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Compensation Intern - (The Woodlands, TX)

Building a career at Granite may be the most valuable thing you could do...

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company that will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career and personal brand? If so, then you’ve come to the right place!


General Summary

This position is responsible for assisting in the administration and maintenance of compensation programs which support the company’s effort to attract, motivate and retain talented employees.


Essential Job Accountabilities

  • ​Assist in the design and implementation of compensation programs which ensure internal equity and external competitiveness.
  • Maintain job descriptions and job titles which accurately reflect key duties and responsibilities used for position evaluation purposes to ensure consistency throughout the company.
  • Participate in compensation surveys to provide the company with benchmark data to ensure its market competitiveness.
  • Contribute to key projects or work streams, including Merit administration, HRIS alignment (e1 and Workday), and MarketPay and salary matrix updates to ensure efficiency in compensation processes.



  • High School diploma required and current enrollment at an accredited institution of higher learning such as a college or university.


Field of Study

  • Business Management, Human Resources or closely related degree.


Knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Strong analytical, qualitative and problem solving skills
  • Excellent consultative and communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Work individually but also a strong team player
  • Ability to interface effectively with all levels of management
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Excel, proficient in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to operate a computer keyboard. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Additional Requirements/Skills

  • Comply, understand, and support corporate safety initiatives to ensure a safe work environmentAbility and willingness to abide by Granite’s Code of Conduct on a daily basis


Our Benefits at a Glance:

In addition to building the next generation of builders, Granite invests in its interns by providing them access to a broad benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending plans, as well as special programs for musculoskeletal health, mental wellness, and more.


Interns may choose from two PPO medical plans through Anthem BlueCross, including our most popular plan, for which 100% of the premium is paid by Granite for eligible interns. 

We invest in the future of our interns by providing them with access to Granite’s 401(k) plan where they are eligible for Granite’s 100% employer match on the first 6% of eligible compensation that they defer into their 401(k) plan.


Benefits may vary for positions located outside of the continental United States.


Base Hourly Wage Range :

$25.00 - $28.00

Pay may vary based upon relevant experience, skills, location, and education among other factors. 


About Granite Construction Incorporated

Granite Construction Incorporated is a member of the S&P 400 Index and is the parent company of Granite Construction Company, one of the nation's largest heavy civil contractors and construction materials producers. Granite Construction is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities and a Drug-Free Workplace. For additional information on applicant/employee rights please click here.


Notice to Staffing Agencies

Granite Construction, Inc. and its subsidiaries ("Granite") will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Granite, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Granite mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Granite employees, or to Granite's resume database will be considered Granite property. Granite will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Granite will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. Agencies must obtain advance written approval from Granite's recruiting function to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed contract for service and in response to a specific job opening. Granite will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place. Agency agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Granite's Human Resources Representative or his/ her designee. No other Granite employee is authorized to bind Granite to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Agencies.