Internships

Who is Hodges & Hicks looking to Hire?

Hodges & Hicks is a growing company, looking to strengthen and expand by hiring young, capable, and motivated individuals. As an employee, you will learn about the full construction process through a combination of experiences in the field and the office, serving in preconstruction or project management.

Long term growth with Hodges & Hicks combines large scale opportunities as a project manager, estimator or superintendent with a young and ambitious professional atmosphere.

What Positions are Available?

Hodges & Hicks is currently searching for part-time interns this Fall, full-time interns, part-time interns, and multi-semester co-ops for Spring, Summer, and Fall of each year. We also have full time positions available as a Project Engineer or Estimator for recent graduates or students graduating this coming year. Project Engineers, interns, and co-ops will assist with projects spread across the Southeast; you will have the opportunity to obtain experience in project management, preconstruction and field supervision.

If you are interested, please email our Human Resources Department at internships@hodgesandhicks.com or careers@hodgesandhicks.com

Project Management/Field Intern

As a Project Management/Field Intern at Hodges and Hicks, you will support a team of Project Managers, Superintendents, APM’s, etc. in the execution of an assigned project. Our aim is to guide your development as a construction professional and expose you to the fundamentals of construction management.

Qualifications

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering, or another related field from accredited program
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Successful candidate will also possess outstanding time management skills, computer skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment
  • Previous internship experience, if applicable. (not required)
  • Prior experience using Bluebeam, BIM, and PlanGrid are preferred but not required
  • Basic excel proficiency

Project/Field Engineer

As a Hodges & Hicks Project Engineer you will work directly with Project Managers, APM’s, Superintendents, and field crew to facilitate the successful construction of respective projects. The Project Engineer is responsible for administrative and day-to-day tasks which include submittal & RFI draft/review, drafting of subcontracts, maintaining project logs & drawings, minor coordination with field crews, and processing subcontractor information.

Responsibilities

  • Develop industry relationships and expand professional networks that have potential to generate future sales opportunities
  • Create and maintain the internal and external project logs as necessary
  • Maintain internal and external reports as necessary
  • Assist the Project Manager(s) with updating project tasks in software systems in conjunction with processing Requests for Information, Submittals, Drawing Logs, and other management tools
  • Ensure the proper bid documents are sent to bidders for various bid packages as they come online
  • Maintain current construction documents
  • Receive and act accordingly on RFI’s from contractors
  • Review and process submittals; maintain submittal log
  • Support the management of the day-to-day project including but not limited to; responding/drafting sub change orders, RFI’s, submittals, contracts, purchase orders and closeout

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in construction management, business, architecture, engineering or another related field from an accredited program
  • Proficient in MS Office, Bluebeam, PlanGrid
  • Valid Driver’s License Required

Assistant Project Manager

As a Hodges & Hicks Assistant Project Manager you will work directly with Project Managers & Superintendents to facilitate the successful construction of respective projects. This includes scheduling, soliciting/reviewing subcontractor pricing, creation of extensive cost estimates throughout project construction, project buyout, in-depth coordination between trades, and reviewal of pay apps.

Responsibilities

  • Assist Project Manager with day-to-day operations including scheduling, pricing, drafting & distribution of meeting minutes, and coordination of trades
  • Work with operations teams on general requirements, including fees, financials, staffing of jobs, and construction schedules
  • Establish schedule durations based on quantities, attend scheduling meetings, and solicit subcontractor schedules
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of scope definition and communicate pricing requirements clearly to subcontractors
  • Develop subcontractor and supplier relationships
  • Establish and maintain relationships with architects, owners, engineers, designers, clients, and others for potential business development

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in construction management, engineering or another related field from an accredited program
  • 1-3 years of experience in project management
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in MS Office, Bluebeam, PlanGrid

Project Manager

As a Project Manager at Hodges & Hicks you will be responsible for supervision and coordination of respective projects until completion. This includes preconstruction analysis & initial project buyout, maintaining/updating project schedule, coordinating/managing subcontractors, creation of extensive cost/profit reports, management of pay apps, directly communicating with clients & representatives, project close out, etc.

Responsibilities

  • Develop project business plan
  • Proven ability to run projects with minimal supervision
  • Work with field management to generate job specific safety plan for the project
  • Serve as the main point of contact for the engineers and architects
  • Work with Pre-Construction and Field Supervision to identify and implement all contract deliverables, quality testing, and reporting requirements
  • Create staging, logistics, and phasing plans for projects
  • Lead coordination of subcontractors
  • Responsible for project startup, including obtaining permits and licenses and managing jobsite mobilization
  • Facilitate subcontractor pre-mobilization/startup meetings
  • Issue/administer subcontracts (payments, insurance, bond, safety, etc.) and purchase orders for multiple trades
  • Assist in development, planning, and updating of overall project schedule. Attend/direct regular job scheduling meetings
  • Lead responsibility for project quality control plan implementation and compliance.
  • Conduct bi-weekly OAC meetings with the architect, superintendent, and owner’s representative to discuss job progress
  • Prioritize, review, and expedite submittals
  • Expedite material deliveries according to project schedule requirements.
  • Work with Superintendents to maintain accurate labor forecasts
  • Develop and administer subcontractor/purchase order change orders
  • Review projections, labor reports, safety documents, and schedules on a monthly basis
  • Review and approve material/equipment invoices according to project budget
  • Prepare payment requests and monitor collections
  • Meet with city and state agencies to review projects and required inspections
  • Generate project documentation including job status reports, projections, change orders, and RFI’s
  • Manage and oversee job close-out documentations, final job report, and final accounting.
  • Mentor and train assistant project managers and co-op/intern students

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in construction management, architecture, business, engineering, or another related field from an accredited program
  • Minimum of 4-6 years of construction experience
  • Experience managing all aspects of construction projects including architectural, civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical
  • Basic understanding of financial accounting systems
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Assistant Estimator

As a Hodges & Hicks Assistant Estimator you will be working directly with Lead Estimators to pricing incoming projects and create cost estimates. This includes conducting take-off on project drawings, reviewing project specifications & generating clarifications, soliciting bids from subcontractors, and organizing bid information.

Responsibilities

  • Receive and review all design documents
  • Set-up and solicit the project to the subcontractor market
  • Complete quantity take-offs and create trade specific scope sheets
  • Obtain bid estimates, and time projections for the overall estimate and schedule
  • Review and compare all trade specific proposals
  • Assist the Lead Estimator in finalizing the Estimate and associated documents

Requirements

  • Detail oriented and versed at multi-tasking
  • Microsoft Office Suites (Specifically Excel)
  • Positive professional attitude, and strong customer service skills
  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering or similar or equivalent experience

Estimator

As a Hodges & Hicks Estimator you will be responsible for leading bid efforts for respective projects in addition to soliciting/maintaining subcontractor relations. This includes, generating RFP’s, distributing project drawings for pricing, coordination with design team, and construction of detailed cost estimates.

Responsibiities

  • Lead estimating efforts on large and complex projects while generating the following documents:
    • Overall Project Schedule
    • Labor Analysis
    • Scope Sheets
    • Estimate General Summary Sheet
    • Estimate Comparisons (Design Development vs. GMP)
    • List of Alternates/Allowances/Value Engineering
    • List of Clarifications
    • Contract Exhibits
  • Training, mentoring, managing, and utilizing Assistant Estimators
  • Work with project team, trade partners, and subcontractors to ensure competitive pricing is received
  • Collaborate with all team members, owners, architects, engineers, and trade partners to ensure complete understanding of the project scope
  • Develop positive and advantageous relationships within the estimating team
  • Research and analyze historical project data for application to current project

Requirements

  • 3-6 years of construction estimating experience
  • Organized and detailed with proven ability to fulfill all responsibilities for multiple, complex projects
  • Possess basic understanding of construction law and generally accepted business practices
  • Proven positive and professional attitude, and strong customer service skills
  • Strong teamwork orientation, initiative, communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills
  • Time management skills
  • Proficient with building/estimating techniques and software (MS Office Suite, PlanSwift, BlueBeam, etc.)
  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering or similar or equivalent experience

Assistant Superintendent

As a Hodges & Hicks Assistant Superintendent you will work directly with your project superintendent to guide project construction onsite. This includes supervising/directing field crews, creating site logistics plans, implementing field solutions, coordinating site inspections, & coordination between trades.

Responsibilities

  • Assists Superintendent and/or Assistant Superintendent in administrative, compliance, procurement, building, and reporting responsibilities, as assigned
  • Reviews and interprets shop drawings
  • Reviews submittals and expedites materials
  • Monitors production rates and schedules
  • Supervise subcontractors and monitors work performance, progress, and productivity
  • Supervise work crews through all phases of construction
  • Follows company policies and procedures and assists with OSHA compliance and on-site safety enforcement
  • Assists with reporting obligations

Requirements

  • 4-year college degree in Engineering, Building Science, Construction Management, or 2-years of construction experience
  • Ability to multitask
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Superior organizational skills

Project Superintendent

As a Hodges & Hicks Superintendent you will be responsible for all coordination of field crews and vendors throughout all phases of the job. This includes scheduling, logistics, and communications with the owner & design team.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinating and communicating the site logistics of the project to the subcontractors and owners.
  • Working with the design team to ensure the highest level of quality and accuracy
  • Emphasizing quality control at every level of construction
  • Managing the project schedule on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis
  • Coordinating sub-contractors’ daily activities and priorities
  • Supervising and ensuring daily activities are performed in conformance with OSHA guidelines.
  • Leading the team through complex coordination issues and making sure they are documented properly
  • Documenting daily reports and site safety audits

Requirements

  • 4-years of commercial construction experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Successful candidates will also possess outstanding communication and time management skills, computer skills, willingness to relocate and the ability to work in a collaborative environment