Construction Intern

Job Locations US-WA-Federal Way
Position Type
Doyon Management Services


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JOB SUMMARY:  The Intern will assist with preparing bids for various federal agencies located across the United States by working closely with the estimating and proposal teams.  



  • Assist with the preparation of thorough, accurate and timely estimates, including the preparation of bid documents and the development of clear written proposals and correspondence
  • Assist with material takeoffs on drawings, and plans
  • Assist estimators in procuring bids and qualified subcontractors
  • Obtains telephone quotes for materials and services
  • Assist with preparing and summarizing task and subtask estimates, including rate and unit cost determination
  • Accumulates, evaluates, and documents historical cost data and construction procedures and methods
  • Subcontractor bid reviews
  • Assist on bid day
  • Specification review
  • Prepare bid books
  • Assist in setting up projects and doing document upload to Smartbidnet
  • May need to attend site visits or turn in bid proposals
  • Some travel may be required
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data
  • Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; participates in meetings
  • Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
  • Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently sets goals and objectives
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality


  • Commitment to Excellence - Identifies what needs to be accomplished and takes action to achieve a standard of excellence beyond job expectations
  • Corporate Values - Understands, embraces, and integrates Doyon corporate values into everyday duties and responsibilities
  • Customer Service - Identifies and responds to current and future needs by providing excellent service to internal and external customers
  • Safety and Security - Promotes a safe work environment for co-workers and customers
  • Teamwork - Resourceful team player that builds, strengthens, and maintains collaborative relationships with others inside or outside the organization



  • Pursuing a Degree in Civil Engineering or Construction / Project Management
  • Organized and Self Motivated
  • Must be willing to work extra hours to be prepared for bid day
  • Excellent communication and computer skills
  • Government project experience a plus, but not necessary if other commercial experience is sufficient.
  • Previous estimating experience desired


WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The majority of the work is performed in a professional office setting with a wide variety of people in differing functions, personalities, and abilities.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:   The work is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending, and carrying items weighing up to forty pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  Occasional travel required.


PREFERENCE STATEMENT:  Doyon grants preference to qualified Doyon Shareholders first, and second to qualified shareholders of other Alaska Native corporations that grant a similar preference in all phases of employment and training, which include, but are not limited to hiring, promotion, layoff, transfer, and training.



It is Doyon’s business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.


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.


A review of this position has excluded marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties.  All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently.  Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others.  The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. 


This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter the scope of work within the framework of this job description at any time without prior notice.





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