Students Engineering Co-Op Program Overview
The co-op program consists of three unstructured rotations in our construction operations. Each rotation, students choose either our estimating department in our Corporate Headquarters in Pittsburgh, or venture to a project location to gain valuable experience in construction management. If you choose to work in estimating, you receive a mentor and learn to use estimating software and assist in value-engineering.
If you choose to travel, you will venture to a project site under a project engineer or project manager mentor. Experiences vary between rotations because different opportunities present themselves at various points during a project’s lifetime. What stays consistent is dck’s inclusive culture that encourages co-op students to actively contribute to the project’s success through their individual knowledge and skills.
The engineering internship program is a summer experience comprised of 10-14 weeks of work at our international headquarters in downtown Pittsburgh. This program introduces students to the corporate environment though a general operations overview and focused work in the estimating department. Given the close-knit culture at dck worldwide, interns will experience all aspects of our business operations. Meetings with department heads will illuminate how their department contributes to the success of the company. In addition to the general overview, interns receive a mentor who will guide them through their work and educational experience.
“Hi, my name is Seth and I am a Junior civil engineering student at the University of Pittsburgh! This past summer, I completed my first co-op rotation with a dck worldwide team of engineers in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Over the course of seven weeks, I worked on a variety of projects. Some of these included surveying the site to mark out locations and elevations, tracking daily construction activities, and generating Revit and AutoCAD models. My co-op rotations are allowing me to take part in a unique opportunity to challenge my engineering skills, build upon my education, and live in a foreign country.”
Co-op and Internship Application Process
We always accept applications, but we will begin interviewing for spring co-ops by November 1, 2017
How to Get Involved
Submit your candidate profile to our Engineering Co-op Program. We hope to hear from you soon!
In the meantime, you can learn more about our experience as a global construction leader by looking at our Projects. You can also stay up to date with company news by following our social media pages.
- Potential to work 40 hours per week
- Paid positions
- Expense stipend (for traveling co-ops)
- Industry experience
- Collaborative work environment
- Mentor in your field