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TERRACON INC Intern - Construction Materials Testing/Engineering in DES MOINES, Iowa

See Terracon's Safety Response to Covid-19 belowJob DescriptionTerracon is looking for students in the civil or construction degree programs who might be interested in a summerinternship. Internships run from May - August, and could run through the school year if student goes to school close to the office.? This position is to be filled in Des Moines, IA.Here are some exciting details around our internship program:The Terracon?internship programs?will support our Materials service line.?In this program,?you will take part in an exciting, fun and meaningful work experience as you work along-side some of the brightest engineering minds and state of the art technology in the materials engineering industry. You will not only learn and advance technically but will also be provided with opportunities for professional development. You will be assigned a leader/mentor in the materials engineering field. The mentor will help you with career planning along with technical skill development. You will learn how our line of business interacts with the client and how we differ from design engineers. You will learn what consulting engineering is all about!You will learn how to:?effectively write a proposalprovide a high level of client experience to our clientscorrectly manage change ordersexecute projects safely, accurately, and profitablyTopics will include project management, project execution, and client development.By working closely with your mentor and our experienced technicians, you will have hands on experience:Learning site safety and safe work practicesPerforming sampling or testing as directed.Providing?assistance to other field and/or laboratory personnelTransporting equipment, specimens or documents to field personnel, laboratory, clients or other offices, and provides physical assistance in equipment set-up.Assisting?technicians or professional staff on routine tasksLearning industry standard proposal and report writing practicesBe exposed to client interactionUnderstanding test procedures (ASTM, DOT, COE, etc.)Preparing?reportsLearning how to communicate?test results to clientsLearning about laboratory organization, scheduling, and efficiencyLearn about quality management system and proceduresRequirements:High school diploma and pursuing a BS or Master's degree in civil or construction engineering. Terracon's Safety Response to COVID-19Committed to Our Employee Safety!Terracon is passionate about your safety before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. As Terracon continues to move forward and grow through this time, we are continuing to take every precaution to ensure the safety of our employee-owners. If you are as committed to your success as we are committed to your safety, then Terracon is the company for you! Our goal has not changed. For Terracon, our guiding principle has been and will continue to be the safety of our employee-owners. It's that simple. We want our employees to be able to work safely in every situation and go home safely each night. As we continue our vision of being "Best at People," here are some of the things Terracon is doing to safeguard every employee-owner:On-going communication with ALL employee-owners on a dedicated COVID Response page, and a portal for their families to have access to resources as wellRequiring specific COVID-19 Pre-Task Safety Planning Protocols for all tasks and projectsEmpowering employees to speak up and say "no" to working in unsafe conditionsProviding an additional 40 hours of sick leave to anyone impacted by COVID-19, including those impacted by daycare and school closuresOffering voluntary reduced work schedule for anyone needing extra time to care for othersLoad leveling work assignments across regions to maintain high productivity and chargeabilityEnsuring proper PPE and sanitation on all project sites by providing field employee-owners with mobile hand washing stations and supplies, masks, and sanitizing kitsUtilizing technology for more remote work opportun