SIMON | Environmental Intern Summer 2023-Corporate

Subsidiary: Simon


Simon, the Colas USA subsidiary that operates throughout Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming, 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. To learn more about Simon visit  

Throughout Colas USA, we provide competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee. We pride ourselves on upholding the highest standards of safety, environmental conservation, and ethical conduct as we strive to grow our infrastructure products and services through empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, utilizing new technology, and maximizing vertical integration at all levels of the company’s value chain. To learn more about the Colas USA Family of Companies, please visit

Simon, and the rest of the Colas USA Family of Companies, is part of the Colas Group, the worldwide leader in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance. For information on our international network visit

Job Summary:

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.
Under direct supervision, the Environmental Intern is involved in monitoring activities to ensure all facilities remain compliant with applicable environmental regulations and established company policies and procedures, while promoting CSR initiatives related to environmental impact of operations.

Main Responsibilities:

•    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
•    Support, promote, and practice the Company core values, vision, and mission; follow code of ethics, workplace conduct, safety, and other established policies 
•    Develop and implement biodiversity actions within the company
•    Assist with site audits related to environmental compliance and maintenance of related records
•    Review and audit the permit database to ensure compliance with company policies and standards
•    Review and complete Echo Checklists related to CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiatives
•    Review stormwater management plans and inspections to maintain compliance with policies and procedures
•    Assist with reviewing all site documentation related to air permit compliance
•    Assist with managing the Company’s environmental health program at the project level
•    Complete other special projects and tasks as assigned


•    Active enrollment in an accredited degree program in engineering, occupational safety, environmental science, or related field of study 
•    Valid Driver’s License and acceptable MVR required
•    OSHA 30Hr/10Hr certification preferred


•    Computer skill, including use of Microsoft Office 365 programs (Excel, Outlook, Word, Teams, OneNote, etc.), mobile devices and related applications
•    Effective organizational and time management skills
•    Ability to communicate professionally and effectively verbally and in writing
•    Ability to maintain attention to detail, quantitative and analytical skills
•    Ability to work independently and as part of a team
•    Basic knowledge of standard regulations related to environmental safety, including air/water quality, OSHA, etc.
•    Familiarity with air monitor device calibration, fit testing, etc. preferred

Physical Requirements:

•    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 feel, handle and manipulate objects
•    Regularly required to communicate (talk and hear) 
•    Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 
•    Frequently required to stand/work on feet for long periods, and walking across uneven terrain
•    Frequently work in close proximity to heavy equipment and machinery, exposure to loud noise
•    Frequent exposure to typical construction site conditions, including dust and loud noise, and all weather conditions
•    Frequent travel required (50%) to access sites in CO, NE, SD, and WY, including stays overnight away from home

Benefits and Perks:

•    Choice of 3 Medical Plan Options
•    Prescription Drug Coverage
•    Dental and Vision Plans
•    Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Options
•    Access to Telemedicine and Healthcare Advocacy Services
•    Employee Assistance Program 
•    Life and AD&D Insurance 
•    Disability Insurance 
•    Paid Holidays
•    Product and Service Group Discount Programs

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.  Benefit offerings subject to change.

Colas Inc. and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here to view the EEO document.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to:

  • to meet the requirements of the role in which you are applying
  • complete any part of the application process
  • access or use the online application process and need an alternative method for applying

Please contact Colas Inc. at 973-290-9082 or send an email to

Nearest Major Market: Wyoming
Nearest Secondary Market: Cheyenne