Project Development Interns and Co Ops quickly become involved in the day to day design activities at Tippmann Construction. They team directly with their mentor and work closely with the Tippmann Construction Design Team, Sales, Estimating, Project Management, and Leadership teams during the sales cycle and the construction process. They are responsible for being one of the key resources focused on developing site and facility solutions, drafting options, incorporating project design needs, assisting with project planning and cost estimations, and presenting the options to Tippmann Leadership.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Tippmann Construction Design Team and Sales Leadership to understand the clients business, operational processes, and their facility design needs and wants
  • Translate business requirements into site and facility design options for the impacted stakeholders
  • Utilize CAD, 3D Modeling, and BIM tools to develop detail site and facility designs, insuring designs meets all stakeholder needs and wants
  • Assist in providing the correct information to Estimating for the purpose of developing project costs, including optional designs, alternates, and allowances
  • When requested by the customer or Design Team member, modify design options and drive resolution on open design elements and issues
  • Support Tippmann Project Management teams throughout the construction process
  • Other duties as required by the project

Skills and Capabilities:

  • Progressing toward a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Construction Engineering and Technology, Construction Management or related degree
  • Proficiencies with AutoCad or related drafting technology
  • Understanding and experience with 3D Modeling and BIM concepts
  • Strong internal and external communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated leadership in driving decisions among a team of individuals
  • Track record of positive job/school performance, attention to detail and results-oriented experience
  • Self-starter, highly motivated and require limited supervision
  • Proficiency with the MS Office suite of products including MS Excel
  • Understanding of industrial facility and site design including architectural, mechanical, civil, structural, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and equipment layout preferred
  • Knowledge of the Food Processing and Distribution industry preferred


  • Position based at the Tippmann Group Corporate office in Ft. Wayne, Indiana
  • Occasional travel to customer locations may be required
  • The candidate must pass a pre-employment drug-screening.