construction manager

Job Description

The Construction Manager position within Ditesco is a Certified Construction Manager position with management authority. This position is responsible for construction management of water, wastewater, utility, telecommunications, broadband, and heavy civil projects. This position provides direct construction oversight, management and supervision of multiple projects at one time. The Construction Manager position manages the overall job scope, progress, budget, and quality of each project, with minimal oversight from the Senior Construction Manager. This position is directly responsible for planning, management direction, project completion, client satisfaction, and the financial outcome of assigned construction projects.

Supervision Received: Works under the general supervision of the Program Manager or Senior Construction Manager
Supervision Exercised: May directly supervise subordinates
Job Classification: Full-time, exempt employee

Compensation: Ditesco offers a comprehensive compensation package including health care (75% of employee and family premium paid; 100% individual); 401k, paid vacation, holidays, floating holidays, and performance-based bonuses. Salary range for this position is $95,000 to $134,000 per year; 26 pay periods.

Application Process: Send us your updated resume and cover letter.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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. Other duties may be assigned. Duties are varied in nature, and include:

  • On‐site or off-site project management of active construction projects. Works at local and remote jobsites, as assigned.
  • Designs, implements, manages, and supervises project controls (cost, schedule, quality).
  • Develops and manages construction cost forecasts including cash flow analysis for various construction delivery models and strategies.
  • Performs internal and external job cost analysis on project budgets.
  • Performs project schedule analysis using Microsoft Project and other project management software to track critical path, monitor float, and project progress.
  • Prepares for and manages weekly project progress meetings.
  • Creates, reviews, edits and distributes meeting minutes and supporting project documentation.
  • Develops and manages construction quality control and assurance programs.
  • Performs and oversees construction inspection/observation efforts.
  • Writes, develops, and distributes monthly dashboard reports.
  • Manages the overall contract administration of various project types (GMP, Unit Price, Cost Plus, etc.) including development, review, and approval of pay applications, change orders, field orders and change directives.
  • Manages overall project closeout and commissioning activities including punch list, completion certificates, warranties, start-up and testing, early project operations, and final payment procedures.
  • Ensures accurate record drawings and as-built documentation are maintained throughout project delivery.
  • Performs field layout verification, and construction-grade surveying and advises senior management on quality issues.
  • Verifies material and equipment received is compliant with approval submittals and shop drawings prior to incorporation into the work.
  • Reviews material test reports for compliance to specifications. Works with outside agencies and consultants to resolve nonconforming work. Writes nonconformance reports and verifies execution of remediation activities.
  • Develops and prepares project invoicing, completing timely reviews, and accurate reporting of project costs.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with their coworkers and assigned supervisor to help achieve their respective project and construction management objectives.

Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications.

  • Experience in engineering or construction with an emphasis in construction management, and/or project administration with appropriate educational background.
  • Verifiable knowledge of engineering principles and construction practices related to heavy civil, commercial, and public buildings, water, wastewater, pipeline, telecommunications, and road/bridge construction.
  • Ability to ensure compliance with, and follow, standard safety practices and procedures common to construction work.
  • Thorough understanding of construction phasing and practices and ability to implement this knowledge in accurate scheduling and project controls.
  • Ability to compile data and statistics and evaluate and write reports. Technical writing skills.
  • Proven ability to prepare budgets, and proposals, and manage job cost controls.
  • Ability to prepare construction cost estimates for design and construction projects to an AACE Class 1 level of accuracy.
  • Ability to effectively communicate using both oral and written communication to internal, and external teams and clients.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, clients, and the public.
  • Ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects at one time.
  • Ability to supervise assigned staff, mentor, and manage career growth.
  • Knowledge of program management principles, financing, permitting, and overall project development.
  • Ability to perform complex mathematical calculations; ability to perform statistical analysis.
  • Microsoft Project and other project scheduling software experience.

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or Engineering is required.

Special Licensing or Certification: Certified Construction Manager or Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience: Minimum 8 years of increasingly responsible experience in engineering and construction with an emphasis in the following areas:

  • Construction management and project management
  • Contract Administration and Delivery Models
  • Construction management experience related to private, municipal or federal agency projects

Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to communicate with clients and the public and respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively communicate with contractors and people in the construction trades to interpret plans, specifications, and contracts in resolving construction-related issues. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to management, public groups, and/or clients. Bi-lingual in Spanish is a plus.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to apply mathematical concepts necessary to perform construction layout verification. Calculations necessary to verify any and all construction materials, installations or drawing representations. Ability to apply mathematical skills for financial forecasts and cost control. Advanced mathematical skills preferred.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Demands

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, outside weather conditions, uneven terrain, underground or confined space conditions, building heights, and elevated workspaces. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud requiring appropriate hearing protection. Routine lifting, carrying or maneuvering items in excess of 75 lbs. such as manhole covers or vault lids.

All employees are required to take OSHA confined space, fall protection, trench safety, CPR and other training classes as may be required by the company.

Travel Requirements
May be required to travel to projects greater than 50 miles from the main office location. May be required to perform work at remote job sites for varying lengths of time.

Application Process: Send us your updated resume and cover letter.