Do you enjoy hard work, and you get a great deal of satisfaction from solving difficult problems and delivering a job well done? Do you think things through, and are you good at recognizing and managing risk? Do you want to be part of a team? Does this accurately describe you? If the answer is yes, you may have a bright future with the Walsh-Fluor Design-Build Team.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Provide overall leadership and direction of project teams, finances, and construction of industry leading projects.
ENTRY-LEVEL: As a young construction manager, you will grow your foundation by enhancing your skills in project management, field supervision, quality control, and safety management.
SKILLED LABOR: Practice your trade on an interesting and complex project with our team. Whether you are already in the trades or are looking to looking join a union and begin a career in the trades, our program has opportunities for you.
INTERNSHIP/CO-OP PROGRAM: Our internship/co-op program will prepare you for leadership positions both on and off the jobsite.
We’ve expanded our workforce opportunity outreach!
To help economically disadvantaged individuals and/or dislocated workers get access to job and skills training, the CTA has partnered with two respected workforce assistance agencies, Hire360 and Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership to connect interested individuals with training and learn about apprentice opportunities.
To provide interested individuals with safe access to opportunity, both HIRE 360 and Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership are offering virtual services to individuals interested in pursuing a career in the construction industry. Walsh-Fluor recommends connecting with both of these workforce assist groups to learn more about the trades and apprenticeship programs. These programs will help you develop skills to become competitive candidates for the RPM Phase One project, and other construction projects throughout the Chicagoland area.
If you are interested in beginning a career in the trades, download our Construction Careers Information Guide, which includes valuable information on how to become involved with the local unions.
The Walsh-Fluor Design-Build Team is excited to bring hundreds of quality careers to Chicago residents. Walsh-Fluor, alongside our workforce partner, Trinal Inc., is committed to connecting communities with pre-apprenticeship and career training opportunities. If you are in the trades and interested in working on the RPM Phase One Project, CLICK HERE TO APPLY.
Use the Opportunity Code 749R6D when applying for skilled labor positions with our team.
APPLY FOR A SKILLED LABOR JOB
Walsh-Fluor is committed to achieving the CTA’s Workforce Hiring Goals for RPM Phase One Project.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federally funded program that provides comprehensive counseling, retraining, and career development to eligible individuals seeking a career in the trades.
The goal of the program is to increase the employment, job retention, earnings, and career advancement of U.S. workers by providing quality employment and training services to assist eligible individuals in finding and qualifying for meaningful employment, and to help employers find the skilled workers they need to compete and succeed in business.
Who is Eligible?
Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis, interested individuals must meet with a career coach at a WIOA delegate agency.
Targeted populations include:
Unemployed and low-income individuals
Basic skills deficient individuals
Public assistance recipients
Veterans and military spouses
Dislocated workers (individuals who have been terminated or laid off through no fault of their own)
Re-entering the job market
Economically Disadvantaged Area Zip Codes
Our team is actively engaging with, and committed to hiring, residents from the identified economically disadvantaged area (EDA) zip codes. Click on the maps below to view specific targeted EDA zip codes within 70 miles of the project area.
An apprenticeship is where an individual learns a craft through classroom instruction and on-the-job training. The average registered program lasts four years that typically involves 2,000 hours of on-the-job training and 144 hours of classroom instruction annually. Classes are taught by men and women who are skilled in that trade while on-the-job training is overseen by a foreperson or superintendent. Unlike other training programs, most apprentices are paid while developing their skills. And as your skill level increases, so will your pay level.
Walsh-Fluor Workforce Projections
Below are the anticipated craft labor needs and expected timeline for RPM Phase One. This information is subject to change as the project progresses.
The Career Commute
Internship & Co-Op Program
Walsh-Fluor’s Internship/Co-Op Program will prepare you for leadership positions both on and off the jobsite. Our program allows you to travel across the United States and through operational divisions to gain hands-on experience in project engineering and field management. We carefully match you with positions related to your academic and career goals, setting you up for the right career path after graduation.
For more information, or if you are interested in applying to our Internship/Co-Op Program, visit the links below:
The Elevating Futures Scholarship Fund
The Walsh-Fluor Design Build Team developed a scholarship program administered by Chicago Scholars. The goal is to remove barriers to education and career in engineering and construction management. WFDBT has donated $250,000 to the “CTA Elevating Futures Scholarship Fund” to aid two to three CPS students each year starting in 2020 through 2023 to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) four-year degrees. Students who are awarded scholarships will also be eligible to apply for paid summer internships with Walsh-Fluor and the CTA.
Eligible students must be enrolled in CPS or CPS-supported high school and currently part of the Chicago Scholars Program. Eligible students must also be enrolled in STEM coursework, have a GPA of at least 3.0, and a good attendance record.
Watch the video below to meet this year’s scholarship recipients:
The scholarship program provides $5,500 per year for four years to economically disadvantaged students who plan to pursue studies in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) for engineering and construction-related degrees.
The innovative partnership from the CTA, the Walsh-Fluor Design-Build Team, and Chicago Scholars will provide college scholarships and mentoring support, along with access to career development opportunities, to guide students in launching careers in the construction and engineering industries.
The Elevating Futures Scholarship Fund is a partnership between the Chicago Transit Authority, the Walsh-Fluor Design-Build Team, and Chicago Scholars. For more information about the program, click here.
Tracks to Trades
Walsh-Fluor is dedicated to educating youth about dynamic, well-paying, and fulfilling careers in construction. To increase awareness and the pipeline, Walsh-Fluor and Walsh Fluor’s workforce consultant, Trinal, Inc. developed Tracks to Trades. The program is designed to inform and encourage high school students to learn about various educational and career paths in the Construction industry such as pre-apprenticeship programs, or 2–4-year colleges where you can obtain a degree in engineering or construction management.
In collaboration with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) in 2019, the program was piloted at Senn High where Walsh-Fluor and industry stakeholders engaged 10 students in the project footprint’s 48th Ward, Edgewater neighborhood. Since 2020, guest speakers from Job Corps, Revolution Workshop, Chicago Women in Trades, Dawson Technical Institute of Kennedy-King College, Olive Harvey College, Providence Bank and trade unions (Local 1, 9, 54, 134, and 150) have engaged over 100 CPS students at Chicago Builds, Prosser, and Senn High school.
At the end of the program, CPS students receive a detailed brochure that includes each guest speaker’s contact information, the potential educational paths, and the various types of careers in the Construction industry.