McGuire and Hester believes that internships are an important part of a students overall educational experience. We offer internships throughout the year for students who major in Construction Management and Civil Engineering.

The goal of our internship program is to develop professional, career-related assignments that will build upon McGuire and Hester’s corporate objectives and the academic knowledge of the intern.

Our Program

Each intern is paired with two McGuire and Hester employees to make sure the experience is valuable. The first supervisor, who will work directly with the intern, sets objectives based on the intern’s level of education and background and evaluates the intern’s performance. The second, is the mentor who will serve as the intern’s advisor and friend within the company. We want our interns to develop a good understanding of who we are and what we do and to be able to perform the duties of an entry level Project Engineer so they can get a real feel for the type of work they will be doing after graduation. Internship assignments are made based on each interns individual learning needs.

Estimating Tasks

  • Perform quantity take-offs on materials and obtain material quotes
  • Attend pre-bid conferences and site visits
  • Obtain current standard specs, soils reports and other information required to submit complete bids
  • Assist Senior Estimators during bid closeouts, taking phone calls, assisting with price adjustments, reviewing subcontractor scope letters
  • Deliver bids
  • Assist with the transition of estimating information to operations
  • Supports operations as required with quality takeoffs and other assistance for contract change orders and other project analysis

Field Work

  • Prepare and maintain administrative documents (status reports, billings, cost analysis and projections, claims, daily reports, subcontract documents and change orders)
  • Assists with the coordination of subcontractors and material suppliers
  • Conducts necessary liaison with clients and project representatives to accomplish objectives
  • Performs layout and survey work