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 28 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

Estimating Engineer (Self-Perform)

Chicago

Estimator

Chicago

Field Engineer

Chicago

Superintendent

Indiana

Project Engineer II

Indiana

Project Manager

Indiana

Laborer

Chicago

Senior Project Manager

Indiana

Engineering Intern

Chicago

Project Engineer (Entry Level)

Chicago

Project Manager

Chicago

Project Foreman

Chicago

Project Engineer II

Chicago

Superintendent

Chicago