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.

Operations Assistant

The Operations Assistant provides a high level of accuracy, professionalism and organization while handling multiple issues, concerns and tasks.  The position requires a solid understanding of internal corporate knowledge, high quality client relations skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to complete work within deadlines and the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced, high energy environment with a high level of confidentiality and unquestionable integrity.

Position responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Receptionist Responsibilities:

  • Answer phone calls; greet visitors
  • Respond to employee inquiries
  • Maintain sign-in/out log
  • Accept deliveries and/or redirect to Yard or jobsites
  • Process mail, UPS, messengering (labels, envelopes, folding, stuffing, posting, packaging, open, sort)
  • Keep lobby tidy (mopping, dust-busting, dusting)
  • Monitor and distribute electronic faxes
  • Schedule conference rooms

Office Responsibilities:

  • Assist with routine tasks that include but are not limited to:
    • Copy machine maintenance (fill paper, clear jams, change toner)
    • Work Café cleanliness (reduce clutter, stock and straighten cupboards)
    • Refrigerator cleaning and stocking (biweekly toss food, wipe down shelving, stock water/soda)
    • Cubicle and Office clean up and set up (clean out upon employee departure; set up for new hires)
    • Conference Room and Pavilion maintenance (clean whiteboards, stock, wipe tables and chairs)
    • Office supplies and associated storage areas (order, inventory, stock, straighten)

Operations Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Respond to all requests in a timely, professional manner, and follow up as necessary
  • Assist with arranging meetings including agendas, room preparation, assembling and distributing data and information and meeting follow up, including travel arrangements if necessary
  • Provide general administrative support to include report generation and maintenance, presentations, drafting of routine and non-routine correspondence, utilizing technical skills of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Organize and maintain electronic and paper file systems for positions supported
  • Type and proof meeting minutes, correspondence, tabular data, reports, letters and other various documents
  • Schedule monthly meetings, record, prepare and distribute departmental meeting minutes and agendas
  • Receive, screen and distribute communications to include telephone calls, emails, mail and messages in priority order
  • Assemble reports and bound books for board, client, architects (copy, print, punch bind)
  • All other duties as assigned

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Some office or administrative experience is a plus
  • Ability to work confidentially and independently in a fast-paced business environment
  • Ability to coordinate and successfully complete several tasks simultaneously
  • Effective oral and written communications skills, excellent telephone etiquette and interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Full commitment to providing the highest possible standards of customer service and support to internal and external clients
  • Software proficiency at the basic level for the Microsoft suite.
  • Cooperativeness attitude and ability to work in a team with a constructive, respectful disposition
  • Ability to successfully manage an undefined role and schedule fluctuations between 7am – 5pm

Marketing Coordinator

We have an opportunity available for a marketing professional to provide marketing, public relations, and communications support company-wide. Successful candidates will develop and cultivate internal working relationships, prioritize multiple deadlines and help creatively tell stories using exceptional graphics and text. The Marketing Coordinator will support the development of marketing strategies, tactics and tools related to client maintenance and new business development. The successful candidate will also create content, design and produce marketing collateral. The Marketing Coordinator interacts daily with the Marketing Manager to support all business development and marketing activities. This position will be expected to travel to various jobsites, tradeshows, client events, groundbreakings, grand openings and other activities as requested.

Business Development Efforts

  • Work collaboratively to develop proposals and presentations, resumes, project descriptions and marketing collateral
  • Support business development team in preparing for client interviews, such as creating presentation, designing collateral materials and supporting interview practice
  • Attend client and community events as a CG Schmidt representative
  • Organize materials and supplies for trade shows and attend as needed
  • Maintain and update customer relations database

Pre-Referendum Communications for the Education Market

  • Create communication plans and design support materials (i.e., schedules, postcards, FAQs, project information sheets, business cards, banners, social media graphics, etc.)
  • Support the development of key messages that resonate with community stakeholders
  • Attend community engagement sessions, school board meetings and client referendum communications meetings
  • Draft press releases for distribution to local media
  • Create strategy for social media campaigns

Marketing and Communications

  • Develop and produce marketing collateral to promote CG Schmidt and its growth initiatives
  • Coordinate with clients, team members and vendors to design and produce marketing collateral
  • Offer innovative and creative approaches to disseminating company messages

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, or related field, with at least five years of experience
  • Above-average proficiency and experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Professional services (Construction, Engineering, Architecture, Real Estate Development) experience preferred
  • Cooperative, constructive, positive and respectful attitude, and the ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with acute attention to detail
  • Ability to think both creatively and strategically
  • Experience in proposal and interview preparation in response to request for proposals
  • Ability to set up and operate audio visual equipment for trainings, presentations, meeting and conferences

Competitive Compensation Package and Generous Benefit Plan.


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


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.