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Quanta Services Assistant Construction Project Manager (Internship and Entry Level Full-Time) in Richland, Mississippi



Attention all University of Southern Miss. Construction and Project Management students!

Internship and Entry-Level (Senior or Recent Grad.) positions available!

Quanta Services (Fortune 300) safely provides engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for comprehensive infrastructure needs in the electric power and oil and natural gas industries. With a workforce thousands strong and offices across North America and abroad, Quanta is the premier provider in the industries it serves.

Quanta Operating Units Overview:

We have operating units based across the United States that serve the Electric, Pipeline/ Industrial and Telecommunications industries. We will place you in the area of specialty, region and industry that make sense for your career aspirations.



Under immediate direction and guidance of a Project Manager, the intern or entry level project manager will assist in various stages of a project’s lifecycle, including initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, closing, and servicing of a utility’s construction project. Internship and entry-level assignments will be in the Electric Power Infrastructure or the Oil and Gas Infrastructure segment and may contain an environmental component.

While duties and responsibilities will vary across Quanta Services Operating Units, they may include:

  • Work with Project Manager for the review of the cost, schedule, safety, quality, and completion of construction projects

  • Assist in preparation and maintenance of construction progress reports, re-projections, files, etc., required for the construction of a project

  • Assist with development of project estimates, pricing, and schedules

  • Assist in creation and maintenance of schedules, budgets, etc., as needed for support of project

  • Assist in preparation and maintenance of cash flows, monthly billing, and assist in preparing and obtaining change orders for assigned projects

  • Monitor and report on the health of a project

  • Always make safety a top priority

  • Work effectively with all divisions of your assigned Operating Unit

  • Spend time at job sites to gain hands-on knowledge and additional training in construction and design

  • Bring potential project-related problems and possible solutions to the attention of the responsible party

  • Intern or entry level Assistant Project Manager may frequently be required to sit, stand; walk; use hands and reach with hands and arms

  • Intern or entry level Assistant Project Manager may be required to work outdoors under a variety of weather conditions

  • Intern or entry level Assistant Project Manager may be required to lift and / or move up to 25 pounds

  • Other duties as required



Demonstrates the following:

  • Basic oral and written communication skills

  • Familiarity with common word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, project management, e-mail software

  • Willingness to travel to job sites – Your willingness to travel will result in more opportunities at numerous Quanta Operating Units

  • Self-starter with the ability to manage his / her time and resources

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building ability

  • Ability to be flexible and maintain a positive attitude

  • Determined and trustworthy

Preferred (not required):

  • Basic proficiency of engineering and technology practical applications

  • Knowledge of environmental aspects (i.e. storm water management)

  • Familiarity with geographic information system (GIS), i.e., maps, google earth, etc.

  • Educational, internship, or professional experience in design or construction of utilities and / or industrial equipment and systems

  • Experience in supervision or management of people or projects

  • General understanding of budgeting and other basic business management concepts

  • Willingness to travel

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


Not required.


Supervises others: No

Has hiring and terminating responsibilities: No

Number of employees report to this job: 0 Subordinate Supervisory Employees, 0 Non-Supervisory Employees


Travels: Yes (Varies)


Language Skills: English required, Advanced level of knowledge

Mathematical Skills: Basic level

Reasoning Skills/Abilities: Basic level

Computer Skills: Advanced level required in Microsoft Office Suite: MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and proficient in MS Excel

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Job LocationUS-MS-Richland

Requisition ID 2020-2342

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Category Human Resources