Underground Division Manager
C. S. McCrossan is a diversified highway/heavy civil general contractor, which provides construction infrastructure services to federal, state, county and municipal transportation departments. We are committed to managing our resources for the benefit of our clients and employees, and providing the highest standard of quality and safety in the completion of our projects. Our innovative approach in both construction and project management has yielded successful partnerships with government and private agencies. We value collaboration and cooperation and believe in extending respect and courtesy to everyone.
- Job Type: Full Time
- Minimum Years of Experience Required: 10 years
- Minimum Level of Education Required: Bachelor's Degree
- Specialty: Commercial, Industrial
- Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
This strategic position provides Division management for multiple highway heavy construction projects in the upper Midwest. The Underground Division Manager is accountable for Division success through all phases of a project lifecycle; including acquisition, execution, control, and closing of the project profitably. Successful job performance will require coordination and cooperation with the project management team in the planning and execution of the job. The Underground Division Manager plans, administers and supervises estimating and construction activities associated with work for the division on all Company construction projects, including appropriate staffing to meet multiple project requirements and workforce goals.
- 4 year Civil Engineering or Construction Management degree, or equivalent technical training and experience.
- Minimum 10 years of division level underground construction contractor and material purchasing experience, with demonstrated senior level competency.
- Thorough knowledge and understanding of underground utility requirements and specifications.
- Experience in estimating sewer, water and drainage construction on highway heavy construction projects.
- Business Acumen - Demonstrated experience/knowledge of construction operations, highway heavy equipment use, financial acumen, and purchasing required. Advanced knowledge of, adherence to and enforcement of construction industry safety policies and practices
- Leadership – Ability to provide work leadership for project team, delegation of appropriate tasks, keep work group motivated and engaged in work and demonstrate company values to meet company and project goals and objectives.
- Communication - Demonstrated oral and written communication skills including the ability to facilitate meetings, make effective presentations, and write proposals.
- Computer literacy - expert knowledge of Company software for estimating, job cost and scheduling
- Team Work - Ability and willingness to work with, coordinate with, and cooperate with other departments/divisions of the Company. Ability to work cooperatively with other estimating staff to produce a competitive, accurate, mistake free bid, and function as lead estimator
- Adaptability and Flexibility - Ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple priorities and tasks with attention to accuracy and detail and adjust to changing priorities.
- Industry Knowledge – A thorough knowledge of the highway heavy construction industry and all related engineering standards and requirements.
- Problem Solving and Decision Making - Proven ability to develop and implement innovative construction techniques and develop workable problem resolution with risk balanced decisions.
Essential Job Functions
- Supervise division personnel (4-6 underground crews)
- Provide leadership, coaching, mentoring, and training to ensure ongoing successful performance and continual improvement of Division personnel.
- Provide individuals with professional and personal growth opportunities.
- Motivate employees to perform to the best of their abilities, evaluate employee job performance, and initiate recognition and disciplinary procedures where appropriate.
- Using the Contractor s software package, Company cost history, and the manager s own experience, prepare accurate and complete estimates
- Represent company s interests in negotiations with project stakeholders, and Joint Venture Partners or Owners, on projects of significant size or unusual scope.
- Select subcontractors and vendors
- Assist Project Manager in preparing a complete, thorough project schedule.
- Make division staffing and equipment needs known to Company s operations management.
- Set up and/or review projects cost codes and budgets.
- Assist Project Manager in development of a project specific safety plan.
- Confer with Project Managers and representatives from project owners, subcontractors, vendors and public utilities to coordinate various phases of construction to prevent delays and resolve conflicts.
- Ensure work is completed to specification, on schedule and within budget.
- Ensure job cost reports and payment estimates are accurate and timely
- Review and approve subcontractor and vendor payments for division.
- Assist Project Manager in negotiating and processing extra work claims, change orders and supplemental agreements, and value engineering concepts.
- Ensure division crews compliance with all environmental, safety and quality standards and regulations.
- Increase awareness and ensure the proper care, appearance, maintenance and use of company owned or leased equipment, tools and materials.
- Ensure orderly appearance of job-site
- Assist the Project Manager in meeting all project close-out requirement.
- Evaluate division performance and offer suggestions for improvement.
- Responsible for safe working conditions through the implementation and enforcement of the corporate safety policies/procedures, and adherence to established safe practices.
- Assist the Company Safety Director in investigating and resolving any claims arising from the project.
- Ability to work in an office setting as well as outdoors in all kinds of weather on an active highway/heavy construction site. This includes time standing or walking on uneven ground; lift and carry materials weighing up to 50 pounds; climb up and down ladders, scaffolds, and other objects and carry tools and equipment; stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl, and see (naturally or with correction). Must be able to hear warning signals and alarms.
- Carry out other such duties assigned or requested by supervisor.
- Workload may include travel and extended hours, including weekends and/or nights.
- Will be assigned multiple projects.
- May assist in formulation of departmental policies and procedures.
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C. S. McCrossan