Are you a student looking for a great hands-on learning community? Rudolph Libbe Group’s co-op program annually employs between 25 and 30 new and returning students. We are looking for smart, motivated undergraduate students in engineering, construction management, sales/marketing, information technology, or human resources.

As an RLG co-op you will gain an understanding of the construction process in the field and office. By shadowing a professional, you’ll discover first-hand how to take a project from concept to successful completion.

As you participate, you’ll learn more about:

  • Safety functions
  • Project visits and inspections
  • Estimating
  • Project meetings / planning
  • Proposals
  • Cost tracking
  • Utilizing the latest technology

It’s a great opportunity to show us what you can do. Over half of Rudolph Libbe Inc.’s project managers and estimators have been hired through the co-op program.  GEM Inc. has employed 43 co-op students since 2008, with 11 currently working as full-time associates.

Quotes/Co-op testimonials


I was very excited when I got the call that I would be co-oping with Rudolph Libbe.  I knew it was a very successful company with an excellent co-op program. I really enjoy my job because I can look at a set of prints with the field associates, then actually watch the work happen. During my co-ops at Rudolph Libbe, I have learned more than I ever expected.

Seth Morrison
The University of Toledo College of Engineering (started in 2015)


With Rudolph Libbe’s success, I desired an opportunity to work for such a great company. As a co-op in preconstruction operations, I was exposed to a wide variety of projects. Working on multiple jobs throughout my co-op term gave me invaluable experience.  Rudolph Libbe offered me a full-time position upon graduation, which I was pleased to accept.

Dalton Landers
The University of Toledo College of Engineering (started in 2015)


I knew that working for a company like GEM would allow me to use the skills I learned at UT while also being able to manage projects, which was ultimately my career goal. My co-op assignment put me in an office with some of the most experienced Project Managers in a variety of disciplines. The combination of being in the office and also going to the field is something you can’t find at many places.

Jack Bunge
The University of Toledo College of Engineering (started in 2014)


When I was looking for a co-op position I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do … I chose GEM to explore all of the different paths because of the multiple trades … and the variety of work they do.  It was cool to be able to relate what I had learned at GEM to the classroom and helped me to better understand what I was learning. GEM hired me as a project engineer after my graduation, and I now work onsite at the Husky Refinery in Lima.

Justin McGrady
The University of Toledo College of Engineering (since 2014)