Build your career
with us.

We’re builders. We build communities, we build relationships and we build careers. At Skender, we nurture our team, offer continuous learning and value everyone’s contributions. Find out what makes Skender special and take the next steps in your career today. Join our team.

An award-winning workplace.

In the last 15 years, we’ve won 27 best-place-to-work awards from three separate organizations, each based on comprehensive workplace evaluations and employee input. Find out why.

Mission

To build lasting relationships, create meaningful experiences and help our clients achieve groundbreaking results.

Vision

To be a world-class builder of projects, people and relationships.

Core Values

Proactive

Drive, self-motivation and working hard are attributes for success. Positive energy toward the completion of goals, project success, creating a high-performing team atmosphere and peer accountability embody our proactive approach.

Refreshing

Credit is shared, and team success is valued over self. Success is defined collectively rather than individually. We build confidence and we stay humble.

True Partner

Common sense prevails with clients, trade partners and peers. We ask good questions, work collaboratively, listen and stay engaged. The art of being people-smart shows good judgment and intuition around group dynamics.

Our stories.

“I love Skender! I immediately felt part of the team and comfortable going to anyone with a question or just to say hi! I see why Skender is the "A" standard. They constantly strive to be better -- not just in the product we build but the work environment and culture.”

“I was drawn to Skender's benefits, culture, and overall atmosphere. Skender has a very welcoming, relaxing, and stress-free work environment. The fact that they put their people first is the kicker. I am so blessed to be a part of this wholesome family and will do my part to ensure it continues to flourish from here.”

“Company culture matters a lot to me and I think Skender's is among the best because of its focus on relationships, learning and collaboration. We all work hard together to continually raise the bar and make our clients happy.”

“I'm really enjoying my time here at Skender. I've already learned a lot, and I know that there are endless opportunities ahead. The work ethic here is infectious. Everyone takes responsibility for their work, which makes everyone want to work harder.”

“One thing that immediately stood out to me at Skender was the high level of comradery and focus on working together as a team. I love that we cheer our project teams on when they're heading out to project pitches and I love that we celebrate each other's wins! Everyone here seems to be incredibly genuine and eager to be successful.”

“It’s refreshing to come to work every day and be surrounded by a great team that offers so much team support. I am continually impressed with the team environment that exists from the front desk to the field, and everywhere in between.”

Life at Skender.

Inspiring and impressing our clients begins with a smart and healthy team. In other words, good people working hard together to deliver results. At Skender, we encourage our team to bring their whole selves to work, to think big, to ask tough questions and to never stop learning. There’s a feeling you get when you walk in the door–it’s dynamic, high-energy and fun.

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Social Responsibility

Who we are in the world.

We recognize our influence on the world around us, and we enthusiastically embrace our responsibility to our people, our communities, our business and our environment. We know that a diverse team is a strong team, that a healthy work-life balance enables peak performance and that a commitment to sustainability is a vital part of a construction company with integrity. You have to be different to make a difference. Discover how we stand out from the crowd.

Social responsibility at Skender

  • Respect for people
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Building high-performing teams
  • Work-life balance
  • Competitive and total compensation
  • Health, wellness and safety
  • Career development to enable potential

Learning & Development

A place to grow.

A career at Skender is defined by opportunity. We value education and professional development for all team members, and we have put structures in place to ensure that all of our people are supported as they learn and grow. We offer dynamic training and onboarding, provide mentorship, share subject matter expertise and much more. However you prefer to learn, there’s a path for you here.

World-class learning initiatives.

  • Subject matter experts
  • Project open house
  • Conference attendance
  • Skill-refresher training
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Internship program
  • Lunch & learns
  • High-performing teams training
  • Robust onboarding
  • Associations
  • Leadership coaching
  • Health and financial wellness education
  • Development plans
  • Presentation coaching
  • Professional accreditation
  • Management training
  • Lean Coffee meetings
  • Diversity, equity & inclusion training

Avenues for success.

We’re proud to offer our team members the opportunity to progress in their careers, to take on greater responsibilities and to develop new skills and capabilities. No matter where you’re starting from, there’s a way forward for you at Skender.

Project Engineer I

Launch your career in one of Skender’s many markets by maintaining project documentation and schedules and performing routine aspects of field or cost engineering.

Project Engineer II

Take on more advanced and independent assignments as a project engineer.

Project Manager

Move into management and maintain profit, quality, safety and schedule of construction projects.

Senior Project Manager

Take responsibility for projects and outcomes. Direct, supervise, and prioritize work.

Project Executive

Call the shots! Lead team members in various project and field management capacities.

Field Engineer

Gain valuable experience by assisting with site coordination, project documentation, scheduling and safety.

Superintendent

Take the next steps in your career by managing the on-site activities of a project to ensure timely and safe completion.

Senior Superintendent

Take on greater supervisory responsibilities for on-site teams; work with owner, architect and other project participants.

Director of Field Operations

Cultivate high-performing teams, establishing and promoting a culture consistent with Skender’s vision and core values.

Internship Program

Start from a solid foundation.

If you’re a construction student looking to gain experience as you launch your career, check out our internship program. There’s no better place to begin.

  • Meaningful, real-world work experience in the field and office
  • Access to senior leadership and project team leaders
  • Career development, learning perspectives and new skills
  • Professional network-building opportunities
  • A competitive edge in the job market
  • An understanding of the different career journeys in construction
  • A path to becoming a Skender employee after graduation

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Benefits

Holistic benefits for whole people.

We’re committed to providing our team members with the tools and training they need to grow in their careers–and with the benefits that empower them to thrive as people. Below are just some of the benefits we offer.

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Disability and life insurance
  • 401k matching
  • Dependent care FSA
  • Parental leave
  • Employee assistance program
  • Generous vacation and sick time
  • Workplace flexibility
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Employee referral program
  • Industry-leading compensation
  • Bonus program
  • Anniversary gifts
  • Volunteer events
  • Charitable gift matching
  • New hire mentorship program

Open Positions

Join our team.

Job Title

Location

Content Marketing Specialist

Chicago

Estimator

Chicago

Field Engineer

Chicago

Superintendent

Indiana

Project Engineer II

Indiana

Project Manager

Indiana

Warehouse Associate

Chicago

Drywall Project Manager

Chicago

Senior Project Manager

Indiana

Project Manager

Chicago

Project Foreman

Chicago

Project Engineer II

Chicago

Superintendent

Chicago

Extreme office makeover: Ice Miller LLP edition! Skender recently completed the law firm's Chicago office gut renovation, spanning two floors in 200 W. Madison. The workspace features a monument staircase that connects the floors, demonstrates the collaborative nature of the firm and its new office, and serves as a gathering spot for employees. 

Ice Miller’s modernized workspace focuses on accommodating the law firm’s growth with more open desks, offices and collaborative, small-group destinations throughout. The flexible workplace now includes a reception area that can open up to accommodate large gatherings and a café off the staircase connecting floors 35 and 36. Another modern feature of the new office is an open ceiling, which increases room height and spaciousness.

“When embarking on this overhaul of our office space, we wanted to plan for flexibility and growth, as well as create opportunities for our employees to naturally bump into each other, leading to collaboration that might not otherwise happen,” said John Burke, Office Managing Partner, Ice Miller. “Skender understood this goal and built our space to perfectly support our team.”

“Many law firms are building office spaces to cultivate a culture of equality and teamwork, and the physical space can certainly support these objectives,” said Mike Muehring, Senior Project Manager, Skender. “Our team has extensive experience with delivering workplaces with feature staircases, collaborative spaces and cafés that encourage team building, and we’re incredibly proud to have brought this kind of space to life for Ice Miller.”

Skender collaborated with architect NELSON Worldwide and engineer Kent Consulting Engineers (KCE) to complete Ice Miller’s office renovation.

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Extreme office makeover: Ice Miller LLP edition! Skender recently completed the law firm's Chicago office gut renovation, spanning two floors in 200 W. Madison. The workspace features a monument staircase that connects the floors, demonstrates the collaborative nature of the firm and its new office, and serves as a gathering spot for employees. Ice Miller’s modernized workspace focuses on accommodating the law firm’s growth with more open desks, offices and collaborative, small-group destinations throughout. The flexible workplace now includes a reception area that can open up to accommodate large gatherings and a café off the staircase connecting floors 35 and 36. Another modern feature of the new office is an open ceiling, which increases room height and spaciousness. “When embarking on this overhaul of our office space, we wanted to plan for flexibility and growth, as well as create opportunities for our employees to naturally bump into each other, leading to collaboration that might not otherwise happen,” said John Burke, Office Managing Partner, Ice Miller. “Skender understood this goal and built our space to perfectly support our team.” “Many law firms are building office spaces to cultivate a culture of equality and teamwork, and the physical space can certainly support these objectives,” said Mike Muehring, Senior Project Manager, Skender. “Our team has extensive experience with delivering workplaces with feature staircases, collaborative spaces and cafés that encourage team building, and we’re incredibly proud to have brought this kind of space to life for Ice Miller.” Skender collaborated with architect NELSON Worldwide and engineer Kent Consulting Engineers (KCE) to complete Ice Miller’s office renovation. #interiorconstruction #chicagocre #chicagoconstruction #skenderbuilt #officeconstruction #officeinteriors #lawfirmconstruction #lawfirmlife
The doors are open! Skender recently completed one of Chicago’s first office-to-lab conversions for Hazel Technologies, Inc, a USDA-funded tech company developing solutions to extend the shelf life of fresh produce. Hazel’s shiny new HQ: A two-story, 54,000-square-foot lab and office at 320 N Sangamon.

“The new space gives Hazel Tech a phenomenal foundation for today and tomorrow’s innovative projects that will revolutionize the supply chain and drive a step-change in food waste reduction,” commented Adam Preslar, CTO and co-founder of Hazel Technologies. “We combine facilities for molecular biology, postharvest agronomy, biochemistry, and materials science into an integrated space for maximum cross-pollination between our top-tier scientific teams.”

Amidst the unprecedented supply chain crisis and ongoing volatility with building materials costs, this project required careful coordination to procure and install both standard construction materials as well as special lab equipment in time for move-in. Hazel’s lab space required several infrastructure customizations, such as new air handling, general exhaust and fume exhaust, new boilers, and uninterrupted power supply generators with capacity to manage all the lab equipment and technology. Specialty equipment and finishes include fume hoods, snorkel hoods, negatively pressured lab spaces, and acid- and solvent-resistant finishes.

“The ability to convert two floors of 320 N. Sangamon was the perfect solution for Hazel Technologies’ condensed schedule and complex technical needs. A truly creative approach was needed to make the conversion possible, and capitalizing on in-place restaurant infrastructure was a key differentiator,” said Jason Utah, Senior Project Manager, Skender.

Skender collaborated with developers Tishman Speyer and Mark Goodman & Associates, Inc., tenant representative CBRE, architect Perkins&Will and engineer Cosentini Associates.

#lifesciences #officetolab #officetolabconversion #labscience #lifescience #chicagoconstruction #interiorconstruction #chicagocre #laboratorylife #laboratory #skenderbuilt #fultonmarket #320nsangamon
The doors are open! Skender recently completed one of Chicago’s first office-to-lab conversions for Hazel Technologies, Inc, a USDA-funded tech company developing solutions to extend the shelf life of fresh produce. Hazel’s shiny new HQ: A two-story, 54,000-square-foot lab and office at 320 N Sangamon. “The new space gives Hazel Tech a phenomenal foundation for today and tomorrow’s innovative projects that will revolutionize the supply chain and drive a step-change in food waste reduction,” commented Adam Preslar, CTO and co-founder of Hazel Technologies. “We combine facilities for molecular biology, postharvest agronomy, biochemistry, and materials science into an integrated space for maximum cross-pollination between our top-tier scientific teams.” Amidst the unprecedented supply chain crisis and ongoing volatility with building materials costs, this project required careful coordination to procure and install both standard construction materials as well as special lab equipment in time for move-in. Hazel’s lab space required several infrastructure customizations, such as new air handling, general exhaust and fume exhaust, new boilers, and uninterrupted power supply generators with capacity to manage all the lab equipment and technology. Specialty equipment and finishes include fume hoods, snorkel hoods, negatively pressured lab spaces, and acid- and solvent-resistant finishes. “The ability to convert two floors of 320 N. Sangamon was the perfect solution for Hazel Technologies’ condensed schedule and complex technical needs. A truly creative approach was needed to make the conversion possible, and capitalizing on in-place restaurant infrastructure was a key differentiator,” said Jason Utah, Senior Project Manager, Skender. Skender collaborated with developers Tishman Speyer and Mark Goodman & Associates, Inc., tenant representative CBRE, architect Perkins&Will and engineer Cosentini Associates. #lifesciences #officetolab #officetolabconversion #labscience #lifescience #chicagoconstruction #interiorconstruction #chicagocre #laboratorylife #laboratory #skenderbuilt #fultonmarket #320nsangamon