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Performance Contracting, Inc. Associate Project Engineer Internship - Central Region in Grimes, Iowa

Company Overview

Performance Contracting Group is a national employee-owned specialty contractor that offers quality services and products to the commercial, industrial, and non-residential construction markets. We are committed to recruiting, developing, and advancing employees from a diversity of backgrounds and experiences, as well as supporting a culture of safety and inclusiveness that allows you to contribute to your fullest potential. We place high value on training and professional development, encouraging you to broaden and strengthen your unique skill sets so you can fully realize your potential.

Job Description

Performance Contracting is seeking motivated college students with a strong work ethic to join our summer internship program. This internship opportunity is designed to equip interns with the essential tools and resources needed to gain comprehensive insight into the specialty construction industry.

Throughout the summer program, interns will benefit from close mentorship and engaging hands-on activities, enabling them to obtain real-world experience and develop a solid foundation in construction management.

Each intern will be paired with a dedicated mentor within their assigned branch, who will guide them through the Performance Contracting Intern Activities Checklist . This checklist serves as a structured framework, offering interns exposure to various disciplines within the branch's business. As interns complete tasks, they will be expected to submit Weekly Project Recaps , providing detailed descriptions of their activities, the individuals they collaborated with, and the key takeaways from each task.

Examples of tasks to be completed on the Intern Activities Checklist include:

  • Learn how to write detailed proposals

  • Prepare bid analysis and review

  • Understand and demonstrate project scheduling

  • Attend pre-bid walk-throughs

  • Learn the management process of project labor control, material handling and job-cost analysis

  • Learn how to effectively manage subcontractors, materials and equipment

  • Work directly with owners, construction managers, architects, engineers and contractors

  • Assist in preparation of quantity take-offs

  • Maintain accurate and timely project documentation and correspondence

  • Understand preparation a financial job cost analysis

  • Learn the administration of the corporate safety program to ensure job site safety

  • Understand specialized equipment utilization

  • Track and cost value material handling

Performance Contacting provides hourly wage, relocation reimbursement and corporate housing option for all interns. Upon completion of the internship, each intern will receive an evaluation which will be considered for future employment opportunities with the company.

Hourly wage: $22 an hour.


Basic Requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student seeking a Construction Management, Construction Engineering or comparable degree

  • Must have reliable source of transportation

Minimum Requirements :

  • Must be willing to relocate for the assignment

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word

  • A clear understanding of how to read and understand specifications and drawings

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work in team environment

  • Ability to learn new job skills by engaging in the technical aspects of the job and applying new skills as they are taught

  • Customer service skills

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to multitask

Preferred Requirements:

  • Demonstrated baseline construction knowledge acquired through relevant work experience or completion of a second-year construction management/engineering curriculum

  • Basic knowledge of BlueBeam, AutoCAD and/or OnScreen Takeoff is a plus


At Performance Contracting our employees are our greatest asset. We put our people first and are proud to provide a comprehensive benefits package designed to meet the needs of our employees at every stage of life.

In our commitment to fostering an environment where everyone can thrive personally and professionally, we offer:

  • Competitive pay

  • Paid summer holidays

  • Scholarship opportunities

PCG provides equal employment and affirmative action opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

PCG is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Performance Contracting Group and its affiliates will not accept unsolicited resumes from third party recruiters without a signed Fee Agreement in place. Vendor solicitation should be directed to the Corporate Recruitment Department directly; as such, firms that circumvent the required compliant process will be barred from submitting candidates. In the absence of a signed fee agreement, PCG does not recognize any claim on a candidate by a third party, will consider unsolicited resumes the property of the company and reserves the right to engage and hire those candidates without any financial responsibility to the third party vendor.


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Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago (9/6/2023 3:03 PM)

ID 2023-4840

Category Construction Management

Type Intern