Chart your path
No matter where you are in your career, we have a place for you—and room for you to grow. You can achieve your ambitions and build your legacy. You can leverage your inherent curiosity and proven capabilities to propel yourself to the next level. And you can learn, go after new and better ways to build, and lay the foundation for lifelong success.
Our internship program
Suffolk’s internship program gathers students from across the country who think outside the box and thrive on finding new ways to address challenges. Summer internships run for 10-12 weeks.
Participants gain experience in construction operations and support functions to shape their careers in the construction industry. It’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity to gain hands-on experience and learn from the best in the industry.
Our Career Start program
Career Start is Suffolk’s two-year rotational program for recent college graduates who are passionate about the opportunity to grow their career in construction management. Career Start builds the future leaders of the organization, who will redefine what is possible in the industry and change the skylines of our cities.
The program, which accepts an incoming class each July, is made up of a national cohort across each of our regions. Career Starts complete three rotations geared at mastering the fundamentals of estimating, project management, and field operations.
Your Career Start experience
With professional development opportunities and a strong peer cohort, the Career Start program is key to driving Suffolk’s future. Here’s what you’ll experience as you move through the program.Learn more about Career Start
Learn the fundamentals of preconstruction by reading plans and drawings, selecting trade partners, assembling bids, and engaging with the technology and systems we use to build a project estimate.
Work with our team and gain a deep understanding of the project manager’s role within each critical area of project management. Gain experience with budgets and schedules, management of contractual requirements, change orders, RFIs, submittals, and the other building blocks of running a project.
Discover the technical fundamentals of building by working with superintendents at all levels and trade partners to ensure a safe, quality project is delivered on time.
Spring 2021 Career and Internship Fair, San Francisco State
Thursday, April 8th
10:00 am – 10:00 am EST
Environment & Sustainability Career & Internship Fair, Cal Berkeley
Saturday, May 1st
12:00 pm – 12:00 pm EST
Virtual Jobs and Internships Career Fair, Columbia
Sunday, May 2nd
10:00 am – 10:00 am EST
Operational Excellence Academy
This nine-week, on-the-job onboarding program for new operations employees focuses on familiarizing you with what is unique and special about Suffolk. You’ll learn how Suffolk operates, what is expected of you in your specific role, and how your role interacts with your team across the different stages of Suffolk’s unique project lifecycle.
New employees also discover the tools in Suffolk’s technology suite, learn how to access help when you need it, and have a chance to practice new skills. You’ll work with your manager to design an individualized learning plan, which stays with you after you graduate from the academy.
At Suffolk, we understand the importance of having clear expectations of your role. That clarity makes it possible to thrive in your role and feel empowered to take your skills and career to the next level. We’ve made it a priority to clearly define the competencies and responsibilities for each role in construction operations, so our people know what’s expected of them and what higher positions they can pursue. We back up those expectations with extensive developmental supports, including role-based training and mentoring.
Suffolk provides an extensive Role-Based Curriculum with tailored learning opportunities for each role that go beyond formal training. The curriculum includes practical applications like stretch assignments, coaching and mentoring, peer-to-peer cross-functional learning, and more. You’re empowered to own your career, and your managers have the tools they need to support you.
Our career development infrastructure—from performance management to talent reviews, from engagement surveys to rewards programs, from hiring to onboarding—helps you succeed in your current role and map a path toward your next one.
Leadership at Suffolk
Leading and managing people are critical skills for people at Suffolk. Managers make all the difference in the experience of our employees, which is why we invest in leadership development programming to support them.
Our programs provide development opportunities for leaders at all levels of the company. From Managing at Suffolk to Professional Skills Training to executive coaching opportunities, we’re here to support you throughout your leadership journey.
New Manager Series
This three-day program—with ongoing learning—teaches techniques to help employees become more effective leaders. Managers that are new to Suffolk or recently promoted into supervisory roles learn critical skills like coaching, difficult conversations, delegation, and managing and motivating diverse teams.