ACI Participant (Full Time) - Rider Levett Bucknall, Cost or Project Management Internship

Oct 12 2020
Aloha Connects Innovation Program - Hawaii Island |Honolulu|Full Time, $17.00 / hour
Job Description

Title: Intern                                                                            

Reporting to: Office Director


Company Overview

We are looking for dynamic individuals to join our team!  With over 20 offices in North America and the Caribbean in addition to over a hundred global offices and approximately 4,000 staff worldwide, RLB has a truly global reach while still offering a local presence to its clients almost without exception. We are committed to our core services and pride ourselves on our dedication to customer care and leading edge service provision.


RLB is an award-winning international firm, known for providing property and construction consultancy advice at all stages of the construction cycle. Utilizing its many years of experience and professionally trained employees, RLB continues to firmly establish itself as one of the major players in the construction industry throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Oceania. Our employees are involved in a variety of projects across a range of sectors, from sports arenas and healthcare to higher education and convention centers.


As a privately held company, we hire the best people, give them exceptional training, and provide extensive opportunities for professional growth while working on exciting projects while providing an excellent compensation and benefits package.


Overview of Role

individual to join and strengthen our office. We are currently recruiting an Intern to join a client-focused team. This is an exciting opportunity for a high-caliber candidate. 

The Intern will work beside the Project Manager/Cost Estimator in a planned undertaking with defined goals, work plans, timeliness and implementation strategies to correspond to client needs. The Intern should have the ability to identify opportunities within a project that will add value and help successfully accomplish the clients desired project outcome. 


Essential Functions

Assists PM/CE in the development of the project goals, work plans, timeliness and implementation strategies

Actively involved in revisions in the project components

Assists with identifying decision-making issues and key stakeholders, develop and implement strategies to encourage and obtain stakeholder and/or community awareness and support and identify project partners

Identify and coordinate with program committees and advisory groups. Measure, evaluate and communicate project performance

Contributes to team performance by collaboration and effective communication.

Contributes to and understands the clients desired project outcomes, identifies opportunities to add value to accomplish the desired outcomes.

Adds to team effort by accomplishing other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a positive proactive approach to the role, and will be committed to delivering customer service excellence, with good commercial results


Minimum Education (or substitute experience) required:  Enrollment in a 4-year college program in architecture, construction management or engineering science.


Minimum Experience required:  2+ years of experience gained through educational or work activities.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Indoor office environment. May require work on site locations when necessary

Equipment used includes: computers and standard office machines

Essential physical tasks include: the ability to work on a computer and the ability to answer and speak on a telephone. May require the use of a ladder on occasion

RLB is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices based on race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.



Now more than ever, Hawaii needs to address the major economic downturn, massive unemployment, and high rate of business failures resulting from the ongoing suffering created by the COVID-19 pandemic and the collapse of the State’s tourism economy. The Aloha Connects Innovation (ACI) is a new initiative led by the Economic Development Alliance of Hawaii (EDAH) to nurture and grow knowledge-based work opportunities in Hawaii and fuel our emerging industries and innovation sectors. 

Originally envisioned by Omar Sultan of Sultan Ventures, the program is designed to help convert the loss of jobs due to COVID-19 into a potential new career opportunity for our residents.


ACI is designed to assist job seekers who: 

·        have been displaced by the economic impacts of COVID-19

The ACI program provides:

·        Financial support for individuals and businesses

·        Full- and part-time positions including medical coverage 

·        Paid training and employment opportunities for individuals

·        Compensation for employing companies that create meaningful positions for employees

·        Opportunity to up-skill and re-skill for a possible new career trajectory 

·        Connect with potential future employers in the emerging and innovation sectors

Catalyzing economic growth of the region is invaluable to the recovery of Hawaii’s economy and a strong knowledge-based workforce with the skills to support emerging growth sectors is a critical part of the solution. Meaningful employment provided by this statewide program will contribute to greater local opportunities for Hawaii’s kamaaina economy to ‘build back better’, which is ultimately needed for the short-term survivability and the long-term prosperity of Hawaii. 



It isn’t usually until crisis or dramatic changes in society that risk and opportunity lock steps.  In the past few decades there have been many attempts to create an innovation economy that would be a new leg in Hawaii's economy.  Like many good initiatives we've designed to correct what's weak or wrong and invited others to teach or fix us when quite possibly we've neglected what's always been our greatest resource.

Is it possible that this part of Hawaii's history inspires a statement that who we need to be is who we have always been?

We believe Aloha Connects Innovation is a nod to what has always been and must always be our greatest resource, other than our island  

We've come together to share, care, and embrace struggle to discover and recover the gifts that many have neglected and dismissed in ourselves.  We connect to create new opportunities in and for Hawaii from and with you.  We dream of a Hawaii where our economic measurement is not our belongings but how we use and share what we have to inspire belonging and lives lived well.