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Construction Management Skills Training (CMST) Program
Shawmut Design and Construction | Chicago, Illinois
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At Shawmut, our primary objective is to deliver exceptional service catered to our clients' specific goals and concerns. Our project teams deliver top quality work through a hands-on, collaborative process while keeping our clients' best interests our absolute focus at all times. With specialized training and the support of a national company, we foster project teams whose skill and dedication leads to the deliberate, predictable and repeatable construction experiences that have attracted and retained the top clients in every market in which we focus. The most memorable construction experiences are based on one principle-it's the people who make the difference. And at Shawmut, we have the very best.


We are looking for recent or soon-to-be college graduates to be part of our 2018 Construction Management Skills Training (CMST) Program in all of our offices. This unique training program encompasses three twelve-month long rotations in the main areas of construction management: Project Management, Site Supervision, and Estimating. At the end of this intense on-the-job program, trainees graduate and continue their careers dedicated to the role of Assistant Project Manager, Assistant Superintendent, or Assistant Estimator with an understanding of the entire life cycle of a job. Project Management

* Ensure the proper tools are in place to begin a project
* Ensure all documents and materials are maintained throughout a project
* Assist with financial management of a project
* Assist with the punch list process by coordinating with necessary parties, tracking all items, and distributing lists to all parties

Site Supervision

* Determine constructability of a project
* Secure government licenses to start a job
* Confirm materials and methods as specified by project documents
* Ensure projects are delivered the Shawmut way
* Track and manage subcontractor changes and extra work
* Keep project plans current and highlight changes


* Ensure that proper documentation is in place prior to the beginning of the estimating process
* Find all necessary information regarding the job to produce a quality estimate
* Ensure that the best bids are obtained for each trade based on project needs, and create quantity take-offs for all applicable divisions/trades, beginning with the creation of an accurate list of all trades affected
* Assist in the presentation of information and proposals
* This is not an immediate opening. The start date for this role will be Spring/Summer 2018


* Bachelors degree or equivalent military experience required, preferably in construction management, civil engineering or a related field
* Co-op or internship experience in construction strongly preferred
* Strong communication skills
* Ability to interact with all levels of management
* High attention to detail
* Flexibility for national/regional travel

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