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Shimmick Construction Overview

Oakland, CA
501 to 1000 employees
1990
Company - Private
Construction, Repair & Maintenance
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Every aspect of every job. Shimmick makes it happen.

Since 1990, Shimmick Construction has become one of the premier general engineering contractors in the West, thanks to our proven mix of versatility, expertise and ... Read more

Mission: We expect a lot from our people. Our collective capabilities provide an opportunity to utilize our engineers and craft employees for every component of each project, regardless of the technical requirements.

Everyone at Shimmick has passion for what he or ... Read more

Shimmick Construction – Why Work For Us?


Every aspect of every job. Shimmick makes it happen.

Every aspect of every job. Shimmick makes it happen.

Since 1990, Shimmick Construction has become one of the premier general engineering contractors in the West, thanks to our proven mix of versatility, expertise and passion.Shimmick's focus on heavy civil construction has resulted in a wide spectrum of projects, each with its own complex challenges. Our project success spans across all markets, from bridges and water/wastewater treatment facilities to dams, transit/rail and design-build. We own and maintain our own extensive fleet of heavy equipment, cranes and bulldozers. Shimmick is unique in our ability to self-perform all aspects of complex construction assignments. As a result, we produce high quality projects delivered on time and within budget.We expect a lot from our people. Our collective capabilities provide an opportunity to utilize our engineers and craft employees for every component of each project, regardless of the technical requirements. Shimmick's professionals are well qualified to rise to the task and meet and exceed the needs of clients.Shimmick has a proven track record of reaching out to small and minority subcontracting firms to provide a dynamic mix of local and minority participation. We have a long, successful history of meeting DBE/MBE/WBE goals to provide owners with diversity.Everyone at Shimmick has passion for what he or she does. Our employees are also owners in the company. This ownership helps fuel enthusiasm towards building projects that positively impact the lives of thousands. The Shimmick team strives to achieve our mission of "Building the People and Projects that Improve America's Infrastructure." 

Opportunities to Grow.

 At Shimmick, we are intensely proud of our people. We hire individuals that share the same high level of integrity and passion for their work, who strive to build great projects safely, satisfy our clients, and want to make a real difference in America’s infrastructure.  If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply for a position at Shimmick.We provide ongoing training and education, a mentoring program, competitive benefits and opportunities to grow your career.  Shimmick's family-oriented environment, opportunities for advancement and rewards for high performance are some of the many reasons why we have so many loyal employees.

"The best thing about Shimmick is its people. It is a privilege to work together with such a dedicated, talented, and driven group of people. I can’t think of a better example of ‘work hard, play hard’, Shimmick does both very well."Sylvia Hartanto
NW

Shimmick is intensely proud of its people. We hire individuals that share the same high level of integrity and passion for their work, who strive to build great projects safely, satisfy clients, to self perform the vast majority of our projects and to make a real difference in America's infrastructure.
We don't believe in limitations, and our team of highly educated, exceptionally motivated engineers and craft employees allows us to ensure success on any type of project. We have the ability to apply our capabilities to new markets and have built our success on bringing out the best in our people. Our hiring process is thorough, involving employees from all levels in our recruiting program. We focus on hiring only those who possess both the smarts and the philosophy that embody the Shimmick team. It's no coincidence that our people are the best of the best.

We are only as good as our people

BENEFITS

We are only as good as our people. At Shimmick, we offer outstanding benefits and rewards to recruit and retain the best professionals in our industry.  When you join the Shimmick team, your comprehensive benefit package will include:

• No cost or low cost-sharing options for Health Insurance for employees and their dependents

• Shimmick paid Dental Insurance

• Profit sharing without a 401(K) contribution requirement, among the highest in our industry

• 401(K) plan

• Industry-leading Vacation Benefits

• Shimmick paid Life Insurance

• Available Supplemental Insurance

• Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and childcare costs

• Discretionary Bonus Program designed to reward our highest performers

• Employee-paid vision care

Care about community?  We host numerous social and team building events for Shimmick employees and their families, which aligns with our family-oriented company culture.

Interested in growing your career?  We believe in the value of promoting from within our company.  The growth opportunities and rewards we offer have contributed to our low employee turnover rate.

"I’ve had an opportunity to use both the Kaiser and Blue Shield medical benefit options.  I love how worry free and affordable the Kaiser option is.  Kaiser’s are located everywhere and there is essentially no cost to me.  The Blue Shield option provides great flexibility as well as affordability.  I switched to this option after I got married to make sure my wife could see the same doctor she was seeing before we were married.  Not only was she able to see the same doctor she visited on her old plan but we no longer had a weekly deduction from her check in order for her to see that doctor."

Austin Moore

SW


TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

We Make it Happen.

At Shimmick, you will be given the opportunity to learn both field and office engineering.  A thorough knowledge of both is vital to success.  Throughout your career with Shimmick, you will participate in several specialty classes and management training seminars.

During your first years at Shimmick, you will receive the following training:

• Cost Accounting

• Scheduling

• Surveying

• Formwork/Falsework

• Shoring

• Estimating

• Equipment School

As you progress, you will have the opportunity for additional training including:

• Leadership Training

• Contract Administration

• Project Management

Mentoring Program

Through Shimmick's mentoring program you will gain invaluable insight and direction to help you further your career from experienced Shimmick employees.  Typically within 5 years, Shimmick Project Engineers are estimating, building and managing projects.  The majority of our Project Managers have their Professional Engineering Licenses, and all new Engineers are encouraged to develop knowledge and experience and attain their P.E. designation.

“SCCI hires the best of the best, who then turn around and train their co-workers to be even better. There’s nothing better than a training course taught by a colleague that you respect who is an expert.  The most valuable part of each class is that examples from SCCI jobs are used to illustrate the subject.  Many are from jobs that I have seen or even worked on.  Every time I attend a training course, I am always amazed at the contribution that each of my colleagues makes to the course."

Matt Azzi, PE 

NW

“Shimmick takes a lot of pride in its training program.  Not only are the topics representative of the industry and extremely relevant to our day to day operations, they are also taught by fellow employees and colleagues.”

Rob Williams

SW

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    Pros

    - Very interesting projects
    - Great employees
    - Good pay for an Intern
    - High potential for full-time offer if you perform well

    Cons

    - Locations will change based on specific jobs so you may have a very long commute
    - If there are impending deadlines, you will be expected to work longer hours. This goes with the entire construction industry

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    - Keep up the good work. The projects are great and the work culture is a perfect balance of work and play

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