Construction Management Intern

Chief Buildings Manufacturing/Production Grand Island, Nebraska


Chief Buildings is currently seeking Project Management and Estimating Interns to join the Chief team for the Summer of 2024. The intern will use knowledge obtained through college curriculum and will gain first-hand insight of the day-to-day duties of a Project Manager or Estimator. The internship provides real world experience that will build a foundation for full time employment with a metal building manufacturer. It will also broaden the intern’s understanding on how/why metal buildings are commonly used on many projects, and how design professionals in the construction industry interact with metal building manufacturers. They will have exposure to what it is that a metal building manufacturer does, our company culture, and the many exciting opportunities that are available at Chief Buildings.

Overview of Experiences: During the 10 to 12 weeks internship, the following departments will be followed:

  • Sales – Sales calls, plan review and take-offs, and even order submissions
  • Estimating – Quoting and engineering programs
  • Project Management – Order processing and customer relations
  • Drafting – Drawing and detailing processes
  • Manufacturing – Learn capabilities as well as standard procedures
  • Erection – See final product erected in the field


Learning Objectives:

  • Plan review
  • Understanding Loads and Codes
  • Chief’s in house quote and order system
  • Costing of metal building components
  • Order intake and clarifying
  • Understanding of Chief standard details and drawing packages
  • See raw material manufactured into finished product
  • Understand erection drawings first hand in a field setting

The Company:

Putting the needs of customers first has taken Chief Industries, Inc. from a small construction company in 1954, to a highly diverse company with a reputation for manufacturing quality products and offering unparalleled customer service. Through its many divisions and subsidiaries, Chief Industries employs over 1,400 skilled and dedicated employees who produce a wide variety of products, many of which are used around the world.

A division of Chief Industries, Chief Buildings has designed and manufactured a wide variety of construction solutions for customers located throughout the United State since 1966. Specific applications include manufacturing, commercial, community and agricultural buildings. Each structure is designed to meet the needs of the customer. Chief Buildings are sold by authorized builders throughout the United States, and are manufactured in Grand Island, Nebraska, Rensselaer, Indiana and Lancaster, SC.

**Chief Industries Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the basis of equal employment opportunity for all and to providing employees and applicants with a work atmosphere free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on professional demand, job requirements and qualifications, without regard to color, race, family status, religion or belief, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the settings in which work is being completed. Chief Industries Inc. will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Chief Industries Inc. encourages all to apply for any available jobs. If you need additional assistance with the application process, please call 308-389-7200.**