Construction Products Manager
Reports to: Operations Manager
Works with: Accounting & Sales Departments
The Construction Products Manager is responsible for managing the daily operation of the Constructions Products Division which includes ground mounted attenuators, water filled barrier (Trinity Highway Rental), traffic control which includes temporary traffic control and long-term rentals and Intelligent Traffic Systems for Site Safe Kentucky location. By implementing a continuous improvement approach employee will rise above the level of simply managing day-to-day work and will focus on goal-oriented aspects of Construction Products management that include knowledge of required DOT compliance and OSHA elements.
- Managing an organization consisting of multiple crews performing highway work inclusive of installation of impact attenuators, water filled barricade and temporary traffic control devices in accordance with plans and specifications with DOT, counties, cities and private commercial projects
- Project scheduling, profitability and quality
- Coordination of all resources (i.e. equipment, labor, supplies, subcontractors, etc.)
- Progress and reporting on project performance
- Proven track record of completing jobs under budget and on schedule
- Acts as respected resource with DOT, owners, developers, engineers, peers, subcontractors, suppliers and government officials, and community leaders
- Ability to read construction drawings and specifications
- Ability to make presentations, communicate with a variety of people including management, inspectors, owners, subcontractors, vendors and prime contractors
- Create departmental Construction Products expense and capital budgets, to submit for approval to executive management.
- Create/update construction products policy and procedures
- Participate in company safety meetings
- Organize received assets & inventory in a manner that coordinates stocking of material
- End of period reconciliation of inventory and asset accounts
- Timely review of rental operating worksheets with bill of ladings/check in checkout sheet to ensure accurate information
- Timely notifications of adjustments and/or changes to the plan
- Demonstrable knowledge of all construction processes
- Ability to communicate and work with senior management to achieve the necessary goals set for specific projects
- Proven ability to supervise, train, and develop personnel
- Must be able to perform in a team atmosphere, need good inquiry skills
- Ability to view plans and proposals, visualize the job and see the opportunities
- Proven performer with bottom-line responsibility
- Manage projects involving incentives/disincentives
- Bachelor’s degree Construction Management or related field of study. 5-10 years of direct industry experience preferred.
- Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, with internal and external customers
- Demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Strategic thinker
- Effective Communication Skills – The ability to communicate, verbally as well as in writing, is very important to successful fleet management. Construction managers spend most of their days either on the phone or communicating by e-mail. The “putting out fires” aspect of Construction management is well documented, and “fires” can be extinguished more quickly when the manager is adept at communicating.
- Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Critical Thinking – The ability to ask the right questions, separate facts from assumptions, and determine what is relevant and what is not in the decision-making process are all key elements of critical thinking and are key elements to successful construction management.
- Negotiating Skills – Fleet managers, in dealing with multiple suppliers will need to be skilled negotiators.
- Comfortable Interacting at Multiple Levels – From drivers on up to the CEO, construction managers interact with other employees at all levels of the company and must be comfortable communicating with all of them.
- Ability to Supervise and Oversee the Work of Others – For a construction products department with multiple staff where in-house assembly, manufacturing and repairs take place construction manager must ultimately be able to manage others
General Skill Requirements:
- Speaking – Talking to others to convey information effectively
- Mathematics – Using mathematics in estimating and problem solving
- Time Management – Managing one’s own time and that of the shop crews
- Personnel Management – Manage work load of crews to achieve work efficiency
- Service Orientation – Actively looking for ways to help people and other employees
- Persuasion – Persuading others to change their minds or behavior
- Social Perceptiveness – Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do
- Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
- Monitoring – Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
- Negotiation – Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences
- Originality – The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem
- Be able to administer disciplinary action as needed to maintain a cohesive and efficient work environment
- Site-Safe offers paid holidays, vacation/sick time, and benefits such as health insurance, dental/vision insurance, life insurance, disability policies, supplemental policies as well as a company matched retirement plan