Kiewit Corporation Business Specialist Internship (Summer 2018) - Cherne in Various Cities/Nationwide, Minnesota

Date: Oct 12, 2017

Location: Various Cities/Nationwide, MN, US

Company: Kiewit

Requisition ID: 69821

Kiewit is one of North America's largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned company operates through a network of offices and projects in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building and mining. Kiewit had 2016 revenues of $8.6 billion and employs more than 20,000 staff and craft employees.

How We’re Different

• Consistently ranked within the top five of the “Top 400 Contractors” according to Engineering News-Record

• Consistently recognized as one of the best places to work in North America and in 2015, named one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies

• We spend an average of $8,500 per employee each year on training and career development

• Internships are a great opportunity to explore many different specialty construction and engineering areas within Kiewit and get important hands-on experience

• Our interns have meaningful relations to the industry's top talent for guidance, and have significant responsibilities in real world areas of the Kiewit organization

• Our long-standing internship program has launched many Kiewit careers, including our Chairman and CEO’s

Location:

We have projects all across the United States, in large cities and small towns, so our people must be willing to go where the work is. Job assignment location will be determined closer to your start date. Must be able to travel and relocate anywhere in the country, as frequently as business needs require.

District:

Cherne Contracting, a subsidiary of Kiewit is a union only, heavy industrial contractor, whose heritage is that of a mechanical contractor. As a full service general contractor, we typically self-perform 90% or more of the work, using direct hire union craft. Our experience includes mining, paper, and a variety of other industrial construction projects, but in recent years our focus has been mainly in the petrochemical and power industries with project sizes ranging from $5 million to well over $200 million in construction value. We have successfully completed hundreds of construction projects across the United States.

Position Overview:

A Business Specialist Internship is designed and structured to offer a view of what our full-time business specialists do. During this internship you will be responsible and accountable for the management of all business aspects of an assigned project. It requires a high level of involvement in the operations of our cost control system and analysis of construction costs. Troubleshooting job conditions, accounting, financial projections, payroll, purchasing, taxes, and managing subcontracts are all responsibilities of the position. A Business Specialist takes part in forecasting revenue and costs. In addition to insuring documentation is complete in supporting subcontracts, material contracts and owner progress estimates including bonding, insurance and lien releases. You’ll work alongside business office personnel and field accounting staff including, office managers, reception, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and other office functions at the field site and/or project level. These jobsites and district offices are located nationwide, so relocation and/or travel is required.

Responsibilities:

•Responsible and accountable for the management of all business aspects of an assigned project

•High level of involvement in the operations of our cost control system and analysis of construction costs

•Troubleshooting job conditions, accounting, financial projections, payroll, purchasing, taxes, and managing subcontracts are all responsibilities of the position

•Take part in forecasting revenue and costs

•Insuring documentation is complete in supporting subcontracts, material contracts and owner progress estimates including bonding, insurance and lien releases

•Employment/ Human Resources activities such as onboarding, administration of drug tests, etc

•Work alongside business office personnel and field accounting staff including, office managers, reception, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and other office functions at the field site and/or project level.

Qualifications:

•Pursuing a degree in accounting, business, economics, finance or a closely related field

•Must be willing to relocate for first assignment and throughout career

•Knowledge of or familiarity with principal field business management systems: SAP, CMIS, PMIS and Prolog (P.O. and A/P)

•Must possess knowledge of basic accounting functions

•Must possess knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

•Good attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies

•Must possess strong organizational and time management skills

•Effective verbal and written communication skills

•Effective presentation skills

•Works independently as well as part of a team

•Must be a self-starter willing to do what it takes to get the job done

•Must be able to freely access all parts of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environments

•Ability to work in the United States without sponsorship, both now and in the future

Kiewit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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