Internships at McConnell Dowell New Zealand

Who we are

For over 60 years customers have been choosing McConnell Dowell to deliver complex projects that require innovative solutions. That is why we are known as the Creative Construction company.

From remote projects to city-shaping infrastructure, we have built thousands of quality assets and facilities.

We are a Purpose and Values driven organisation. These define what's important to us, guide our decision making and unite us behind a common goal: Providing a Better Life. We do that through delivering projects that connect, sustain and enhance communities, and through providing career opportunities that challenge, reward and grow our people.

We also have five company values that guide our behaviours and decisions:

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What you can expect as a McConnell Dowell summer intern

Our culture is supportive and collaborative, and will drive you to work alongside skilled Engineers and experienced leaders on one of our multi-disciplinary projects.

When you join us as an intern, you won’t be confined to an office as you’ll be based on-site and guided by a Buddy. During your summer internship, you will gain hands-on practical experience and technical engineering knowledge that will fast track your career in the Construction Industry.

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Site-Based Work: Our interns are out and amongst it, working alongside our site teams and gaining experience in a variety of sectors such as marine, civil, pipeline, tunnel and more!

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Support: A supportive culture that encourages you to learn from our highly skilled multi-disciplined Engineers. Each intern will be paired with a Site Engineer that is dedicated, and accessible and will help guide them through their internship experience.

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Learning and Development:  As an intern, you will be based on one of our complex multi-disciplined engineering projects to enhance your knowledge and develop your construction expertise. They will be exposed to many facets of our business including Health, Safety, Environment & Quality, Project Estimating and Tendering and Engineering Design.


Key Dates

Internship applications are now closed. View other roles within McConnell Dowell here.

Our 12-week programme will run from 18 November 2024 until 14 February 2025, with a business closure period in between to be confirmed.

Hear from our previous Interns!

Aimee Intern            Patrick Intern