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Building a career at Granite may be the most valuable thing you could do…

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company that will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career and personal brand? If so, then you’ve come to the right place!

Since 1922, Granite Construction has continued its long standing commitment to building some of America’s largest infrastructure projects including highways, bridges, dams, rail, and power. Recognized as one of the top 25 largest construction companies in the U.S., Granite specializes in complex infrastructure projects and provides award-winning construction services in mining, earthwork, water/sewer, power, tunneling, rail, highway and bridge construction. Granite also produces construction materials-sand, gravel, ready-mix, recycled asphalt product and asphalt concrete, and is a proven leader in alternative procurement project delivery.

At Granite, our employees are our most valued asset and we are passionate about retaining, developing, and recruiting the best talent available. Our employees reflect our core values: Honesty, Integrity, Fairness, Accountability, Consideration of Others, Pursuit of Excellence, Reliability Safety and Citizenship and we are continuously looking for individuals who possess a winning attitude and share our Core Values. In exchange, we help you build a career that no other company can duplicate. You will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. Add our award winning safety program, ethics, reputation, and a commitment to continuous improvement and you’ll see that we are building more than infrastructure—together, we are building your future.

General Summary

This is a three to four month assignment where you will assist a project team with the management, field construction activities and documentation of a project. This is the best way to experience the heavy-civil industry and Granite Construction. Many students are able to get course credit, please check with your faculty advisor, and at the same time earn an income while learning.

Essential Job Accountabilities

  • Communicate with Foremen and Superintendent to learn about field construction operations and to provide support.
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with owners, agencies, subcontractors, inspectors, & the local community.
  • Assist with the Project Environmental, Health, Safety requirements.
  • Assist the Project Engineer with approving timecards in HeavyJob. Ensure all equipment and employees are accounted for on timecards.
  • Assist with verifying quantities in FIS (Field Information Systems) and log quantities for cost and revenue tracking.
  • Assist the Project Engineer with generating and distributing daily cost reports (trucking, labor, equipment) to the Project Manager, Foreman & Superintendent.
  • Assist with the completion of daily reports documenting both Granite Construction and Subcontractor activities.
  • Place necessary material orders, survey requests, locates, etc.
  • Maintain a to-do list and diary.
  • Assist with the calculations of yields of materials used such as concrete, aggregate base & asphalt.
  • Tour jobsite daily with the Project Manager or Engineer to verify quantities claimed are correct and to stay current on overall job progress.
  • Additional responsibilities as needed.


  • High School diploma required and a minimum of 2 (two) years of education from an accredited institution of higher learning such as a college or university. Discipline to be focused in Civil Engineering, Business Administration, or Construction Management.

Work Experience

  • Previous construction experience is a plus

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Problem solving

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to operate a computer keyboard. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 26 to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

About Granite Construction Incorporated

Granite Construction Incorporated is a member of the S&P 400 Index and is the parent company of Granite Construction Company, one of the nation’s largest heavy civil contractors and construction materials producers. Granite Construction is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities and a Drug-Free Workplace. For additional information on applicant/employee rights please click here.

Notice to Staffing Agencies

Granite Construction, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Granite”) will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Granite, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Granite mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Granite employees, or to Granite’s resume database will be considered Granite property. Granite will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Granite will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. Agencies must obtain advance written approval from Granite’s recruiting function to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed contract for service and in response to a specific job opening. Granite will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place. Agency agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Granite’s Human Resources Representative or his/ her designee. No other Granite employee is authorized to bind Granite to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Agencies.

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