Overview

Project Engineer Internship Program

The Harkins Builders, Inc. internship program provides college undergraduates with an opportunity to apply classroom learning to real construction projects, gain work experience, and learn more about Harkins. Interns will be invited to participate in company training and social activities that occur during the student’s internship period.

Who is Harkins Builders, Inc.?
We are an employee-owned construction company serving the Mid-Atlantic, providing quality services to clients engaged in the development of multi-family residential, senior living, commercial and military facilities in order to sustain a profit and create growth and opportunity for our employees.

Intern / Project Engineer Responsibilities
During the program, interns are assigned to a project, working hands-on in the field assisting the site team with such activities and responsibilities as:

  • Inspect project during all phases of construction, acting as troubleshooter and monitor of quality standards and building practices of an assigned trade contractor.
  • Verify the completion of change orders, contract options, and special changes from work tickets.
  • Coordinate the workflow and activities of multiple trade contractors in a high-production environment.
  • Conduct walk-throughs and develop punch lists.
  • Accompany building inspectors on compliance inspections.
  • Attend subcontractor meetings.
  • Interact with architects and engineers.
  • Take site progress photos.
  • Review drawings and specs.
  • Process submittals.
  • Manage subcontractors.
  • Participate in safety procedures.
  • Submit RFIs
  • Compile operation and maintenance manuals.
  • Participate with bids and scopes.

Skills We Are Looking For

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Superior planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent analytical skills

Internship Program Events

  • Engage with Harkins executives during orientation meetings, intern lunches, and training sessions.
  • Enjoy multiple Harkins sponsored social networking events.
  • Energize team building through Harkins sponsored volunteer events.
  • Earn awards for your efforts during our intern recognition dinner.

I spent most of my time in the field and not in the trailer. Since it was at the beginning of the job I got to do a lot of cutting and shooting grades for the excavator, and I got a ton of concrete experience. I was responsible for directing work, and I was exposed to many sides of general contracting that I hadn’t seen before.

~Russell Tipton, Former Intern, Current Harkins Employee


Harkins Builders is an equal opportunity employer. The company is fully committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all qualified applicants for employment, as well as to all of its employees, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. In addition, the company provides reasonable accommodation to any disabled applicant in connection with the employment process, as well as to its employees in connection with all aspects of their employment.