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Graham Construction Company Field Engineer/Project Engineer Intern Summer 2023 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

John Graham, a well-known developer, in the Midwest founded Graham Construction in 1981. John believed in building relationships, always doing the right thing, and looking at each project as a long-term promise; that needed to stand the test of time. More than 40 years later our company still holds these values. Graham Construction has grown into a premier Midwest General Contractor and Construction Manager. The commitment to quality and client satisfaction has led us to a long list of repetitive business, growth into three regions, and a leading employer.

The Graham Internship Program is established to provide a training and educational opportunity for selected college students. The overall objective of this program is to develop well-trained individuals to prepare them for their future career. In addition to training, the internship program is an effort to retain potential long-term employees whose experience and Core Values match those of Graham Construction. The student will not be expected nor allowed to participate in physical construction labor.

Some of the required duties include:

  • Participate and document Safety Walks

  • Complete jobsite progress photos and reports

  • Document foremen meeting minutes

  • Review and learn about 6 week schedule from the superintendent

  • Update client of job progress via keeping the information on the Graham app to date

  • Assist with RFIs (Request for Information), ASIs (Architects Supplemental Instruction), PRs (Proposal Request), submittals, closeouts and other documentation

  • Attend Pre-punch, punch list items & punch list walk with architect

  • Assist Project Manager and Superintendent with various duties

  • Promote and enforce Graham’s safety policies

  • Attend job site tour visits to learn about various types of Graham Construction projects

  • Create and present an intern project with other interns

  • Complete intern educational projects (ex. estimating assignments)

  • Attend company-wide events, such as the safety meeting, quarterly retreats, State of the Company meeting, and the company golf tournament

    Other Intern Program Expectations:

  • Project Leaders and Project Teams will determine roles and responsibilities for the intern

  • Intern team project opportunity which will be presented to Leadership team.

  • Internship day will be planned for the interns to see Graham projects and spend time with Leadership team members

  • End of the summer evaluations will be scheduled to give feedback to intern as well as receive feedback on internship experience

    Graham Construction will be at the Iowa State Engineering Career Fairs, the University of Northern Iowa Construction Management Career Fair, the University of Nebraska Career Fair Durham School Career Fair, and the Wayne State College Career Fair.