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!

HOW TO APPLY
Please fill out the following application and submit with a cover letter and resume to Employment@cgschmidt.com. Please check the site frequently as positions will be posted as they become available. Open positions are also listed on the Employment Hotline which can be accessed by calling 414.577.1179.

 

 

We are only accepting applications for the current open positions below:

MEP Manager

Position available in Madison.

Position Summary

Working as part of the project management team, the MEP Manager assists Preconstruction and the Operations Departments in developing MEP options and estimates, generating value engineering ideas, overseeing the MEP bidding process, coordinating field installations and commissioning. The MEP Manager reports to the Sr. MEP Manager.

Major Responsibilities

General

  • Understand and demonstrate the Company’s mission and values
  • Participate in sales interviews, business development strategies and kickoff meetings with project team, including on-site visits
  • Develop relationships with subcontractors, vendors, architects, engineers and owners
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; and establishing personal networks
  • Be knowledgeable in BIM approaches and aid in high-level coordination when requested
  • Prepare and deliver technical presentations explaining MEP services and systems to existing and prospective clients
  • Perform data analysis and analytics to summarize, assess and interpret MEP system costs and system capacities/parameters across multiple projects and project types
  • Provide training and educational presentations for Operations Staff regarding MEP systems design concepts; alternate MEP solutions; and MEP contracting best practices

Preconstruction Phase

  • Organize and manage multiple preconstruction tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Review customer energy usage and propose solutions to save operating costs
  • Develop MEP budgets for all market segments — including Healthcare, Senior Living, Corporate, Industrial, Education, and Community based projects
  • Provide design options to enhance the building systems
  • Track historical costs by market segment and building type
  • Be knowledgeable in the USGBC LEED process, help develop approaches to maximize sustainability and advise on all issues regarding LEED to ensure that the appropriate documentation and information is provided to the appropriate authorities to support the LEED goals and requirements on the project
  • Work with project managers, designers, and owners to procure MEP services including:
  • Assisting project teams in selecting the appropriate contracting approach, such as hard bid, design-assist, and GMP’s Conduct facility assessments and develop early options during the conceptual stages of projects
  • Identify any technical aspects of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing services that may affect construction progress or quality
  • Identify and advise on long lead MEP items that may impact the construction schedule

Construction Phase

  • Assist project teams in the management of construction projects involving cost control, expediting, trade coordination, and scheduling
  • Provide field observations and troubleshoot problems that arise during construction
  • Review change order requests
  • Assist in the commissioning process
  • Ensure warranty service visits are conducted at 1 and 2 years post occupancy

Position Background Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or related degree, from an accredited university is preferred.  Five (5) to eight (8) years of project experience with a mechanical or electrical contractor and/or engineering design firm is required. Strong attention to detail and an understanding of the construction process, in addition to mechanical and electrical systems, is critical. Strong organizational, communication, and social skills are needed to fit with the wide range of tasks and teams.

Safety Engineer

Position available in Milwaukee or Madison.

The Safety Engineer works with the Safety Manager and Project Management teams to coordinate, implement, and monitor the CG Schmidt safety and health program.

Expected Outcomes

  • Reduction of frequency and severity of  at-risk actions
  • Reduction of Workers’ Compensation, General Liability, and property claims
  • Elimination of OSHA citations
  • Development of positive attitudes on the part of employees regarding safe and healthy work practices

Position responsibilities

Work with Safety Manager to:

  • Provide training and education to Company personnel regarding safety and health requirements
  • Organize pre-job safety planning meetings to plan for potential hazards and problems prior to start of job
  • Inspect jobsites to ensure Company safety and health program and OSHA compliance
  • Provide emergency response plans for projects
  • Arrange and conduct safety and health training for CGS personnel
  • Investigate and analyze near miss, bodily injury, and property damage accidents
  • Coordinate project safety and health programs with subcontractors
  • Compile and issue regular accident report summaries
  • Provide updated information to employees regarding safety and health requirement changes
  • Assist with developing and preparing internal CG Schmidt safety and health program materials and documentation
  • Assist with the development and implementation of new safety and health policies and procedures
  • Assist with Toolbox Talks, Superintendent meetings and VPP requirements
  • Identify and work with project management personnel needing assistance, training, or discipline in meeting Corporate safety and health guidelines and goals
  • Complete other responsibilities as assigned

Physical Elements

  • Ability to operate in changing environments
  • Ability to sit, stand, and walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to climb ladders and stairs frequently

Essential skills and experience

  • Occupational Safety and Health, Construction Management, Engineering degree or equivalent experience
  • OSHA 30-Hour Construction
  • Thorough knowledge of OSHA Construction Regulations
  • Ability to evaluate construction work activities with respect to safety, health, and loss control
  • Ability to recognize and analyze Company trends with respect to Company near misses and accidents
  • Ability to train and educate others
  • Well-disciplined; ability to maintain detailed schedule servicing all Company Divisions
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Valid Wisconsin Drivers License

Electrical-Low Voltage Manager

Position available in Milwaukee or Madison.

Position summary:

Working as part of the project management team, the Electrical-Low Voltage Manager assists Preconstruction and the Operations Departments in developing Electrical-Low Voltage  options and estimates, generating value engineering ideas, overseeing the Electrical-Low Voltage bidding process, coordinating field installations and commissioning. The Electrical-Low Voltage Manager reports to the Sr. MEP Manager.

Responsibilities

General

  • Understand and demonstrate the Company’s mission and values
  • Participate in sales interviews, business development strategies and kickoff meetings with project team, including on-site visits
  • Develop relationships with subcontractors, vendors, architects, engineers and owners
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; and establishing personal networks
  • Be knowledgeable in BIM approaches and aid in high-level coordination when requested
  • Prepare and deliver technical presentations explaining Electrical-Low Voltage services and systems to existing and prospective clients
  • Perform data analysis and analytics to summarize, assess and interpret Electrical-Low Voltage system costs and system capacities/parameters across multiple projects and project types
  • Provide training and educational presentations for Operations Staff regarding systems design concepts; alternate Electrical-Low Voltage solutions; and Electrical-Low Voltage contracting best practices
  • Knowledgeable of NEC and electrical codes to ensure installations meet quality and electrical code standards

Preconstruction Phase

  • Organize and manage multiple preconstruction tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Review customer energy usage and propose solutions to save operating costs
  • Develop Electrical-Low Voltage budgets for all market segments — including Healthcare, Senior Living, Corporate, Industrial, Education, and Community based projects
  • Provide design options to enhance the building systems
  • Track historical costs by market segment and building type
  • Be knowledgeable in the USGBC LEED process, help develop approaches to maximize sustainability and advise on all issues regarding LEED to ensure that the appropriate documentation and information is provided to the appropriate authorities to support the LEED goals and requirements on the project
  • Work with project managers, designers, and owners to procure Electrical-Low Voltage services including:
  • Assisting project teams in selecting the appropriate contracting approach, such as hard bid, design-assist, and GMP’s Conduct facility assessments and develop early options during the conceptual stages of projects
  • Identify any technical aspects of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing services that may affect construction progress or quality
  • Identify and advise on long lead Electrical-Low Voltage items that may impact the construction schedule

Construction Phase

  • Assist project teams in the management of construction projects involving cost control, expediting, trade coordination, and scheduling
  • Provide field observations and troubleshoot problems that arise during construction
  • Review change order requests
  • Assist in the commissioning process
  • Ensure warranty service visits are conducted at 1 and 2 years post occupancy

Position Background Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, or related degree, from an accredited university is preferred.  Five (5) to eight (8) years of project experience with a mechanical or electrical contractor and/or engineering design firm is required. Strong attention to detail and an understanding of the construction process, in addition to mechanical and electrical systems, is critical. Strong organizational, communication, and social skills are needed to fit with the wide range of tasks and teams.

Project Engineer

Position available in Milwaukee and Madison.

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

Position available in Milwaukee and Madison.

Plans, organizes and controls all resources (people and materials) for the successful execution of construction projects.  Leads 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
  • Five 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