Electrical Estimating Internship – Thesis – Fluor Corporation – Hoofddorp


The Organization
Fluor is an international engineering company who focusses on the design and construction of large industrial capital investments for their clients. Within the Netherlands, Fluor has an office located in Hoofddorp from where several projects are executed for different industries. These industries address the traditional Oil and Gas industry, but also the Applied Manufacturing and Life Science industry and today obviously a lot with respect to new sustainability projects.

At the core of Fluor’s service is the commitment to providing clients with cost certainty from the outset of a project. A dedicated team of estimating professionals meticulously assembles cost estimates for materials and construction activities, ensuring clients can forge ahead with their business cases backed by robust financial planning. This precision in cost estimation is crucial for the successful execution of complex projects, and it exemplifies Fluor’s dedication to client satisfaction and project excellence

Research question
The quest for cost certainty in the early stages of projects is a complex challenge that requires a deep understanding of the interplay between the facility’s electrical demand, substation design, and associated costs.
Fluor’s initiative to develop a dynamic pricing model aims to address this challenge by analyzing the dynamics of electrical consumers and the technical specifications of substations. The goal is to create a tool that enhances the precision of cost estimates during the conceptual phase, where information is often scarce. This model would serve as a cornerstone for a comprehensive research paper, providing electrical estimation experts with a robust framework for understanding the cost implications of design decisions.

Additionally, an abstracted reference guide from this research could empower general estimators with insights into how design parameters influence the capacity, size, and budget of substations. Ultimately, the successful implementation of this study’s findings promises to significantly refine the accuracy of cost estimations, aligning them with the level of detail available at early design stages, thus fostering more informed decision-making and resource allocation in substation construction projects.

The duration of this internship will be 6 months.

Fluor offers a unique opportunity for students to engage in an internship or final graduation thesis within a dynamic international environment. The selected candidate will have the chance to work out of the Fluor Amsterdam (Hoofddorp) office, collaborating with a diverse team of professionals from various global offices. This cross-cultural interaction is not only a servicing Fluor’s international presence but also an enriching professional experience for the intern. The requirement for the thesis and all related results to be in English underscores the global nature of the company and ensures clear communication across its worldwide operations.
The internship duration is flexible to meet educational requirements, with a minimum commitment of six months, allowing for a thorough and immersive experience. This is an excellent chance for a student to apply academic knowledge to real-world projects and gain invaluable insights into the workings of a leading engineering and construction

If you are ready advance your career with a global leader in project management, apply now to join Fluor and make a difference!

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