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Intern - Project / Construction Management at Cupertino Electric

Intern - Project / Construction Management

Cupertino Electric Des Moines, IA Full-Time

Summer Internship - Entry Level Project Engineer Track (Multiple Locations and Positions)

At Cupertino Electric, Inc. (CEI), we celebrate the challenge. Complex electrical construction projects requiring creative solutions are what we thrive on. As one of the largest and most successful Electrical Contractors in America, we offer unique opportunities to start your career in the Construction Management industry. New Graduates from University programs will be exposed to a wide variety of experiences and tasked with solving a comprehensive set of challenges.

We seek the most curious, confident, and resourceful candidates in the US. Our most successful new hires flourish because they do not accept the status quo. They work hard, learn and grow from their inevitable mistakes, and enjoy working with a team. Although we are headquartered in California, we have major projects and offices in many other states including: Ohio, Iowa, Indiana, Idaho, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Washington, and Utah.

We are currently looking for students studying Construction Management, Engineering (or similar) and interested in the electrical construction industry for our 10-12 week summer program.

Listed below is a sample cross section of experiences a new grad can expect to work on:

Estimate Phase

Creating a bid strategy, getting quotations, and writing proposal letters.


Negotiating contract terms, Creating an original budget and schedule. 

Creating a plan with the production team to address; efficiency, logistics, and materials.

Organizing all documents and drawings, selecting subcontractors and holding a job start meeting.


Managing materials, submittals, and change orders.

Maintaining activity logs, managing materials, vendors, and subcontractors.

Writing documents including RFI’s and notice letters.

Monitoring project progress, including cost and safety.


Managing closeout documents, commissioning equipment and returning excess material.

Recommended Skills

  • Construction
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Logistics Operations
  • Subcontractors Relationship Management
  • Submittals (Construction)
  • Financial Management
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