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2023 Student Internship - Project Controls (Estimating, Scheduling & Cost) Engineer

Construction/Project Management/Business.

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Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction and project management companies, and a cornerstone of innovation in the industry. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster sustainable progress and grow economies.

Start Your Journey

Learn more about what your journey could be like at Bechtel.

Our 10-week Infrastructure Internship Scheme will commence in early June 2023. In most cases, you’ll be assigned to a project or placed in an office where you can support our day-to-day operations.

During your internship you will see how our business works and take on tasks that will give you valuable experience – all while having a real impact on our organisation. 

Position Summary

Supports cost estimating, analysis, and control activities and schedule development, maintenance, reporting, and monitoring activities, as directed. Duties encompass a variety of tasks but remain within parameters established by the procedure or process being supported.

Key Responsibilities

The following duties are common across disciplines within the Project Controls function:

  • Collects or receives, as directed, drawings and other scope definition documentation that applies to assigned discipline or commodity specialty and verifies adequacy and completeness
  • Performs, as directed, routine quantity take-offs, within discipline or commodity specialty, from engineering and construction drawings
  • Collects and tabulates quantity data for summary comparisons and reconciliations, or verifies quantities provided by others
  • Prepares and presents cost/schedule information at meetings, as directed

The following duties are performed with respect to Cost Engineering and Estimating:

  • Applies unit rates (cost and job hour) to quantities and performs extensions for total cost estimates, as assigned within a discipline or commodity specialty
  • Assembles and compiles estimate data and prepares designated portions of budgets, as directed
  • Performs routine assigned tasks related to preparation and application of cost monitoring and control standards, techniques, programmes, and reports
  • Assists in collecting and classifying cost data, as directed
  • Assists in analysing cost data, as directed

The following duties are performed with respect to Scheduling:

  • Assists in identifying the scope associated with schedule activities, as directed
  • Gathers appropriate information that defines general work requirements for a performing organisation and unit
  • Prepares broad activity logic and any required interfaces between activities on schedules
  • Prepares durations for schedule activities within a discipline or specialty, as directed
  • Gathers and organises appropriate quantity and workforce information for an assigned discipline or specialty
  • Assists in routine quantity/workforce loading in support of discipline or specialty work logic
  • Identifies information needs from other disciplines to support activities for an assigned discipline or specialty
  • Traces critical-path events or activities, as directed
  • Performs routine assigned tasks related to preparation and application of schedule update and monitoring activities
  • Reports schedule deviations on assigned tasks related to a discipline or specialty
  • Gathers information to support specific schedule studies, as directed
  • Gathers schedule workforce and quantity data for updating and providing current actual information (status) for discipline or specialty progress and performance reports, as directed

Skills & Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled on an accredited degree programme in an Engineering discipline, Construction Engineering Management, Construction Management, Project Management, Commercial Management, Quantity Surveying or related Business degree
  • Completed at least one year of undergraduate studies in the above fields
  • Possess the eligibility to work and remain in the UK without visa sponsorship, now or in the future
  • Basic understanding of technical processes, interpretation of engineering drawings, and project management practices associated with engineering and construction projects
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Demonstrated levels of initiative and engagement via positions of leadership in academic, sports and/or extracurricular activities

What Bechtel can offer 

  • Highly competitive salary and benefits package 
  • A balanced combination of working, learning, networking and social events  
  • Flexible work-life balance environment. 


Job ID Number: 263182
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting: June 2023
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • 10 weeks
  • Dublin
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Business
  • Construction
  • Construction Management
  • Project Management
  • Quantity Surveying

Also Accepting...

  • Most Engineering disciplines

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