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2020 internship hiring is closed. Please check back in the Fall regarding 2021 opportunities.
UPI is always on the lookout for bright, motivated people to join our team. One way we bring in new talent is through our internship program, which provides the foundation for the continued growth and development of our project management group. We connect with prospective interns through existing relationships and recruiting events at several universities, which include Michigan Tech, North Dakota State University, University of North Dakota, Iowa State University, and University of Minnesota to name a few. We hire several interns and coops (students who spend six months working with us) per year. These young people have the opportunity to participate in meaningful work that substantially contributes to the success of projects across the company. Many return to work with us for several successive years, and we regularly hire former interns and coops into full-time positions after graduation. If you are interested in receiving more information regarding our intern program, please contact us today.
In an effort to expand talent available to our industry, coupled with a desire to increase opportunities for indigenous people to work on our projects, UPI started a training program unique in its history. We partnered with local indigenous tribes to conduct hands-on courses in pipeline construction techniques and safety. 25 tribal members gathered at UPI’s corporate office for two separate, week-long training events in 2017. These training events provided tribal members with the certifications to work in the pipeline industry, whether that be working for UPI or another contractor in our industry. Each training week consisted of a half day safety orientation, focusing on hazards specific to pipeline construction and the environments in which UPI works. The group then moved out to a local gravel pit where UPI personnel had buried several sticks of pipe and set up training stations that focused on mechanical and hydrovac excavation; sandblasting and profile testing; and pipe coating. Participants rotated between stations, trying their hands at the tasks and receiving instruction from some of UPI’s most experienced laborers and operators.
The trainings wrapped up with Operator Qualification tests, the successful completion of which will allow band members to work on any project that takes place on their reservation. Several band members expressed interest in taking the next step and pursuing union membership in order to go to work on pipeline projects, and all the participants provided great feedback that will help UPI plan follow-on events.
These events were a first for UPI but not the last, and their success will pave the way for more initiatives and training events that help UPI reach its broader community.
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United Piping Inc. (UPI) is a leading pipeline construction company in the Midwest. Our success has always been built upon a highly-trained team of experienced professionals.
We empower our people by investing in their development. UPI offers trainings in skills, safety and leadership, as well as certifications. Contact us to learn more.
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The individual in this role will work with Project Managers and other members of the project team to execute the construction of new facilities, existing facility improvements, and other UPI projects as assigned. This position will also oversee both internal and external daily reporting and develop close relationships with field leaders and conduct walk-throughs of the project site with them.
Required or Preferred Education and Experience
- A four-year engineering / construction management degree or equivalent combination of technical training and/or experience preferred.
- 0-2 years' experience in a related field.
- Effective interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills.
- The ability to function well under stress, despite numerous interruptions, with accuracy and attention to detail.
- Ability to self-motivate and prioritize effectively.
- Moderate to advanced computer skills.
- Comfortable leading self.
Essential Functions - The individual in this role must be able to perform the essential functions of the role, and meet the following occupational demands, with or without a reasonable accommodation:
- Work with Project Managers and other members of the project team to execute the construction of new facilities, existing facility improvements, and other UPI projects as assigned.
- Create RFIs and submittals, and assemble information for change orders.
- Oversee daily reporting, both internal and external.
- Develop close relationships with field leaders and conduct walk-throughs of the project site with them.
- Work with on-site client representatives, such as inspectors, in a professional manner that represents UPI’s values and culture.
- Take minutes for project meetings and other meetings as requested.
- Compile work packages (including but not limited to lift plans and hydrotest packages) for submittal to clients.
- Assist Project Managers with subcontract paperwork.
- Perform takeoffs for material ordering.
- Perform document control duties, including updating drawing sets and maintaining positive version control.
- Review and troubleshoot LEMs for the project.
- Perform as a strong member of the project and company team, taking the initiative to solve problems and seek out tasks.
- Quality is everyone’s responsibility. Responsible for working with Field Leaders and other project team members to ensure all have the most current project documents, including but not limited to: drawings, specifications, forms, etc. Responsible for ensuring that all documents are stored appropriately in the job folder and working with the Project Manager to ensure all documentation is submitted to the client per project requirements.
- Other duties as assigned.
Leadership and Cultural Expectations of the Position:
- Treat everyone with courtesy and respect, including treating subcontractor crews with the same level of respect as UPI crews.
- Be honest with and accountable to the Project Manager and Field Leaders on the project.
- Share your ideas and communicate effectively in writing and in person.
- Take responsibility for your actions.
- Recognize the role of others in your, and the project’s, success.
- Be an engaged and enthusiastic contributor.
- Maintain and promote positive project morale.
- Abide by all safety policies, lead by example, and actively look for safety opportunities.
- Make every effort to learn and abide by compliance requirements in all areas of work.
- Take charge of your own development.
APi Group provides competitive compensation and benefits that support the total well-being of you and your family, as well as providing formal learning and development opportunities to continue building great leaders.
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