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.

Safety Engineer

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 Summary

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

 Position Responsibilities

Work with Corporate Safety Director 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

Reporting to this position: Safety Manager

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Project Manager – Food & Beverage

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 Summary

Plans, organizes and controls all resources (people and materials) for the successful execution of Industrial and Food & Beverage 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.

 Major 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

Position Background Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture, or related field
  • Five years of managerial and supervisory experience in the construction industry, particularly in theFood & Beverage market
  • 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

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MEP Coordinator

Position Summary

Assist Pre-construction and Operation Departments in developing MEP estimates and options, overseeing the MEP bidding process, coordinating field installations and commissioning. The MEP Coordinator reports to the Manager of MEP Services

 Major Responsibilities

  • Understand and demonstrate the Company’s mission, policies and values
  • Develop MEP budgets for all business groups– including Healthcare, Corporate, Senior Living, Education, Industrial, and Community
  • Provide design options to enhance the systems
  • Track historical costs
  • Research and evaluate new technologies as the market evolves
  • Work with project managers, designers, and owners to procure MEP services
  • Assist project teams in selecting the appropriate contracting approach, such as hard bid, design-assist, and GMP’s
  • 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
  • Develop relationships with subcontractors, vendors, architects, engineers and owners
  • Conduct facility assessments and develop early options during the conceptual stages of projects
  • Review customer energy usage and propose solutions to save operating costs
  • Be knowledgeable in the USGBC LEED process and help develop approaches to maximize sustainability
  • Be knowledgeable in BIM approaches and aid in high-level coordination when requested
  • Organize and manage multiple preconstruction events
  • Participate in sales interviews and business development strategies
  • Knowledgeable of NEC and electrical codes to ensure installations meet quality and electrical code standards
  • Expert understanding of low voltage electrical systems

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.

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