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Intern, Construction Engineer in Ames, IA at REG

Date Posted: 11/6/2017

Job Snapshot

Job Description


The purpose of this position is to assist with construction projects. This position involves a variety of construction and engineering duties with a focus on supporting the construction or upgrade of biodiesel plants.


Key Accountabilities:

Project Support

  • Help ensure a safe working environment on jobsites through participation in safety training and site observation visits
  • Assist in obtaining all licenses, permits, and documents necessary to start, build and complete construction projects
  • Maintain the confidentiality of sensitive project information

Support Function

  • Complete job set-up and coordinate pre-install project and closeout meetings
  • Draft purchase orders
  • Assist with development of estimates, schedules, and work plans
  • Maintain project records including scanning for electronic archival
  • Assist with construction office administrative duties

Coordination and Review Function

  • Help verify, perform, and maintain punch list
  • Obtain receipt of close out materials
  • Assist in the development of contract change orders and distribute approved contract changes to contractors and vendors
  • Help track/control quality, costs, and schedule
  • Assist with review of project proposal to determine budget, construction means and methods, staffing, allotment of resources, and project schedule
  • Prepare and maintain a master cost breakdown, and learn cost control methods
  • Stay abreast of material delivery dates and keep others informed on changes that affect the project schedule
  • Coordinate project reviews, progress and team meetings and distribute meeting notes

Other frequent duties:

  • Use of work tools to complete specific assigned tasks
  • Assist in coordination of activities of government agencies
  • Expedite delayed material delivery
  • Assist in reviewing monthly pay applications
Perform other duties as assigned


Education Required: Pursuing a bachelor’s degree - Construction Engineering or related degree

**Mechanical emphasis preferred

**Senior or Junior status required

Experience Required: Business environment experience, relevant courses, club participation and internship preferred

Skills Required:

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, Project, Visio)

Strong technical background

Bluebeam Suite

Special skills or knowledge preferred:

Knowledge of project management

Knowledge of biodiesel production and related processes