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ATL- Internship Co-Op Program 2023-24

Turner Construction Company
United States, Georgia, Atlanta
March 29, 2024
Division: Atlanta Main
Project Location(s): Atlanta, GA 30305 USA
Minimum Years Experience:
Travel Involved:
Job Type: Temporary
Job Classification: Intern
Education: Degree in Progress
Job Family: Construction
Compensation: Intern Non-Exempt

Position Description:
Assist in day-to-day supervised activities related to the development of a construction project to build foundational knowledge in construction management, business and project financial management, project safety protocols, subcontractor relationships, quality control, and project coordination and lifecycle.

Essential Duties & Key Responsibilities:

Depending on business need and location, the Intern/Co-Op will be supervised and assigned to work at an active construction project site in one of our many specialties, in a department located at a main office working in Preconstruction/Estimating, or Business Development, or in a division such as Special Projects (SPD) or Self Perform Operations (SPO).

  • Support project team with meeting coordination, material tracking, file management, document control, and progress reporting.
  • Provide progress reports to supervisor and be receptive to learning about construction management.
  • Relate and apply knowledge acquired in the academic setting to company/project setting.
  • Maintain professional relationships with employees, customers, clients, and subcontractors.
  • Participate in training, meetings, and orientation.
  • Other activities, duties, and responsibilities as assigned.

Based on the assignment, the following activities may be performed:
  • Assist with project start-up activities and provide support to Project Engineer, Project Superintendent, and/or Project Manager.
  • Assist with collection and review of information and approvals for processing shop drawings, submittals, and Requests for Information (RFIs).
  • Assist with preparation and distribution of information for contract requirements to appropriate parties.
  • Assist with preparation of estimates for changes in work from subcontractors.
  • Attend project site visits to observe and document construction field activities.
  • Assist with preparation of and conduct correspondence and communication as directed to Architects, Engineers, vendors, and subcontractors in connection with performing their assigned trades.
  • Assist with communication to Trades and subcontractors to understand and track job schedules.
  • Assist with monitoring contractor compliance with Turner's safety program, as directed.
  • Assist with preparation of quantity take-offs and studies for project items using either traditional or computer-aided programs, learning and discussing details necessary to complete project.
  • Request and distribute subcontractor proposals relative to their scope of work to assemble proposals for delivery system.
  • Assist with project close out preparations.

Qualifications:

  • Enrolled and actively pursuing college or university accredited degree program; recommended majors include and not limited to Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or other related field of study, and at minimum 1 year of completed education, and/or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Desire to work in construction management and to learn about construction industry
  • Flexible to work standard business hours and overtime as determined by assignment
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills including student leadership, volunteerism, or other community involvement
  • Professional and clear verbal and written communication skills
  • Assume personal and professional accountability for own actions and activities
  • Proactive, curious, and eager to learn and participate
  • Able to work independently, with direction and supervison, and in team environment
  • Exceptional organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Able to take direction, learn and process information quickly, follow tasks through to completion
  • Basic computer and data entry skills and familiar with Microsoft Office suite of applications
  • General familiarity with general contracts, subcontractor documents, drawings, and specifications, desired
  • Some travel may be required, access to reliable transportation required

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands, talk, and hear. The employee is regularly required to be mobile. Performance of the required duties will require physical ability to climb permanent and temporary stairs, passenger use of construction personnel hoists, ability to climb ladders, and negotiate work areas under construction. The employee frequently views a computer monitor and frequently uses a computer keyboard. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee may occasionally travel both short and long distances via a variety of conveyances, and performs work at on-site construction work sites, office locations, and/or off-site venues. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may regularly work in an office setting. The noise in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate in an office setting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally work at construction work site where the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, fumes, or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, and risk of electrical shock. The noise in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. The employee is required to work in compliance with company safety policies, procedures, and applicable laws.

Turner is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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Turner is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.
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