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BECOME THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF

“WE are lifelong learners.”

As long as you are with W.E. O’Neil, we want you to be in a growth mindset—never stagnant, never done learning or improving. We offer training and development opportunities: in-person and online, internal and external. And if there’s something you want, let us know—because when YOU get better, WE get better.

Development Programs

Leadership Development Program

Each serving a three-year term, members of our national LDP enjoy trainings, camaraderie, and annual, multi-day, in-person retreats. Each year focuses on one of three “themes” essential for developing leadership skills: leading myself, leading others, leading organizations.

New Manager Program

For employee-owners new to managing teams, this program includes regular trainings and provides a network of other managers-in-training to support you as you develop your management skills.

Position-Specific Programs

We offer various position-specific programs, such as our PE Bootcamp, regular roundtables, etc. We believe in practical, workshop-based trainings for growth in both technical and people skills.

Mentoring Programs

We provide formal mentorship programs while fostering a culture of informal mentorship among peers.

Certifications and Licensure

Financial support for certifications and licenses such as LEED, DBIA, etc.

Robust Program for Compliance Maintenance

Support for crucial skills such as: OSHA Certification, First-Aid, CPR, on-going safety training programs (fall protection, hazardous materials handling, etc.), harassment, site-specific safety programs, etc.

O’Learn – Our Online Learning System

O’Learn is W.E. O’Neil’s online Learning Management System (LMS). It houses videos and supplemental learning documents, with both internally and externally created content.
O’Learn incorporates many kinds of learning, including:

  • Standard on-boarding instruction
  • Intermittent learning materials for all employee-owners
  • Important position-specific training

We Provide Pathways to Success

Something unique about our culture: you are not locked into your current role or path. We encourage and support our people finding the role that’s right for them.

We understand that there’s value in bringing your past knowledge to new a role. So we offer multiple career paths, all of which can take you to highest level.

You might start as field engineer and work to superintendent, but you can still jump to PM and grow into a VP or even president. There’s more than one way to get where you want to go.

 

We don't just build buildings, we build people.

I don’t think many organizations in our industry have a national director who is 100% dedicated to employee development, which shows W.E. O’Neil’s commitment to growing our employee-owners’ personally and professionally.

Brad Fry, Director of Employee Development
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We are committed to being a learning organization. Careers at O’Neil will reward curiosity, innovation, and improvement.

Brian Ramsay, CEO
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It’s part of our culture. We grow and develop ourselves every single day: small incremental investments throughout a career help prepare us to address challenges and seize opportunities.

John Finn, President (California)
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We are only as good as our people: our people make W.E. O’Neil successful. The company recognizes this, and they support, develop, and challenge our employees to grow.

Nicole Terry
Director of Administration

It’s so important to make sure we’re providing our employees with the resources needed to become future leaders in our industry. Growth from within exudes confidence which cascades from the company into our employees’ personal lives.

Britta Elder
Admin. / Human Resource Manager

There is nothing more important than the growth and happiness of our people. By providing career paths and development programs, our people have the ability to grow to their full potential.

John Hackett
Project Executive

My mentors have taught me how to be a strong but humble leader, and how to succeed daily. One of my biggest gains is the knowledge that I'm not alone. Being a woman in construction, I'm a minority. Mentors have coached me into using my differences as strengths rather than letting them hold me back.

Melissa Phillips
Project Manager

When I was a young employee at WEO, I never felt like I was just doing tasks. I was taught to always have a goal in mind and to use our abilities to create value and solutions.

Dennis Garlick
Executive Vice President

Approach everything—from field issues to interpersonal conflict—with curiosity. Never believe you’re the ultimate expert. We are life-long learners.

Grace Lahrs
Assistant Superintendent

W.E. O'Neil values growth and helps create career opportunities within the company. If you have an idea and a plan, WEO will listen.

Janet Perez
Project Manager

Working with young builders is like working with a blank canvas—they have limitless possibility. I absolutely love it when our talented young folks take a fresh perspective. Seeing our young leaders grow and prosper is the most rewarding part of working in our industry.

Peter Cotugno
Project Executive

Meet Our Employee-Owners

Nicole Terry
Director of Administration
Britta Elder
Admin. / Human Resource Manager
John Hackett
Project Executive
Melissa Phillips
Project Manager
Dennis Garlick
Executive Vice President
Grace Lahrs
Assistant Superintendent
Janet Perez
Project Manager
Peter Cotugno
Project Executive