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Administrative Assistant – Ann Arbor Office

G2 Consulting Groups is looking for a responsible Administrative Assistant to perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks in our Ann Arbor office. Duties of the Administrative Assistant include providing support to our project managers and staff, assisting in daily office needs and managing our company’s general administrative activities.

Administrative Assistant responsibilities include making meeting arrangements, preparing reports and maintaining appropriate filing systems. The ideal candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to organize their work using tools, like Word, Excel, and office equipment. If you also have previous experience as a Secretary or Executive Administrative Assistant and familiarity within the Architectural/Engineering/Construction (A/E/C) industry, we’d like to meet you.

Ultimately, a successful Administrative Assistant should ensure the efficient and smooth day-to-day operation of our Ann Arbor office.

  • Answer and direct phone calls
  • Organize and schedule appointments
  • Write and distribute email, correspondence memos, letters, faxes, and forms
  • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports
  • Develop and maintain a filing system
  • Order office supplies
  • Maintain contact lists
  • Book travel arrangements
  • Submit and reconcile expense reports
  • Provide general support to visitors
  • Organize occasional employee and client social events
  • Proven experience as an administrative assistant, virtual assistant, or office admin assistant. Experience in the A/E/C industry a plus.
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
  • Working knowledge of office equipment, like printers, and fax machines
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft office including Word, Excel, and PDF editors.
  • Experience writing, editing, and preparing final documents.
  • Provide administrative support to the department, including scheduling and coordinating meetings and projects.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Must be reliable and punctual.
  • High School degree

Is the firm you are using AMRL accredited? We are.

Is your consultant providing you with accurate data? Are they providing you with testing that verifies the end product adheres to project plans and specifications? At G2 Consulting Group, we have been site assisting with construction projects for over two decades and providing further testing in our in-house AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory (AMRL) accredited laboratory.

AMRL accreditation helps G2 Consulting to continually improve the quality of our services through rigorous review of testing procedures, field and laboratory equipment, and our quality system management practices.  Achieving and maintaining AMRL accreditation underscores G2’s commitment to the highest standard of field and laboratory testing.

G2 believes that a fundamental principle in delivering Smart, Results, Fast, is to employ state-of-the-art laboratory, field, and quality control procedures.  By implementing AMRL accredited field and laboratory test procedures and quality management systems, G2 reinforces its obligation to clients to deliver superior quality and technical accuracy for every project.

G2 is proud to offer AMRL accredited field and laboratory testing services. For a partial list of test methods, click here: G2 Consulting Group’s AMRL Accredited Services


Holiday Inn Express Plymouth Under Construction

Jason Stoops, P.E Ann Arbor Office Manager

Jason Stoops, P.E
Project Manager

A new Holiday Inn Express is being constructed in Plymouth, Michigan. This four-story, 67,000 square foot structure will have 107 rooms, a fitness area and a pool facility. Working with Emmett Contracting, G2 Consulting Group provided geotechnical engineering and special inspections/materials testing services on the project. G2’s value engineering helped to optimize foundation construction and reduce overall construction costs.

Click on the video below to see the project under construction.


“I Need to Get a Job” Networking Event

Mark Smolinski, P.E Principal/Project Consultant

Mark Smolinski, P.E
Principal/Project Consultant

G2 Consulting continues to recruit new talent to serve our clients and our growing business.  We will be hosting an informal networking event on January 5, 2016 from 12- 3 pm at our Troy office for students who are currently looking for full time or internship positions.

This event will help prepare students for spring career fairs by providing some one-on-one time with new and experienced engineers who can share resume and interview tips.

Click here to let us know you’re coming and send a resume. We’ll have some feedback ready for you when you arrive.

Visit our website to learn more about G2 Consulting and open positions.



G2 Consulting Recruiting New Talent to Handle Growing Business

Mark Smolinski, P.E Principal/Project Consultant

Mark Smolinski, P.E
Principal/Project Consultant

Coming off our third consecutive year of increasing project activity and strong revenue growth, G2 Consulting Group has hired 12 new environmental scientists and geotechnical engineers in the past six months and is looking to hire up to five additional professionals.  Our current full time professional staff includes 49, plus six interns.

We are continuing to add talent to better serve our clients. With the construction business gaining traction, both here in the metro Detroit area and in other markets we serve, we have a number of projects underway and a strong book of business going forward.  G2’s recent projects include work on last summer’s I-96 reconstruction in Wayne County, Michigan, Field & Stream’s first Michigan location in Troy and several senior living developments. The company is currently involved in the I-75/University Drive interchange Design/Build project in Auburn Hills, telecommunications projects throughout the United States, and the Lavergne Avenue Sewer Improvement Project (part of the Tunnel and Reservoir Plan for the Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago).

G2 completed a record 2,700 projects last year in highway and roadway construction, water and wastewater treatment, telecommunications, commercial development and education.   With the current focus on improving roads in Michigan and the increase in development activity throughout the geographic areas we serve, we want to be ready to dive in wherever we have an opportunity to do so.  We’ve been fortunate to win a number of marquee projects and we continue to add qualified professionals to handle the steady volume of work we have on hand. 


Ann Arbor Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Rehabilitation of the Ann Arbor Wastewater Treatment Plant was the largest capital project undertaken in the city’s recent history. The project included rebuilding half of the wastewater treatment plant and renovating the other half while remaining in continuous service. The City hired Walsh Construction Company to lead the work, and Walsh in turn tapped G2 Consulting Group to oversee the challenging underground work portion of the project.

Fast Facts

Project Owner

City of Ann Arbor


Because most of the work occurred underground, several geotechnical engineering firms were retained by subcontractors to perform work. G2 coordinated these technical efforts for consistency among the various disciplines on site and managed Walsh’s geotechnical risk.

G2 Services Provided

Geotechnical engineering
Geotechnical instrumentation monitoring
Retention wall design


      • One of the great challenges at this project site was the hydrogeological characteristics. The complicated artesian conditions coupled with the depths of required excavations and the presence of the Huron River along the perimeter of the project site required careful consideration and coordination among all the trades involved.  G2 provided an independent evaluation of site dewatering to help expedite the subcontractor submittal approval process and to evaluate the proposed phased dewatering across the site.
      • G2 constructed a mathematical model of the hydrogeological conditions and calibrated the model based on actual pumping and drawdown response on the project site. G2 used existing geotechnical data along with the geotechnical instrumentation data being collected during the course of the project to evaluate how much dewatering to perform during specific underground tasks across the site. This reduced the amount of energy consumed during construction by only pumping the amount required at specific locations.
      • Several small braced excavations were required during construction.  G2 designed earth support systems using the materials and equipment available on site allowing Walsh to self-perform work and expedite the schedule.

Smart. Results. Fast. G2 provided geotechnical solutions to address challenging conditions for this highly visible project, expediting the schedule, reducing costs and managing risk.