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Intern, Engineering - Richmond

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You must be flexible, enrolled in a relevant program, have construction/engineering experience, access construction sites, knowledge of equipment/materials/standards, Microsoft Office proficiency, AutoCAD and/or HCSS skill, strong work ethic, organizational skills, and excellent communication abilities.
  • You will review project documents, assist in cost estimates, communicate with stakeholders, learn modelling software, and support corporate policies daily.

Off-cycle Internship



  • Work and train with the industry's finest professionals! Flatiron's Intern Program provides challenging and rewarding work opportunities for college students majoring in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Construction Management.
  • As an Intern, you will be given the opportunity to apply your academic training and skills in a real-world setting at any number of project locations. In addition, you will assist the project manager, project engineer, and the rest of the on-site construction staff in the application of principles, methods, and techniques of engineering technology by performing any combination of the following duties at a project job site.


  • Must be flexible in assignment location and able to accept work on temporary assignment in various locations.
  • Currently enrolled in Mechanical Engineering or a similar program at an accredited technical college or university.
  • Experience in a construction and/or engineering environment is an asset;
  • Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environments;
  • Beginner knowledge of construction equipment and techniques, drawing and specifications, building materials and required standards applicable to the project;
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel and Word);
  • Beginner knowledge of AutoCAD and/or HCSS Heavy Bid Estimating Software is an asset;
  • Strong work ethic – highly motivated and willing to do what it takes to get the job done right;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Assist in the review of project requirements, construction documents, drawings, special provisions and specifications as directed by your manager.
  • Work independently and/or with other team members to assist in the production of detailed and accurate quantity takeoff’s, utilizing design drawings and specifications outlined in the scope of work.
  • Perform or assist with cost estimates by conceptualizing the construction process, to determine manpower, equipment and material requirements, and crew productivities.
  • Partake in weekly internal meetings, joint venture meetings and bid reviews.
  • Contact subcontractors and suppliers and distribute bid packages to solicit quotations and pricing, and assist in the evaluation of subcontractors' bids.
  • Continuously learn and expand knowledge of modelling and estimating software programs, such as AutoCAD, Trimble and HCSS Heavy Bid; as well as increasing your understanding of multiple phases of complex construction projects and how the sequencing of operations occur.
  • Communicate regularly verbally and through email with owner, designers, subcontractors, joint venture partners, and colleagues.
  • Regularly utilize Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, macros, arrays).
  • Continuously expand knowledge of complex multi-discipline construction projects with scopes that may include earthworks, bridge and interchange structures, underground utilities, paving, and geotechnical components.
  • In performing any number of these tasks, you will actively support published corporate policies and set a productive and consistent work example.


Work type

Full time

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