Join our team! Construction Management Intern

We’re hiring a Construction Management Intern to join us at our Newark office. This is a paid position reporting the founder.

Organization Description

Makerhoods© is a development concept catering to urban entrepreneurs with affordable work/live accommodations. Set in compact and walkable urban blocks, the buildings offer street-level commercial workshops and mid-rise apartment living in a classic “living over the shop” arrangements. A typical unit has 500-600 sf devoted to the shop and a similar space allocated for the apartment. The small size and the increased density enables an occupancy cost for both spaces of just under $2,000/Month in the NY Metro area. A unique component of the program is the integrated business, financial and technical assistance offered by the Makerhoods© team along with selected partners. Prospective tenants are trained as a group in business skills and community governance. Best practice and successful case studies are codified in a micro-franchise manual to be reused across the network. The Makerhoods© concept is rooted in the fact that well over half the businesses in the US are home-based and that such employment will likely grow in the future. Moreover, for many who are unable to obtain traditional employment, Makerhoods© communities offers an opportunity for self-employment and a living wage. To harness and amplify this trend, the built environment must offer working and housing options in a way that is ecologically sustainable and economically viable. Makerhoods© was founded by Avi Telyas, a serial entrepreneur and pioneer in lean manufacturing and large-scale modular construction. Mr. Telyas is a 1986 graduate of the Harvard Business School and a former trustee of Pratt Institute. His passion for architecture and craft entrepreneurship led him to his endeavor.

Title: Construction Management Intern

Location: 569 Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd, Newark, NJ 07103

Time Commitment: 10-15 hours a week, End date is negotiable

Compensation: $15/hour

Job Description

Reporting directly to the CEO, in an office and on the project construction work site. Duties provide meaningful work experience and business knowledge to college students pursuing construction or engineering.

  • Support the project management team with subcontractor coordination, file management, document control (submittals, RFIs and change orders) and progress reporting

  • Work with field supervision to assist with project layout, construction drawing and trade coordination, verification of field conditions and quality control

  • Build 3D models on Revit

  • Assist in project start-up, field engineering, scheduling, quantity take-offs, estimating, design, drafting, researching materials, and other tasks as needed.

Qualifications

  • Pursuing bachelor's or associates' degree in construction management, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or related field.

  • Experience using CAD and Revit

  • Course study in project and construction management

  • Passion for construction

  • Solution oriented, problem solver with a “hands-on” and team-oriented attitude.

  • Success managing multiple, competing priorities in a deadline driven environment

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and influence supervisors, peers, and external partners

  • High level of competence in MS Office and ability to learn new software quickly

  • Must be able to communicate well verbally and in writing (e.g. emails).

To Apply

Please send your resume and a cover letter detailing why you are a good candidate for this position and how this position will help your career goals to Avi Telyas at atelyas@makerhoods.org. Use the subject line “Construction Management Intern Application.”