Open Positions

At Rauenhorst Recruiting Company, we represent our clients in their search for top talent in the built industry. We have agreements with companies to fill specific job descriptions and general positions we regularly place. The jobs listed below are the types of searches we are conducting and are constantly changing. Not all opportunities are listed due to their confidentiality. Check back for updates…

Utilities Director

Job Description: New Ulm Public Utilities in Minnesota seeks a new Utilities Director. Rauenhorst Recruiting Co. has been retained by the New Ulm Public Utilities Commission to place a full-time Utilities Director to oversee its five departments: electric distribution, electric production, natural gas distribution, water/steam, and wastewater treatment. This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced utilities or public works manager, GM, utilities director, electric, gas or water superintendent.

The Utilities Director oversees all aspects of this $42M utility, with each section under its own skilled team of supervisors. There is high cooperation between the sections and with units of the city government which support aspects of finance, planning and HR. The Utilities Director will report to the PUC and City Manager. The role is largely independent for day to day and normal business, with collaboration on areas of strategic and tactical planning. Strong work habits, administrative and public relations skill, and an ability to coordinate work independently are essential characteristics. The Utilities Manager will supervise a staff of 78. A solid track record of planning and investment provides high system redundancy and reliability with improving utility rates.

New Ulm, “The City of Charm and Tradition,” is close to Iowa, about 3 hours northwest of Des Moines in the scenic Minnesota River Valley. This mid-sized community has a variety of industries and a solid agricultural base. Major employers in the town include Kraft Foods, 3M, Allina Health, J&R Schugel Trucking and the DNR. New Ulm is a Home Rule Charter city, which says is a “Top 10 Affordable Small Town in the Nation Where You’d Actually Want to Live.” Civic pride is vested in the historic Schell’s Brewery and the city’s successful Oktoberfest each year.

Senior Project Manager/Estimator/Engineer/Partner HVAC

Job Description: Rauenhorst Recruiting Company is excited to be working with a premier mechanical contractor specializing in commercial work in Twin Cities and the Midwest. Our client specializes in HVAC projects, cradle to grave construction and installation. Our client has experienced tremendous growth in new construction and tenant improvement where they are seeking an expert in project management, client relationship building and management for their Commercial HVAC Division..

Currently we are seeking a Senior Project Manager/Estimator/Partner with 8-10+ years of experience doing commercial HVAC projects..

The Senior Project Manager/Estimator/Partner will be responsible for all aspects of the bidding, estimating and project management processes including site visits, plan/spec review, negotiations, subcontractor/supplier pre-qualification and selection, pricing, and all project management operations on multiple projects of varied size and complexity. Experience in estimating/project management for projects ranging to a couple thousand to $1-3 million is ideal. The ideal candidate will also need to be able to build rapport with new and existing clients; such as private owners, general contractors, and public work. Candidates will be able to work independently and develop their own book of business with a niche clientele.

P.E. or E.I.T. preferred, but not required.

Commercial Construction Project Manager

Job Description: Rauenhorst Recruiting Company is actively seeking an Estimator/Project Manager to assist our client company in its growth strategy. The Estimator & Project Manager position is for an individual possessing high energy with the compensatory ability to achieve overall project estimating, planning and scheduling of commercial building projects and business building.

Our client has made its mark in the commercial construction industry. The organization specializes in a multitude of areas making the company versatile and capable of completing a wide array of project types, including interior remodels, additions and new construction. Our client prides itself in its skilled craftsmanship, attention to details and completing projects from start to finish.


Job Description: Rauenhorst Recruiting Company is taking applications for Architects to join a design build team with a focus on multifamily housing. This fast pace team is looking for design architects that understand the construction documentation process. A primary function of the team is creating and maintaining the ever evolving set of standards for their projects. Working on projects nationwide provides great opportunities for travel, establishing networks, and designing for a multitude of climates.

This position does not require a license or NCARB, but both are preferred.

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