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Virtual Construction Student

  • Internship
    Starts on Sep 02
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Construction & Surveying
  • Oakville, +1

AI generated summary

  • You should have a strong desire for construction work, field experience preferred. Proficiency in AutoCAD and various software applications is necessary for this role at PCL Construction.
  • You will be sketching site plans, developing construction schedules, creating detailed drawings, formatting plot styles, maintaining job reports, and becoming proficient in BIM and scheduling software.


  • Candidates must have a strong desire to work in a construction environment and prior field construction experience will be considered an asset.
  • Good working knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Application of various computer software programs will be required, including word processing, spreadsheet applications and drafting.


  • Sketching site plans using a JPG underlay (raster image) in AutoCAD
  • Key planning development for construction schedules and site layout documents which can include: site safety, site access, site trailers, temporary electricity, hoist access, crane swing, demolition etc.
  • Tower crane and man/material hoist working drawings including plans, elevations and sections
  • Formatting plot styles and various AutoCAD settings for desired design effects
  • Creating a job report binder for their supervisor that requires immediate updates when available
  • Creating new work order forms
  • Becoming familiar with building information modeling (BIM) software such as Autodesk, NavisWorks, ArchiCAD/Constructor, Revit, 3D Studio Max, Sketchup etc; and
  • Becoming familiar with scheduling programs Navisworks and Primavera P6 EPPM


What is the duration of the Virtual Construction Student position at PCL in Toronto?

The position is available for either a 4 month or 8-month term starting on September 3rd, 2024.

What are some of the responsibilities of the Virtual Construction Student role?

Responsibilities include sketching site plans in AutoCAD, developing construction schedules, creating tower crane and hoist drawings, formatting plot styles, creating job report binders, and becoming familiar with BIM software and scheduling programs.

What qualifications are required for the Virtual Construction Student position?

Candidates must have a strong desire to work in a construction environment, prior field construction experience is considered an asset, good working knowledge of AutoCAD, and proficiency in various computer software programs.

What is the next step after applying for the Virtual Construction Student position at PCL?

Candidates who have been selected to move forward in the recruitment process will receive an email to complete a short online video interview.

Founded in 1906, PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across the globe.

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Mission & Purpose

PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centers.