Renewable Energy Group Intern, Construction Engineer in Ames, Iowa


The purpose of this position is to assist with construction projects. This position involves a variety of construction and engineering duties with a focus on supporting the construction or upgrade of biodiesel plants.


Key Accountabilities:

Project Support

  • Help ensure a safe working environment on jobsites through participation in safety training and site observation visits

  • Assist in obtaining all licenses, permits, and documents necessary to start, build and complete construction projects

  • Maintain the confidentiality of sensitive project information

Support Function

  • Complete job set-up and coordinate pre-install project and closeout meetings

  • Draft purchase orders

  • Assist with development of estimates, schedules, and work plans

  • Maintain project records including scanning for electronic archival

  • Assist with construction office administrative duties

Coordination and Review Function

  • Help verify, perform, and maintain punch list

  • Obtain receipt of close out materials

  • Assist in the development of contract change orders and distribute approved contract changes to contractors and vendors

  • Help track/control quality, costs, and schedule

  • Assist with review of project proposal to determine budget, construction means and methods, staffing, allotment of resources, andproject schedule

  • Prepare and maintain a master cost breakdown, and learn cost control methods

  • Stay abreast of material delivery dates and keep others informed on changes that affect the project schedule

  • Coordinate project reviews, progress and team meetings and distribute meeting notes

Other frequent duties:

  • Use of work tools to complete specific assigned tasks

  • Assist in coordination of activities of government agencies

  • Expedite delayed material delivery

  • Assist in reviewing monthly pay applications

Perform other duties as assigned


Education Required: Pursuing a bachelor’s degree - Construction Engineering or related degree

**Mechanical emphasis preferred

**Senior or Junior status required

Experience Required:Business environment experience, relevant courses, club participation and internship preferred

Skills Required:

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, Project, Visio)

Strong technical background

Bluebeam Suite

Special skills or knowledge preferred:

Knowledge of project management

Knowledge of biodiesel production and related processes