Associate Project Manager Internship

ID 2023-3077
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About Us

Potelco, Inc., a subsidiary of Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE: PWR), was founded in 1965. We specialize in engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services, which include designing, estimating, material acquisition, project management, construction, emergency power restoration, system maintenance, and similar services. Our expertise is in power, transmission, distribution, and substation projects. We are a leading full-service provider of power infrastructure, construction, and support services in utility and energy contracting throughout the Pacific Northwest and neighboring states.


We are proud to be working with some of the region’s largest energy companies as we continue to modernize their electric systems, move towards de-carbonization, and maintain thousands of miles of overhead and underground lines serving millions of residential and commercial customers. We uphold high safety, productivity, and reliability standards as we work with our customers to provide both current and strategic, forward-thinking energy infrastructure, delivery, and solutions.

About this Role

At Potelco, Inc., we're excited to offer a unique opportunity for college students looking to gain real-world experience in the dynamic world of utility construction. As a leader in engineering and construction services for the electric power industry, Potelco is dedicated to providing safe, comprehensive infrastructure solutions. With our strong presence and offices across Northwestern North America, we're proud to offer college students the chance to immerse themselves in the utility construction industry.


Our 12-week Associate Project Manager Internship is designed to give you hands-on experience and insight into the various phases of utility construction projects. Under the direct guidance of our experienced Project Managers, you will actively participate in every stage of a project's life cycle, from initiation and planning to execution, monitoring, and closing. You might even be involved in projects with an environmental component, making this experience both educational and environmentally conscious.




This internship is more than just a resume builder; it's a chance to make a real impact. By the end of the 12-week program, you'll have gained:

  • Valuable experience in the utility construction industry.
  • Hands-on knowledge of construction and design.
  • Exposure to cutting-edge technology and engineering practices.
  • Enhanced project management skills.


  • An exciting, 12-week paid internship.
  • A chance to work on projects that make a difference in the community.
  • Exposure to the dynamic utility construction industry.
  • A supportive, collaborative work environment.
  • Opportunities for career growth and development.

Salary: $25.00/hour


Join us for a summer of growth, learning, and making a real impact on the world of utility construction. Apply today, and let's build the future together!

What You'll Do

As an Associate Project Manager Intern, you will:

  • Collaborate with Project Managers to review project costs, schedules, safety, quality, and completion.
  • Assist in the preparation and maintenance of construction progress reports, re-projections, and project-related files.
  • Contribute to the development of project estimates, pricing, and schedules.
  • Aid in the creation and upkeep of schedules, budgets, and other necessary project documentation.
  • Prepare and maintain cash flows, monthly billing, and assist with change order requests for assigned projects.
  • Effectively communicate with various stakeholders, including management, customers, construction crews, and foremen.
  • Monitor and report on project health.
  • Prioritize safety in all project activities.

What You'll Bring

  • Actively enrolled student at time of internship, preferably in a Construction Management program.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2.
  • Basic oral and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with common word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, project management, and email software.
  • A willingness to travel to job sites.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building abilities.
  • Enthusiasm for learning and growth.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity), age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and/or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status. 


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