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SIMON | Construction Intern - Rapid City, SD (Summer 2022)

Date: Oct 6, 2021

Country: Rapid City, 5201, US, 57702

Company: Colas

Subsidiary: Simon

 

Simon is a subsidiary of the Colas Group, a worldwide leader in infrastructure construction and maintenance. Simon specializes in aggregates, asphalt and ready-mix concrete production, asphalt paving, and concrete, bridge, highway, and utility construction. Through strong local ties backed by global resources, we focus on quality and value to deliver the best products and services for our clients.  What we do is bigger than construction – it is about connecting communities, building new roads to the future, and keeping the spirit of the pioneers alive and well. 

Program Overview:

At Simon, we strive for the highest levels of employee safety, ethical standards, environmental stewardship, and quality in our products and services. We believe that achieving these standards leads to positive revenue and profit – more importantly, they ensure we are doing business the right way. 

 

Simon’s internship program is designed to provide first-hand exposure to industry operations, as well as 1:1 mentorship and networking opportunities to students in order to supplement college educational programs in the areas of business, engineering, and construction management.  Students in the program have the opportunity to work in various administrative and operational areas, contribute to company goals through completion of focused project work, and apply concepts learned in the classroom to business operations.

Summary:

Under direct supervision, assists construction personnel in planning and building work by optimizing resource utilization and minimizing costs as part of the Company’s internship program.

Responsibilities:

As part of the internship program, the construction intern will gain exposure to multiple areas of construction operations, including, but not limited to:

  • Assisting with ensuring the highest standards are achieved and maintained in terms of safety, environmental performance, quality, and efficiency; including compliance with MSHA, OSHA and EPA regulations
  • Assisting the project team in establishing the sequential steps involved in all processes with the scope of the project, including bid processes and contract development; may attend pre-bid and planning meetings
  • Working closely with the project team monitoring the safety, cost and scheduling of construction projects
  • Assisting with coordination of material purchases, deliveries, tracking and forecasting ensuring maximum utilization of company resources. 
  • Participating in activities related to development and maintenance of customer relationships 
  • Operating heavy equipment
  • Performing manual and skilled labor tasks
  • Completing other projects as a part of the internship program requirements

Qualifications, Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Enrollment in a relevant degree program, including Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management, or equivalent 
  • Previous construction or intern experience preferred
  • Basic computer skills including MS Word and Excel required
  • Knowledge of other computer programs dealing with take-offs, bidding, etc. preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving history required

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

  • Travel required; in some roles travel may be extensive and/or require overnight stays
  • Wear and maintain personal protective equipment (PPE) as required by company safety guidelines
  • Regularly required to lift and /or move up to 50 pounds with or without assistance
  • Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel
  • Regularly required to communicate (talk and hear) 
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 
  • Standing/working on feet for long periods, and walking across uneven terrain

Workplace Values Requirements:

  • Support, promote, and practice Simon core values, vision, and mission
  • Support, promote, and comply with Simon Code of Ethics, Workplace Conduct, Safety, and other established policies at all times
  • Embrace the Company’s safety culture, actively support all safety initiatives, and adhere to defined accountabilities implemented by the Safety Steering and Continuous Improvement teams
  • Align personal vision and goals with larger goals of the Company
  • Support continuous improvement to improve Simon processes, performance, safety, and overall success

 

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
 

 

Colas Inc.and its subsidiaries (SIMON) are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here EEO document.  If you need accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact Colas Inc. 973-290-9082 or send an email to ColasRecruiter@colasinc.com.  


Nearest Major Market: South Dakota
Nearest Secondary Market: Rapid City