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Founded in 1988, Cambridge Companies provides high-quality design, consulting, construction, and general contracting services for the Environmental Services and Truck & Transportation Industries throughout the United States. Cambridge is licensed nationwide and supports projects through offices in the Chicagoland and Phoenix markets. Committed to excellence, Cambridge maintains a reputation for providing comprehensive construction services delivered on-time and on-budget. The Cambridge team believes dependable customer service is an essential component of each project we undertake, and we constantly strive to operate with integrity and efficiency.

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Project Manager

Reports To: President
Status: Exempt
Department: Construction
Location: Arizona

Position Summary:

The Project Manager performs functions to provide the necessary leadership to plan, organize, direct, supervise, coordinate, and control assigned projects to meet project completion requirements and profitability objectives while maintaining and building good customer relationships. This role collaborates with Accounting, Design, Estimating, Field Manager, and Assistant Project Manager assigned to the project.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Reviews all scopes prior to the bid phase and the award phase to verify all items are covered
  • Reviews all sub bids and evaluates the sub-trade selection
  • Approves subcontractor’s schedule of values
  • Controls the cost of the project and manages change requestpromptlyer
  • Creates and manages the project schedule; establishes and monitors project milestones
  • Establishes and runs project kick-off meetings on-site with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensures all safety programs are followed and all safety training and toolbox talks are completed
  • Manages the As-Built procesregularlyis
  • Logs and reports delays; updates owners’ reports on the status of projects with photos
  • Manages and runs internal meetings and owner meetings
  • Reviews and approves monthly billings to owners in tandem with approving sub invoices
  • Prepares and submits spend projections to the accounting department
  • Oversees, keeps, logs, and reviews the lessons learned on assigned projects
  • Evaluates the final job cost budget with the estimated budget including allowances
  • Reviews and evaluates the change request and submittal logs
  • Collaborates with Estimating and Design to ensure quality work on projects
  • Prepares monthly WIP reports in collaboration with Accounting
  • Monitors and manages the quality of daily reports for each project
  • Performs site visits regularly with client
  • Maintains productive relationships with customers
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory/Management Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the performance of all construction services, control quality, efficiency, and professionalism
  • Resolve personnel issues both company guidelines and policies

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Construction Management, or the equivalent of industry experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of project management experience in the construction industry
  • Construction software experience is preferred (examples: Procore, Sage, MS Project, Office Suite)
  • Travel will be required to meet with clients and view existing sites/facilities, up to 8 days a month consisting of 1-3 day trips depending on project location
  • Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Pass a background check and drug screening
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States

Competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking: Uses information from qualitative and quantitative analysis to solve problems and make decisions. Able to see interconnections between organizational systems that others miss. Able to overcome problems by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach
  • Building Common Purpose: Works with colleagues and suppliers to achieve common goals by involving stakeholders to define problems or opportunities, identifying common issues and opportunities, and creating win/win relationships. Makes sure the team or group goals align with those of the organization.
  • Leadership: Sets a clear vision of where the team needs to go and sets a positive example that encourages others to follow to get the job done properly
  • Problem Solving: Identifies problems; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and make recommendations. Able to think clearly and rationally, solve problems systematically, and make the right decisions quickly.
  • Results Oriented: Takes a dynamic approach to work characterized by initiating decisions and actions. Concentrating on achieving the outcomes of a process or project while adhering to the overall strategy of the organization. Creating a culture of accountability and performance.
Project Engineer

Reports To: Senior Project Manager
Status: Exempt
Department: Construction
Location: Arizona/Indiana

Position Summary:

The Project Engineer performs duties to schedule, plan, forecast, resource, and manage all the technical activities for commercial construction projects. This role cooperates and communicates effectively with the Pre-Construction, Design, and Construction Departments. The Project Engineer ensures quality work that is consistent with the standards outlined in each project’s contract documents and for performing the work in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Position Responsibilities
  • Assist the Field Manager in the coordination of subcontractors
  • Prepare, schedule, coordinate and monitor subcontractor assigned projects
  • Produce project schedules
  • Monitor compliance to applicable codes, performance standards, and specifications
  • Review and determine the suitability of shop drawings and submittals
  • Assist with building permits and inspections
  • Participate in weekly progress/coordination meetings 
  • Assist and support the project team with daily project coordination
  • Assist with the project buy-out process
  • Manage the procurement schedule for the project
  • Assist in bidding and award activities, writing subcontracts, and project financial management
  • Conduct project estimates and quantity takeoffs
  • Prepare and price contract changes and additions to contractual agreements
  • Coordinate material procurement and delivery
  • Manage weekly pictures for progress reports 
  • Manage document controls (RFIs, Submittals, change orders, claims, etc.)
  • Track owner and subcontractor change orders, and RFIs
  • Manage the flow of technical information: project drawings, specifications, addendums, bulletins, etc.
  • Collect, verify, and distribute as-built drawings
  • Maintain project close-out documents
  • Maintain various information logs
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory/Management Responsibilities: 

  • Not Applicable

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or the equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years of project engineer experience in the commercial construction industry 
  • Construction software utilization is preferred (examples: Procore, Sage CPC, MS Project)
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Experience with Bluebeam, Revit 
  • 30% travel required
  • Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Pass a background check and drug screening
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States

Competencies: 

  • Action Orientation: Maintaining a sense of urgency to complete a task. Seeks information rather than waiting for it.
  • Analytical Thinking: Uses information from qualitative and quantitative analysis to solve problems and make decisions. Able to see interconnections between organizational systems that others miss. Able to overcome problems by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach
  • Communication: The ability to give and gather information and actively manage the communication process by asking questions, conveying complex information in plain language, listening and considering others’ views, state own views clearly and concisely, and addressing conflict professionally and productively.
  • Forward Thinking: The ability to anticipate the implications and consequences of a situation and take appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies.
  • Problem Solving: Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and make recommendations. Able to think clearly and rationally, solve problems systematically, and make the right decisions quickly.
  • Results-Oriented: Takes a dynamic approach to work characterized by initiating decisions and actions. Concentrating on achieving the outcomes of a process or project while adhering to the overall strategy of the organization. Creating a culture of accountability and performance. 
Superintendent

Reports To: Director of Construction
Status: Exempt
Department: Construction
Location: Indiana/Arizona

Position Summary:

The Superintendent performs functions to control the field activities and the subcontractors to deliver the project on time, on budget, and per the plans and specifications, while maintaining an intense focus on safety. This role collaborates with the Project Manager, Assistant Project Manager, and Project Coordinator to ensure each project runs smoothly.

Position Responsibilities
  • Manage and monitor the work and progress of subcontractors to ensure contract compliance, quality, and adherence to the project schedule
  • Oversee job site safety & compliance with OSHA regulations
  • Manage new site visitor safety training for subcontractors
  • Maintain records of subcontractors’ toolbox talks 
  • Provide and work with an effective 6-week look ahead schedule, weekly 
  • Update owner’s schedule bi-weekly
  • Plan and run the weekly foreman meetings, collaborating between the office and the subcontractors
  • Liaison between the project owner, the office, the subcontractors, material suppliers, and inspectors
  • Complete daily field reports for each day of work on the project, taking regular job photos
  • Review, verify, stamp, and log time and material labor tickets
  • Initiate chargebacks as appropriate
  • Update As-Built drawings in red as variances occur and notify the office
  • Direct close out and punch list activities as necessary to ensure complete customer satisfaction 
  • Log lessons learned as they occur during the construction of the project
  • Oversee site conditions to maintain general organization and cleanliness for the project  
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory/Management Responsibilities: 

Not Applicable

Requirements: 

  • 7+ years of experience in a traveling superintendent role in commercial and/or industrial construction
  • A degree in engineering or construction management preferred
  • Experience managing work crews, equipment utilization, material purchases, and subcontractors
  • Ability to read, understand, and interpret contracts, the scope of work, drawings, blueprints, and technical specifications
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • 100% travel as required by the project, ability to go home once per month when traveling
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project 
  • Experience utilizing construction management software; Procore is preferred
  • PEMB, Waste industry, and design-build experience is preferred

Competencies: 

  • Analytical Thinking: Uses information from qualitative and quantitative analysis to solve problems and make decisions. Able to see interconnections between organizational systems that others miss. Able to overcome problems by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach
  • Building Common Purpose: Works with colleagues and suppliers to achieve common goals by involving stakeholders to define problems or opportunities, identifying common issues and opportunities, and creating win/win relationships. Makes sure the team or group goals align with those of the organization.
  • Communication: The ability to give and gather information and actively manage the communication process by asking questions, conveying complex information in plain language, listening and considering others’ views, state own views clearly and concisely, and addressing conflict professionally and productively.
  • Planning and Organizing: Plans and organizes tasks and work responsibilities to achieve objectives; set priorities and schedules activities; allocates and uses resources properly.
  • Problem Solving: Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and make recommendations. Able to think clearly and rationally, solve problems systematically, and make the right decisions quickly.

 

Controller

Reports To: Vice President
Status: Exempt
Department: Finance
Location: Arizona

Position Summary:

The Controller plays a critical part in managing the financial well-being of the organization by providing financial projections and accounting services; preparing financial plans or models as needed, budget management, cost-benefit analysis; and supporting the Project Managers’ forecasting efforts. The Controller performs effective risk management and helps plan the organization’s financial strategy. Risk management includes ensuring job level compliance, as well as insurance exposure.

In addition, the Controller develops finance organizational strategies by contributing financial and accounting information, analysis, and recommendations to Ownership. Further, the Controller establishes finance operational strategies by evaluating trends, establishing critical measurements, resolving problems, and implementing positive change.

The Controller develops organizational improvement opportunities by analyzing operations; identifying opportunities for improvement, cost reduction, and systems enhancement.

Position Responsibilities
  • Performs Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and Annual accounting functions
    • Daily functions include cash account management, expense management, 
    • Weekly functions include accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll administration (bi-weekly)
    • Monthly functions include month-end close, updating the company forecast, administering employee benefits and 401k, file taxes (quarterly)
    • Annual functions include coordination with the company CPA firm of all yearend accounting responsibilities, insurance plan renewals, tax submittals, annual budget
  • Responsible for the administration of the company Work in Progress schedule, in coordination with the Project Manager team and Ownership
  • Works with Ownership to develop and monitor KPIs. Is proactive with ideas or options to better monitor project performance
  • Manage and maintain company insurance policies including Builders Risk, General Liability, Workers’ Comp, etc.; Complete annual GL and WC audits and reviews premium costs
  • Partner with Project Managers to provide timely data and analysis to ensure forecast accuracy

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, or the equivalent of industry years of experience as a Controller in a Construction General Contractor environment
  • Minimum of 5 years of Controller level experience in the construction industries
  • A CPA designation is preferred but not required
  • Familiarity with Sage 300 CRE and Timberscan
  • Occasional travel required to view sites/facilities and visit the Chicago office
  • Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Pass a background check and drug screening
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States

Competencies: 

  • Planning and Organizing: Plans and organizes tasks and work responsibilities to achieve objectives; set priorities and schedules activities; allocates and uses resources properly.
  • Customer Focus: Pursuit of the highest level of customer service; anticipate the customer’s future needs and trends; identify opportunities to benefit customers; strive to resolve customer concerns, and offer advice and guidance in responding to customer inquiries.
  • Analytical Thinking: Uses information from qualitative and quantitative analysis to solve problems and make decisions. Able to see interconnections between organizational systems that others miss. Able to overcome problems by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach
  • Detail Oriented:  Thoroughness in accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved no matter how small; monitors and checks work or information; and plans and organizes time and resources efficiently.
  • Results-Oriented: Takes a dynamic approach to work characterized by initiating decisions and actions. Concentrating on achieving the outcomes of a process or project while adhering to the overall strategy of the organization. Creating a culture of accountability and performance. 
  • Flexibility: Is open to and adjusts easily to change and new information; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; effectively handles ambiguity.

 

Project Coordinator

Reports To: Controller
Status: Exempt
Department: Accounting
Location: Indiana

Position Summary:

The Project Coordinator performs functions to accomplish Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable responsibilities along with job costing, budgeting, and forecasting for all project work. This role works closely with the Construction Department to ensure accuracy and on-time deliverables.

Position Responsibilities
  • Enter and maintain vendor information in accounting and construction software modules
  • Create and submit monthly AIA billings to our clients in collaboration with Project Managers
  • Collect and follow up on accounts receivable 
  • Coordinate with the Construction Department to set up a venue for project kick-off meetings
  • Create the project kick-off booklet and agenda for subcontractors 
  • Attend the project kick-off meetings 
  • Coordinate and transmit all subcontract, purchase orders, and change order agreements 
  • Maintain records of all project agreements and confirm the return of executed agreements 
  • Maintain compliance records for all subcontractors, including agreements, insurance, and other contractual requirements
  • Collect and process project-specific invoices from vendors and subcontractors 
  • Collaborate with the Construction Department to review and approve all project-specific invoices
  • Prepare and issue payout notices when the project’s monthly draw is funded by the project owner
  • Attend weekly internal meetings for assigned projects
  • Participate in monthly budget and forecasting meetings for all projects 
  • Participate in weekly Accounting Department meetings
  • Collect, review, and approve all waivers of lien before releasing payment 
  • Collect final retention invoices, final waivers of lien, and any other accounting related documents at project close-out and before releasing final payments to subcontractors and vendors
  • Oversee the work performed by the Project Coordinator in Arizona
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory/Management Responsibilities: 

  • Supervise the performance of the Project Coordinator
  • Resolve personnel issues following company guidelines and policies
  • Participate in the Performance Management Process
  • Schedule and assign work for employees; follow up on results.
  • Oversee administration of timecards and approval of time off requests.

Requirements: 

  • 5+ years of experience in the commercial construction industry 
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance or equivalent work experience is preferred 
  • Experience with progress billings (G702/G703)
  • Working knowledge of the complete project cycle
  • Intermediate knowledge of Excel 
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office is preferred
  • Sage 300 CRE/Timberline experience is preferred 
  • Event 1 software experience is preferred

Competencies: 

  • Detail Oriented:  Thoroughness in accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved no matter how small; monitors and checks work or information; and plans and organizes time and resources efficiently.
  • Communication: The ability to give and gather information and actively manage the communication process by asking questions, conveying complex information in plain language, listening and considering others’ views, state own views clearly and concisely, and addressing conflict professionally and productively.
  • Customer Focus: Pursuit of the highest level of customer service; anticipate the customer’s future needs and trends; identify opportunities to benefit customers; strive to resolve customer concerns, and offer advice and guidance in responding to customer inquiries.
  • Leadership: Sets a clear vision of where the team needs to go and sets a positive example that encourages others to follow to get the job done properly
  • Problem Solving: Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and make recommendations. Able to think clearly and rationally, solve problems systematically, and make the right decisions quickly.
  • Results-Oriented: Consistently delivers required business results; sets and achieves achievable, yet aggressive goals; consistently comply with quality standards and meet deadlines

 

Estimator

Reports To: Director, Pre-Construction
Status: Exempt
Department: Pre-Construction
Location: Arizona

Position Summary:

The estimator performs functions to marry the efforts of the Business Development team and the Design team with the Construction team.  This role is responsible for evaluating bid specifications and drawings, ensuring knowledge of everything required to successfully bid and win projects. This position works closely with Business Development, Design, and Construction and sees the project through from beginning to end.

Position Responsibilities
  • Prepare conceptual budgets and complete take-offs
  • Develop preliminary project schedules and timelines 
  • Develop scopes of work across all relevant CSI divisions in collaboration with Construction Team 
  • Manage the bid process from start to finish including pre-launch preparation, proactively seek subcontractors to bid, manage online bid/plan rooms, field questions/RFI from bidders, manage subcontractor prequalification, and prepare subcontractor evaluation/bid tabulation documents
  • Prepare final budget and contract exhibits including detailed scope inclusions/exclusions, contract allowances, contract clarifications, etc. 
  • Travel to project sites to meet with clients to better appreciate project specifics
  • Travel to project sites to host pre-bid site visit opportunities with potential subcontractors and to host short-listed subcontractor interviews before contract award
  • Assist Construction Team with negotiating change orders and additional work orders 
  • Work with the Construction Department to resolve issues as they arise during the construction phase
  • Actively participate in project close-out processes to ensure lessons learned are incorporated into subsequent project proposals
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory/Management Responsibilities: 

  • Not Applicable

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, or equivalent work experience 
  • 3+ years of experience in the construction industry as an estimator
  • 3+ years of experience in the field or as a project manager is preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office is preferred
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Project is preferred 
  • Intermediate knowledge of Excel is required 
  • Sage 300 and Sage Estimating experience is a plus
  • Must be able to travel up to 10% 

Competencies: 

  • Communication: The ability to give and gather information and actively manage the communication process by asking questions, conveying complex information in plain language, listening and considering others’ views, state own views clearly and concisely, and addressing conflict professionally and productively.
  • Customer Focus: Pursuit of the highest level of customer service; anticipate the customer’s future needs and trends; identify opportunities to benefit customers; strive to resolve customer concerns, and offer advice and guidance in responding to customer inquiries.
  • Detail Oriented:  Thoroughness in accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved no matter how small; monitors and checks work or information; and plans and organizes time and resources efficiently.
  • Flexibility: Is open to and adjusts easily to change and new information; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; effectively handles ambiguity.
  • Forward Thinking: The ability to anticipate the implications and consequences of a situation and take appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies.
  • Time Management: Able to make the most effective use of one’s own time and that of others; gets the job done without procrastinating or delaying; is constantly aware of what is the best use of time.

 

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