GH Phipps Construction Companies

Project/Field Engineering Intern


Various Locations, CO


Full Time

2018 Summer Internship Program

The purpose of the GH Phipps Internship Program is to provide college students with the opportunity to explore the construction industry through a variety of hands on and challenging assignments. The goal of our internship program is to provide college students with valuable work experience, bridging the gap between academic theory and practice. GH Phipps maintains strong relationships with key universities throughout the region and, at regular intervals throughout the year, reviews student resumes for paid internships and entry-level job opportunities.

  • Spring, Summer and Fall internships are available in three and six-month durations
  • Potential locations include Denver, Colorado Springs, and Ft. Collins, Wyoming or Front Range jobsites  


Supervised practice at the work site or in the office in daily operations of construction including:

Project Engineering

  • Assisting the Engineer and/or the Superintendent in the field through coordination and distribution of information required to construct the project on time, within budget and to quality standard.
  • Performing material takeoffs from drawings, specifications and other contract documents
  • Performing basic engineering calculations and technical drafting to support field operations
  • Assisting Engineers to gather and prepare data for submittal or transmittal to the customer, vendors, subcontractors, governmental agencies, and internal use
  • Assisting in preparation of purchase orders and subcontracts, performing minor solicitations and purchasing as requested
  • Assisting in schedule maintenance and performing updates as directed by others
  • Assisting in the maintenance of basic project recordkeeping and correspondence functions including daily reports, photographs, requests for information (RFIs), and memorandums
  • Assisting with entering data into the job cost system and participate in reviewing cost reports with jobsite management
  • Assisting in generating change orders and as-built data to be reviewed by the Project Manager
  • Providing field support and supervise subcontractor operations
  • Assisting in interpretation of drawings and specifications for field crews and craft supervision

Field Engineering

  • Performing quantity calculations by taking measurements and determining percentage of completed/installed materials and work
  • Assisting in the preparation of work plans and work packages
  • Assisting in field surveying and work layout support including elevation, control points, and compilation of as-built data
  • Assisting in compiling, processing, and confirming daily labor timesheets
  • Assisting in the preparation of Job Hazard Analysis (JHA’s)
  • Participating in jobsite safety reviews, toolbox meetings, mass safety meetings, and safety training
  • Ordering and schedule material deliveries
  • Planning, scheduling, and coordinating work groups on the jobsite
  • Supervise field operations

 *May perform other duties as necessary or required.



  • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in construction management, engineering or related degree required
  • Industry experience with a General Contractor or in the construction field with the ability to understand project owner specifications, engineering drawings, project scheduling, and cost controls preferred
  • Strong technology skills; Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Adobe/Bluebeam
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, planning and time management skills
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to recognize discrepancies
  • Dependable, results-focused and ethical
  • The ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Involvement in community, student association &/or extracurricular activities preferred
  • Knowledge of construction safety and current federal & OSHA requirements is preferred
  • The ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environment
  • Successful completion of post-offer background & drug screens


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