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(#R103087) University Intern, Construction, Disputes & Advisory

Ankura is a team of excellence founded on innovation and growth.

This position supports the Ankura Construction, Disputes & Advisory Business Group - one of seven practices focused on client delivery services across the Firm.

Position Summary:  As a Construction Intern, you will develop analytical skills while being immersed in the world of client services. Construction Interns work directly with project team leaders and experts, assisting our experts in performing the detailed analyses required to provide the best solutions for our clients. Interns perform project schedule, cost, productivity and statistical analyses as well as assist with review of key project issues through document review and database creation/management. Our Interns often have opportunities early in their careers to work directly in client-facing roles, assisting clients with the complex challenges of planning, constructing, completing and resolving disputes for some of the largest construction projects around the world.  


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Assists with data gathering including detailed document reviews and database creation/ management.

Performs detailed analyses of project schedule delays, project cost records, productivity, change orders and other issues related to design and construction.

Utilizes various computer software to analyze and model schedules, contractor production rates and costs.

Creates high quality work product and demonstrates exceptional quality control.

Prepares client-ready work product for senior level review.

Supports company and practice development efforts.


Basic Qualifications, Skills, and Characteristics:

Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering with solid academic performance and a graduation between December 2024 and June 2025.

Ability to read, write, and converse in Spanish.

Highly motivated, driven, and energetic attitude towards work and career.

Strong team-oriented personality characteristics: hard-working, thoughtful, and collaborative, with a positive outlook and confidence.

Creative/analytical problem-solving ability and a collaborative mindset.

Ability to utilize technology to solve complex problems.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Ability to adapt quickly in handling multiple/evolving tasks as a result of new engagements and/or re-prioritized deadlines.

Must be able to produce high quality and/or final work product under strict deadlines.

Ability to excel within a team environment.

Must be willing to travel and work overtime as needed.

Must demonstrate a working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Experience with Primavera scheduling tools and Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling techniques is desirable, but not required.


Practice Summary:  Ankura’s Construction professionals are recognized as leading experts in providing construction dispute resolution and advisory services for some of the world’s most complex construction projects. Ankura’s construction experts provide services to clients on construction projects across all industries to avoid, manage and mitigate execution risks throughout the project lifecycle.

Construction Dispute Resolution: Our experts provide analysis of complex issues in construction disputes, including robust delay and cost analyses, to determine the root-cause of issues experienced on the project. Conclusions are presented in a clear, concise and objective manner to assist parties in the dispute resolution process.

Advisory Services: Our experts draw upon vast industry experience and lessons learned through dispute resolution experience to provide risk management, project management, planning and cost advisory services to parties at an early stage in the construction project lifecycle.


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