Commercial Construction Intern in Falls Church, VA at HITT

Date Posted: 10/1/2018

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Commercial Construction Intern

 A Construction Intern (CI) participates in a hands-on internship experience in the “Cornerstone Phase” within the HITT Futures Leadership Program. CIs are placed with Futures program mentors for the duration of their seasonal work at HITT, participating in day-to-day operations of the project management team. This training and employment period will be used as an opportunity for the candidate familiarize themselves with the different facets of construction while learning the way HITT conducts business relative to our industry. Further, this period should also be used by the candidate to become familiar with HITT’s history and corporate culture. It is the intent that at the end of the Intern period that each successful candidate would be offered an opportunity to continue in our HITT Futures Leadership Program.

Responsibilities

  • Support the project management team with subcontractor and supplier coordination, material tracking, file management, document control (submittals, RFIs and change orders) and progress reporting. Assist the preparation of bid packages and work with team members to solicit and evaluate subcontractor bids
  • Support both administrative and construction projects/procedures, reviewing proposals/specifications, drawings, execute material takeoffs, prepare cost estimates and attend preconstruction meetings and client walk-throughs
  • Collaborate with site operations and workforce to assist with project layout, construction drawing and trade coordination, verification of site conditions, safety and quality control

Qualifications

  • Current student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited university within the construction, engineering, or business concentrations strongly preferred
  • Previous industry internship/work experiences a plus
  • Ability to work approximately 40 hours per week for the duration of the 10-week construction internship program (no overtime available)
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple, competing priorities in a deadline driven environment
  • Ability to learn sector/project-specific software systems including but not limited to: Microsoft Office suite (ex. Project, Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.), ProCore, Adobe, BlueBeam
  • Ability to actively participate in social events, weekly intern classes, and HITT culture activities
  • Exceptional customer and client focus, ability to succeed in a team environment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong positive attitude, ability to follow direction, take initiative, display desire to learn

HITT Contracting Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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