O’Shea Builders has hired Dan Schafer as a project engineer. He will be based out of the Springfield office, located at 3401 Constitution Drive.

A native of Springfield, Schafer most recently worked at Prairie Analytical Systems. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from University of Illinois Springfield in 2014. Although Schafer did not begin his career in construction, he said he is looking forward to challenging himself in this new position.

O’Shea Builders is a commercial construction-services provider in Illinois with offices in Springfield, East Peoria and Champaign. Founded in 1902, O’Shea provides general contracting, construction management, design build, civil and building maintenance services.