Construction manager

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Construction manager

A Construction Manager is responsible for implementing the construction, commissioning, and project closeout phases of a development project with an emphasis on establishing and maintaining project controls and completing projects in a timely and cost-effective manner. The Construction Manager must have demonstrated skills in negotiating, be a self-starter, and be a critical thinker with an intense focus on delivering results against high standards, directing the work of subcontractors, developing strong working relationships with general contractors, subcontractors, inspectors, and other related parties, solutions orientated problem solver. This requires a thorough understanding of the investment parameters, resource allocation, and cross‐departmental leveraging. The Construction Manager will report to the Project Manager. The Construction Manager will be responsible for maintaining relationships in the construction community to provide intelligence.
The Construction Manager will typically manage multiple projects simultaneously and must be able to work in a fast‐paced, multi‐task environment, balancing competing priorities and multiple project assignments. They are tasked with managing as a General Contractor and Owners Representative.
Company Overview: ESHAC-Engineering Design is committed to employee wellbeing and life-work balance, offering development opportunities, a flexible time-off program, and an industry leading parental leave policy.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
• Facilitate the development of cost estimates including conceptual estimates prior to design as well as detailed time and materials estimates from design documents.
• Accountable for delivering projects including but not limited to, vendor management, budgets, schedules, communication both internally and external.
• Prepare monthly forecast to complete and projected cash flow
• Facilitate the development master schedules based on scope, location, and business needs
• Responsible for coordinating multiple groups both internal and external.
• Analyze monthly construction contractor schedule updates; review/approve invoices and pay applications.
• Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
• Independently write reports and correspondence.
• Resource/subject matter expert for real estate during due diligence
• Occasionally, develop and make presentations to groups to include clients and public meetings.
• Own change management process with internal stakeholders
• Maintain project cost controls, reviewing and approving all change orders
• Frequent travel to jobsites required
• Accountable for obtaining permit sign offs
Education & Experience:
• Bachelor's degree in a field related to construction (i.e., engineering, architecture, construction).
• Minimum of ten (07) years of experience in construction with emphasis in complex, fast‐ track, or phased project delivery.
• Minimum of five (5) years of experience as a project lead
• LEED accreditation a plus.
• Knowledge of land/site planning process
• Proficient in AutoCAD C3D, and Photoshop software; or other applicable software preferred
• Manage competing demands while maintaining quality work product
Skills & Abilities:
• Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
• Critical thinking
• Relationship building and networking
• Strategic planning
• Organizational skills; detail oriented.
• Possess good judgement and common sense.
• Ability to navigate all stages of the Land Development process
• High degree of demonstrated organizational skills and problem‐solving ability, specifically the ability to access resources inside and outside of the company.
• Respect for details and the ability to execute at a high level with significant independence.
• Ability to prioritize and execute tasks to achieve both corporate and project goals.
• Articulate communication skills – verbal, pictorial, numerical – as relevant to the development process.
• Strategic thinking, demonstrated by ability to develop strategies to achieve organizational goals; understanding of organization's strengths & weaknesses; accurate and thorough analyses of costs and market conditions; identification of external issues and opportunities; and adaptation of strategy to changing conditions.
• Business acumen, demonstrated by understanding of business implications of decisions; orientation to profitability; knowledge of market and competition; and alignment of work with strategic goals.
• Superior negotiating skills and a personable negotiator.
• Leadership skills, demonstrated by confidence in self and others; ability to inspire and motivate others to perform well; and ability to effectively influence actions and opinions of others.
• Problem solving expertise, demonstrated by identifying and resolving problems in a timely manner; working with others to solve complex issues.
• Interpersonal skills, demonstrated by considering and responding appropriately to the needs and capabilities of different people in different situations; tactfulness; treating others with respect; and relating effectively to others when encountering difficult situations.
• Strong computer skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint; scheduling software such as MS Project, Primavera, or other.
Technical Knowledge & Experience:
• Experience managing multiple trades, collaborating with legal, and coordinating with municipalities to see projects through to completion.
• Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project Management
• Knowledge of job site safety.
Physical Requirements:
• Construction sites where temperature, weather and noise may vary; may encounter electrical, dust, poor ventilation, dangerous machinery and moving objects and toxic conditions.
• The working environment is subject to pressure for multiple calls, inquiries, and interruptions.
• Hearing: perceiving the nature of sound by ear.
• Mental Demands: mathematical reasoning, memorization, oral comprehension, spatial orientation, and written comprehension.
• Sitting: remaining in the normal seated position.
• Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words.
• Vision Near acuity: ability to see clearly at 50 m or less
• Position may require flexible work hours and some travel.
Additional Responsibilities
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Additionally, an employee's job duties may change at any time, in the company's sole discretion.
Personal Information Collection Notice for Job Applicants
In order to process your application, we will ask you to provide us with your detailed and recent CV, certain personal information, including your identification data (e.g. name, date of birth, driver’s license number if any, contact details), education information, and professional and employment history.
Equal Opportunity Employer


Location: in Cameroon

Job Type: Permanent

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