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Underground Construction Summer 2022 Project Engineer in Fresno, California

About Us

Underground Construction Co., Inc. has provided quality gas, power, airport fueling and telecom construction services for over 80 years. Since laying our first pipe in 1936, we have successfully completed thousands of government, commercial and private sector construction projects throughout the United States. Underground Construction Co., Inc. is one of the oldest and most respected contractors in the West. We continue to lead our industry in safety, quality, customer satisfaction and community service. Our complete and diverse range of construction services includes gas transmission and distribution, electrical transmission and distribution, airport fueling facilities, industrial and special projects, telecommunications and utilities.

Our projects are regulated by federal and state laws which require all employees to successfully pass criminal background checks, MVR, and drug tests (post-employment and random testing).

About the Job

Project Engineer Interns provide support to the Superintendents and Project Managers by participating in the development of project estimates & associated negotiations, developing & accurately updating project schedules, submitting weekly reports to project owners, maintaining communications with all members of the construction team including the owner & its representatives, the inspection team, subcontractors & any other stakeholders involved, to closing out the project when complete.

Job Responsibilities

  • Participate in the development of the project estimate & associated negotiations

  • Work with the safety department to develop a site specific safety plan

  • Work with the Superintendent to obtain & setup the required yard & office equipment

  • Develop & accurately update the project schedule

  • Submit weekly report to the owner containing project status, schedule update, safety report, two-week look ahead, outstanding issues, & pending change orders

  • Maintain communications with all members of the construction team including the owner & its representatives, the inspection team, subcontractors & any other stakeholders involved

  • Forecast project Cost to Complete & present findings to executives on a monthly basis

  • Determine & track change order conditions & submit to owner for approval & billing

  • Prepare a set of red line As-Built drawings for the owner’s archive

  • Closeout project when complete

Job Qualifications

  • Enrolled in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Construction Management degree program or equivalent

  • Strong Desire to Learn

  • Collaborative and Team Player

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to effectively manage time to meet deadlines

  • Knowledgeable in MS Office, Project, Excel and Primavera P6

Working Environment/Physical Demands

  • Exerting up to 40 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 lbs. force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly. Work involves walking, sitting, or standing to a significant degree

  • Work is performed at project (construction) sites and in an office and/or trailer

  • Driving both vehicles and buggies/carts, if applicable

  • Climbing in/out of vehicles, stairs, walkways, ladders, if applicable

    The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and additional tasks may be assigned to the employee from time to time. This job description is subject to change at any time.

It is the continuing policy of Underground Construction to afford equal opportunities for all qualified persons, regardless of their race, creed, color, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status or any other protected class at the local, state, or federal level. No person shall be excluded from employment consideration on the basis of these factors.