SIMON | Bridge Intern Summer 2023-North Platte, NE

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


This opportunity will be based in North Platte, NE, with exposure to projects in other cities in surrounding areas.  Interns can expect to spend approximately 50% of work time in an office setting, and 50% of work time in the field. 


The ideal candidate will enjoy travel with some overnight stays to visit different work sites. Bridge Division interns will be exposed to learning how bridges and structures are built, learning the estimating process, scheduling, take off, and communicating with subcontractors. 

Main Responsibilities:

As part of the internship program, the construction intern will gain exposure to multiple areas of construction operations, including, but not limited to:
•    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 
•    Assist 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
•    Assist 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
•    Work closely with the project team monitoring the safety, cost and scheduling of construction projects
•    Assist with coordination of material purchases, deliveries, tracking and forecasting ensuring maximum utilization of company resources. 
•    Participate in activities related to development and maintenance of customer relationships 
•    Operate heavy equipment
•    Perform manual and skilled labor tasks
•    Complete other projects as a part of the internship program requirements


•    Enrollment in a relevant degree program, including Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management, or equivalent 
•    Valid driver’s license and clean driving history 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

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

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: North Platte