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Life at Shimmick

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Life at Shimmick

Again and again, employees say that Shimmick feels like a family – one that works together to achieve great things, and has some fun along the way.

Jaime Jacoby, Superintendent of OCWD GWRS Final Expansion

Shimmick emphasizes safety. It’s not just a rule, it’s a culture, and everybody plays a part in it.
Watch this video to hear Jaime and two longstanding crew members speak to the importance of safety and Shimmick’s culture on their jobsite.

Lizette Jaime, Estimator and Field Engineer

I began working with Shimmick the summer of 2016. I estimated the Silver Lake Reservoir project and went onto working on that project from beginning to the end. I am currently a field engineer at OCWD Ground Water Replenishment System Final Expansion. I have learned so much over the past four years and have worked with amazing people. That is what I like about Shimmick’s culture. We are a team and we are a family. Everyone works together to complete a job successfully and safely.

Ryan Turner, Superintendent

Working at Shimmick has been an awesome experience and the best career decision I have made. I worked for my father in the industry for about a decade when I decided I needed to find another job. The year was 1998. I started as a journeyman piledriver. I moved to foreman, then general foreman, superintendent and now general superintendent. Most of the people I work with here are like family to me. I can’t say enough good things about my coworkers’ willingness to help “make it happen” in any situation we find ourselves in. The teamwork is unbelievable. My favorite thing about working for Shimmick is having the flexibility to bid a job, win the pursuit, then get to build the job. It’s been a great experience and I look forward to what my future with Shimmick brings.

Jack Bevan, Engineer

I interned with Shimmick in summer of 2015 and decided to come on board full time in 2018. The culture at Shimmick is great.  You do not feel like you are just a number, but rather a critical part of the team, no matter what role you are in. Shimmick gives you the opportunity to take on a lot of responsibility, regardless of your position.

Jolynn Buresh, Estimating and Proposal Coordinator

I joined Shimmick in September 2015 after spending nine years in marketing/proposals at a construction management firm. Originally from Singapore, but born and raised in the Philippines, I moved to San Diego in 2002 to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and International Business. I was excited to join Shimmick because I was fascinated by the work we do. One of my short-term goals is to standardize the pursuit process and database management, so we are always working as efficiently as possible, in a collaborative environment. A long-term goal of mine is to see more women in managerial and leadership roles, both in the offices as well as out in the field.

  • I began working for Shimmick 25 years ago. From the first day I started working here, I felt like it was a family atmosphere, and everyone enjoyed working together.

    Wendy Bonnell
    Payroll Manager
  • I have worked for Shimmick for the past 28 years. I followed in my older brother’s footsteps into construction when I was 18. The proudest professional moment of my career has been the completion of Big Tujunga Dam. I love building things, putting things together, figuring out the best and productive way to construct something, and then seeing the result.

    Jamie Jacoby
    General Superintendent
  • I began working for Shimmick in November 2010. Before joining Shimmick, I was a design engineer for wastewater treatment plants. One of my long-term goals is to see more women in management and leadership roles on Shimmick projects and help remove barriers to their success. There is a real urgency to problem-solving in construction that I like. When you’re solving a problem in design, you can think about it in five different ways, draw it up, etc. In construction, a crew can be standing by and waiting for a decision. That’s exciting.

    Erin Brosnan
    Project Sponsor