pre-employment assessment for

Architecture, Engineering & Design Firms

Our Construction Professional Services (CPS) Solution is the perfect fit for HR and partnership teams at Architecture, Engineering and Design firms looking for actionable insights into prospective candidates. 

Construction Professional Services (CPS) are fast emerging as a highly competitive growth market, with rapid advances in technology spurring the demand for professionals who have both the skill set to take advantage of this new tech coupled with the client-facing personality attributes required for success.

At HighMatch, we have over 15+ years of experience partnering with architecture, engineering and design firms of all sizes.

Over the years, we’ve developed an in-depth understanding of the qualities that influence success both in the industry and in common CPS roles and can filter your candidate pipeline to ensure only qualified applicants move forward.

Some of our CPS clients include:

We have experience identifying high quality candidates to fill popular architecture, engineering and design roles such as:

  • Architect
  • Department Head
  • Project Manager
  • Structural Engineer
  • Safety Engineer

Looking to fill a unique role on your team, or simply want to find candidates who will be successful in your organization?

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HighMatch Construction Professional
Services (CPS) Assessment Solution

HighMatch Talent Insights Platform includes a highly configurable skills assessment solution for CPS, including an engineering skills assessment test, that’s fast, easy to implement and measures both personality and aptitude right out-of-the-box, as well as a fully custom solution that measures individual qualities that matter most to your firm.

Both solutions can be combined with skills assessments, either from our strategic partnership with one of the largest skills testing providers, or our native skills offerings

Combining skills testing with soft skills assessments can provide a holistic view of a candidate’s ability to be successful on the job, leading to better hiring decisions.

CPS Personality Traits

There are a number of personality traits that often align with success in construction professional services, and are frequently requested by our clients.

Don’t see a trait you want to measure?
Connect with a Product Specialist today to learn how we can measure and report on any singular trait or ability you believe equate to success.


  • Analytical Thinking: analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems
  • Attention to Detail: being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks
  • Cooperation: being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude
  • Dependability: being reliable, responsible, dependable and fulfilling obligations
  • Initiative: willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
  • Safety Orientation: being rule-conscious and compliance-minded with regard to safety processes and guidelines
  • Self Control: maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger and avoiding aggressive behavior
  • Stress Tolerance: accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively in high-stress situations


Wayne Homes uses HighMatch to Identify the Most Qualified Applicants

Hear from Michael Luckie-Ewing, former VP of People and Culture at Wayne Homes, a custom home builder serving 5 states for over 40 years.

Michael and his team used HighMatch to better filter applicants for the qualities and skills that contribute to success across every role in their organization.

CPS Cognitive Abilities

While not as exhaustive a list as personality traits, there are also several cognitive abilities that often align with success in the construction industry.

Don’t see a trait you want to measure?
Connect with a Product Specialist today to learn how we can measure and report on any singular trait or ability you believe equate to success.


  • Spatial Visualization: the ability to hold, manipulate, and think about three dimensions. This ability has direct bearing on someone’s ability to work with physical/digital systems (both physical and digital) that have multiple parts and components that contribute to the overall system
  • Vocabulary: the measure of the richness of someone’s vocabulary.  It has direct bearing on their fluidity in communication and their ability to process and understand written documents and spoken instructions – as well as the ability to write and speak clearly
  • Rapid Problem Solving: the ability to deal with many problems, one after another quickly. It requires developed abstract reasoning skills to quickly recognize links and commonalities between seemingly unrelated objects.  It has direct bearing on a candidate’s ability to diagnose problems and develop solutions quickly
  • Logical Problem Solving: measures the ability to think through large, complex problems in a linear, step-by-step way.  It has direct bearing on an individual’s ability to weigh pros and cons of potential decisions, consider the consequences of potential courses of action, and choose the option that is most sensible

“[We] like that the Assessment is customized to take into consideration traits and skills that have been shown to be important to success in our company!”

Administrator in Design & Construction

CPS Skills

In addition to those traits and abilities mentioned above, there are several hard skills that candidates often have to demonstrate knowledge and experience in to be considered viable candidates.

Don’t see a skill you want to measure?  Have an existing custom skills test that you need help with? Request a skills consult from our in-house team of psychologists.


  • Blueprint Basics: this assessment measures an individual’s understanding and knowledge of prints used in a construction
  • Blueprint Reading: This test covers a person’s knowledge of non-specific-trade blueprint reading and blueprint symbols
  • Electricians: This test covers all areas of electrical installations and repair, with he vast majority of questions are technical in nature
  • Finish Carpentry: Trade specific terms, techniques, tools, and mathematical problems that are used on a daily basis are covered
  • HVAC: This test involves a wide variety of systems and covers topics like Refrigerants, Safety, Heating and Cooling
  • Project Management Fundamentals: This test is designed to assess the skill level of a Project Manager. It is includes basic, intermediate and advanced-level questions
  • Plumbing Quality: This test is designed to examine the knowledge level of applicants interested in participating in the plumbing field
  • Welding: This test is designed to verify a person’s general knowledge of MIG welding

HighMatch offers the ability to test candidates for all of these skills and many more construction skills tests through our strategic partnership with a leading skills provider.  Find out more by connecting with our Services team today.


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HighMatch Construction Professional Services (CPS) Assessment Solution

Ready to learn how an architecture, design and engineering skills assessment test from HighMatch can help your professional services firm find better quality candidates, increase recruiter efficiency, improve diversity and reduce turnover?

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