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Kiewit Equipment Planner Intern - Kiewit Equipment Services - Winter 2024 - Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario

Requisition ID: 169706

Job Level: Internship

Home District/Group: Kiewit Equipment Services

Department: Equipment

Market: Transportation

Employment Type: Full Time Temporary

Position Overview

Are you interested in a hands-on real-world learning experience directly related to the skills needed in a full-time construction career? In this internship, you will have the opportunity to develop, participate and learn key roles and functions within construction management.

Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too through our construction operations. Whether we’re boring tunnels through mountains, turning rivers into energy or building bridges that connect communities, we depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety-obsessed construction professionals to get it done right. You bring your big ideas, commitment to top quality, and an unwavering work ethic. In return, we offer huge career and travel opportunities and the satisfaction of building the next big thing from the ground up. There’s a reason Kiewit attracts the best: we offer fast-paced excitement and fulfillment you won’t find anywhere else.

As an Equipment planner Intern, you will support Regional Construction operations. This position is responsible for the planning, scheduling, budgeting, utilization and reliability of a construction and mining equipment fleet. The position will deal with day to day as well as long term issues related to an equipment fleet. The position’s focus will be to improve equipment reliability as well as implement, monitor, audit, and manage preventative maintenance programs.

District Overview

For this internship, students will work with Kiewit Equipment Services (KES) to ensure the profitability of Kiewit projects through improved equipment utilization and mechanical reliability by providing world-class equipment and services.


This assignment is for a project in Ottawa, Ontario. Kiewit will supply lodging for the duration of the work term. You will need a means of transport from the apartment to the shop location, no public transit is available


  • Material handling and procurement

  • Create and maintain tool/filter lists and documentation

  • Inspections of equipment and parts

  • Logistics management and communication

  • Long/short range equipment planning, scheduling, and budgeting

  • Planning and paperwork processing to prepare for critical lifts

  • Use reliability and failure analysis data to increase equipment availability and reliability

  • Support of craft maintenance technicians – ordering parts, manage inventory, schedule crews, and manage quality and safety

  • Specialty projects as needed.


  • Ability to travel as needed

  • Ability to work full-time during the Winter (January- April)

  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET), Diesel Technology, or Automotive Technology

  • Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in a wide-ranging climates and environments

  • Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative

  • Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time

  • Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt

  • Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals, and objectives

  • Strong organization, time management, and attention to detail

Functional knowledge of English (written and verbal) is considered as an asset since mobility across provinces in Canada is required. Lessons can be provided as needed.

Other Requirements:

  • Regular, reliable attendance

  • Work productively and meet deadlines timely

  • Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment

  • Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.

  • Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.

  • May work at various different locations and conditions may vary

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

Company: Kiewit