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Project Management Intern

Blaine, MN

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The Project Management Intern supports the management of all activities related to assigned projects.  The intern ensures that projects are completed effectively within cost, schedule, quality and safety parameters.

The Project Management Intern upholds the company’s core values of integrity, service, leadership, empowerment, and innovation while demonstrating a dedicated and results-driven work ethic.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Gain knowledge of how to read and comprehend project plans and specifications

  • Gain experience with the buyout process to ensure that items are procured within project timelines

  • Understand how to execute contract changes, subcontracts, purchase orders, and change orders

  • Gain knowledge on tracking, forecasting, and reporting labor hours and material costs

  • Gain knowledge of general conditions, work scope, and specifications of project contracts/subcontracts

  • Support PM to maintain and control documents regarding policies and contractual compliance

  • Collaborate with field labor supervision to plan, organize, and schedule project work, including the preparation of contract-integrated project schedules

  • Collaborate with the design team on design-build projects

  • Collaborate with fabrication team and learn methods of utilizing fabrication shop

  • Review vendor/subcontractor invoices

  • Assist PM in completing an accurate WIP each month

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Open to self-improvement through training/learning opportunities

  • Ability to understand and communicate basic mechanical concepts

  • Advanced computer skills, including MS Word, Excel

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, both professional and interpersonal

  • The ability to work both independently and within a team

  • A responsible, organized, and detail-oriented mindset

  • Refined time management skills and the ability to multi-task

  • Advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills, in addition to strong math and science skills

Work Environment Considerations

  • Must be able to work in high pressure situations facing strict deadlines

  • Must be familiar with job site safety requirements and be prepared to wear a hard hat, work boots and goggles at potentially hazardous job sites. OSHA 10 preferred

  • Work on construction sites will typically have more challenging access and terrain

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Obtaining an education to achieve a Construction Management or Construction, Mechanical, Civil, or General Engineering degree preferred and/or completion of a qualified Mechanical apprenticeship program

AAP/EEO Statement

At Modern, we understand that every employee is different in his or her own way. We support and thrive off those differences. We do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, retaliation, military status, or other non-merit factors. Modern is a proud Equal Opportunity workplace and Affirmative Action employer.

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