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SIMON | Construction Intern - Central Region

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Date: Mar 9, 2019

City/State/Province: Cheyenne, WY, US, 82007

Company: Colas


Honesty, pride, respect–these are the values the pioneers of the frontier West lived by. Over 100 years later, they are the same values that drive Simon today. It is a way of working–the right way–that has stood the test of time, and allowed us to help shape the landscape since 1954.  


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. 


Simon specializes in aggregates, asphalt and ready-mix concrete production, asphalt paving, and concrete, bridge, highway, and utility construction. Simon has strong local ties backed by global resources, focusing on quality and value to deliver the best products and services for our clients. 


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.


This opportunity will be based in Cheyenne, WY, with possible exposure to projects in Cheyenne, Laramie, Northern Colorado, and surrounding areas.


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.


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 required
•    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.

Simon is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer dedicated to promoting diversity and maintaining a drug-free workplace. It is our policy to ensure that applicants are considered for employment based on their qualifications without regard to their race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expressions, sexual orientation, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), immigration status, citizenship, genetic information, medical conditions, protected veteran status, uniform service member status, familial status, marital status, registered domestic partner status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants are treated on the basis of their job-related qualifications, ability and performance. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants and provide a workplace free of harassment and discrimination.  This Policy applies to aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, termination, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here and here.  For notification on E-Verify click here and for information on Right to Work, click here. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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Nearest Major Market: Wyoming
Nearest Secondary Market: Cheyenne

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