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Summer Associate

Job Title: Summer Associate
At Clark, we like to say that our people are as exceptional as the projects we build! Whether you’re an engineering major who has been dreaming of building skyline changing structures for years or a business major who is interested in working for a large company with a leadership position in a dynamic industry, we have incredible opportunities for you to learn, grow, and develop your career.
As a vertically integrated company, Clark provides a wide range of services to our clients across the lifecycle of a building. This integration provides a platform for a dynamic and fulfilling career.
Consistently ranked as one of the top general contractors in the nation, Clark Construction provides the chance for our summer associates to work with — and learn from — the best and brightest construction professionals in the industry, while helping to build some of the most sophisticated and notable projects in the country.
The Summer Associate position at Clark is designed to provide college students a realistic view of what it's like to work in construction through meaningful, hands-on experiences.
During your time at Clark, you can expect to hold one of a variety of different roles and learn the fundamentals of construction management and our business. Whether working in general construction or one of our self-perform subsidiaries, your assignments could include:
1. Project Development
In project development, you will learn how Clark acquires new work and develops and maintains relationships with clients before a shovel ever breaks ground. Departments within project development include budgeting, estimating, and purchasing. Responsibilities include:
·        Soliciting and providing preliminary evaluations of subcontractor bids
·        Performing quantity takeoffs
·        Performing scoping of bid packages
·        Participating in the development of project budgets and estimates
2. Project Delivery
2a. Project Management
Working in project management gives you an understanding of the day-to-day and long-term business and financial management associated with construction projects. Responsibilities include:
·        Administering subcontracts
·        Managing the submittals process
·        Tracking change orders
·        Managing project subcontractors and suppliers
2b. Field Engineering & Field Supervision
Engineers in a field role help to lay the groundwork for projects and coordinate the “nuts and bolts” of work on site. Responsibilities include:
·        Monitoring tradework with emphasis on quality of work and safety
·        Assisting with schedule management
·        Providing layout for excavation, sheeting, and shoring
·        Producing and maintaining an accurate record set of field calculations and measurements
3. Business Operations
The size and breadth of the Clark organization provides the opportunity for a variety of different assignments beyond the jobsite. Many of Clark departments work along with the project delivery and development teams to further develop our competitive advantage as a market leader. Potential roles include a wide range of exciting positions with departments such as virtual design & construction, research & development, scheduling, safety, sustainability, talent management, finance and more.
Whichever capacity you work in as a Summer Associate, you’ll have real responsibility and make a strategic impact on our business from day one.
In addition to gaining valuable real-world experience, Summer Associates will be given opportunities to meet people throughout the organization through activities such as socials, job tours, intramural sports, and company events. The summer culminates with a capstone project designed to showcase your knowledge of the driving factors behind Clark’s business, while forming lasting bonds with your peers and engaging with company leadership. Start to build your legacy with us!