This summer, more than 1,100 students from approximately 280 universities took on the point of view (POV) of a Kiewit intern. They built lasting relationships with mentors and grew from hands-on experience in the construction and engineering industry.
McGill University (Civil Engineering) | Internship Assignment: Ontario, Little Long and Smoky Falls Dam Safety Projects
“I worked as a civil field engineering intern last summer, and am grateful to have had the opportunity to join the procurement team for these projects. My everyday work makes me understand and learn more about how a project not only involves day-to-day on-site operations, but also the behind-the-curtains work that tracks all of our expenses and makes sure we have everything at hand to get the most out of what we spend.”
Benedictine College (Mechanical Engineering) | Internship Assignment: Utah, Intermountain Power Project (IPP) with TIC – The Industrial Company
“My day-to-day responsibilities vary, but I help create work packs, report how much work has been done, assist with quality checks, order consumable supplies, and help out where I am needed that day. One of my favorite parts of the job has been applying knowledge from different engineering courses and using them together. I have also appreciated how serious everyone takes safety and that we discuss it every morning at stretch and flex with our team.
Polytechnic Montreal (Industrial Engineering) | Internship Assignment: Quebec, Raglan Mine
“My role as an equipment intern is to update the residual energy control system for Kiewit’s equipment. This system is implemented to protect workers from injuries caused by energy stored in mobile equipment during maintenance. I have the opportunity to work with the maintenance team, which has not only prepared me for a career in equipment but has also taught me valuable skills in project management and problem solving.”
Arizona State University (Construction Management and Technology) | Internship Assignment: Colorado, Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers office
“As an intern, my responsibilities revolve around taking off quantities of materials required for construction projects. By meticulously reviewing designs and specifications, I calculate the quantities of materials such as concrete, steel and other vital components. This information serves as the foundation for effective procurement, scheduling and cost management. By collaborating closely with project managers and estimators, I ensure that accurate and up-to-date information is shared. This allows the construction teams to plan their activities, allocate resources and make informed decisions with precision and confidence.”
University of British Columbia Okanagan (Civil Engineering) | Internship Assignment: British Columbia, Trans Mountain Expansion Project – Spread 5B
“I’m a member of the heading excavation crews, where we’re excavating two tunnels through the mountains for the Trans Mountain pipeline. During the course of my internship, I was able to gain first-hand experience with a variety of underground tunneling-related responsibilities, including surveying, installing ground support, and drilling/loading and blasting.”