Construction Manager

  (#10649) - California
Industry: Precast & Prestressed Concrete
Industry: Construction Management
Industry: General Contractors

Construction Manager - Managing Team of 8-12 Project Managers and Field Superintendents


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assumes responsibility for the master scheduling of all construction activities relating to the division’s projects. Allocates construction staff to projects to achieve the project schedule goals.
• Participates in staff and other meetings in order to coordinate and facilitate project planning.
• Ensures all labor obligations are met relating to the contract including the identification and utilization of proper classifications relating to labor, apprentice utilization, payment, hiring and similar obligations.
• Assists and advises Project Managers as necessary for the prompt resolution of issues upon the project such as change orders, scheduling, scope and others.
• Studies drawings and specifications to plan procedures for construction on basis of starting and completion times and on staffing requirements for each phase of construction.
• Coordinates with members of the organization (supervisory, clerical, drafting, manufacturing and senior management) throughout the project.
• Oversees subcontractor selection, subcontract award and issues that may arise relating to subcontracts.
• Oversees the procurement of tools and materials to be delivered at specified times to conform to work schedules.
• Confers with and oversees supervisory personnel and subcontractors engaged in planning and executing work procedures, interpreting specifications, interpreting contract requirements and coordinating various phases of construction to prevent delays.
• Confers with supervisory and engineering personnel and inspectors and suppliers of equipment, tools and materials to resolve construction problems and improve construction methods.
• Oversees the inspection of work in progress to ensure that workmanship conforms to specifications and the adherence to construction schedules.
• Oversees final construction to ensure quality, plans and specifications, submittals, schedule and other contractual obligations are met.
• Prepares, oversees and reviews reports on progress, materials used, and costs, and adjusts work schedules as indicated by reports.
• Reviews and approves invoices for projects’ construction operations. Coordinates with the General Manager, Project Managers, customers, engineers and/or inspectors for the generation and approval of applications for payment. Provides input relative to sufficiency and accuracy of progress billings relating to construction activities.
• Oversees project documentation which records contract compliance; document changes to the work; prepares, estimates, negotiates and administers changes to the contract in conjunction with GM approval; notifies parties to the contract of changes (i.e. via change orders); notifies parties to the contract of disputes; secures authorization for additional work; and resolves other project-related issues. Directs the efforts of the Project Managers to achieve results relating to same.
• Administers Company safety program relating to all project site activities and ensures effective loss control procedures are implemented.
• Directly communicates with management as appropriate and per company practices and policies
• Other duties as assigned.

Supervises construction project managers. Responsible for the overall schedule, direction, coordination, and evaluation of each construction unit. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; scheduling, planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university and 4 to 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Degrees in Construction Management, Business Management, Engineering or equivalent are preferred. Extensive experience with analyzing critical path schedules and utilization of scheduling software required. Three years of experience with construction estimating preferred.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient with MS Office products, specifically MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint, and critical path scheduling software.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, shop drawings, project schedules, and/or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports
and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, area, circumference, and volume.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions where at times only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in written, oral, mathematical, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations.
Valid Driver’s License AND satisfactory driving record required. Ability to qualify as “Qualifying Party” for multiple state contractor’s licenses which may include successful completion of business and construction exams. Ability to obtain first aid and CPR certification if not already certified.
Must be able to coordinate and/or supervise other contractors on project sites. Must have an understanding of other trades working at the site, i.e., electrical, mechanical and pile driving. Must be able to meet strict deadlines. Must be willing to travel to the various jobsites. Must be organized. Knowledge of OSHA regulations and experience administering safety policies preferred. Experience erecting steel buildings preferred.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required (more than 2/3 of the time) to sit and talk or hear and to drive. The employee is occasionally required (1/3 of the time) to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, feel, type, and use computer mouse. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet and is an indoor, office atmosphere.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem-solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.
Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.
Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.
Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.
Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.
Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources.
Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.
Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
Follows instructions; responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

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