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Construction Administrator
Job Code:2019-CONS-MI-001
Location:Detroit, Michigan
Department:1260 Construction Admin
FT/PT Status:Full-time
  
Job Responsibilities:
PRIMARY FUNCTION
 
Responsible for leading and directing the construction phase of the project, while acting as liaison between the project team, owner, contractor, consultants and all authorities having jurisdiction over the project.

TYPICAL DUTIES 
 
PRIOR TO CONSTRUCTION
  • Periodically review and monitor the preparation of Construction Documents for clarity, consistency, constructability, conformance to construction budget, and coordination.
  • Attend exterior wall review meetings and others when appropriate.
  • Assist the Project Manager in the bidding and negotiation phase.

DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Manage the construction phase of the project as defined in the contract between the owner and architect, including construction observation, construction change directives and document interpretation.
  • Represent the office as the primary contact with the owner and contractor on construction-related issues.
  • Provide construction reports on all site visits and construction meetings.
  • Manage and direct project team members on site visits, construction issues, document interpretations and project close-out.
  • Monitor shop drawing and bulletin status for timely review and processing.
  • Manage the Request for Information (RFI) process for timely review and response.
  • Review and approve pay applications, change orders and changes to the construction contract amount.
  • Manage and direct project team members on punchlist and project close-out documentation called for in the contract.
  • Establish and issue Certificate of Substantial Completion date and paperwork.
  • Internally track and monitor RFI and change orders per established office procedures.
  • Keep Principal-in-Charge, Project Manager and Team Leaders informed of construction-related issues including progress of construction.
  • Ensure field feedback is incorporated into the improvement of office procedures and standards.
  • Act as fiduciary for the owner and remain a fair interpreter of the contract documents and seek optimum method of dispute resolution when needed.
Job Qualifications:
SKILL, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor's Degree and licensure highly recommended.
  • LEED Accredited preferred.
  • Minimum ten years' of professional experience with extensive knowledge of all aspects of professional services from schematic design through project close-out, including design and technical expertise.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the coordination aspects and related requirements of all design disciplines.
  • Detailed knowledge of the construction process.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, and strong organizational skills.
  • Possess the ability to motivate and mentor staff.
  • Very detail oriented, self-motivated, enthusiastic and flexible.
  • Ability to work well with others under deadline situations.
  • Possess strong business acumen.
  • A senior level position, highly visible to clients and employees that requires maturity assertiveness, integrity and the ability to lead, influence and persuade.
  • Computer literate.
Other Job Information (if applicable):
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Capable of traveling to and from project sites for attending client, project and construction meetings.
  • Ability to access existing and new project sites for observation, investigation and evaluation purposes.
  • Ability to use office equipment for communication and documentation purposes.
  • Visual acuity to perform responsibilities.
  
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