrigation management and conservation coursework
  • Personal transportation to be used to mobilize to job sites (mileage will be compensated)
  • Personal Smart phone to be used for photo taking and On-line software tools
  • Ability to work outside in wet, cold, hot or dry conditions.
  • Ability to work with our water manager, Account Managers, and Field Managers to evaluate sites and prepare final report.

Internship Outline:

  • Discuss site issues with Account Manager and Field managers
  • Deploy to sites
  • Activate all irrigation zones
  • Utilize outline of potential recommendations to chose those which are applicable
  • Document with photos and text issues and recommendations
  • Use web-based bidding software to generate estimates for proposed recommendation for conservation
  • Develop draft report
  • Review draft report with account manager and/or water manager
  • Finalize report for presentation to client


.  We have done several dozen this summer to work out the details but are proposing to all customers as a part of next year’s budget and are anticipating 3 interns to perform these during the summer of 2020.   A sample water conservation plan is available for reference.


Check us out at our website: http://www.pacscape.com/sustainable/weather-based-irrigation.php


If interested send an email to:  david.grover@pacscape.com

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