Construction Manager- Champaign IL

Posted: July 01, 2021

Company: Valdes Engineering Company

Employer Type: Other

Position Type: Full Time

Job Type:

Experience Level: Mid Level

Certification Required: Other

Education Required: Bachelors



Salary Range: $45000-$55000


    • Provides field input to assist the project manager in tracking and reporting of schedule and budget performance during the construction phase.
    • Supports cost estimation and scheduling for projects in development/design.
    • Prepares and executes Health & Safety, Environmental, Quality Assurance and Quality Control plans for Capital Improvement and Efficiency projects.
    • Ensures project execution adheres to applicable industrial standards and regulatory codes.
    • Sets overall project schedule in coordination with the Project Manager.
    • Partners with assigned Project Engineer to develop a project procedures manual. This reference shall provide the framework for construction addressing mechanical, civil, electrical, instrumentation & controls and administrative fundamental requirements.
    • Reviews Contractor plans, determining if special operator access or maintenance provisions are required.
    • Ensures construction conforms to civil, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation & controls drawings and specifications.
    • Coordinates with Project Engineer for technical consult and QA/QC inspections.
    • Leads the punch list process between substantial and final completion; leads the project turnover from construction through commissioning to operations.
    • Develops weekly reports on construction progress for Project Manager; informs the monthly management report.
    • Manages requirements for site access and security for Contractor, including but not limited to key card access.
    • Supports site visits during Construction Requests for Proposals (RFP) and manages Requests for Information (RFI).Coordinates outage requests.
    • Coordinates with GIS Analyst and Locator during construction to add buried utilities to existing database and be informed of underground lines prior to excavating. Develops and oversees the Construction Risk Management Process.
    • Supports the Project Manager with Technical/Commercial oversight Including: Review of Change Requests, Directives, etc.
    • Review of monthly payment applications from Contractors and Construction Administrators
    • Orchestrates the design of traffic control prior to construction activities.

Desired Skills


  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Construction Management or one of the Engineering Disciplines
  • Experience: Certified Construction Manager (CCM) license is a plus;5+ years of experience in management of construction for industrial or gas facility projects with demonstrated success. Practical understanding of design, construction and operations of thermal plants
  • Ability to adhere to the highest safety standards
  • Practical problem-solving and root cause analysis skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to create a team culture of camaraderie, integrity and trust among the integrated project team members.
  • Exhibits excellent interpersonal skills that include listening to other’s ideas and viewpoints and resolving team conflict situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate meetings and ensure performance expectations and resultant outcomes are met.
  • Sound knowledge of campus and/or district energy systems.
  • Experience in developing RFQs/RFPs in industrial construction environments.
  • Experience in contract execution, management and negotiation of construction, engineering and services contracts.
  • Experience in construction projects, working at sites, managing subcontractors, contracts administration and change management.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills (verbal and written) to be able to engage with all stakeholders including contractors and government agencies.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project).
  • Ability to meet highest attendance requirements
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to use personal computer, calculator, etc.
  • Ability to sit or stand for a long period of time.
  • Occasional walking of less than one mile.
  • Ability to access confined spaces and areas of varying temperature.
  • Could involve some lifting.

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