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Career Opportunities at Cranshaw

Cranshaw is a 100-person general contracting and construction management company founded in 1983. Our office is located on the Charles River in Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts, and we build across the state in both urban and suburban settings. In the past 10 years alone, we have completed over $1 Billion dollars in some of the hottest market segments, including multi-family residential, senior housing, affordable housing, multi-use, corporate, commercial, retail, hospitality, industrial, medical, and lab work. We routinely partner with our co-located affiliate National Development, an interdisciplinary integrated real estate and development firm, as well as a number of prominent third-party developers and institutional clients.

 

WHAT CRANSHAW BRINGS TO YOU:

At Cranshaw Construction, we want our team members to be happy and healthy, both personally and professionally. Our benefits take into consideration everything from career development to family matters and health and wellness, and include:

  • Comprehensive and Affordable Health, Dental and Vision Plans
  • Medical and Dependent Care Flex Spending Plans
  • Life Insurance and Short and Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Wellness Incentives
  • Company-matched 401K
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Paid Time-off

 

We value diversity, open communications, and integrity in interpersonal and business interactions. Team members build camaraderie through participation in our diversity and social committees, volunteer opportunities, company meetings, industry associations and celebrations.

 

Cranshaw Construction is proudly an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current Career Openings:

 

Cranshaw’s does not currently have open positions for field, managerial or corporate staff. Qualified and interested candidates are invited to inquire at any time by sending their resume to contactus1@cranshaw.com.

Co-op & Internship Opportunities:

 

We are currently registering interest for co-ops/interns for the summer of 2024 and beyond.

 

Cranshaw routinely brings on paid interns and cooperative students to assist: superintendents “in the field” at jobsites; project managers who travel between office and jobsites; and departments, including estimating, safety, Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) as well as Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing/Fire Protection (MEP/FP).

 

At Cranshaw, you can build not only buildings, but also a career. Apply today!

Assistant Superintendent Co-Op

Do you love problem solving? Do you enjoy working on teams and using your interpersonal skills? Do you embrace learning new skills and new technologies? Do you like applying your academic studies to real-world experiences? If this sounds like you, then we want to hear from you!

 

Every year, Cranshaw is excited to welcome Co-ops and interns to its projects. Cranshaw is currently seeking Assistant Superintendent Co-ops for projects. Cranshaw Construction Co-ops are inquisitive and pro-active team members who are motivated by a challenge. They get things done because they work cooperatively and love to both plan and take action. They put the same amount of time into building and maintaining relationships as they do in managing schoolwork.

 

Field Training and Responsibilities

Field supervision training is paramount to executing complex projects from groundbreaking to completion. Key aspects of the work in the field revolve around proper communication with subcontractors, designers and clients.

 

Our focus for field studies include but may not be limited to the following:

  • Focus specifically on developing a detailed understanding of how to build buildings from site development, foundations, superstructure, building envelope, MEP/FP systems, finishes and closeout
  • Plan reading, specification review, site-specific document review (including but not limited to: order of conditions, special conditions, hazardous materials surveys, geotechnical reports, etc…)
  • Develop skills to understand, implement and document design directives, plans and specifications
  • Navigate field conditions
  • Understand the permitting and approval process which differs depending on the municipalities
  • Review construction details
  • Understand scheduling and sequencing, understanding the impacts of seasonal construction to planning and implementation
  • Adhere to all SAFETY requirements
  • Communicate
  • Conduct punchlist and complete project closeout activities
  • Learn and use innovative technology aids, including:
    • Blue-beam
    • In-Site
    • Timberline
    • Procore Project Management
    • Timberscan
    • Navisworks
    • AutoCAD/Revit
  • Understand building layout to the extent required for each project (including checking and back-checking critical dimensions, field dimensioning, etc.)
  • Maintain project records, including daily reports, progress photos, verification of subcontractor time and material claims, etc.
  • Assist with the management of site logistics
  • Understand and assist in implementing construction management plans and NFPA 241 plans
  • Conduct take-offs and order materials
  • Coordinate with Trades, identifying conflicts and solving problems
  • Oversee project labor services

 

The location of the project(s) to which Co-ops are assigned may change depending on project need but will be in Boston or the surrounding metro/suburban area.

 

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Interested in developing your career potential?

Please email your interest and qualifications to: contactus1@cranshaw.com

09/2022

Assistant Project Manager Co-op

Are you a great communicator? Do you enjoy working on teams and using your interpersonal skills? Do you embrace learning new skills and new technologies?

 

Every year, Cranshaw is excited to welcome Co-ops and interns to its projects. Cranshaw is currently seeking Co-ops for projects in the summer of 2023. Cranshaw Construction Co-ops are inquisitive and pro-active team members who are motivated by a challenge. They get things done because they work cooperatively and love to both plan and take action. They see building and maintaining relationships as key to managing a successful college career.

 

Founded in 1983, Cranshaw builds complex projects, completing $4+ billion and 35+ million square feet of space in Boston’s downtown and suburbs. Cranshaw is engaged in some of the hottest market segments, including multi-family residential (including affordable housing) and life sciences. Cranshaw is col-located with and an affiliate of National Development, an interdisciplinary real estate firm and regularly partners with other third-party developers.

 

Training Opportunities and Job Responsibilities

  • Assist and support managerial and field team members
  • Record Owner/Architect/Construction (OAC) meeting minutes in and distribute via Procore software
  • Assist the tracking and inspection of material deliveries
  • Receive subcontractor trade partners’ shop drawing submittals, and work with the Project Manager to communicate with the subcontractor trade partner that they can begin ordering material and working
  • Develop a fundamental understanding of Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling and working timelines for subcontractor trade partners in order to complete the project on time
  • Assist with permitting process by filling out and submitting forms and tracking approvals
  • Contribute to planning a project to exceed sustainability goals
  • Keep track of subcontracts, change orders, pay requests and pay applications
  • Visit job site with the Project Manager to assure a smoothly-running project

 

Requirements:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Construction Management, Business, Engineering, Architecture or relevant field
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong initiative and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to adapt to differing needs dynamically
  • Organized and able to keep track of materials
  • Embraces Cranshaw’s diversity initiatives and goals
  • Makes safety an over-riding priority

 

Benefits:

  • Earn a competitive hourly rate while experiencing real-world day-to-day operations at a general contracting firm​
  • Participate in company sponsored lunches, volunteer activities and social events
  • Develop professional communication skills
  • Be exposured to owners, designers, subcontractors, building officials and trade organizations
  • Receive training and experience working with industry software, e.g., Procore
  • Learn about sustainability processes like LEED and Passive House

The location of the position is primarily out of Cranshaw’s Newton office (Free parking available and office is near the MBTA’s Woodland Station on the Green Line D) but Co-ops may attend meetings or work at project sites in Boston or the surrounding metro/suburban area.

Cranshaw is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Cranshaw has a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) mission that values all perspectives and strives toward inclusivity because we believe that equal opportunity and shared success strengthens both our firm and our community.

At Cranshaw, you can build not only buildings but also a career. If this opportunity sounds like you, please apply!

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Interested in developing your career potential?

Please email your interest and qualifications to: contactus1@cranshaw.com

10/2022

Assistant Virtual Design & Construction Co-op

About Us:

Every year, Cranshaw is excited to welcome Co-ops and interns to its projects. We are currently seeking a dynamic and motivated college undergrad to join our team as a Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) co-op. Cranshaw Construction Co-ops are inquisitive and pro-active team members who are motivated by a challenge. They get things done because they work cooperatively and love to both plan and take action. They see building and maintaining relationships as key to managing a successful college career.

 

Founded in 1983, Cranshaw builds complex projects, completing $4+ billion and 35+ million square feet of space in Boston’s downtown and suburbs. Cranshaw is engaged in several market segments, including multi-family residential (including affordable housing) and life sciences. Cranshaw is co-located with and an affiliate of National Development, an interdisciplinary real estate firm and regularly partners with them as well as other third-party developers.

 

Position Overview:

As a VDC Co-op, you will work closely with the VDC Manager to implement Virtual Design and Construction methodologies. This role is ideal for a student with a passion for Building Information Modeling (BIM) and a desire to gain hands-on experience in the construction industry.

 

Training Opportunities and Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with project teams to integrate VDC and BIM processes into ongoing projects.
  • Assist in the creation and management of 3D models, clash detection, and coordination activities.
  • Contribute to the development and optimization of project workflows using VDC technologies.
  • Participate in project meetings and provide insights on VDC-related aspects.

 

Requirements:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Construction Management, Virtual Design and Construction, Engineering, Architecture, or related field.
  • Has knowledge of Building Information Modeling (BIM) principles and proficiency in software tools such as Autodesk Revit, Navisworks, and other VDC/BIM platforms.
  • Possesses excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Embraces Cranshaw’s diversity initiatives and goals.
  • Makes safety an over-riding priority.

 

Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation and potential for future employment opportunities.
  • Gain hands-on experience in a leading construction management firm.
  • Collaborate with industry experts and work on real-world projects.
  • Opportunity for professional development and mentorship.
  • Participate in company sponsored lunches, volunteer activities and social events.

 

The location of the position is primarily out of Cranshaw’s Newton office. Free parking is available; the office is near the MBTA’s Woodland Station on the Green Line D.

 

Cranshaw Construction is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Cranshaw has a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) mission that values all perspectives and strives toward inclusivity because we believe that equal opportunity and shared success strengthens both our firm and our community.

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Interested in developing your career potential?

Please email your interest and qualifications to: contactus1@cranshaw.com

01/2024

Assistant Estimating Co-op

Cranshaw Construction is seeking an Estimating Co-Op to join our team of dedicated preconstruction professionals.  Our Preconstruction Team prepares construction estimates at all phases of design on a wide array of project types.  Working with 2D & 3D onscreen takeoff and estimating software, we have the tools needed to work smarter and consistently deliver preconstruction services that are unmatched in the marketplace.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Review bidding document contents and import into Procore
  • Understand assigned bid packages scope of work through review of project plans and specifications
  • Prepare and assist in preparation of estimates during the various phases of design
  • Prepare quantity take-offs
  • Manage subcontractor bid solicitation process and insure adequate subcontractor participation
  • Effectively collaborate and communicate amongst internal and external team members

 

Qualifications

  • Studying to achieve Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Construction Management or related field
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to learn estimating and take-off software such as Timberline (Sage Estimating), PlanSwift, Assemble Systems, Revit, Procore
  • Ability to manage time and work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work both on a team as well as independently
  • Ability to anticipate issues and take proactive measures to mitigate
  • Ability to improve processes and create efficiencies

 

Goals/Objectives

  • To develop the candidates baseline skill set related to document management, quantity take-offs, subcontractor communications, and office etiquette
  • Candidate should complete the semester with an overall understanding of the preconstruction process

 

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Interested in developing your career potential?

Please email your interest and qualifications to: contactus1@cranshaw.com

09/2022

Labor at Job Sites:

 

We do not hire directly for job sites, however, we do partner with our subcontractors in identifying local residents who can augment workforce needs.

3368 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

If you are a Boston resident and interested at working at the 3368 Washington Street jobsite, please fill out and submit this application. Alternately you may return comparable information to contactus1@cranshaw.com or 2310 Washington Street, Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462, ATTN: Riane Ragno.

09/2022

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Old Colony - Phases 4 & 5, 110 Mercer Street, South Boston, MA

If you are a Boston resident and interested at working at the Old Colony Phases 4/5 jobsite located at 110 Mercer Street in South Boston, MA, please fill out and submit this application. Alternately the same information can be returned to contactus1@cranshaw.com or 2310 Washington Street, Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462, ATTN: Riane Ragno.

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120 Washington Street, Worcester, MA

If you live in Worcester and interested at working at the 120 Washington Street jobsite, please fill out and submit this application. Or you may apply by completing the information found on the form and returning it to contactus1@cranshaw.com or 2310 Washington Street, Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462, ATTN: Riane Ragno.

05/2023

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The Westcott, 125 Essex Street, Swampscott, MA

If you live in Swampscott and interested at working at The Westcott jobsite, please fill out and submit this application. Or you may apply by completing the information found on the form and returning it to contactus1@cranshaw.com or 2310 Washington Street, Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462, ATTN: Riane Ragno.

01/2024

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