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Planning Design and Construction Intern - Summer


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Job Summary:
Interns working within the Planning, Design, and Construction (PDC) department will assist studio landscape architects in either or both the design and construction phases of current projects. Candidate roles will be established at the time of selection depending on current workloads. Design related work will include opportunities for involvement with both field and office tasks necessary to support current projects in design. Construction related work will primarily be focused on field work throughout the Park to support projects currently in construction.

Job Description:

Planning Design and Construction Intern

Interns working within the Planning, Design, and Construction (PDC) department will assist studio landscape architects in either or both the design and construction phases of current projects. Candidate roles will be established at the time of selection depending on current workloads. Design related work will include opportunities for involvement with both field and office tasks necessary to support current projects in design.  Construction related work will primarily be focused on field work throughout the Park to support projects currently in construction. 

Duties include:

·         Site reconnaissance, inventory and analyses.

·         Preparation of project scopes of work

·         Preparation and development of schematic designs.

·         Preparation of illustrative presentation graphics or documents.

·         Preparation of contract documents

·         Preparation of cost estimates

·         Conducting materials research and coordinating material procurement.

·         Directing and coordinating contractors in the field

·         Inspecting material deliveries and completed work for compliance with contract documents.

·         Performing field measurements and calculations for contract payments

·         Maintaining daily and weekly reports

·         Photo-documentation of work by contractors

·         Reporting on project progress and activity completion

·         Coordinating all construction work with CPC operations staff

·         Additional assignments on projects in design, as needed

Requirements:          

·         Currently enrolled in a landscape architecture program or a related field

·         Strong graphic and presentation skills

·         Some horticultural or plant identification knowledge

·         Familiarity with site construction means and methods is a plus

·         Good verbal and written communication skills. Position will require interactions with Conservancy staff, project contractors and the public

·         Strong organizational skills as it relates to documentation and reporting

·         Proficiency in MS Office programs and working knowledge of Adobe Suites and AutoCAD. Knowledge of Rhino 3D is a plus

·         Able to work effectively in both independent or team environments

·         Able to work in a variety of weather conditions

Schedule:

Monday – Friday

7:30 am - 3:30 pm (for interns selected to work solely on construction projects)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm (for interns selected to work on design projects)

*Please note: for your application to be considered, you must provide you must provide the following documents 1.) Current resume 2.) Cover Letter and 3.) A written personal reference. Your reference letter can be from a teacher, counselor, coach or supervisor.

 

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CPC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in its work and on its staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, orientations and communities to apply.


Safety Requirements
Establishment and maintenance of a safe work environment is the shared responsibility of this organization and employees at every level. The Conservancy will make every effort to assure a safe environment and be in compliance with federal, state, and local safety regulations.  Employees are expected to obey safety rules and to exercise caution in all their work activities.  Accordingly, employees should be aware of any hazards, which could cause an injury or accident (e.g., spills, obstacles in walkways).  If an employee discovers a potential dangerous condition, he/she should alert other employees and notify his/her supervisor immediately.


Disclaimer
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed