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Shawmut Design and Construction Construction Management Skills Training (CMST) Program - New England in Boston, Massachusetts

At Shawmut, you will have the opportunity to own your career and deliver impact within our culture of ownership and innovation focused around providing the gold standard of client service for the world’s most recognizable and elite brands and institutions. We’re proud that the culture we’ve built as a 100% employee-owned company as we have been recognized with over 65 Best Place to Work awards— including Best Workplace by Fortune Magazine three years in a row, Fortune Best Workplace for Women, Fortune Best Workplace for Millennials, Great Place to Work’s Best Workplace for

Parents, and one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes.

Shawmut values and is committed to being a diverse, equitable and inclusive company where employees flourish and can be their best selves. All qualified individuals are welcome to apply, and Shawmut strongly encourages those from historically underrepresented groups within our industry apply for this position.

Our New England based opportunity may reside in any of our 4 New England offices in Boston, Providence, North Haven or Springfield. In addition to New England based opportunities we also have positions available in New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami and Chicago that can be discussed with the Recruiting team.

We are looking for recent college graduates to be part of our Construction Management Skills Training (CMST) Program. This unique training program encompasses a thirty-six-month long rotation in the main areas of construction management: Project Management, Site Supervision, and Estimating. At the end of this intense on-the-job program, trainees graduate and continue their careers dedicated to the role of Assistant Project Manager, Assistant Superintendent, or Assistant Estimator with an understanding of the entire life cycle of a job. Your project responsibilities in each rotation will include the following:

Project Management

  • Ensure the proper tools are in place to begin a project

  • Ensure all documents and materials are maintained throughout a project

  • Assist with financial management of a project

  • Assist with the punch list process by coordinating with necessary parties, tracking all items, and distributing lists to all parties

Site Supervision

  • Determine constructability of a project

  • Secure government licenses to start a job

  • Confirm materials and methods as specified by project documents

  • Ensure projects are delivered the Shawmut way

  • Track and manage subcontractor changes and extra work

  • Keep project plans current and highlight changes


  • Ensure that proper documentation is in place prior to the beginning of the estimating process

  • Find all necessary information regarding the job to produce a quality estimate

  • Ensure that the best bids are obtained for each trade based on project needs, and create quantity take-offs for all applicable divisions/trades, beginning with the creation of an accurate list of all trades affected

  • Assist in the presentation of information and proposals

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent military experience required

  • A degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Building Construction, Mechanical Engineering, etc. *There are no specific major requirements, however these are the most relevant

  • Co-op or internship experience in construction strongly preferred

  • Strong communication skills

  • Flexibility for national/regional travel

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to offer sponsorship.

Shawmut prohibits discrimination against any staff member or applicant on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, disability, creed, citizenship status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

ID: 2021-5006

Division: College Recruiting

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Street: 560 Harrison Avenue