Prairie State Generating Co., LLC

Intern - Project Management - Power Plant

US-IL-Power Plant
2 months ago(11/21/2017 1:15 PM)
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Prairie State Generating Company is looking for college students who are interested in a summer intern program in the power generation or coal mining industries.  A limited number of internships are available for college students enrolled a specific curriculum.  Participating as an intern will provide experience and exposure to state of the art technology in a start-up operation. Student interns will receive industry experience, hands-on training, paid intern program and exposure to industry professionals.


Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following (other duties and responsibilities may be assigned):

  • Plans, executes, and reports out on assigned projects through management of scope, schedule and cost.
  • Coordinates, implements, and executes complex project logistics.
  • Working on Plant Operations, Maintenance and /or Engineering projects which include optimization and improvement projects.
  • Develop project plans and associated communications documents. Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas.
  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.
  • Coordinate with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely manner.
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.

Supervisory Responsibilities




Qualification Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position.  REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS MAY BE MADE TO ENABLE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS.



  • To be considered, an individual MUST be enrolled in a college degree program.
  • Must be in good academic standing.
  • MUST be available for a 10 - 12 week program beginning in Late – May to Early-August.





Knowledge of

  • Safety and health hazards associated with each job assignment.
  • Technical competence with Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Familiarity with project management software, such as Primavera P6 and Microsoft Projects desired 

Skills and Abilities


  • Experience working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment, is essential.
  • Flexible during times of change.
  • Adjusts to shifting priorities, demands and timelines using analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
  • Ability to clearly communicate with co-workers, supervisors and others.
  • Ability to read and understand operating procedures.
  • Ability to read and understand Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
  • Ability to work unsupervised as required.
  • Ability to enter confined spaces, climb ladders and wear respirators as needed.
  • Ability to sit, stand, reach, stoop, and lift boxes weighing as much as 25 pounds.

Work Environment


The characteristics listed herein describe the work environment the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS MAY BE MADE TO ENABLE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS.  While performing the duties of this position, the employee:


  • Works in an office and power plant environment.
  • Exposed to a quiet to moderately noisy environment primarily; very noisy and dirty environment occasionally.
  • Exposed to industrial safety hazards occasionally.


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