Office Positions

CG Schmidt believes that we are not just a construction company – we are THE construction company to work for. If you pride yourself on being the best at what you do, we’d like to hear from you!

Below are detailed job descriptions of the open positions. Click “apply” for the position you are interested in and you will be directed to fill out a short form and upload your resume. Applications will only be accepted for open, posted positions. Open positions are also listed on the Employment Hotline which can be accessed by calling 414.577.1179.

Please check the site frequently as positions will be posted as they become available.

Project Engineer

Position Summary

The Project Engineer reports to the Project Manager and/or Superintendent and assists in the management of projects, with emphasis on cost control, scheduling, expediting and other related field/office tasks.  The Project Engineer may work in the office, trailer and/or field, with a balance to both understanding the paperwork side of the project management and being exposed to the entire construction project through frequent observation of the building process.

Essential Functions

  • Assists Project Manager in the management of construction projects, which involves cost control, expediting, quantity take-off, scheduling and safety.
  • Learns and observes all construction activities while assisting Superintendent to ensure successful project completion.
  • Identifies and informs the Project Manager of potential scheduling, subcontractor, and cost risks and prepares recommended solutions.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the principles of project management, which involves cash flow, client relations, early recognition of project problems, pricing/profit planning and control.
  • Incorporates the Company’s mission, policies and beliefs into daily performance and decision-making.
  • Correct and consistent use of all Company methods and procedures for field construction.
  • Continuous improvement in knowledge of construction schedule, sequence, coordination and methods.
  • Appraises overall project (global view) to improve process and productivity.
  • Develops understanding of Terms/Conditions of construction contracts to assist Project Manager to remain in compliance.
  • Actively seeks development opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Is active in the community as necessary to develop relationships and assist in the identification of potential project opportunities.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Physical Elements

  • Ability to operate in changing environments (job trailer, corporate office, etc.)
  • Frequent movement throughout office/field required.  Prolonged sitting typical.
  • When assigned to job site, exposure to uneven terrain, inconsistent temperatures and other safety concerns will be present.

Mental Performing Elements

  • Organizing and coordinating schedules
  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Problem-solving
  • Communicating effectively verbally and through written communication with internal staff and the public
  • Multi-tasking in a fast paced environment

Position Background Requirements

Bachelors Degree in Engineering or Construction Management or related curriculum from an accredited university or 3+ years experience in a construction leadership role or combination of the two required.  Knowledge of construction field operations and the disciplines required to construct a project and demonstrated leadership ability necessary.  Cooperativeness, ability to work in a team and a constructive, respectful attitude required.


Project Manager (Madison, WI)

FLSA status:  Exempt Executive
Reports to:  Managing Director

Position Summary:  Plans, organizes and controls all resources (people and materials) for the successful execution of a project.  Leads project teams in the construction of projects ensuring project quality, schedule, cost control, safety and customer satisfaction objectives are met.  Is the primary point of contact for Owners.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Assigned projects are completed on time, under budget and at a profit for CG Schmidt
  • Safety, EEO and quality goals are achieved
  • Timely conflict and/or claims resolution
  • Clients are satisfied with project results

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Sets safety, quality, schedule, cost and owner relationship goals
  • Provides input and supervises all pre-construction services such as purchase orders, subcontracts, schedules, job cost set-up and project pre-planning
  • Works with the Operations Manager or Division GM to obtain the personnel resources required to properly staff the project
  • Reviews project proposal or plans to determine time frame, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of the project
  • Manages the financial aspects of contracts; assures job margin analysis is completed on a regular basis
  • Develops baseline project schedule with assistance from Superintendent and/or Scheduler
  • Monitors and reports project cost and schedule performance; recommends corrective actions if needed
  • Assists Superintendent with problem or conflict resolution; assist in driving subcontractors or work force
  • Reviews change orders for accuracy
  • Reviews and takes action on contractor pay requests and invoicing
  • Reviews status reports prepared by project personnel and modifies schedules or plans as required; prepares project reports for CG Schmidt management, owner or others
  • Manages the scope of work and has mastery of the contract documents
  • Manages claims; identifies and resolves potential claims with subcontractors/suppliers
  • Participates in project coordination meetings
  • Assists estimators with the definition of bid packages
  • Ensures adherence to insurance, safety, labor relations, EEO and tax regulations
  • Monitors and ensures quality control
  • Works with Safety Director to ensure jobs have safe working conditions and that safe work practices are in place
  • Supports the achievement of EEO goals
  • Establishes and maintains positive relationships with key owners and architects
  • Fosters team camaraderie; mentors Superintendents and Project Engineers; assures each person understands their role on the project
  • Documents best practices to share with other projects; ensure best construction methods are being used
  • Directs and ensures timely completion of project close-out activities
  • Protects and promotes the interests of the Company; ensures all compensation for work performed is received
  • Champions skill development of assigned resources through training and performance appraisals
  • Communicates and reinforces the CG Schmidt vision, values and goals to division staff
  • Performs additional assignments per supervisors direction

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture, or related field
  • Ten years of managerial and supervisory experience in the construction industry
  • Extensive knowledge of construction methods and materials, costing, scheduling and estimating
  • Demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others
  • Ability to think ahead and plan over a one-to two-year time span
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
  • Problem analysis and problem resolution at both a strategic and functional level
  • Strong customer orientation
  • Good computer skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong team player
  • Commitment to company values

Reporting to this position:  Superintendent, Project Engineer, Project Administrative Support


Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Engineer

FLSA status:                      Exempt
Reports to:                         Senior VDC / MEP Manager

The Virtual Design and Construction Engineer will model, draft, review, and provide analysis, management, and resolution of coordination issues with project team members and participants.  The VDC Engineer must possess the ability to interact with a variety of staff at all levels in an ever-changing environment, remaining flexible, resourceful, proactive and efficient with a high level of professionalism.

Position Responsibilities:             

  • Plan, implement, and coordinate Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) processes through appropriate technology platforms
  • Assist VDC Manager in preparing VC Guidelines for project specific requirements
  • Assist VDC Manager in training of project personnel in the use of BIM tools
  • Create 3D models and details to assist self-perform division, including concrete and structural elements.
  • Work with estimating team by performing quantity takeoffs from models
  • Assist in project MEP Coordination Meetings
  • Document project preconstruction / MEP Coordination meetings
  • Develop schematic and detailed level models including modeling miscellaneous structure, interior and exterior architectural elements and MEP systems (as applicable)
  • Create new  model library components and standards
  • Compile contract BIM close out documentation
  • Develop models to illustrate contractor questions and solutions for RFIs
  • Monitor and update as‐built and revised Building Information Model
  • Assist project team with construction coordination and scheduling
  • Evaluate construction installations relative to 3D coordinated models
  • Model constructability issues and solutions for self‐performed work
  • Produce dimensioned drawings from the model
  • Assist in job layout driven by 3D model data
  • Prepare “shop drawing” level 3D models for self‐performed work
  • Assist in piloting technology initiatives
  • Research emerging construction technologies

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Associate’s degree in Drafting, Architectural Technology, Engineering, Construction Management,  or related field
  • Experience with BIM software is a plus (AutoCAD, Revit, Tekla, Navisworks, Sketchup)
  • Able to successfully manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Qualified candidates will be good listeners, efficient workers and team players who are not only organized, but also flexible with a desire to learn.

Working Conditions:

In a typical 8 hour work day, employee will usually; sit at least six hours, stand at least one hour and walk at least one hour.  Employee’s job requires occasionally to; bend/stoop, squat/crawl, climb 30-60 ft., reach above shoulder, crouch/kneel, balance, push/pull, lift/carry up to 50 pounds, exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity, exposure to dust, fumes, gases and noise sometimes over 85 DBA and working on open high locations.  Employee’s job frequently requires; using hands for repetitive action such as simple grasping and manipulating and being around moving machinery. Work hours are generally during normal business hours.  However, unscheduled evening and weekend work may be necessary to meet the needs of the organization.  Out-of-town and overnight business travel may also be required.


Sales Manager

FLSA status: Exempt
Reports to: Senior Vice President

The Sales Manager builds market position by locating, developing and defining business relationships and creating opportunities for new business as a result assisting the sales leaders in converting a percentage of those opportunities into sales. The Sales Manager carries out policies, plans, and strategies on matters of importance as they relate to the regional marketing and business development activities.  He/she is responsible for developing and maintaining trust and communicative relationships with internal staff, clients and customers.  She/he shall assist with public presentations and attend community and client events outside normal business hours as assigned.

Position Responsibilities:   

  • Manage and support internal resources including marketing staff and sales leaders to achieve business development objectives.
  • Supports policies and procedures for marketing and business development.
  • Identifies strategies and tactics in line with the annual Sales and Marketing Strategy to achieve the plan objectives.
  • Acts as an active ambassador both inside and outside company.
  • Prospects, contacts and meets potential new clients and builds positive new  relationships.
  • Develops networks for him/herself and for the other staff for active and quality lead gathering.
  • Initiates sales/business development strategy to create and convert opportunities into new business (includes leading and training Operations Management staff in relationship building and lead generation techniques).
  • Leads research and provides key information for RFPs and presentations, provides comprehensive understanding of customer needs to project sales team.
  • Manages and maintains contact with past, present and future clients through direct contact or management of the other sales and project management staff’s contacts and networks.
  • Communicates internally with top-level executives, managers, marketing staff, and others; externally with clients, general businesses, community, and other groups.
  • Initiates, directs and provides valuable research information for strategic and market planning.
  • Updates local marketing and business development plans with an emphasis of the greater Milwaukee market.
  • Plan and direct all trade convention activities.
  • Identifies targets and extensively researches market segments within region.
  • Assists in development of strategy for new work and retention of existing client base, fostering growth in customer loyalty.
  • Conducts presentations to Owners, Architects and large groups.
  • Other duties as may be necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this position.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree in Business or Marketing or related field with 10 years sales or sales management experience, preferably in the commercial construction industry or related education/experience.
  • Must possess a comprehensive sales and marketing background.
  • Understand strategic account management.
  • Must have the ability to manage various resources to help achieve sales goals.
  • Must have some event planning experience.
  • Must have ability to learn the language of design and construction industries.
  • Possess high level of skill with speaking and dealing positively with executive level prospects.
  • Exhibit exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Have the ability to interact effectively with field and corporate people.
  • Presentation skills required.
  • Must demonstrate attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in an unstructured environment, developing and managing own schedule.
  • Capability to communicate in a professional, courteous, diplomatic manner with all levels of management, external clients and potential clients is critical.
  • Must be able to ask questions, listen to, receive and give verbal and written instructions and directions in a professional manner.
  • Results-driven achiever with ability to attain goals and complete tasks.
  • Flexible team player who thrives in environments requiring ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple concurrent projects.
  • Innovative problem-solver who can generate workable solutions.
  • Results oriented and proactive team player who excels at building trusting relationships with customers and colleagues.
  • Basic understanding of industry practices, processes, and standards is helpful.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office a must. Demonstrated experience with CRM (Deltek Vision), a plus.

Working Conditions:

In a typical 8 hour work day, employee will usually; sit at least six hours, stand at least one hour and walk at least one hour.  Employee’s job requires occasionally to; bend/stoop, squat/crawl, climb 30-60 ft., reach above shoulder, crouch/kneel, balance, push/pull, lift/carry up to 50 pounds, exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity, exposure to dust, fumes, gases and noise sometimes over 85 DBA and working on open high locations.  Employee’s job frequently requires; using hands for repetitive action such as simple grasping and manipulating and being around moving machinery. Work hours are generally during normal business hours.  However, unscheduled evening and weekend work may be necessary to meet the needs of the organization.  Out-of-town and overnight business travel may also be required.