Field/Office Engineer Internship

Location: Nationwide, MN Posted Date: September 14, 2017
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Employer Job Id: 68261 CareerMine Job Id: 1379099

[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.

Position:

  • As an intern you will be introduced to a variety of office and field activities in order to develop your understanding of construction. You can expect to spend time learning and working on estimates, 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.

Location:

  • [Company] office is based in Eden Prairie, MN but we have projects all across the United States, in large cities and small towns, so our people must be willing to go where the work is.  Job assignment location will be determined closer to your start date.  Must be able to travel and relocate anywhere in the country, as frequently as business needs require.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Prepare work plans, assure quality control, manage and track costs and materials, schedule equipment, administer safety programs and maintain exceptional owner relations.
  • Assist in 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

Requirements:

  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in engineering, construction management or related degree, or equivalent experience in a construction-related position
  • Committed to the construction industry and not the design industry
  • 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

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