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Construction Manager

Company: Polar Field Services INC
Location: Littleton
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Construction Manager oversees construction and technical projects for the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Arctic Research Support and Logistics (ARSLS) program and manages full time construction staff across locations. This includes but is not limited to Barrow, Toolik, Summit Station, Kangerlussuaq, Thule Air Base, Raven Camp, Fairbanks, and science project related construction. The Construction Manager is a member of the PFS management team. A successful candidate will have experience in field operations, people management, construction budget and scheduling, administration of complex systems, and experience working with construction crews/contractors in a superintendent or similar leadership role. It is a 40-hour position based at the PFS office in Littleton, CO. Remote work may be considered. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Work with stakeholder of the Arctic program (NSF, QED, and Battelle ARO team members such as Stantec and Battelle) to contribute all phases of construction and technical projects.Develop schedules, budgets, SOW's, and RFP's.Provide technical expertise for the reliable and cost-effective design, construction, and maintenance for projects.Ensure that all required environmental documentation and permits are in place prior to project commencement.Monitor project progress and costs; work with staff to take corrective action as required to manage both schedule and budget. Oversee the project close outs, including start up, commissioning, turnover, punch list, and receipt of as-built, warrantees, and manuals.Oversee the resolution of unforeseen site conditions, unplanned interferences, subcontract discrepancies, and other construction conflict problems and disputes between subcontractors and/or site staff. May manage, oversee, work with and/or act as COTR with subcontractors.Supervise the full-time Construction team staff. Includes selection and training of new personnel, acting as a mentor/mediator, coordinating time off and travel requests, approving timesheets, and completing a thorough annual performance evaluation process for each staff member that includes goal setting, training, and development. Develop documents and update procedures (SOP's) related to construction and technical projects.Ensure that the construction staff participate and provide required information as requested for the annual Program plan development for construction and technical projects in the appropriate WBS.Budget accountability and oversight including requirements gathering, scoping, pricing, and invoice review. Prepare presentations for annual meeting, NSF conferences, etc.Coordinate and actively work with the Greenland and Alaska operations teams for scoping, planning, and implementing construction projects, and to develop airlift, vessel, and trucking cargo requirements.Coordinates with Maintenance and Fleet team to schedule operator labor in support of construction activities and make recommendations for fleet additions/replacements as pertinent.Assure health, safety, and environment (HSE) requirements are met on an ongoing basis and Responsible for ensuring successful implementation of the PFS safety program for construction and technical projects Communicate with the construction team about plans, issues, policy changes, and other pertinent information developed in the leadership team meetings. Actively participate in bi-weekly leadership team meetingsCollaborate with leadership team members to troubleshoot difficult projects, coordinate resources, and share information across teams.Work with leadership team to develop and/or review PFS corporate policy issues and corporate strategy on HR, safety, procedures, growth, and direction. Provide updates on Construction team and construction/technical projects to company owner either in regular meeting(s) or weekly report format. Represent PFS Construction as main POC to external entities such as other PFS teams, Battelle ARO team members, NSF, and other stakeholders. Includes participating in weekly meetings, preparing reports and presentations, and forecasting outyear budgetary estimates for the NSF. Uses word processing, spreadsheet, database, and scheduling software applications to prepare correspondence, reports, schedules, and other documents related to the project. Maintain inventories, calendars, and tracking systems. Qualifications: Education and Experience: Degree or equivalent years of experience, plus a minimum of 15 years of experience, of which 5 must be in a management position of construction activities (superintendent, foreman, construction manager, etc.). Licensure(s)/Certifications/Travel Documents: OSHA 40hr certification is required - employment is contingent upon receiving the certification within 12 months of the hire date. Other Requirements: Authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Polar Field Services cannot sponsor employment-based work visas.Regular and predictable onsite attendance as well as availability to work extended hours, including afterhours/weekends and on-call.Possession of current and valid US passport Current and valid driver's license with insurable Department of Motor Vehicle record (parking violations, minor driving offenses excluded). Preferred Experience: Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or Wilderness First Air (WFA) certified.Polar experience preferred.PMP certificationGeneral Behaviors and Competencies Required: Quality of Work - Work must reflect thoroughness, accuracy, and care in presentation. Results - Achieves goals on schedule and on budget; takes initiative to make improvements. Quantity of Work/Time Management - Meets deadlines and workload is at an acceptable level. Is dependable and arrives to work and meetings on time.Customer Service - Demonstrates excellent customer service for both internal and external customers and proactively works to improve the customer's experience.Teamwork - Has a positive attitude and influence on colleagues. Proactively works to build and maintain strong working relationships. Collaborates and works effectively with others and values and respects diversity. Actively participates, listens, and shares ideas. Fiscal Responsibility - Manages and utilizes company time and resources responsibly and judiciously. Accountability - Does what they commit to; listens openly to feedback and accepts responsibility for errors without prompting; works actively to resolve errors/issues in a constructive manner.Judgment and Problem Solving - Quickly identifies causes of problems, generates creative solutions, and makes choices consistent with company values and expectations; resolves problems and conflicts in early stages whenever possible.Flexibility - Adapts to changing conditions, switching strategies as appropriate and generates new solutions; deals maturely with frustration and disappointment; integrates changes quickly and gracefully; understands, accepts, and promotes change in the workplace.Communication Skills - Presents ideas clearly and effectively verbally and in writing; listens, questions, and ensures understanding; keeps appropriate people informed and closes the loop; uses positive language, even in difficult situations. Leadership Behaviors and Competencies Required: Overall Leadership - Is an inspiring leader that fosters high performing and engaged teams. Leads by example, exhibits emotional intelligence, and is an excellent representative of Polar Field Services.Performance Management - Communicates clear expectations and feedback in a manner that ensures accountability and helps to ensure others' success. Actively works to develop staff members in relevant and needed areas and delegates effectively. Provides recognition for excellent performance. Hiring Employees - Hires carefully, assessing candidates for current and long-range needs and ensuring a skills, culture and motivation match between the candidate and the organization. Follows the PFS hiring process, allowing adequate time for processing, training, onboarding, and PQ. Additional Skills, Behaviors and Competencies Required: Code of ConductAll Polar Field Services (PFS) employees must abide by our Code of Conduct. In summary, PFS values diversity and it is our policy to ensure, promote and maintain an environment free from all forms of illegal harassment and discrimination. Treat others with dignity and respect.Work cooperatively to share experiences, lessons learned, and to resolve differences.Exercise a high level of professional and ethical behavior.Contribute to a safe workplace and protect the environmentWork Schedule: Typical 40-hour work week Mon-Friday with ability and willingness to work varied field operations schedules (up to 12+ hours per day), including split-shift, part-time, pre-dawn early mornings, evenings, and weekends. Required Travel: Expected travel: 1-3 trips within the Arctic and 1-4 stateside trips annually to PFS headquarters, NSF, vendor visits, etc. (each trip 3-7 days). The position requires willingness to travel to Arctic field sites for up to 4 consecutive weeks annually. Work Environment/Conditions This position may require business travel and potential deployment to the field while the majority of the time involves working at a desk in an office environment. The telephone and computer are the major elements of communication. Some remote/telework as needed or approved. PFS work locations in Littleton and Alaska are dog friendly. Outdoor working conditions in the Arctic regions are challenging, and temperatures may be extreme and exceed -40F (or +100F and buggy). When deployed, employees will sleep in hotels, tents, dorms, or other types of community housing. Employees should expect to have a roommate. Food may come from restaurants, be self-made or provided by a program cook. Showers, laundry, and other typical amenities may be restricted. Transport may include but not be limited to aircraft, trucks, heavy equipment, and foot. COVID related obligations such as quarantine, testing, use of infection prevention equipment (IPE), and mandated vaccination should be expected. Physical Demands/Requirements: Must be able to perform the minimum physical requirements to perform all duties and responsibilities as defined by management.DISCLAIMERThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all requirements, activities and skills required of staff members. This job description may change at any time. Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity StatementPolar Field Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. It is the policy of PFS to ensure equal employment opportunity to all job applicants and employees and to make employment-related decisions based upon qualifications and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age over 40, disability, veterans' status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or citizenship. Work Schedule: Typical 40-hour work week Mon-Friday with ability and willingness to work varied field operations schedules (up to 12+ hours per day), including split-shift, part-time, pre-dawn early mornings, evenings, and weekends.Required Travel: --- Expected travel: 1-3 trips within the Arctic and 1-4 stateside trips annually to PFS headquarters, NSF, vendor visits, etc. (each trip 3-7 days). --- The position requires willingness to travel to Arctic field sites for up to 4 consecutive weeks annually. PI152987683

Keywords: Polar Field Services INC, Littleton , Construction Manager, Professions , Littleton, Colorado

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