RECRUITING AND INTERNSHIPS
Largo offers a 12-week summer and a 4-week winter internship program to college students interested in a career in concrete construction. Candidates can choose between a project management or carpenter apprentice focused experience. Both programs take place onsite with boots on the ground and are led by full-time staff who have also participated in the internship program.
The Internship Experience
- Onsite Experience
- Layout Experience
- Shoring / Decking Crew
- Introduction to Project Engineer Duties
- Understanding Plans
- Understanding Scope
- Quantity Take-Offs
- Cost Tracking
- Requests for Information (RFI’s)
- Bluebeam and Excel Application
LIFE AT LARGO
Samantha, Assistant Project Manager
I started my internship at Largo in San Diego in the summer of 2018 during my senior year. I worked on the UCSD North Torrey Pines project, performing doing preconstruction work alongside a project manager, superintendent, and two general foremen. I primarily worked on plan organization, submittals, RFIs, and subcontractor/ material purchase order analyses. Everyone was very helpful in responding to all my questions about concrete construction, and by working with such experienced individuals I was able to learn about different formwork systems, pour/crew sequencing, concrete mix designs, and so much more all in one summer. I fortunately had another opportunity to intern during my last quarter of my senior year on projects at UCSB and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where I was able to perform some onsite project engineer tasks with another great team. After graduation, I returned to San Diego as a full-time project engineer. It felt like I was coming home, especially since I had already formed great working relationships while I was an intern. Over the past two years, I was able to learn so much more while working on a variety of project engineer and project manager tasks as a project engineer on the San Diego Symphony and Scripps Parking Structure projects, working on both projects from start to finish. I am now working on the Courthouse Commons project as an assistant project manager and although my title has changed and my responsibilities have increased, every day I find myself using the same skills I learned from my very first internship at Largo.
Harrison, Assistant Project Manager
I participated in the Cal Poly SLO carpenter apprentice internship with Largo during the Summer of 2018. Through this program, I joined the carpenters union and spent the summer working with our field crews on two mid-rise projects. I worked most of the summer on fast-paced decking crews building shoring towers up to 25’ tall. I also received some exposure to layout and helped fly in, close and plumb columns forms the day after a deck pour. By being out in the field with my bags on, I gained a better understanding of and a strong appreciation for the technical and physically taxing labor our teams execute every day. This important lesson has stuck with me through the four projects that have worked on with Largo as a project engineer. I have been able to better relate to and build relationships with my superintendents, foremen and crews. I like to think that this shared experience has fostered relationships of mutual trust and respect, allowing us to lean on each other’s expertise more readily when faced with the everchanging challenges of a jobsite. I am now an assistant project manager and feel that my internship experience has helped to accelerate my professional growth. From simply picking up on field terms or names of equipment I experienced in the field, to better understanding the nuances of scheduling and manpower allocation, I have benefited from the knowledge gained in my internship daily in my career at Largo.