Baker Group, the Midwest’s leading provider of critical building infrastructure systems, is expanding the team. Headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa with over 1000 employees, Baker Group is the recognized leader in Mechanical, HVAC, Plumbing, Piping, Sheet Metal, Electrical, Automation, Access Control, Security Cameras, Parking Revenue Control and Fire Alarm design and construction of highly technical, special-use buildings such as; hospitals, educational facilities, corporate office buildings, data centers, industrial facilities, and research laboratories.  Please visit our website at to learn more about our company and other open positions we may have available.  



This position will be the face of the Cedar Rapids office by greeting visitors in person or via telephone while maintaining the daily operation of the office.  You will also work closely with the operations side of the business and Project Managers as an administrative assistant performing project related work as required to assure an organized project that stays on schedule and budget.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

The following duties are typical for this job. These are not to be constructed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Office Administrator and Assistant

  • Answer phones and direct calls
  • Greet and direct all visitors/customers/applicants promptly
  • Mail:  open and deliver daily as well as send outgoing mail
  • Monitor supply room and order as needed
  • Maintain break room
  • Organize and maintain the Managers Outlook Calendar
  • Coordinate conference room schedules and order lunches when necessary
  • Schedule meetings, take minutes and distribute to invitees
  • Create Spreadsheets to organize, track and compare data
  • Put together proposals, scope letters, RFPs and other correspondence
  • Work within Microsoft Suite - Excel, Word, and Outlook extensively.
  • Proficient with BlueBeam – PDF reader
    • Drawing management including markups, take offs, overlays
    • PDF document management

 Project Coordination

  • Project Managers - Assist as needed in various duties, including
    • Drawings – download and print plans. Keep drawings current by posting RFI, ASI, PR CCD…etc., to all jobs as approved changes are received.
    • Weekly job meetings - Schedule meetings and make sure they are being held with the correct people invited. Record minutes and distribute to all invitees, update and print new schedules
    • Submittal log: create Submittals to be sent to engineer for approval, update project files as submittals are processed. When approved forward to vendor with shipping information. Keep an updated log.
    • Purchase activities - requesting and receiving quotes from suppliers, track to make sure complete. Issue LPO or FPO for job materials.
    • Start Up manuals – prefill startup record sheets and organize with O&M info for startup tech to complete
    • O&M manuals - Create and distribute. Request information from vendors and follow up to make sure information is received and log in computer when completed. Create O & M electronically.  Print as needed. Reading spec books for needed information.
    • Schedule Owner Training and job review when job completed.
    • Assisting PM's in organizing offices - bag drawings, labeling and putting in storage, filing, clearing off desks. Multiple other duties as assigned.
  • Bid Process – create bid job folder and obtain plans for project. Print drawings. Send vendor quote request and track replies. Prepare bid documents and request bond.
  • Project Set Up – create electronic files and customize to project, set up kick off & pre-con meetings
  • Permits - Make sure permits are pulled on all jobs, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, ROW or whatever is needed. Fill out forms, get check, take to permit center as needed. Distribute copies to all involved, record on permit log and file original permit in drawer.
  • Create Site Specific Safety Manuals.
  • Cross train with other coordinators

Minimum Education & Experience required to perform essential functions

  • High School Education or equivalent

Mental and Physical Competencies required to perform essential functions: 

  • Good verbal and written communication
  • Multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Attention to details, accuracy is vital
  • Self-motivated and driven while being a team player
  • Good understanding of your roles and responsibilities
  • Able to lift 50 lbs. on occasion


  • Work with Microsoft tools - Excel, Word, and Outlook extensively
  • Proficient with BlueBeam - PDF reader
  • Plotters, printers and scanners
  • Telephone system

Baker Group offers a competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and a positive work environment. Wage is dependent on experience.


Baker Group is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

All positions are contingent upon successfully completing a drug test.

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