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EDPR North America LLC Summer Associate - DG Construction in New York, New York

Description
GENERAL DESCRIPTION

We are looking to hire an Intern eager to learn and apply their educational practicum in order to make significant business contributions in pre-construction planning, construction progress monitoring and documentation, project scheduling, safety, project finance and assisting with the development of standard business processes and reports. This position demands resourcefulness, tenacity, strong technical and communication skills, collaboration with multiple business functions within the organization and most importantly a passion for engineering and constructing clean energy projects.

Over the course of the internship, you'll learn about how EDPR develops and constructs DG (Distributed Generation) rooftop, carport and ground-mount solar projects first-hand by evaluating all of the pre-construction information needed to move a project into construction, tracking actual progress and completing all of the deliverables necessary to deliver a fully-operational asset. Our goal is for this candidate to gain valuable skills that form a foundation for a career in bringing renewable energy projects from concept to operation. This is a 10-week full-time and paid internship that will start on or around June 7, 2021.

Main accountabilities:

Pre-construction planning

Construction field QA/QC standardization and documentation

Project scheduling

Assist in preparing contract documents and exhibits

Monitor construction progress through production metrics

Update construction progress maps

Construction Capex forecasts

Support PMs with tracking contract deliverables

Support the development of standard business processes and associated reports

Interface with development, finance, engineering, procurement, accounting, and other stakeholders; both internally and externally

Perform ad-hoc forward-looking analyses on performance, schedule and cost(s)

Additional duties as required

Minimum qualifications:

Current undergraduate (Junior or Senior) or graduate student in an engineering and/or construction management discipline (Civil, Environmental, Mechanical, Electrical, Construction Management)

Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office (strong background in Excel desirable)

Other database and programming knowledge is an asset

Understanding of Microsoft products and/or complementing products preferred.

Competency in Analytical Problem Solving, Strong Communication, Customer/Partner Relationships, and Technology Expertise preferred

Behavioral requirements:

Ability to perform duties in a collaborative working environment

Proven ability to quickly learn new software programs

Possess strong statistical, analytical, and problem-solving skills

Proficient at verbal/written communication and presentation skills

Ability to be self-motivated and work with minimal direction

Resourcefulness, tenacity, and the ability to own assigned tasks through to completion

Physical Demands & Working Conditions:

Sitting/Standing/Flexibility: Ability to stand and sit for 8 or more hours when in an office environment

Speech/Reading: Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently and deliver a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form

Lifting: Ability to lift items weighing up to 10 pounds

Vision/Hearing: Ability to understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form

Safety: Ability to understand and communicate safety precautions when necessary

Qualifications

Experience
Current undergraduate (Junior or Senior) or graduate student in an engineering and/or construction management discipline (Civil, Environmental, Mechanical, Electrical, Construction Management) (required)


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


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