Summer 2014 Construction Intern-Project Management
Welsh Companies - Minnetonka, MN

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Job Title: Summer Intern - June 2014 through August 2014
Department: Construction – Project Management
Reports To: Division Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Date Last Modified: 10/2013

This position is responsible for supporting internal department needs and assisting with project management duties for tenant improvement projects, including remodeling, build-outs, renovations or any combination thereof for projects of limited size, scope and complexity.

The primary duties and responsibilities of this position include the following specific tasks. Other duties may be assigned at any time.

Assists Project Manager in:
• Preparing and retrieving information and research on materials, equipment, systems, vendors, etc, as directed by the Project Manager.
• Assists in preparing building permit applications.
• Assists in pre-bid inspections and reviews.
• Assists in preparing instructions to bidders, invited bidder’s list, and invitations to bid.
• Assists in preparing written correspondence to clients and/or subcontractors.
• Assists Project Assistants with updating project logs for plans, plan distribution, and submittals.
• Assists Project Assistants with daily input of project costs including contracts, change orders, pending costs, purchase orders, labor, other, etc.
• Assists Project Assistants with project archive documents upon receipt of final payment, and ensures information is filed in the warehouse.

Additional areas of focus may include:
• Subcontractor and vendor proposals bid tabulation and evaluation.
• RFI preparation and processing.
• Change requests pricing, preparation and processing.
• Owner and subcontractor change order preparation.
• Subcontractor and vendor invoice review and approval.
• Prepares detailed estimates of proposed subcontractor, material and labor costs for assigned projects.
• Prepare value engineering analyses.

Job Requirements
• Education
Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: 4-year degree in Construction Management or Construction Engineering.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret blue prints, technical documents, and industry or trade magazines.
• Ability to perform the following math skills is necessary for measuring and managing projects: algebra, fractions, volumes, and calculating areas.
• Ability to determine spatial relationships is required to complete site surveys, jobsite inspections and layouts, and other related activities
• Ability to effectively communicate, in English, (read, write and speak) is required as the overwhelming majority of customers, vendors, suppliers, and subordinates communicate only in that language.
• The mechanical ability requirements of this position are essentially limited to the ability to safely operate office equipment such as copiers, facsimiles, postage machines, computer printers, and personal computers.
• Basic software knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
• Ability to communicate and work positively and professionally with clients, vendors, suppliers and co-workers.
• Must possess skills, knowledge, and abilities described in the Associate Project Manager position.
• Ability to perform the sales, bidding, estimating and project management duties and tasks for all scopes of work required in building construction.
• Ability to manage multiple construction projects at one time.
• Interpret legal documents.
• Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, inspectors, and members of the business community.
• Basic knowledge of the Company’s industry and trends impacting its business.
• Basic software knowledge of Microsoft Project and Timberline.
• Ability to communicate and work positively and professionally with clients, vendors, suppliers and co-workers.

• Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Required: Drivers License.

• Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
BODY POSITIONS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time while performing the managerial functions such as estimating, scheduling, report writing, etc. The majority of the sitting time will be utilizing a PC.
BODY MOVEMENTS: The employee must have a full range of body movements, including the use of his or her hands to finger, handle, and feel objects. The ability to bend the body, to reach for objects, and to crouch when needed are also required.
BODY SENSES: The employee must have command of four senses: sight, hearing, touch and smell. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. These vision requirements in each area must be sufficient to analyze the quality and characteristics of existing conditions or completed work in the field.
STRENGTH: The employee must have the ability to lift 25 pounds with regularity and more than 50 pounds up to 1/3 of the time.

This position will be working primarily indoors. Duties frequently require the employee to travel, and work or meet at customer office or project sites. From this movement, the employee will encounter varying weather conditions and temperatures. The normal auto hazards will apply. Site reviews may require lifting, climbing, twisting, etc. to uncover existing conditions or problems and examine completed work. The body must perform the normal duties of twisting, reaching and the hand movements to write and answer the telephone.

As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color national origin, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability/genetic information.

This job description is written to the best of our knowledge as of the date of this document. All job descriptions are subject to change without notice based on business needs.

About this company
NAI Welsh Companies is a full-service commercial real estate firm. Since its beginning, NAI Welsh Companies has expanded its scope of...