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2019 Student Internship (U.S.) - Project Controls (Estimating, Scheduling & Cost) Engineer

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2019 Student Internship (U.S.) - Project Controls (Estimating, Scheduling & Cost) Engr



Bechtel has a long tradition of technical and engineering excellence in supporting the design and construction of some of the most challenging mega projects located all over the world. Project Controls is one of the key functions within Bechtel. The function provides Estimating, Planning & Scheduling and Cost Engineering services to the rest of the company. Most of our employees are deployed to projects both in a home office (Reston, Houston, London, etc.) as well as jobsites around the world.


Bechtel’s internship program was created to cultivate real-life industry interest based on hands-on experience. Many new university graduate hires began their careers at Bechtel as a student intern.


Project Control interns are exposed to many facets of the services the Project Control function provides to our Projects around the world.  These services include:

  • Supporting development of estimates and budgets;
  • supporting the development of plans and schedules;
  • tracking performance against the budgets and schedules while correlating performance information against the work processes;
  • analyzing variances of both direct hire and contract hire work activities;
  • identifying trends where deviations are about to occur unless action is taken;
  • preparing content for project and construction status reports; and
  • identifying and documenting scope changes to the project scope.


The total number of Project Control interns hired and start dates are subject to workload and business conditions. Locations will vary based on project needs, and may include Houston, TX or Reston, VA, along with various project sites.


General Job Duties


Project Control interns may be responsible for:

  • Preparing content for construction status reports;
  • providing input on project schedule;
  • tracking labor charges and rates against budgets;
  • developing cash flows in multiple currencies;
  • supporting the cost and commitment programs;
  • developing of estimates for trends; and
  • identifying potential scope changes.


Basic Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a four-year Bachelors of Science degree program in any discipline within Engineering, Construction Management, or Business Management from an accredited college or University
  • Completed at least one year of undergraduate studies in any discipline within Engineering, Construction Management, or Business Management
  • Possess the eligibility to work and remain in the U.S. without sponsorship


Preferred Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a Master of Science degree program in any discipline within Engineering, Construction Management, or Business Management from an accredited college or University
  • Previous co-op or internship experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong GPA

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected
veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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