BUILD YOUR FUTURE, HERE.
We’re a different kind of electrical construction company. We’re a company with a work environment that’s straightforward and fun. Our focus on building goes beyond the spaces that we light.
Illuminating your vision,
energizing your future
Building relationships with each other.
Our industry is driven by relationships between general contractors, industry reps, engineers, and customers. Each of our partners helps drive our business forward. Our collaboration drives innovation for our customers. Relationships are the center of our business and our office, but they are only part of what we build at Continental.
Building skills, together.
We offer individualized training for you to be successful in your career here. Learning is a lifelong process and we encourage development, both technical and interpersonal. Here, you’re building skills that will last a lifetime.
Building spaces for success.
Electrical construction is about more than the physical lighting of spaces. While completing those spaces is fulfilling, we’re doing more than creating an office, industrial space, data center, or restaurant. We do more than pipe and wire. We’re building spaces for other people to innovate, to communicate, and to build together, too.
Building company culture.
Our value-based culture isn’t just a concept. This page and our whole website make it clear that we actually live our values.
- Everyone United
- Nurture Communication
- Enforce Accountability
- Relationships Matter
- Growth and Development
- You Make the Difference
Building the individual.
With our benefits, we show how much we care about you as a person. As part of the Continental family, you will have:
- Medical, Dental, Vision, Life insurance
- 401(k) with generous match
- Profit Sharing
- Tuition assistance
- Disability insurance
- Liberal PTO
- Paid Parental Leave
- Paid Time Off to volunteer with a charity
Senior Project manager – Mission Critical
The Senior Project Manager is accountable for the success of all aspects of data center construction projects, from bidding and contract award through completion. Responsibilities include outlining and delegating tasks, creating timelines, estimating and adhering to costs, mitigating risks, and nurturing positive client relationships. The PM collaborates with all other departments within the organization, including purchasing, accounting, engineering, and safety as well as field supervision, general contractors, construction managers and inspectors.
What you will do:
- Project and Account Management: manage overall schedule and milestones; financial, labor and change order tracking; materials purchasing and deliveries; customer relations; billing
- Business Development: maintain customer relationships; manage large accounts; propagate $1-2m new business annually
- Estimating: determine materials take-off; review project scope and final bid; finalize summary sheet
- Site Management: visit job sites; conduct job meetings, build trust with field staff and collaborate with site superintendents
- Team Leadership: provide mentorship to less senior PMs; manage expectations of contributing office personnel; assume responsibility for project financials and outcomes
What you’ll need for success:
- Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Construction Management, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field
- Minimum 5-7+ years’ experience in project management, preferably in construction or a closely related field.
- Minimum 3 years’ experience in project management in data center construction. Experience in large Tech or Fortune 500 company data center a plus
- PMP certification a plus
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Professionalism, with excellent interpersonal, collaboration, and customer service skills.
- Outstanding organizational and prioritization skills.
- Superior time management skills with a proven ability to manage and satisfy competing deadlines.
- Superior analytical, detail, and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrated influence and leadership abilities.
- Electrical/LV/Energy System knowledge
- High energy and adaptable under pressure
An estimator reviews drawings and specifications and accurately determines labor costs for electrical construction jobs. Strong oral and written communication skills are essential for drafting detailed proposal letters, effectively communicating decisions, and completing a comprehensive estimate. This position includes budgeting and cost estimating, with the ability to handle multiple bids at once and adapt to project size.
What you will do:
- Data Acquisition and Organization: Download project documents, organize the estimate file, set up Accubid and Live Count, and identify gaps that require attention.
- Support Project Manager in Work in Progress Management: Facilitate effective project management by managing documentation, assisting with the development of change orders, fostering communication with field teams and clients, and managing task finances, including forecasting work progress and monitoring important project logs.
- Estimate Development and Review: Produce accurate takeoff and estimate entry, quote/subcontract review, estimate summarization, and proposal letter composition. Review scope with customers and estimate “comeback” items.
- Scope Definition and Clarification: Review project documents, specifications and bid forms. Proactively prepare and submit RFIs as needed to define the scope of work.
- Acquiring Quotes and Subcontracts: Organize bid packages, deliver them to the purchasing department, and respond to vendor questions when necessary.
What you’ll need for success:
- Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Construction Management, or Engineering required.
- 5-8 years of electrical construction industry experience required.
- Electrician license (preferred)
- Ability to ascertain necessary time and materials thoroughly based on CAD drawings and job specifications.
- Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office
- Experience with Accubid preferred or similar software.
- Exceptional attention to detail and thoroughness.
- Strong focus on providing exceptional customer service.
CECCo Summer intership 2024
Chicago’s leading electrical contractor has an exciting opportunity available in Oak Brook! As a CECCo intern, you will support project teams, applying technical skills to assist in planning and executing electrical construction initiatives. Collaborate with professionals, gain hands-on experience, and contribute to the successful implementation of electrical systems. This internship provides an opportunity to learn and make a positive impact on CECCo’s projects and objectives.
What you’ll do:
- Procurement Management:
- Track estimated ship dates for long lead orders
- Follow up on back-ordered products
- Productivity Management:
- Collaborate with the project manager on project labor tracking
- Update the tracker with current and projected labor data based on actual performance.
- Submittal Management:
- Gather and format product data for client review and approval
- QA/QC Assistance:
- Ensure received and installed products meet design team specifications
- Labels and Identification:
- Organize labels and identification for project elements
- Contract Management:
- Maintain a log of contract value, changes, and potential changes
- Estimating Support:
- Review and quantify scope on contract drawings
What you’ll need for success:
- Enrolled in a degree program in Construction Management, Electrical Construction, Design, Engineering, or Engineering Technology
- 0-2 years of experience in construction and/or general business
- Flexibility for travel to jobsites and client locations
- Proficient in MS Office
- Strong task prioritization skills
- Effective communication abilities
Are you interested in exploring career opportunities at one of Chicagoland’s largest and most well-respected electrical construction companies? Do you not see any current openings that align with your interests, skills, and background? Please submit your resume and cover letter here to be considered for future opportunities. We will retain your application and reach out to you if an appropriate opening becomes available.
Continental Electrical Construction Company is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex, sexual or gender orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service.