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Western Construction Group Internship in St. Louis, Missouri


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  • 30-Jan-2020 to Until Filled (CST)

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  • St. Louis, MO, USA

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Western Specialty Contractors Internship program is designed to hire students during their freshman year throughout their senior year. The program will allow the students to work in a field environment as well as an office environment. During this time, they will be able to obtain valuable experience that can be utilized to further their potential for full-time employment with Western. The program works as follows:

The intern and their Supervisor will develop a personalized training plan consisting of several of the following tasks. The intern's training plan will be dependent on the student's education, individual learning expectations, experience level and needs of the Branch. The intern and their Supervisor will have periodic meetings during the internship to continuously monitor the effectiveness of the program.

Field Operations:

  • Obtaining permits, checking zoning and code requirements, and arranging temporary facilities and utility services

  • Supervising punch-list and Quality Assurance activities, conducting safety inspections.

  • Preparing for and scheduling city, county, fire, etc. inspections.

  • Assisting with surveying, testing, sample collection, shop drawing correction, filing and checking of material deliveries.

  • Verifying work hours, materials, and other elements necessary for tracking productivity and/or work in place.

  • Assisting with schedule and cost control, inventory control and daily job reporting.

  • Learning and understanding the restoration trades.

  • Other duties as practical for intern placement.

Office Operations:

  • Preparing quantity takeoffs, calling vendors and/or sub-contractors for proposals.

  • Checking drawings and specifications for completeness, discrepancies, etc.

  • Attending pre bid, bid openings, job site, in house sales, foreman and safety meetings, etc.

  • Taking notes, making records, and completing forms

  • Assisting with project record keeping, preparing shop drawings and assisting with cost control records.

  • Participating in different aspects of Business Development.

  • Other duties as practical for intern placement.

Project Management:

  • Assisting Project Managers and Superintendents at as high a responsibility level as practical.

  • Planning and scheduling, preparing requests for progress payment, and processing change orders.

  • Creating and tracking construction schedules, submittal schedules, submittal logs and processing submittals.

  • Procuring and expediting materials.

  • Observing and creating/updating minutes for jobsite meetings (subcontractor, foreman, safety, etc.)

  • Updating/redlining drawings, etc.

  • Other duties as practical for intern placement.

Western Specialty Contractors is a 100 years old, family-owned company that has created opportunities for many students across the United States. We have developed very successful sales/project managers as well as branch managers.