College Intern - PEC Construction Management

Requisition Number:  6326
Pay Rate:  20.000

Houston, TX, US

Category:  Internships

Basic Function

Under the guidance of the Project Manager or Resident Engineer, the Intern will engage in a professional learning experience where an undergraduate or graduate student participant gains practical work experience, organization knowledge and business acumen related to construction management and civil engineering. Internships begin with orientation in June and conclude in early August. Intern will work 30 hours per week.  Specific duties vary depending on the assigned department and business need. Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures.

Responsibilities and Specific Duties

Assignments may include responsibilities in one or more of the following areas:

  • Assist in daily Project Management tasks such as estimating, scheduling and document control.
  • Attend meetings with contractors and consultants and take meeting minutes. 
  • Follow up on action items, compile or exchange information and track issues.
  • Assist in preparing and reviewing bid documents.
  • Review drawings and specifications and provide feedback to enhance the contract documents.
  • Review and process submittals and RFI’s.
  • Assist with database management tools such as Atser.
  • Assist Project Managers and Resident Engineers with onsite representation & required follow up
  • Contribute to departmental goals and objectives
  • Suggests solutions to business issues and challenges
  • Assists in functional and/or business analytic
  • Gathers and scrubs data for analysis and reports
  • Assists with client consulting and support
  • Assists with procedures guide, presentations, training materials, etc.
  • Contributes to a team-oriented atmosphere.
  • Provides excellent customer service to METRO internal and external customers.
  • Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures to reduce or eliminate accidents.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Education Requirement

Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program or a recent graduate (within 1 year) in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, or related degree program.

Years & Experience Required

Currently enrolled in an accredited education institution and have successfully completed 24 credit hours.
GPA of 2.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Knowledge & Skills Required

Knowledge of construction management and design and/or civil engineering is required. May include one or more of the following: construction management, civil/structural engineering, and transportation planning or related curriculum.  Familiarity with database management tools such as Atser.  Organizational, analytical, verbal, and written communication skills. Ability to learn and work in a team environment.

Additional Information

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas has a zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy for all employees. All internal and external applicants will be required to undergo drug testing before employment and will be subject to further drug and/or alcohol testing throughout their employment.

Further, employees who perform safety-sensitive functions will submit to drug and/or alcohol testing in accordance to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulatory requirements.

We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or disability.

Nearest Major Market: Houston