We are continually searching for the best people to join our company and support our mission – Identify, hire, train and retain the best people to serve our customers. If you think you have what it takes please email your cover letter and resume to 


We rolled out a new mission statement this year focusing on the people that make up JP Cullen. Each person and department being a piece of our company’s puzzle. Our hiring process is designed to identify such people — who maintain the highest professional and personal standards, work hard and can tackle tough jobs smiling – the best people!

JP Cullen is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. We promote diversity by proactively recruiting, hiring and promoting women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans. JP Cullen provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.


Personal development of our people is something we pride ourselves in. Just in the last year we offered 52 courses and had 18 total Cullen College graduates. We offer the following personal development opportunities:

  • Education & training reimbursement
  • Cullen College
  • Tailored personal development programs for each employee
  • Quarterly peer-to-peer networking & mentoring opportunities
  • Young Leaders Group


We are committed to our community, our employees and their families. We offer outstanding benefits including:

  • Up to 80% of cost group and major medical insurance
  • Employee & dependents dental insurance
  • Incentive bonuses & industry leading salaries
  • Up to $2,000 referral bonus for qualified candidates hired full-time
  • Five times the national average company retirement contribution
  • Up to $200 annual reimbursement to the company store
  • 15 vacation days, 7 paid holidays and 5 sick days
  • 3 Wisconsin locations (Janesville, Madison & Milwaukee)
  • $5.2 million given in gifts and grants since 1992
  • Paid time off to volunteer


Meet the Crew: Pete Beth

Meet the Crew: Pete Beth

This week are shining the spotlight on Pete Beth! Pete is a Carpenter Foreman for JP Cullen and has been in the construction industry for 24 years. We sat down with him to learn a little more about him. What is your favorite thing about your job? Being able to drive...

Revitalize Milwaukee Block Build

Revitalize Milwaukee Block Build

This past weekend, JP Cullen participated in the Revitalize Milwaukee’s Block Build MKE event. This annual event is where volunteers and community partners come together to transform a neighborhood block in one weekend. Revitalize Milwaukee Revitalize Milwaukee is a...

Career Fairs

Many of our best people start as interns, co-ops and entry-level employees. We typically meet those individuals at career fairs. Below is a list of upcoming career fairs:

  • MSOE 2021 CAECM Career Night (Virtual) on January 21, 2021
  • UW-Madison Wisconsin Focus Fair – UW-Madison Engineering on February 3, 2021
  • UW-Madison Engineering Career Fair on February 8, 2021
  • Marquette University Virtual Engineering Job Fair on February 19, 2021
  • UW-Platteville Spring Career Fair on February 25, 2021
  • UW-Milwaukee Spring 2021 Engineering and Computer Science Virtual Industry Expo on February 26, 2021
Project Engineer | Starting June 2021

Works with the crews. Tasks could include layout, lift drawings, getting materials for the crew, updating plans, etc. Assists and leads the project crews in all aspects of Process Improvement, which includes the Seven Elements.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that the intent of JP Cullen policies, procedures and quality standards is followed in accordance with our Quality Management System.

  • As needed, participate in presentations.
  • Analyze the information for accuracy before updating the schedule, update, and distribute it. With the target/updated schedule, monitor JP Cullen and subcontractor performance to ensure there is alignment with their Any conflicts need to be addressed to the Superintendent.
  • Perform analysis of construction methods (crane reaches, form work design, erosion control, and grading modifications).
  • Produce miscellaneous sketches and drawings as required to show field conditions to the architect, clarify plan details for craft persons (e.g. lift drawing), proposing alternate details.
  • Organize and schedule pre-installation meetings for any subcontractor with on-site labor. Prepare meeting agendas and ensure attendance by all parties. Conduct pre-install meetings.
  • Verify quality and compliance of installation with specifications and drawings for all work (subcontracted or by JP Cullen).
  • Participate and prepare minutes for weekly Coordination and Foreman Meetings.
  • Organize and ensure timely submission of shop Review for compliance with project specifications and drawings and ensure ease of installation.
  • Field verifies dimensions as requested by the Superintendent for his approval.
  • Prepare and monitor written delivery schedule log. Inspect shipments of all deliveries as directed by the Superintendent.
  • Visit suppliers as directed by the Superintendent (at least one month ahead of delivery).
  • Perform inspections of stored material to approve payments to subcontractors.
  • Expedite replacement materials for shortages, misfabrications, and design errors.
  • Produce, track, and expedite signatures and forward to the Project Manager, “extra work orders,” for back charges for subcontractors and for change order work authorized by architect or owner.
  • Keep “as-built” drawings up to date to incorporate field changes to the plans.
  • Project closeout – expedite punchlist, track and verify that items on the punchlist are being completed.
  • Process and expedite answers to RFI’s generated from the field. Once answered, take to closure by distributing information and following through to ensure correct incorporation of answers.
  • Participate in presentations as needed.
  • Participate in weekly coordination meetings, superintendent meetings, daily crew huddles and foreman meetings.
  • Participate in and contribute to Operation Planning Process.
  • Capable of providing Process Improvement assistance to crews.
  • Perform additional duties as directed by supervisor.


  • Four-year engineering degree related to construction or equivalent technical training and related experience, or a minimum of four years of construction site experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to for consideration.

Project Engineer Internship Co-Op | January 2021 - August 2021

We have a reputation of offering a strong internship and co-op experience to Engineering and Construction Management Students. We believe our interns and co-ops should be offered an experience as true to real life as we can make it.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Shop Drawings – expedite, review, and coordinate shop drawings and submittals for projects under construction.

  • Drawing Updates – incorporate revisions to contract documents as necessary to keep jobsite or office copies “up to date”. This will involve “posting” of construction change bulletins on blueprints and in specifications.
  • RFIs (Requests for Information) – evaluate problems in the field, or discrepancies and problems with the drawings. You would determine the cause of the problem, document it, produce sketches for clarification, and submit RFI’s to the designer.  Then follow through to make sure the issue is resolved and the answer gets to the field to not delay construction.
  • Change Orders – You may assist in organizing and estimating change order work for projects under construction. This will include contacting subcontractors to get their pricing, estimating quantities for Cullen’s work, comparing changed work to original takeoff, and helping the Project Manager put together a complete cost proposal.
  • Scheduling – Using Primavera’s P3 scheduling program, you may be assigned to update, print, and distribute schedules for project. This would involve direct conversation with the responsible superintendent and with subcontractors for data input.
  • Drawing – produce miscellaneous sketches and drawings as requested by the Project Manager or Superintendent. These may include formwork, embed locations, miscellaneous metal items, site layouts, etc.  Drawings are usually done for the field and are intended to translate difficult drawing information into something the field can use to build.  May be done with paper and pencil or with a CAD program.
  • Project Closeout – prepare project closeout documents, which will include updating “as-built” information on the contract drawings and organization of record documents and warranties. You will expedite warranty and O&M manual submission from subcontractors.
  • Deliveries – You may be procuring materials for the project. With direction from the PM or Superintendent, you would set up a log, prepare a delivery schedule, find problems, visit suppliers, track shipments, check materials, and make sure they are labeled and stored properly.
  • Monitoring Subcontractors – You may work with subcontractors to monitor their work, ensure they will make their schedules, monitor their manpower, and monitor/inspect the quality of their work and compliance with specifications and drawings.
  • Coordination Meetings – prepare agendas for and participate in weekly jobsite meetings where schedule is discussed in detail, and subcontractors coordinate their work. You would produce minutes from those meetings, and follow up that subs meet their commitments.
  • Backcharge Tickets and Extra Work tickets – You may prepare summaries of labor and material costs for backcharge or extra work, provide appropriate explanation and get agreement and signatures from subcontractors and owners.

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to for consideration.

Vice President of Estimating & Preconstruction

Our Mission: To identify, hire, train, and retain the best people to serve our customers.

The Vice President of Estimating and Preconstruction reports directly to the co-president and is a member of the executive management and strategic planning team representing the Preconstruction and Estimating Group.   Success is determined by high quality scopes and quality estimates, bid hit rates, Division’s and Corporate’s revenue and profit goals, and people development.

Our Need:  A proven leader who has a keen technical knowledge of construction estimating and a hard-charging drive to succeed.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Oversee corporate estimating activities through Department and Divisions.
  • Integrate estimating functions into a cohesive working unit across all Divisions and company.
  • Determine projects to bid, strategies, techniques, etc. in accordance with the Corporate and Division’s Business Plan.
  • Review final estimates prior to formal quotation and presentation.
  • Supervise the preparation of studies, materials and methods, recommendations, and cost estimates as required.
  • Ensure that corporate cost control standards are implemented properly as they relate to self-performed work.
  • Review contract terms to provide risk analysis to Division and Corporate Managers.
  • Lead and coach estimating team to meet and exceed performance objectives
  • Develop and implement the preconstruction program for negotiated work
  • Participate in sales presentations to clients and represent JP Cullen in business and community organizations

Position Background Requirements:

  • Four-year college degree related to construction, engineering, and/or business, or completion of an apprenticeship and a combination of at least eight to ten or more years of experience in a construction-related position where knowledge was gained in the areas of estimating,  construction, design, finance, and management
  • Experience in a leadership position with successful, demonstrated results
  • Established knowledge in hiring, building, and leading a team
  • Must possess superior communication and interpersonal (facilitation, diplomacy, influence, etc.) skills

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to for consideration.