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Charleston Project Engineer Intern

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Engineering
  • Charleston

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  • You must be enrolled in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering. Prior construction internships are beneficial. Quick learner, participate in training, strong computer and communication skills needed.
  • You will learn to manage project budget, coordinate safety programs, review submittals, monitor status reports, attend meetings, and maintain logs.


  • Currently enrolled in a Construction Management, Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering program.
  • Preferred Requirements:
  • Prior commercial construction internships or work experience, very helpful, but not required.
  • Able to develop new skills and knowledge quickly.
  • Participate in training, seminars, task team meetings, etc.
  • Demonstrate expanding knowledge of construction details about miscellaneous metals, casework, doors, specialties, radiation protection, etc.
  • Strong computer skills including the ability to use word processing, spreadsheets, etc.
  • Possess good self-organizational and management skills, and strong verbal and written communication skills.


  • Learn about managing the project budget by controlling expenditures, coordinating owner and subcontractor billings, identifying work not covered by subcontractor, and ensuring successful office support related to overall cost and schedule.
  • Learn about Safety and Quality Control programs and how to coordinate actions to address problems.
  • Learn about company procedures, the correspondence process and handling, etc. with the Office Manager in accordance with the Operations Manual.
  • Learn how to review and process submittal data and shop drawings.
  • Understand how to coordinate submittals, deliveries, etc. that affect the project schedule with the Superintendent.
  • Monitor/review weekly and monthly status reports and weekly subcontractor meeting minutes, change orders, etc. to understand process.
  • Understand change documents and change proposal requests for price review.
  • May go with Project Engineer to meetings with architect and owner representatives to understand information required by owner, necessary progress reports and summaries, and how action plans from owner/architect meetings address all outstanding issues related to the project.
  • Learn how changes, clarifications, directives, RFIs, etc. are updated on “as-built” plans and coordinated with company supervision and subcontractors/suppliers.
  • Learn how to maintain RFI logs and change request log.

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Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group. With 24,500 employees, we provide innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth. We finance, develop, build and maintain complex infrastructure such as transportation, power and utility systems, social and commercial buildings.