Internship - Research and Development

  • 45240 Business Ct, Sterling, VA 20166, USA
  • Intern

Company Description

Schnabel Foundation Company was formed in 1959 as a foundation engineering and construction company in business to design and build excavation support and specialized foundation systems. We still do that today. We have grown from a single office in Washington, DC to include nine offices from coast-to-coast where we now employ over 40 professional engineers who design and manage the construction projects in those offices.

Job Description

Learn first-hand how construction projects are executed in the field and the role Project Managers play in the process.  This position will give you exposure to the relationships between General Contractors, Subcontractors, Suppliers, Engineers, Project Managers and Field Superintendents and how they communicate and work together as a team.

During your internship, possible work assignments you will learn and perform are…

  • Working both in the corporate office and out in the field
  • Reading construction drawings and documents/specifications
  • Assisting field personnel with monitoring, surveying and other tasks on the job-site
  • Documenting on laptops and tablets productivity, installation records, Daily Construction Reports, pictures and other Quality Control items
  • Summarizing historical job information including productivity and monitoring results


  • Working towards Bachelors or Masters in Civil Engineering
  • Desire to be in the construction industry
  • Ability to travel (use of a personal vehicle)
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal a must
  • Computer skills such as Excel

Additional Information

Schnabel Foundation Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is fully committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

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