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Estimating Internship

The future you want is within reach.

At PCL, we build the places where life happens and find camaraderie in the process. We're a community of builders committed to building better communities. That's why we're always looking ahead, and not just to the next project or what's next in our industry.

We are accepting applications for a 2024 Summer Internship Program in our Denver District.

As an Intern student you will be given similar responsibilities to a full time, junior estimator and will experience what a career will be like in construction. You will work alongside the estimating and preconstruction team and be involved in several aspects of a project. We will designate a mentor for you who will be available to you for the duration of the internship/co-op. You will also have the opportunity to participate in company events and community volunteer opportunities.

Here's how a(n) Estimating Internship Summer 2024 for our Denver office contributes to our team:


  • Review and perform quantity survey assignment with lead estimator
  • Performs general sub-trade solicitation duties
  • Bid document control
  • Performs bid day assignments
  • Sub-trade bid reviews and recapping
  • Visits job sites periodically
  • Use of in-house estimating software (BEST Estimating)
  • Develops relationships with subcontractors
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Desire a career in construction Project Management, Field Supervision, or Estimating.
  • Pursuing an associate’s or bachelor's degree in Architectural Drafting & Estimating Technology, Construction Management, or related discipline.
  • Any experience using the following; On-Screen Takeoff, Microsoft Excel and Word, Revit, Acrobat, and other computer software
  • Required to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, with project personnel, suppliers, subcontractors and owners
  • Ability to read and understand drawings and specifications, and perform quantity take offs
  • Must be authorized to work in the US *PCL will not sponsor an employment visa (e.g. H1-B, etc.) for this position
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Available to work in Denver, CO, full time from May to August
  • Employment with PCL is contingent upon passing a substance abuse test conducted by a third party.

PCL is an innovative, employee-owned company comprised of people who find passion in their profession and take pride in doing great work every day. Our work powers the infrastructure and utilities that are essential to daily life and our projects are the scene of vacations, careers, education and healing. We are consistently ranked among the best companies to work for because we are committed to supporting and developing our teams.

The salary range for this position is between $18 and $24 an hour, based on experience and qualifications.

The PCL Companies celebrate diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating equitable opportunities and an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We make employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or veteran status.

PCL combines numerous pay and benefit strategies to provide a comprehensive and competitive total rewards package. Any salary range displayed by a job board is an estimate. Your salary, which considers your unique qualifications and experience, is just one component of the robust total rewards you'll enjoy at PCL. This may include an employee share purchase offering, discretionary annual performance bonus, comprehensive benefits and wellness programs, retirement plan plus matching, and career development programs.

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Together, we can build success and a better future. Let’s get started!