American Contracting offers a co-op program where current college students can work full-time for a semester or summer and gain valuable real-life job experience at our construction company. We have employed co-op engineers from leading engineering programs, including the universities of Pittsburgh, Maryland, Cincinnati, Viginia Tech, and Georgia Tech.
Individuals who are selected to become a part of our Co-op Program are given the opportunity to gain a wide range of experience. Our objective is to assist our employees with develop their skills and provide them with challenging and rewarding assignments. We provide comprehensive training with a variety of work assignments.
Each Co-op Engineer will be given assignments in our estimating department and at individual job sites (not necessarily in this order). Individuals are placed in each work area to give them a broad range of experience. Due to company needs and requirements, some individuals may work more than one term in a given area.
I have worked on other construction sites and have had other internships, but I can honestly say that ACE has been the best work experience I have ever had. Everyone has been very nice and welcoming.
- Ben (2010 Co-op)
Everyone in the office has been extremely helpful in teaching me the peculiarities of construction and assisting me to meet my increasing responsibilities.
- Sebastian (2009 Co-op)
I picked ACE because I knew it would allow me to get experience out in the field and an opportunity to work in many different areas.
- Don (2008 Co-op)
After graduation, I decided to work as a co-op engineer with ACE. That decision has provided me with valuable work experiences as an intern project engineer in the estimating department.
- Tony (2008 Co-op)
Estimating Department Co-op: Students will work with the estimating team in the preparation of competitively bid project-cost estimates.
Project Management Co-op: These are on-site location assignments for one of American Contracting’s many projects around the area. The individual will become part of our construction team and directly assist project management and field supervision in construction operations.
Superintendent Co-op: These assignments are for students who want to be more involved in the actual construction work being performed on our projects. Our superintendent co-ops also work at our project job sites, working directly with our field crews performing the construction. Students receive real-world, hands-on training from our experienced trademen. This assignment would be a pre-cursor to our Superintendent-in-Training program which can be viewed in detail on our Career Development page.