Field/Office Engineer Internship

Location: Fairfield, CA Posted Date: September 11, 2017
Employer: To view company name. See instructions below
Employer Job Id: 66187 CareerMine Job Id: 1367189

[Company] is one of North America's largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned company operates through a network of offices and projects in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia. [Company] offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building and mining. [Company] had 2016 revenues of $8.6 billion and employs more than 20,000 staff and craft employees.

Are you interested in being able to travel the country while working on complex projects that improve our economy and future?  How about having an opportunity to work on projects in numerous sectors? We are dedicated to the growth and success of our employees, and we have built a merit based culture and business approach that promotes lifelong learning.  We are looking for the next generation of workers who strive for excellence and have the drive and desire that it takes to work in the fast paced, heavy construction environment.


Exact job assignment location will be determined closer to your start date - must be willing to drive upwards of one hour to the office and/or jobsite.


  • [Company] District is headquartered in Fairfield, CA.  We primarily perform heavy civil projects specializing in earth moving, transportation, roadways, rail, and underground utilities, while developing builders who will lead the company into the future.

Position Overview:

  • As an intern you will be introduced to a variety of office and field activities as well as estimating in order to develop your understanding of construction. You can expect to spend time learning and working on shop drawings, submittals, schedules, take offs, pay requests, contract changes and project documentation. While learning these things you will have the opportunity to build complex projects that make a profound impact on communities. We are looking for people committed to the construction industry and not design. We would be open to part-time and full-time interns.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with a vibrant and diverse team to build, estimate, and schedule mechanical, civil, electrical and heavy industrial construction.
  • Support both administrative and construction activities as assigned by supervisor; review proposals, specifications and drawings, perform material takeoffs, prepare cost estimates and attend pre-bid investigation meetings.
  • Learn to supervise subcontractors and communicate with vendors.
  • Prepare work plans, assure quality control, manage and track costs and materials, schedule equipment, administer safety programs and maintain exceptional owner relations.
  • Maintaining records as required regarding job progress, costs, material usage, etc.
  • Planning and scheduling of job and/or job segments
  • Investigating problems and/or reported incidents; identifying and recommending solutions/alternatives as appropriate
  • Reviewing plans and specifications to determine material requirements (quantities and qualities), pricing of materials, etc.
  • Working with suppliers as required facilitating the handling and expediting delivery of materials


  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in engineering, construction management or related degree, or equivalent experience in a construction-related position
  • 1 previous internship / laborer experience
  • Must be able to work at least three days/week
  • Committed to the construction industry and not the design industry
  • Must be willing to drive upwards of one hour to the office and/or jobsite.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications
  • Working knowledge of computers and experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Good attention to detail, with the ability to recognize discrepancies
  • Strong work ethic – highly motivated and willing to do what it takes to get the job done right
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environment
  • Ability to work in the United States without sponsorship, both now and in the future
  • Preference will be given to local candidates within the area

Access to Company Name and Response Instructions requires a CareerMine Job Access Subscription

Already a job access subscriber? Sign In Now