Careers

Joining the Shook Construction team is one of the most rewarding career choices available. We encourage creativity, teamwork and collaboration. We support and reward initiative and resourcefulness. We value problem solving and effective communication. We hire and retain only the most talented and enthusiastic employees with a desire for top-notch quality and customer service. Because of these values, our turnover rate is extremely low—with many of our employees being second or even third generation in their families to work with us.


Are you ready to take your career to the next level and join our team?

FULL-TIME CAREERS

Below are our available full-time opportunities.

If you are searching for an internship, please visit our Co-Op/Internship Opportunities page.

WTP/WWTP Estimator
Job Posted: 11/15/2017 Office: Dayton, OH Market Channel: Preconstruction

Are you a detailed-oriented person? Do you thrive on completing projects on time? Are you a stickler for accuracy? Do you enjoy interacting with clients, vendors, and contractors? 

We are one of the largest and most successful builders of water and wastewater treatment facilities east of the Mississippi.  In the past 20 years, we have constructed over 200 water and wastewater treatment plants with a combined value of more than $1 billion. These projects stretch from the Midwest to the Atlantic Coast.  Water resource construction has been a pivotal part of Shook since our inception in 1926. With experience in water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, pump stations and reservoirs, our success consistently has placed us in the top 20 water resource contractors nationally, according to Engineering-News Record.

Dayton has been our home for nearly 100 years, and we look forward to serving Southwest Ohio and surrounding regions for another 100 years. This is your chance to help continue our mission within the region, which will offer endless career growth possibilities.

We prefer to fill this position within our Dayton office; however, we are open to consider candidates in one of our other three offices (Cleveland, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Raleigh, NC).

Position Responsibilities

The WTP/WWTP estimator is responsible for the overall coordination of functions associated with estimating, including specification review, cost review, scheduling, risk assessment, and other related duties. Specific duties include, but aren't limited to, the following:

  • Helps establish bid team assignments
  • Coordinates bond requirements
  • Organizes bid solicitation
  • Coordinates MBE/WBE requirements
  • Coordinates quantity takeoff
  • Establishes pre-bid construction schedule
  • Creates Timberline estimate template
  • Organizes/participates in drawing/estimate reviews
  • Directs bid-day requirements
  • Participates in preconstruction services type work, such as budgeting, design meetings, and value engineering services
  • Participates in client presentations
  • Reviews specifications and drawings to determine scope of work
  • Visits project sites to determine construction methods
  • Performs post bid analysis

Education and Experience

  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in civil, mechanical engineering, or construction management
  • Must have 5 years of experience estimating water and wastewater treatment plants

Sitework Estimator
Job Posted: 11/18/2016 Office: Dayton, Ohio Market Channel:

Job Purpose

Responsible for overall coordination of functions associated with sitework estimating including specification review, cost review, scheduling, risk assessment, and other related duties.

  1. Assist in organizing bid solicitation.
  2. Assist with MBE/WBE requirements
  3. Sitework quantity takeoff.
  4. Assist in compiling the pre-bid construction schedule.
  5. Participate in Drawing / Estimate Reviews.
  6. Develop late bid sheet.
  7. Assist in bid day requirements.
  8. Participate in preconstruction services type work such as budgeting, design meetings and value engineering services.
  9. Participate is presentations with clients.
  10. Participate in project hand-off meetings.
  11. Review of specifications and drawings to determine scope of work.
  12. Visit project sites to determine construction methods.
  13. Participate in post bid analysis.

 

Expected Outcomes

    1. Secure profitable work.
    2. Estimates are completed on time, in a professional and competitive manner.
    3. Estimates are accurate, and consider risk factors and construction methods.
    4. Positive company image is made with clients, potential clients, vendors and subcontractors.
    5. Good working relationships with subcontractors, maintaining ethical standards.
    6. Organize and complete conceptual estimating.

 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Education and Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Civil or Mechanical Engineering or Construction Management.
  2. 5 or more years of estimating experience in construction industryAbility to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers, subcontractors, design team members and clients both verbally and through written means.Special Skills:
  3. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on complex topics to customers/owners, and/or boards of directors.Language Skills:
  4. Proficiency with office equipment, computers and various PC software programs
  5. Knowledge of estimating software
  6. Must have valid drivers license

 

Personal Attributes:

  1. Well-organized, self-motivated and able to proficiently perform duties with little supervisory guidance.
  2. Aptitude for mathematics
  3. Ability to analyze, compare and interpret both detailed and sometimes vague information and make sound and accurate judgments based on this information.

Staff Accountant I - AP
Job Posted: 8/10/2018 Office: Moraine, OH Market Channel: Accounting

Job Purpose

Responsible for all activities required to process invoices and payments in an accurate and timely manner. Maintain accurate and complete records of all accounts payable transactions. Assist with other functions within the accounting department as required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Process invoices and route for approval in Paperless Environment.
  • Import approved invoices and write checks in Viewpoint.
  • Maintain accurate accounts payable files.
  • Set up, monitor and process timely all recurring accounts payable payments.
  • Process prepared JV & intercompany invoices through accounts payable.
  • Process daily special check requests, monthly fringe and tax payments.
  • Maintain, balance and pay timely corporate accounts (credit cards, UPS, etc.).
  • Respond to phone calls from vendors and Shook employees to resolve accounts payable questions and problems.
  • Balance vendor statements monthly
  • Assist other staff accountant(s) to maintain accuracy of processing, consistent workflow and timely problem resolution

Additional Duties

  • Assist in training other accounts payable employees
  • Complete all credit applications and audit verifications
  • Maintain tax exemption certificate files
  • Maintain vendor lien waivers
  • Assist Shook employees and vendors with accounts payable related subcontract issues
  • Reconcile accounts payable general ledgers monthly.
  • Review aged Paperless and Viewpoint invoices monthly and ensure timely resolution of all issues (zero accounts, credit balances, etc.)
  • Review all reconciled statements
  • Monitor and report monthly accounts payable metrics to management
  • Accounts receivables
  • Assist with year-end audit requirements

 

Project Manager
Job Posted: 4/30/2018 Office: Dayton, OH Market Channel: Healthcare

Job Purpose

Provides overall management direction to one or more projects, establishes project objectives and policies, maintains liaison with client, and monitors construction and financial activities through administrative direction of onsite Superintendent; as well as mentoring Project Engineers.

Essential Duties

  • Manages critical subcontractors
  • Initiates and maintains relationships with clients, subcontractors and vendors.
  • Creates and manages a schedule of values and pay applications
  • Assists in creating and carrying out a job specific safety plan.
  • Ensures a quality control plan is developed and implemented.
  • Manages the procurement process including labor, equipment, materials and subcontracts.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate financial forecasting with an emphasis on labor, equipment and cash flow.
  • Creates and manages the project schedule (cost and resource loaded as required)
  • Participates in all preconstruction services.

This Job description is not all inclusive. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned from time to time and this job description may be revised with or without notice.

Superintendent
Job Posted: 4/30/2018 Office: Dayton, OH Market Channel: Education

Job Purpose

Provides overall management of field operations to one or more projects, establishes field objectives and policies, safety, quality control and monitors construction and financial activities through administrative direction of Project Manager; as well as mentoring Project Superintendents.

Essential Duties

  • Manages all field operations
  • Creates and manages the cost–loaded project schedule
  • Coordinates labor, equipment, subcontractors, drawings, and specifications
  • Responsible for all labor and equipment costs, including input with the monthly projections
  • Identifies, evaluates and mitigates project risk
  • Understands the contract documents to foresee problems before they arise
  • Communicates quality standards to each subcontractor and vendor
  • Manages jobsite cleanliness
  • Assists Project Manager in preparing monthly billings
  • Prepares daily logs
  • Assists in estimating change orders and future projects
  • Understand and prepare EEO logs as required
  • Manages the recruiting and evaluating of new talent
  • Manages the size of field staff by increasing or decreasing the crew sizes as needed
  • Communicates with other projects to share resources
  • Assigns tasks and areas of responsibility to labor foreman and project superintendents
  • Ensures that on-site construction equipment is maintained
  • Receives materials and records the condition of shipments
  • Ensures that progress is updated timely and correctly in the project schedule
  • Creates and manages a 3 week look ahead schedule
  • Tracks production units completed each week
  • Manages punch-list completion and project closeout
  • Plans the work to ensure that each crew member under their supervision has all the materials, tools and equipment to complete the work
  • Ensures crew’s safety planning is completed and followed
  • Ensures crew’s quality planning is completed and followed
  • Participates in routine schedule and coordination meetings with project staff for material, equipment, subcontractor and labor needs
  • Maintains accurate timekeeping for crews under their responsibility
  • Ensures accurate daily reports and critical information is documented and completed regularly and timely
  • Coordinates and communicates engineering and layout needs with the other project team members

This Job description is not all inclusive. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned from time to time and this job description may be revised with or without notice.

Regional Director
Job Posted: 12/1/2017 Office: Cleveland Market Channel: Building Construction

Are you a long-time resident of Northeast Ohio? Do you have a passion for the construction industry? Are you a natural leader looking to advance your career? Do you have a knack for thinking strategically and taking calculated risks? Do you thrive on creativity, teamwork, and collaboration?

We are looking for a regional director to help take our presence in Northeast Ohio to the next level. 

We have been providing construction services in Northeast Ohio for over 30 years and we are excited about the growth opportunities that await. We need hard working and motivated people who are searching for a new opportunity that offers endless career growth possibilities, as we continue to grow in the this region.

Position Responsibilities

The regional director will be responsible for the Northeast Ohio's building construction operations (education, healthcare, industrial, mission critical). This person will serve as the primary liaison between the market channel leaders and their regional operations resources, overseeing safety, sales, project execution, client/partner relationships, and talent management. Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Supporting the building market channel leaders in the preparation and execution of their respective business plans at the regional level
  • Preparing for the annual planning process, review meetings, and forecast updates
  • Collaborating with business development on pipeline updates and sales activities
  • Providing oversight of project planning, preconstruction, construction, and closeout
  • Maintaining a culture of fair and ethical treatment of all project participants, especially that of suppliers and subcontractors during purchasing
  • Reinforcing operational project controls and quality control
  • Reviewing and monitoring projects to ensure profitability
  • Interfacing with local authorities to ensure compliance with codes and regulations
  • Supporting in dispute resolutions and claims situations
  • Engaging in labor relations activities and issues
  • Mentoring and developing junior staff
  • Enhancing Shook's presence in the community via attendance at and participation in key community events and initiatives

Education and Experience

  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in engineering, construction management, or business administration
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience within the construction industry

Superintendent
Job Posted: 4/30/2018 Office: Dayton, OH Market Channel: Healthcare

Job Purpose

Provides overall management of field operations to one or more projects, establishes field objectives and policies, safety, quality control and monitors construction and financial activities through administrative direction of Project Manager; as well as mentoring Project Superintendents.

Essential Duties

  • Manages all field operations
  • Creates and manages the cost–loaded project schedule
  • Coordinates labor, equipment, subcontractors, drawings, and specifications
  • Responsible for all labor and equipment costs, including input with the monthly projections
  • Identifies, evaluates and mitigates project risk
  • Understands the contract documents to foresee problems before they arise
  • Communicates quality standards to each subcontractor and vendor
  • Manages jobsite cleanliness
  • Assists Project Manager in preparing monthly billings
  • Prepares daily logs
  • Assists in estimating change orders and future projects
  • Understand and prepare EEO logs as required
  • Manages the recruiting and evaluating of new talent
  • Manages the size of field staff by increasing or decreasing the crew sizes as needed
  • Communicates with other projects to share resources
  • Assigns tasks and areas of responsibility to labor foreman and project superintendents
  • Ensures that on-site construction equipment is maintained
  • Receives materials and records the condition of shipments
  • Ensures that progress is updated timely and correctly in the project schedule
  • Creates and manages a 3 week look ahead schedule
  • Tracks production units completed each week
  • Manages punch-list completion and project closeout
  • Plans the work to ensure that each crew member under their supervision has all the materials, tools and equipment to complete the work
  • Ensures crew’s safety planning is completed and followed
  • Ensures crew’s quality planning is completed and followed
  • Participates in routine schedule and coordination meetings with project staff for material, equipment, subcontractor and labor needs
  • Maintains accurate timekeeping for crews under their responsibility
  • Ensures accurate daily reports and critical information is documented and completed regularly and timely
  • Coordinates and communicates engineering and layout needs with the other project team members

This Job description is not all inclusive. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned from time to time and this job description may be revised with or without notice.

WTP/WWTP Senior Project Manager
Job Posted: 8/15/2017 Office: Dayton, OH Market Channel: Water Resources

We are one of the largest and most successful builders of water and wastewater treatment facilities east of the Mississippi.  In the past 20 years, we have constructed over 200 water and wastewater treatment plants with a combined value of more than $1 billion. These projects stretch from the Midwest to the Atlantic Coast.  Water resource construction has been a pivotal part of Shook since our inception in 1926. With experience in water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, pump stations and reservoirs, our success consistently has placed us in the top 20 water resource contractors nationally, according to Engineering-News Record.

Dayton has been our home for nearly 100 years, and we look forward to serving Southwest Ohio and surrounding regions for another 100 years. This is your chance to help continue our mission within the region, which will offer endless career growth possibilities.

Position Responsibilities

The project manager is responsible for ensuring the success of our mid-size projects, ranging from $10 to $25 million.  Some of the key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Coordinates and delegates tasks with other project team members including the project engineer, assistant project manager, and superintendent.
  • Promotes an environment where all safety procedures and practices are followed.
  • Understands and oversees all aspects of the project, including the project schedule and financial status.
  • Reviews and negotiates contract language with subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Ensures that all materials, subcontractors, and equipment are acceptable and at the site at a time consistent with the project schedule.
  • Resolves disputes in a fair and timely manner.
  • Oversees the QA/QC procedures to ensure that a best-in-class product is being delivered.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with the owners, engineers, consultants, subcontractors, and suppliers.
  • Supervises all project closeout tasks.
  • Assists with preconstruction tasks while obtaining new work.

Education and Experience

  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or construction management
  • 10-15 years of water and wastewater construction project management experience
  • Must have constructed a water/wastewater treatment plant project in excess of $10 million as the primary project manager

Project Manager
Job Posted: 4/30/2018 Office: Dayton, OH Market Channel: Education

Job Purpose

Provides overall management direction to one or more projects, establishes project objectives and policies, maintains liaison with client, and monitors construction and financial activities through administrative direction of onsite Superintendent; as well as mentoring Project Engineers.

Essential Duties

  • Manages critical subcontractors
  • Initiates and maintains relationships with clients, subcontractors and vendors.
  • Creates and manages a schedule of values and pay applications
  • Assists in creating and carrying out a job specific safety plan.
  • Ensures a quality control plan is developed and implemented.
  • Manages the procurement process including labor, equipment, materials and subcontracts.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate financial forecasting with an emphasis on labor, equipment and cash flow.
  • Creates and manages the project schedule (cost and resource loaded as required)
  • Participates in all preconstruction services.

This Job description is not all inclusive. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned from time to time and this job description may be revised with or without notice.

 

 

Project Manager
Job Posted: 5/4/2018 Office: Cleveland, Ohio Market Channel: Healthcare

Job Purpose

Provides overall management direction to one or more projects, establishes project objectives and policies, maintains liaison with client, and monitors construction and financial activities through administrative direction of onsite Superintendent; as well as mentoring Project Engineers.

Essential Duties

  • Manages critical subcontractors
  • Initiates and maintains relationships with clients, subcontractors and vendors.
  • Creates and manages a schedule of values and pay applications
  • Assists in creating and carrying out a job specific safety plan.
  • Ensures a quality control plan is developed and implemented.
  • Manages the procurement process including labor, equipment, materials and subcontracts.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate financial forecasting with an emphasis on labor, equipment and cash flow.
  • Creates and manages the project schedule (cost and resource loaded as required)
  • Participates in all preconstruction services.

This Job description is not all inclusive. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned from time to time and this job description may be revised with or without notice.

Project Superintendent
Job Posted: 7/24/2018 Office: Cleveland, Ohio Market Channel:

Job Purpose

Provides overall management of field operations to one or more areas of a project, establishes field objectives and policies, safety, quality control and monitors construction and financial activities through administrative direction of Project Manager and Superintendent or Senior Superintendent.

Essential Duties

Supervises a specific area or discipline of the project

Plans the work to ensure that each crew member under their supervision has all the materials, tools and equipment to complete the work

Ensures crew’s safety planning is completed and followed

Ensures crew’s quality planning is completed and followed

Participates in routine schedule and coordination meetings with Superintendent or Senior Superintendent and other project staff for material, equipment, subcontractor and labor needs

Maintains accurate timekeeping for crews under their responsibility

Ensures accurate daily reports and critical information is documented regularly and timely

Coordinates and communicates engineering and layout needs with other project team members

This Job description is not all inclusive. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned from time to time and this job description may be revised with or without notice.

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The Shook Difference

In addition to a culture that can help your career thrive, Shook Construction offers the following:

Equal Opportunity Employer

Shook is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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