Project Engineer Intern
Seattle, WA US
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Job/Internship Description

At Abbott, it’s all about providing an exceptional experience — for our clients, our construction partners and most importantly, our employees. Our team is made up of talented professionals who fully embrace the company’s brand pillars of stewardship, collaboration and integrity. They are respectful, hardworking individuals who take pride in what they do and in helping others achieve their goals.

In addition, Abbott’s size, combined with the versatile talents of our team, gives us the unique ability to adapt resources and approaches based on specific needs. This flexibility not only enables us to stand out from the crowd by being a responsive business partner who can quickly adjust to any situation, but also offer diverse and rewarding opportunities to our employees.

At Abbott we have purposefully designed our internship to compliment your education in construction management. Our interns function as Project Engineers, however we work diligently to ensure that they are exposed to a wide range of experiences during their time with us.

While the specifics of each internship will be shaped by the project you are assigned to, our goal by the end of your internship is that you will have gained exposure to 4 main areas: Estimating/Pre-construction, Project Management, Business Practices, and Safety.

Each of those areas is broken down into key functions as follows:

Basic Estimating/Pre-Construction

Objectives: Understand the planning, and preparation that goes into a project before Construction begins.

  • Blue Print Reading
  • Quantity takeoffs
  • Permit Process (overview)
  • Bid Process (overview)

Project Management

Objectives: Understand the various facets of managing a project, including cost control, scheduling, planning and close out.

  • RFI Process
  • Scheduling (overview)
  • Field Reports
  • Submittals (Material Management)
  • Change Management
  • Construction Management Software
  • Quality Control
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Coordination with Jurisdictional Authority
  • Project Photography
  • Progress Documentation
  • Subcontractor Interface
  • Closeout Documents
  • Purchase Orders, Contracts and Subcontracts (overview)
  • BIM

Business Practices

Objectives: Get real world exposure to the basic business practices that drive a successful general contractor.

  • Time Management
  • Writing & Communication Skills
  • Laying the foundation for an exceptional customer experience
  • Abbott Core Values and Corporate Culture
  • Issue Resolution & Problem Solving
  • Leadership Skills, Communication Skills


Objectives: Understand the planning, organization and implementation of the ABBOTT Safety Management Program. Identify hazards and communicate expectations to craft employees and project management.

  • New Hire Orientation
  • Standard Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Safety Walks


  • Must be able to pass a drug test
  • Must be in a construction related major, i.e. Construction Management, Construction Engineering Management, or similar.
  • Must have the permanent right to work in the United States.


Abbott offers a comprehensive benefits package including: medical, vision, dental, vacation & sick time, 401(k) with match and more.

Abbott Construction provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetics or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Abbott Construction complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


Position Summary
Abbott Construction
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Full Time
Period of Employment
Type of Compensation
College Credits Earned
Tuition Assistance
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