At Van Metre, we believe that each employee contributes directly to our growth, success and culture. We seek out candidates who love to challenge themselves and work with others to fulfill this role. Van Metre is seeking a Operations Intern for the Summer of 2020!

We are seeking a Operations Intern who loves to be challenged and learn new skills to become a part of the Operations Team! In this role, you will be mentored by an experienced Operations Manager/Associate and learn the various office functions that support our building operations.

All Van Metre interns will have the opportunity to meet and network with interns and employees from other departments and divisions. Interns will engage in a series of trainings that will help them to excel in their particular roles and to broaden their understanding of the company and the many different ways to become involved at Van Metre. The internship program is designed to give our interns valuable and broadly applicable experience that will continue to be an asset well into the future.

This position will be based out of our Broadlands, VA office, and will spend time between our Operations and Customer Service Team.

Essential Functions:

  • Office Concierge
    • Shadow the concierge, assist them with daily tasks, understand office management responsibilities
  • Purchasing:
    • Work with contract manager to send project out to bid, enter final contract numbers into the system, and send out contract addenda for signature
    • Work with purchasing manager to review plans from Architecture prior to bidding, review bids prior to contracting, meet with vendors to discuss contract issues
    • Work with release coordinator to review release package and work through the process to release a house to BASE and the field
  • Permits/Releases:
    • Work with release manager to understand process to prepare lots for permit/release after sale
  • Contracts/Settlements
    • Shadow Settlement Manager and understand process for scheduling and coordinating settlement for a house
    • Understand process for reviewing and preparing a contract to be ratified and documentation
    • Assist with daily tasks
  • Customer Care
    • Shadow the Customer Care Ambassador, assist them with daily tasks to support our homeowners

Requirements:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Process and detail oriented with strong logical thinking skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and collaborate effectively as a team member
  • Ability to communicate at all levels with internal/external clients by phone, email, and in person
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and appearance at all times
  • Strong decision making skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, and Power Point)
  • Pursuing a Bachelors Degree or equivalent education
  • Valid Driver's License and personal transportation

Van Metre's Summer 2020 Internship Program is a 10 week program in which Interns get the opportunity to hone the skills in their field but also learn about our business. The Program starts final week in May/first week in June 2020 and runs through early August. Interns will attend trainings and networking sessions with Executives from every team, learning about every aspect of a product, from inception to completion, sale, and management. The goal is to assist in your quest to become a well rounded individual, just like our company is! We often hire directly from our pool of past Interns, so hopefully you want to join us! 

Van Metre Companies was named one of the Top Workplaces in DC in 2017, 2018, and 2019 by the Washington Postl! We have also won the Washington Business Journal's Corporate Philanthropy Award 3 years in a row, received the Silver Award and recognition for being a Breast Feeding Friendly Workplace from Loudoun County's 2017 Annual Healthy Business Awards Council, and were named 2017's Outstanding Corporate Citizen of the Year in the mid-size business category from the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce! 

As a developer of complete communities and towns – luxury residential, mixed-use residential/retail, commercial, condominium and apartment communities – we have built more than 16,000 new luxury and custom homes since 1955.

Van Metre Mission Statement

The mission of Van Metre Companies is to build and continually improve upon the storied reputation, earned over the years since the Company’s founding in 1955, of providing top quality homes, investment properties and services to our customers and clients. The Company’s emphasis on integrity, professionalism and philanthropy ingrained by our founder Albert G. Van Metre, Sr. has garnered trust and respect in the Washington, D.C. area and beyond. It is critical to our future that we maintain that reputation and assure that Van Metre Companies continues to excel in real estate development and construction and in the management of apartment, retail and office investment properties, as well as in the provision of mortgage and related services. It is the task of our dedicated, energetic, and involved professionals to advance our ability to set the benchmark for luxury living and refined commercial development. The capstone of our mission is to make the “Van Metre” signature an icon for elegant residential communities, and industry leading condominium and apartment communities, as well as Class A neighborhood retail centers and office developments.

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