Construction Manager

Job description

Areas of Responsibility:


· Schedule construction activities according to the Wormald Scheduling Process.

· Provide adequate lead-time for trade contractors and suppliers.

· Order and obtain all necessary building inspections as required to meet schedule requirements.

· Update the Home Start Schedule every week and provide approximate completion dates to Community Sales Manager and Contracts Administrator.

· Meet with the Community Sales Manager weekly to review the status of construction on each job in progress and discuss buyer concerns/issues.

Materials Management.

· Assist with the development of accurate material estimates.

· Weekly submit and review variance purchase order information for material and trade contractor variances with the Estimator.

· Inspect material deliveries to ensure they are accurate regarding quality and quantity and handle any discrepancies on site.

· Ensure proper storage of materials to guard against theft or damage.

· Promptly return extra materials to supplier ensuring that the appropriate credit VPO is Issued for that specific job.

Trade Contractor Management.

· Develop cooperative, mutually supportive relationships with all trade contractors.

· Ensure trade contractors understand and adhere to established scopes of work, schedules, checklists and quality standards.

· Utilize proper management techniques to ensure conflicts with trade contractors do not occur.

· Recruit, interview and recommend potential trade contractor hires to the Purchasing Manager.

· Forward any unsolicited bids and information to the Purchasing Manager for consideration.

· Ensure proper communication, training and support are provided to all new trade contractors.

· Constantly strive to determine individual trade contractor motivators and be attentive to their needs.

· Solicit feedback from trade contractors on strategies for improving processes, methods, techniques, etc.

Pre-Construction/ Pre-Drywall/ Pre-Settlement Orientation Meetings

· Project Manager will conduct preconstruction, pre-drywall and pre-settlement orientation meeting with clients. Specifically review all options are installed as selected.

Maintain Safety Standards.

· Ensure all site personnel comply fully with Wormald Homes’ safety standards and as closely with OSHA standards.

· Constantly monitor job sites and address apparent safety issues immediately.

· Accompany site safety inspectors and provide any documentation they require.

· Ensure any job site accidents are properly handled and documented. Submit information to the Accounting Manager by the next workday.

Job Site Management.

· Enforce all job site rules and regulations.

· Monitor the safe and secure storage of all tools and supplies.

· Monitor construction sites to ensure access to models and specs, trash removal, organization and neatness of construction materials and location of site equipment.

· Install and maintain temporary walkways for all homes under construction in accordance with seasonal requirements.

· Ensure job site construction debris is removed in accordance with the pre-established system, Trade Partner Scopes of Work and schedule.

· Ensure all job site personnel dispose of personal trash in the proper receptacles.

· Monitor and ensure the cleanliness and appearance of all subdivision entryways, streets and common areas.

· Perform a Community Appearance inspection weekly and take immediate action to address any items in need of attention.

· Perform all required erosion control inspections and manage the maintenance of all erosion and sedimentation control devices and any other requirements.

Quality Control

· Review plan accuracy and communicate any problems to the Production Manager.

· Ensure Wormald Homes’ quality standards are adhered to during all phases of construction.

· Ensure trade contractors maintain quality control by adhering to checklists.

· Conduct quality control inspections and provide input to all trade contractors on each work site once every day.

· Perform required quality assurance inspections.

· Ensure trade contractors make necessary corrections cited in inspections and verify the satisfactory completion of the correction work.

· Constantly look for ways to improve quality and communication.

· Monitor warranty reports to identify recurring or preventable items and communicate all necessary information to trade contractors for future elimination of these issues.

· Homeowner Relations & Warranty Assistance.

· Maintain a courteous, professional demeanor in all dealings with homeowners.

· Return any homeowner telephone calls within 24 hours.

· Perform electrical walk-thru with buyers and electrician.

· Assist Warranty Manager with emergency situations upon request.

· Politely direct homeowners back to the Community Sales Manager to address all questions or concerns throughout the construction process.

Delivery of Homes.

· Prior to final customer walk-throughs, inspect each home to ensure its quality, accuracy and completion and verify that all incomplete or deficient items have been resolved.

· Conduct final walk-throughs of each home in accordance with the established procedure and checklist.

· Complete all punch list items (except those requiring special order materials) generated during final walk-throughs within five days and ensure customer sign-off is obtained. Those items requiring special order materials are to be completed and signed off within twenty-one days.

Personnel Management.

· Recruit, interview and hire all laborers.

· Train all construction personnel.

· Recommend all initial compensation and adjustments for direct reports.

· Ensure personnel adhere to all Wormald Homes systems, policies and procedures.

· Motivate and support construction personnel.

· Address employee performance problems and take corrective measures to facilitate improvement.

· Resolve any employee questions or problems.

Control and Reduce Construction Costs.

· Communicate any back charges to trade contractors and suppliers and get them to sign any back charge VPO prior to submittal.

· Answer inquiries from the accounts payable person and estimator regarding invoices and/or payments.

· Monitor, document and report all variances.

· Review and thoroughly understand the scopes of work in order to make decisions regarding enforcement and to authorize payment.

· Continually monitor job sites for inefficiencies and waste.

· Contribute to the value engineering process by understanding the concept of “perceived value” and by providing feedback on the building process.

· Identify and recommend specification changes where excessive.

· Participate in analyzing variances at designated variance meetings and recommend changes to eliminate variances..

Enforce and Adhere to Weather-Related Construction Procedures.

· Maintain a constant awareness of predicted weather conditions by monitoring news forecasts on a daily basis.

· Follow all established procedures for cold weather concrete pouring.

· Ensure temporary heat is provided and maintained for all homes as weather conditions dictate.

Miscellaneous Duties.

· Ensure all homes are locked and unlocked each weekday.

· Communicate and establish relationships with building inspectors, city officials, engineers, utilities, and home inspectors.

· Maintain job site photo log

· Provide or contribute to all reports required by management.

· Perform any other tasks or special projects as required by management

LOVE where you work!

Founded over 50 years ago, Wormald’s success is built upon two strong pillars: an uncommon spirited focus on unique signature designs that inspire the way we live and a genuine passion for the details that make up the finest quality built environments.

At Wormald, we pride ourselves on being a company where you can LOVE where you work. Wormald offers an extensive benefits package to all Full-Time employees including paid health insurance, holidays, vacation, sick leave, tuition reimbursement, and profit sharing. You will LOVE working here!

Please send résumés to [email protected]

Back to Job Opportunities