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Irex Contracting Group Construction Account Manager Intern – Summer 2023 in Hicksville, New York

Atlantic Contracting and Specialties is seeking an Account Manager Intern for Summer 2023 for our Hicksville, New York (Long Island) office. As an intern you’ll work directly with leaders in the specialty contracting industry to gain knowledge through a “hands on” training program that combines work in the office, at jobsites, at client offices, and at other locations throughout the assigned territory. The goal of the Intern program is to introduce interns to the specialty construction industry and develop the skills they would need to become successful Account Managers with their own customers and projects to manage when pursuing a career as an Account Manager

The successful Account Manager Intern will begin to learn the role of an Account Manager, which includes a diverse range of responsibilities, from estimating and proposal development to contract sales and project management. A typical day may include preparing estimates and proposals in the morning, taking a customer out to lunch, and then visiting project sites in the afternoon to review construction progress and troubleshoot any issues.

Atlantic Contracting and Specialties is a part of Irex Contracting Group which is a network of leading-edge, highly-skilled specialty contractors delivering exceptional value in innovation, performance, safety and service with over 1,800 employees working throughout the United States.

As an Intern, You Will Learn:

• Best practices in environmental health and safety to prevent incidents and ensure compliance with applicable regulations, company policy, and customer expectations

• How to provide outstanding customer service that secures a pipeline of repeat business

• How to interpret specifications and perform material take-offs from construction drawings

• How to prepare cost estimates utilizing estimating software or field take-offs

• How to plan and coordinate with the field workforce for successful project execution

• How to manage project schedules, labor productivity, material costs, and margins

• How to develop relationships with customers, vendors and other industry contacts

• How to utilize industry-leading software tools such as Navisworks, Bluebeam, JD Edwards, Salesforce, Velocity EHS and others

As an Intern, You Will Need:

• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively

• Self-motivated with the ability to work independently

• Good problem-solving skills

• Strong organizational skills with attention to detail

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to multi-task, work under time constraints and meet deadlines

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word

• Valid driver's license and the ability to travel within assigned territory as necessary

Preferred Skills and Abilities:

• Advanced Microsoft Excel Experience

• Previous drafting experience or the ability to read blueprints

• Prior sales experience


• Pursuing a post high school degree in Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management, or related field

• Field Construction experience or exposure to professionals in the construction industry

Irex Contracting Group and its companies are equal opportunity employers to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local laws.

Street: 102 New South Road

Company Name: Atlantic Contracting & Specialties