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Project Engineer Intern (Spring 2024)

Various, Alaska
Job Title:
Project Engineer Intern
SOC code:
FLSA Classification:
Main Office & Project Sites
Reports to:
Operations Manager
Seasonal Temporary, Full-Time
*Not Eligible for Benefits
Normal Work Hours and Days:  Regular work hours are 6:00AM – 6:00PM Monday through Friday.  Weekend work required to complete assignments is typical.  Mandatory overtime based on seasonal workload and remote work settings. Frequent travel to remote projects sites, requiring long days/hours.

Approved by: Greg Miller                                                  Revised: 08/30/2023

EEO Statement:
Cruz Construction, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, other protected activities, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. **This employer participates in E-Verify. Este Empleador Participa en E-Verify.**
Responsible to help plan, design, assess and oversee construction and maintenance functions on projects, under the direction of the Senior Projects Manager or designated engineering staff.

Essential Functions:
  • Help plan and design systems and structures and draft detailed dimensional drawings and design layouts for projects and to ensure conformance to specifications, using design software and drawing tools.
  • Read and review project blueprints and structural specifications to determine dimensions of structure and material requirements
  • Calculate dimensions, square footage, profile and component specifications, and material quantities, using calculator or computer.
  • Assist in project site inspections to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications and safety and sanitation standards.
  • Assist the Senior Project Manager in construction, operations, and maintenance activities at project sites, including transporting of supplies and materials needed to conduct work.
  • Participate in surveying to lay out installations and establish reference points, grades, and elevations to guide construction.
  • Estimate quantities and cost of materials, equipment, or labor to determine project feasibility.
  • Help prepare or present reports, bid proposals, deeds, environmental impact statements, and property and right-of-way descriptions.
  • Provide technical assistance regarding design, construction, or project modifications and structural repairs to management and workers, as appropriate.
  • Analyze proposed site factors and design maps, graphs, tracings, and diagrams to illustrate findings.
  • Test soils and materials to determine the adequacy, strength, and necessary quantity.
  • Document project activities and data, as required.
  • Confer with supervisor to determine project details.
  • Inspect project site and evaluate contractor work to detect design malfunctions and ensure conformance to design specifications and applicable codes.
  • Plan and conduct field surveys to locate new sites and analyze details of project sites.

Other Tasks:
  • Monitor and help ensure safety standards on current projects.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function and preferably can also perform other tasks satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. 

Education and/or Experience:
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Currently enrolled in a ABET (Accredited Engineering University)
  • Must possess a valid state driver license

  • One or two year’s construction-related field experience or two or more years training in engineering or related field.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of engineering and technology principles and the ability apply techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of goods and services in heavy civil construction and remote field work.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to use a computer and software to record, track and design and analyze data.
  • Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved the heavy remote construction projects, such as structures and ice roads.
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Ability to professionally represent the company to suppliers, venders, customers, regulatory agencies and the public.
  • Ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in writing.
  • Ability to understand and effectively communicate verbally with others.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to ensure that proper safety and incident reporting procedures are followed.
  • Ability to meet design schedules with dependability and consistency.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and exercise good judgment in prioritizing and carrying out duties.
  • Ability to wear protective clothing, as needed on project sites.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to apply basic first aid in emergency situations.
  • Ability to operate a vehicle to transport work related equipment, supplies and


Physical Demands:

The following activities were rated for frequency of occurrence based on the following:
Not Present = NP    
1-10% of the work day = Rare 34-66% of the work day = Frequent
11-33% of the work day = Occasional 67-100% of the work day = Constant


Reaching Overhead Frequent
Standing Frequent Reaching Straight Ahead Frequent
Walking Frequent Reaching Downward Frequent
Bending/Stooping Frequent Handling Frequent
Crouching Frequent Fingering Occasionally
Kneeling Frequent Feeling Occasionally
Crawling Frequent Talking Occasionally
Climbing Frequent (Onto equipment) Hearing Occasionally
Balancing Occasionally Twisting Frequent
Operate Foot Controls Occasionally Twist of Wrist Frequent
(Pounds) Constant Frequent Occasional Rare
Lifting   50 lbs. 100 lbs.  
Carrying   50 lbs. 100 lbs.  
Pushing/Pulling   50 lbs. 100 lbs.  

Working Conditions:

1. Exposure to Inclement Weather X        Is exposed to weather to & from each piece of equipment that he/she walks to service.
2. Extreme Cold X  0 to –50 degrees, Arctic weather outside.
3. Extreme Heat X Exposed to hot diesel engines and hoses while lubricating equipment.
4. Wet and/or Humid X Will experience Rain/Snow/Ice on location
5. Noise X Frequent noise from equipment.
6. Vibration X Occasional Normal Equipment Vibration
7. Atmospheric Conditions (dust/fumes/etc.) X Possible diesel fumes
8. Moving Mechanical Parts X Exposed to engine components and drive train/track.
9. Electric Shock X Generator sets.
10. High, Exposed Places X Crawling onto top of equipment to service it.
11. Radiant Energy NP
12. Explosives X Diesel fuel exposure.
13. Toxic or Caustic Chemicals X Petroleum distillates.
14. Other Risks X Aware of the potential hazards of working around equipment.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

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