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Construction Manager

Duluth, Minnesota

Do you prefer working from a construction site instead of a cubicle? Do you enjoy watching stuff get built? Do you enjoy new and interesting challenges every day? If you answered ‘yes’ to all three of these questions, then consider joining our Rail team in Duluth, MN as a Construction Manager!

As a member of our team, you will oversee the construction operations of our projects to ensure day-to-day activities are consistent with the plans and specifications. You will collaborate with contractors and railroad or rail agency representatives to review and provide input on construction issues and inspect activities in accordance with quality standards and code requirements to ensure projects come in on time and under budget with minimal change orders. This position will serve as a construction management resource for various railroad projects from the Midwest to the West Coast.

While on-site, you will serve as an advisor throughout the construction process by attending pre-construction and progress meetings, providing on-site routine technical and safety representation, preparing and presenting status reports, negotiating change orders, identifying issues and providing assistance in resolving construction and design related challenges. You will also be responsible for determining desired/required material specifications and coordinating material testing, conducting surveys, measuring quantities for payment, logging and photographing observation and construction activities, and assisting or providing guidance to construction inspectors. While in the office, you will assist with the development of proposals, estimate project budgets and schedules, and conduct constructability reviews of project plans.

Note: To be considered for this opportunity and to perform the assigned responsibilities, candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States and must be able to complete and pass any background, security, and drug test requests required by TKDA, clients, and state and/or federal agencies.

Required Qualifications.

  • Combination of education and work experience that totals a minimum of ten years of experience:
    • Bachelor degree (+four years) in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, or related field and a minimum of six years of progressive transportation or municipal construction management experience;
    • Associates degree (+two years) in Construction Management, Engineering Technology, or related field and eight years of progressive transportation or municipal construction management experience;
    • High School Diploma / GED and ten years of progressive heavy civil construction management experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately interpret and verify engineering specifications and construction documentation in accordance with construction operation activities and requirements.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and effective verbal and written communication skills; Ability to participate in and lead discussions during plan reviews, progress meetings, project team meetings, and site observations.
  • Basic working knowledge of AutoCAD.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to travel up to 75% to perform site inspections/observations; Overnight travel will be required.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License with a clean driving record.
  • Ability to work outdoors year-round, carry up to 50 pounds across rough terrain, and stand for extended periods to perform observation and inspection responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications.

  • Engineer in Training (EIT) Certification or Registered Professional Engineer.
  • Previous experience working on projects for freight railroads or commuter rail agencies.
  • Previous experience conducting topographic surveys.
  • Previous training or experience with MicroStation or AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • Valid Construction Site Management, Erosion & Sediment Control, or Concrete Inspection certifications.
  • Previous experience preparing erosion control and grading plans and stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPPs).

If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a challenging and highly collaborative environment where your talents and ideas will be valued, then apply on-line today to join our team!


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