Construction Manager

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States | Engineering, Architecture, Project Services | Full-time


AE Works is seeking a Construction Manager with deep professional experience to join our team. At AE Works, you will be responsible for owning the successful administration of contract documents by managing and executing the A/E design duties for varied construction projects, including assembling and directing responses to the contractor and owner inquiries during the build phase.

This position will be based at a client site in Indiantown Gap, PA. The position comes with a competitive salary based on relevant experience as well as generous perks and benefits including medical, vision, dental, and disability insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, a 401k, and dress-for-your-day dress code.

Role and Responsibilities for Position:

The CM shall not perform actions that are inherently governmental functions including, but not limited to, acceptance or rejection of work, signing contract modifications, approving submittals or signing off on punch lists items.

In supporting the Resident Engineer Staff in the management of the construction project, the Construction Manager will be required to perform services including, but not limited to, the following (in no particular order):

Conducts and carries out portions of daily inspections of site work, building construction work; documents discrepancies, code violations, improper materials or techniques in the application of materials, substandard or poor-quality workmanship; monitors schedules on various aspects of ongoing daily activities to identify and mitigate project slippage and coordinate project phasing.
• Reviews contractor's submittals and RFIs; maintains accurate and complete job files including as-built drawings and specifications; identifies progress delays and recommends appropriate corrective measures to the SRE toward mitigating delays and maintaining the progress schedule.
• Conduct or attend weekly project meetings to monitor project status, schedule, discuss problems, and resolve issues accordingly.
• Review the testing/inspections reports submitted by the Contractor and provide approval/dis-approval recommendations to the SRE.
• Keep thorough records of all construction related matters to assist VA in conflict resolution.
• Revise Contractor Proposed utility services and/or traffic interruptions plans and provide report to SRE.
• Maintains an inventory of materials, supplies and equipment and monitors the quantity of materials used in the contract administration and conduct of the project.
• Assists in the documentation and the administration of construction contract changes (drafting proposal requests, preparing cost estimates, reviewing cost proposals, assisting VA in negotiations, and preparing change order packages for the Contracting Officer and SRE).
• Perform weekly Safety Inspection and Prepare Safety Inspection Reports.
• Preform daily manpower and work activity reports.
• Maintain list(s) of observed defects and omissions. Prepare inspection punch lists and coordinate resolutions of punch list items.
• Must be able to communicate fluently in English.
• Review contractor's submittals for technical compliance with contract requirements.

• Ensure installed work is consistent with approved submittals in order to make recommendations to the SRE for final approval of submittals and installed work.
• Review contractor requests for payment for accuracy and acceptability and then submitting a written recommendation to the SRE for final approval authority on the payment.
• Prepare estimates for changes and reviewing contractor change quotations and cost breakdowns for proposed quantities of labor, equipment and materials.
• Provide written feedback and recommendations to the Senior Resident Engineer on all information reviewed and work inspected.
• Maintain accurate and complete files relating to the CM services on the project that the Government may inspect at any time.
• Identify progress delays and recommending appropriate corrective measures to the SRE toward mitigating delays and maintaining the progress schedule.
• Utilize computerized management system applications, processing requests for information, preparing draft contract modification documents for the senior resident engineer’s use, etc.; maintaining an inventory of materials, supplies and equipment and monitoring the quantity of materials used in the general administration and conduct of office operations.
• Submit daily reports indicating work completed, work in progress with estimated completion dates, work scheduled and outstanding work.
• Observe work being completed by contractors and sub-contractors for proper installation and application of construction materials and report findings daily to SRE.
• Note and document daily conditions including environmental conditions that may impact construction safety and EPA compliance and report findings to SRE.
• Review contractor’s cost breakdown and all submittals on contractor’s proposed equipment and materials; review contractor’s submissions on cost breakdown and cost loading and make recommendations for approval or disapproval.
• Review samples of equipment and materials to be utilized for construction and provide analysis to SRE.
• Maintain marked-up sets of project plans and specifications for future as-built drawings.
• Compile deficiency logs and follow up on correction.
• Coordinate inspections with utility companies as required.
• Coordinate special testing and commissioning work as required.
• Take digital photos of construction progress throughout the duration of the project.
• Assist SRE/RE with final inspection activity.
• Assist with contract close-out activities.

 Technical Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or Business required; degree in Civil Engineering preferred.

  • 5+ years of progressive experience working on building construction projects as a construction administrator or similar.

  • OSHA 30-hour certification preferred

  • Work experience for commercial and industrial building projects in the areas of federal, healthcare, senior care, higher education, commercial, public safety, and/or local governmental projects.

  • Work experience organizing, managing, and directly conducting construction reviews of items such as submittals, RFIs, shop drawings, change orders and the like, conferring with the design professional if needed, and addressing difficult items directly with the Owner and contractor.

  • Ability to understand and administer construction reviews for Site/Civil, Architecture, Architectural Interiors, Plumbing/Fire Protection, Mechanical, and Electrical/Systems.

  • Ability to review and update construction schedules, as well as prioritize reviews on the critical path.

  • Strong communicator with the ability to build relationships with clients and peers.

  • Articulate in both written and verbal communication skills.

  • Skilled with using cloud based and mobile technology for collaboration.

  • Proficient documenting construction progress using Microsoft Excel, Construction Management software, such as Procore and eBuilder and related programs, Scheduling Software, and familiarity with construction costs and/or consultation with a contractor in response to change order request reviews and pay applications, as relevant.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. EEO is the law

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