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Intern, Construction Engineer in Ames, IA at REG

Date Posted: 12/7/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Ames, IA
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    Not Specified
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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


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