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Project Engineering Intern

  • ... Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 22 per hour
  • Posted on: Feb 04, 2024       Expires on: Mar 20, 2024

Project Engineering Intern   

JOB TITLE:

Project Engineering Intern

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Fort Collins Colorado United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Project Engineering Intern 

 

 

Solas Energy (www.
solasenergy.
com) provides consulting services to the renewable energy industry.
We specialize in project development and project management consulting services, climate change policy analysis, and asset acquisition/divestiture services for utility-scale wind, solar (PV) power, and energy storage projects.
With experience in renewable energy and climate change dating to the late 1990s, Solas Energy provides consulting on a variety of projects in the US and Canada to utilities, developers, contractors, and equipment manufacturers.
  

 

Position Overview and Job Description  

 

Purpose of Position 

We are looking for a bright, motivated, and conscientious university student near the Fort Collins, Colorado area to work full-time over the summer (40 hours per week).
The internship duration is approximately May 15th, 2024 through August 15th, 2024, with the possibility of extending to part-time during the school year (10-15 hours per week).
This position will primarily support project managers and engineers on utility-scale and small-scale solar, wind, and energy storage projects in the United States and Canada.
 

 

The Project Engineering Intern will assist in performing basic administrative and project control functions to support both the company and the company’s clients.
Some of the administrative functions for the company include assisting in preparing proposals and preparation of marketing materials, managing data sites, and other duties as required.
The expectation is that the Project Engineering Intern will be billable to clients approximately 50% of the time and will perform functions such as research on renewable energy policies by the State, review of land agreements and documents, document controls, scheduling, cost estimating, reporting, procurement support, contract support, and other duties as needed by clients.
The Project Engineering Intern will work from the office in Fort Collins at the CSU Powerhouse Energy Campus.
  

 

The Project Engineering Intern will receive on-the-job training and become highly familiar with utility-scale solar, wind, and energy storage projects, bidding processes, contractors, development methodologies, and market pricing.
The intern may have the opportunity to visit construction sites for renewable energy projects.
 The deadline to apply is February 29th, 2024.

 

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities 

  • Presentations, Marketing, and Research – create professional PowerPoint presentations from raw data and text; assist in developing marketing materials; conduct Internet-based research.
      
  • Proposals – assist in responding to requests for proposals and estimating pricing.
      
  • Development Assistance – support the development of renewable energy projects as needed.
      
  • Contract Review – fact-check client contracts against source documents.
      
  • Bid Assessment/Analysis – assist in the assembly of bid documents for construction contracts, the qualification of contractors, pricing analysis, and the application of analytic tools to effectively chart relative capabilities and pricing.
    Confirm understanding with subcontractors as required.
      
  • Support applications for government small business designations and contracting efforts.
      
  • Other administrative tasks as assigned.
     

 

Education and/or Experience 

  • Pursuing a degree in Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or other similar degree, or MBA student with a technical/energy background.
      
  • 2nd year or higher Colorado-based university student enrolled in engineering or construction management coursework with a GPA of 3.
    0 or higher.
     

 

Essential Job Functions 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
 

  • Authorized to work in the US 
  • Valid driver’s license 
  • Ability to write, speak, read, and understand English 
  • Reliable transportation  

 

Key Competencies 

  • Passion for renewable energy  
  • Moderate to advanced proficiency with MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams, and Outlook; general understanding and ability to use project scheduling software and methodology 
  • Familiarity with MS Project and/or ability to learn and utilize new software quickly 
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and attention to detail 
  • Superb organizational and time management skills 
  • Self-directed, capable of working on an assigned deliverable with minimal direction 
  • “Can do!” attitude and the ability to work independently effectively 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and flexibility in terms of assignments  
  • Strong problem-solving techniques 
  • Ability to take direction 
  • Effective communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills 
  • Familiarity with contracting procedures, project contracts, engineering practices, construction techniques, and wind and solar plant technologies 
  • Strong attention to detail; focus on accuracy, consistency, and quality of work; high degree of integrity 

 

Compensation and Benefits 

  • This is a full-time, temporary, hourly summer internship position.
    This position will be in-person at the Powerhouse Energy Campus in Fort Collins, Colorado.
      
  • Compensation range is $18-22 with no benefits.
     

 

Commitment to Diversity 

Solas Energy is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace in which all employees have an opportunity to participate and contribute to the success of the business and are valued for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives.
This commitment is embodied in company policy and the way we do business at Solas Energy, and it is an important principle of sound business management.
 

 

Solas Energy believes that diversity and inclusion are essential to the ongoing success of the company through improved employee engagement and business performance.
A diverse and inclusive workforce reflects the communities where we work and operate, and provides diverse thought, capabilities, and collaboration.
We value our high-performing team and celebrate the diverse thoughts and experiences of each employee.
 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 

Solas Energy is an equal-opportunity employer.
Discrimination in the hiring or employment of individuals based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, hairstyle, gender identity or gender expression), national origin, disability, veteran’s status, age, or genetic information (including family medical history) is illegal and will not be tolerated.
Solas Energy will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees who need them for medical or religious reasons, as required by law.
 

 

Disclaimer 

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all skills and working conditions.
It is intended to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential for making fair pay decisions about the job.
In no event shall the job description be construed to represent a contract of employment.
Solas Energy maintains "at-will" employment, where either party is free to dissolve the relationship at any time.
 

 

To apply, please send an introductory cover letter along with the following in bullet form: 

  1. Degree, graduation year, GPA, school 
  2. Summary of club memberships and leadership positions held, if any 
  3. Summary of any previous work experience 

Please attach your resume, a copy of your transcript, and a cover letter in an email to careeres@solasenergy.
com 

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 04, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

22 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707369749-90475f14f4fd3019335d4564bf40cd83

LOCATION:

Colorado United States

CITY:

Fort Collins

Job Origin:

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Solas Energy (www.solasenergy.com) provides consulting services to the renewable energy industry. We specialize in project development and project management consulting services, climate change policy analysis, and asset acquisition/divestiture services for utility-scale wind, solar (PV) power, and energy storage projects. With experience in renewable energy and climate change dating to the late 1990s, Solas Energy provides consulting on a variety of projects in the US and Canada to utilities, developers, contractors, and equipment manufacturers.  

 

Position Overview and Job Description  

 

Purpose of Position 

We are looking for a bright, motivated, and conscientious university student near the Fort Collins, Colorado area to work full-time over the summer (40 hours per week). The internship duration is approximately May 15th, 2024 through August 15th, 2024, with the possibility of extending to part-time during the school year (10-15 hours per week). This position will primarily support project managers and engineers on utility-scale and small-scale solar, wind, and energy storage projects in the United States and Canada. 

 

The Project Engineering Intern will assist in performing basic administrative and project control functions to support both the company and the company’s clients. Some of the administrative functions for the company include assisting in preparing proposals and preparation of marketing materials, managing data sites, and other duties as required. The expectation is that the Project Engineering Intern will be billable to clients approximately 50% of the time and will perform functions such as research on renewable energy policies by the State, review of land agreements and documents, document controls, scheduling, cost estimating, reporting, procurement support, contract support, and other duties as needed by clients. The Project Engineering Intern will work from the office in Fort Collins at the CSU Powerhouse Energy Campus.  

 

The Project Engineering Intern will receive on-the-job training and become highly familiar with utility-scale solar, wind, and energy storage projects, bidding processes, contractors, development methodologies, and market pricing. The intern may have the opportunity to visit construction sites for renewable energy projects. The deadline to apply is February 29th, 2024.

 

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities 

  • Presentations, Marketing, and Research – create professional PowerPoint presentations from raw data and text; assist in developing marketing materials; conduct Internet-based research.  
  • Proposals – assist in responding to requests for proposals and estimating pricing.  
  • Development Assistance – support the development of renewable energy projects as needed.  
  • Contract Review – fact-check client contracts against source documents.  
  • Bid Assessment/Analysis – assist in the assembly of bid documents for construction contracts, the qualification of contractors, pricing analysis, and the application of analytic tools to effectively chart relative capabilities and pricing. Confirm understanding with subcontractors as required.  
  • Support applications for government small business designations and contracting efforts.  
  • Other administrative tasks as assigned. 

 

Education and/or Experience 

  • Pursuing a degree in Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or other similar degree, or MBA student with a technical/energy background.  
  • 2nd year or higher Colorado-based university student enrolled in engineering or construction management coursework with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

 

Essential Job Functions 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

  • Authorized to work in the US 
  • Valid driver’s license 
  • Ability to write, speak, read, and understand English 
  • Reliable transportation  

 

Key Competencies 

  • Passion for renewable energy  
  • Moderate to advanced proficiency with MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams, and Outlook; general understanding and ability to use project scheduling software and methodology 
  • Familiarity with MS Project and/or ability to learn and utilize new software quickly 
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and attention to detail 
  • Superb organizational and time management skills 
  • Self-directed, capable of working on an assigned deliverable with minimal direction 
  • “Can do!” attitude and the ability to work independently effectively 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and flexibility in terms of assignments  
  • Strong problem-solving techniques 
  • Ability to take direction 
  • Effective communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills 
  • Familiarity with contracting procedures, project contracts, engineering practices, construction techniques, and wind and solar plant technologies 
  • Strong attention to detail; focus on accuracy, consistency, and quality of work; high degree of integrity 

 

Compensation and Benefits 

  • This is a full-time, temporary, hourly summer internship position. This position will be in-person at the Powerhouse Energy Campus in Fort Collins, Colorado.  
  • Compensation range is $18-22 with no benefits. 

 

Commitment to Diversity 

Solas Energy is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace in which all employees have an opportunity to participate and contribute to the success of the business and are valued for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives. This commitment is embodied in company policy and the way we do business at Solas Energy, and it is an important principle of sound business management. 

 

Solas Energy believes that diversity and inclusion are essential to the ongoing success of the company through improved employee engagement and business performance. A diverse and inclusive workforce reflects the communities where we work and operate, and provides diverse thought, capabilities, and collaboration. We value our high-performing team and celebrate the diverse thoughts and experiences of each employee. 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 

Solas Energy is an equal-opportunity employer. Discrimination in the hiring or employment of individuals based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, hairstyle, gender identity or gender expression), national origin, disability, veteran’s status, age, or genetic information (including family medical history) is illegal and will not be tolerated. Solas Energy will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees who need them for medical or religious reasons, as required by law. 

 

Disclaimer 

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all skills and working conditions. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential for making fair pay decisions about the job. In no event shall the job description be construed to represent a contract of employment. Solas Energy maintains "at-will" employment, where either party is free to dissolve the relationship at any time. 

 

To apply, please send an introductory cover letter along with the following in bullet form: 

  1. Degree, graduation year, GPA, school 
  2. Summary of club memberships and leadership positions held, if any 
  3. Summary of any previous work experience 

Please attach your resume, a copy of your transcript, and a cover letter in an email to careeres@solasenergy.com 

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