Irex Contracting Group

Account Manager Associate

Job Locations US-MO-Kansas City
Regular Full-Time
Company Name
Cornerstone Services Group

Cornerstone Services Group is seeking an outgoing, motivated individual for our Account Manager Associate (Construction Management Trainee) role in Kansas City, MO.


This is an Entry Level role where our Account Manager Associates (Trainee) works directly with leaders in the specialty contracting industry to gain knowledge through a “hands on” training program that combines work in the office, at jobsites, at client offices and at other locations throughout the assigned territory. The goal of our Associate program is to help new employees develop the skills they need to become a successful Account Manager, with their own customers and projects to manage.


The successful Account Manager Associate will learn the role of an Account Manager, which includes a diverse range of responsibilities, from estimating and proposal development to contract sales and project management. A typical day may include preparing estimates and proposals in the morning, taking a customer out to lunch, and then visiting project sites in the afternoon to review construction progress and troubleshoot any issues.


Cornerstone Services Group is part of the Irex Contracting Group, which is a network of leading-edge, highly-skilled specialty contractors delivering exceptional value in innovation, performance, safety and service with over 1,800 employees working throughout the United States.


Training: Candidate may need to travel to other branch locations for initial training. Some overnight travel may be required.

What You Can Expect to Learn:

  • Best practices in environmental health and safety to prevent incidents and ensure compliance with applicable regulations, company policy, and customer expectations
  • How to provide outstanding customer service that secures a pipeline of repeat business
  • How to interpret specifications and perform material take-offs from construction drawings
  • How to prepare cost estimates utilizing estimating software or field take-offs
  • How to plan and coordinate with the field workforce for successful project execution
  • How to manage project schedules, labor productivity, material costs, and margins
  • How to network and develop relationships with customers, vendors and other industry contacts which will help in your sales responsibilities as an eventual Account Manager.
  • How to utilize industry-leading software tools such as Navisworks, Bluebeam, JD Edwards, Salesforce, Velocity EHS and others

What You’ll Bring To The Role:


  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, work under time constraints and meet deadlines
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Valid driver's license and the ability to travel within assigned territory as necessary


 This Experience And Knowledge Is Helpful:


  • Prior sales experience
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel Experience
  • General knowledge of mechanical heating and cooling systems and/or industrial coatings
  • Previous drafting experience or the ability to read blueprints


This Education Is Needed:


  •  High school diploma or equivalent


This Education Experience Is Helpful:


  • Associate's or Bachelor’s degree in a discipline that requires analytical, communication, and/or organizational skills
  • Field Construction experience or exposure to professionals in the construction industry




We offer a competitive benefits package which includes the following:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical, Dental, Vision coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match
  • Vacation/Paid Time Off


Irex Contracting Group and its companies are equal opportunity employers to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local laws.


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