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. 

Experience Professionals

Experienced Professionals

Union Electricians

Union Electricians

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

Interested?

If you have a question, contact us at careers@cecco.com.

Corporate Recruiter

The corporate recruiter is responsible for creating and executing effective recruiting and staffing strategies for the 4 companies of FourGen Holding, which includes Continental Electrical Construction Co, Continental Energy Solutions, and Electrical Energy Experts.  The recruiter will also source and screen candidates for nonunion roles, schedule interviews, craft job postings, develop campus recruiting programs, negotiate offers, and manage relationships with outside recruiting agencies.

 

What you’ll do:

  • Develop Recruiting Strategies: Collaborate with leaders to identify and implement recruiting methods and strategies for nonunion roles; Assist with creating recruiting campaigns and materials; Assess and manage outside recruiting partners
  • Create and Maintain Candidate Pools: Draft job postings and interview questions; Publicize openings through appropriate sources; Mine candidates from various websites and internet searches; Screen and interview candidates; Develop and execute campus recruiting and internship programs
  • Obtain and Retain Employees: Collaborate with leaders and HR Director on offers; Conduct periodic check-ins with new hires to gauge satisfaction; Assist with on-boarding improvements and retention initiatives; May assist HR Director with HR projects/initiatives

 

What you’ll need for success:

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR, Business Management or related field preferred
  • Minimum 5 years recruiting experience (recruiting for office roles within the construction industry preferred)
  • SHRM CP or SCP, SHRM Talent Acquisition Specialty, or HRCI PHR or SPHR a plus
  • Experience in or familiarity with the construction, electrical engineering or solar industries preferred
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills, with use of proper grammar
  • History of successful negotiations and influence
  • Knowledge of labor laws and anti-discrimination legislation
  • Proven ability to customize sourcing strategies for various roles and mine candidates from the internet
  • Proficiency using applicant tracking systems (Bamboo HR a plus)
  • Intermediate MS Office skills
  • Sound judgment abilities
  • History of interviewing candidates and developing interviewing questions

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

Associate Project Manager

The associate project manager works closely with an experienced project manager, providing assistance and support in various tasks and project management functions within electrical construction projects. They actively assist the project manager in developing and implementing project  initiatives, with values up to $100m +.  The primary objective is to develop the skills to eventually work independently as a project manager.

What you’ll do:

Project Pursuits: Contribute to project pursuits by learning to estimate, review quotes, identify value engineering opportunities, and finalize estimate summaries for proposal generation.

Work in Progress Management: Facilitate effective project management by managing documentation (RFIs, constraints, purchase order logs, shop drawings, change orders, field testing), collaborating with stakeholders (internal departments, general contractors and trades), assisting with the development of change orders, monitoring the project schedule and logs, managing task finances (including forecasting work progress), and aiding in logistics (procurement of equipment, materials).

Business Development: Establish new contacts as well as strengthen connections with our current clients.  Grow a directory of business through regular contact with customers.

What you’ll need for success:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Construction Management, Mechanical/Electrical Engineering or related
  • 0-2 years of experience in Construction Management or related field; Experience working in electrical construction a plus
  • Proficient in MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.); knowledge of Microsoft Project a plus.
  • Familiarity with software like Bluebeam, Procore, Plangrid, Accubid, and Primavera P6 or other scheduling software a plus
  • Excellent team collaboration and customer service skills
  • Analytical, judgment, and problem-solving skills
  • Attentive to detail and accuracy
  • Solid prioritization and organizational abilities with the ability to satisfy concurrent deadlines
  • Self-motivation and initiative
  • Availability to regularly travel to sites within the Midwest required

Estimator

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.

Future opportunities

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.