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.

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.

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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.

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Multimedia and Graphic Designer

FLSA status: Exempt
Reports to: Marketing Manager

CG Schmidt is seeking an experienced Multimedia and Graphic Designer to add to our Marketing team. Working with the Marketing team, this position will be responsible for content creation, including light copywriting, creating graphics for project proposals and interviews, presentations, brochures, tradeshows, social media and referendum communications. This position will also create and edit videos for external use.

The Multimedia and Graphic Designer will work with employees at all levels of the company and within teams to complete various projects. Applicants will need to thrive in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment, possess a service-oriented attitude, work well with all types of personalities, and be ready to help the team in “all hands on deck” situations that frequently occur in our dynamic environment. Applicants should also have excellent communication skills and strong organizational skills and feel comfortable with strategic business marketing.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Coordination and production of graphics for proposals and interviews, presentations and social media
  • Brochure design
  • Tradeshow booth graphics design
  • Referendum communications design for our education clients
  • Team participation in proposal coordination, layout and editing
  • Team participation in social media updates (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube)
  • Team participation in website updates (WordPress)
  • Shoot compositionally pleasing event, project and jobsite photography
  • Video creation and editing for internal and external clients
  • Coordination with clients and team members to design and produce collateral materials
  • Prioritization of incoming projects
  • Document review for formatting and layout

Required Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Able to prioritize projects and tasks
  • Able to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Extensive knowledge of Adobe Suite
  • Ability to shoot and edit video
  • Basic digital photography skills
  • Qualified candidates will be good listeners, efficient workers and team players who are not only organized, but also flexible with a desire to learn.

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Multimedia or equivalent.
  • At least 5 years of applicable experience
  • Experience in the A/E/C field preferred
  • Portfolio of projects available for review
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