Construction Intern, Nigeria

28 January

Position: Construction Intern

Job description

The Construction Intern shall work with a project team and gain experience, in preparation for a career in Construction Project Management. The intern’s placement can range from pre-construction through project closeout.


Responsibilities will include:

  • Responsibilities may include, but won’t be limited to, subcontractor solicitation, quantity take-offs, project documentation and field coordination and supervision.
  • The intern will be based at the Alaro City office and will also frequent construction projects in Alaro City.
  • Responsible for taking the construction management notes, minutes and writing reports of all technical meetings.
  • Assist in various stages in the construction management process such as design participation, contract drafting, site supervision and civil work, services, infrastructure, finishes, budgeting and scheduling.
  • Assist and collaborate with Superintendents, Project Managers, Contractors, Subcontractors, Lead Engineers and Architects, enabling an advanced integration and coordination of the different roles that are required for successful construction projects.
  • Assist with change management and clarifications, directives, RFIs, etc. are in line with the corporate governance handbook (CGHB) and ensure that the documentation is updated in real-time and coordinated with team members and subcontractors/suppliers to maintain smooth and efficient delivery.
  • Assist the construction manager with HSE programs and training to ensure Incident and Injury-Free Workplace safety culture on site. Ensuring that contractors and visitors to site recognize and reinforce best safety practices, and gain a comprehensive understanding of different safety laws and regulations.


Hard skills and experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Project Management or Real Estate focused discipline;
  • Prior industrial training construction-related internships or work experience is beneficial, but not required;
  • Other relevant certification is a plus;
  • Excellent planning skills;
  • Excellent reporting skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Excel;
  • Basic knowledge of construction

Soft skills:

  • The ability to quickly pick up new skills;
  • The desire to expand their base knowledge of construction and gain exposure to new areas of the business;
  • Proficient computer skills including the ability to work in spreadsheets, word processors;
  • Strong leadership and management abilities;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills;
  • Rigorous and organized approach; and
  • Hands-on, ready to roll up the sleeves.

Personal characteristics:

  • High energy;
  • Result-oriented;
  • Strong work ethic;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure; and
  • Desire to live and work in Lagos.


How to apply

Interested candidates should send an up-to-date CV to quoting ‘Construction Intern’ as the subject.