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Construction Manager

Company: Sherman Associates
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description
Be a part of something great and find yourself At Home, At Sherman! Our commitment to people and our vision for the future, combined with our history of success spanning decades, makes Sherman Associates who we are. We have become an industry leader by fulfilling our mission of Building Communities, Enriching Neighborhoods, and Empowering People.

This position is responsible for representing the company in the construction management of projects within the portfolio. Responsible for the successful delivery and completion of new builds, tenant improvements, capital improvement projects, and maintenance/repair projects. Responsible for all project phases starting with preliminary design through project close out. Must be results oriented, focused on details, have strong communication and organizational skills, and thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.


1. Customer Focus:Ensures internal and external customer service is a top priority. Understands the needs of customers and balances that with the needs of the business. Is adept at managing multiple relationships at various levels within the organization (up, down, and across) and builds strong professional relationships outside the organization. Makes timely decisions based on available information to ensure customer needs are met.

2. Budget Proposals: Assists with preliminary budget estimates and outlines specifications for renovations and new construction. Evaluates cost saving options for proposals by providing experience-based value engineering. Develops and maintains historical cost and estimating databases. Work with historical cost data and preliminary plans to estimate construction costs. Ensures project costs Coordinate with development team to determine project feasibility.

3. Contract Coordination: Coordinates the bid process for renovations and new construction. Assists with preparation of bid documents, attends pre & post-bid meetings, and reviews bids for completeness. Monitors project costs throughout construction, maintaining compliance with contract documents. Evaluates and implements cost saving opportunities and delivers projects within established budget parameters.

4. Cost Control: Responsible for management of construction related expenses. Follows procurement guidelines and applies good business judgment to ensure projects meets expectations. Communicates any projected out of guideline expenses to Sr. VP of Construction and other appropriate managers to ensure cost effectiveness of project.

5. Scheduling & Coordination: Accountable for establishing overall project schedules and acts as primary on-site project leader to ensure completion of projects are both cost effective and within budget guidelines. Reviews and maintains project status by directing the general contractors and serving as the main contact for resolving scheduling and contract document conflicts.

6. Compliance: Responsible for ensuring that designated construction partners meet federal, state, municipal and brand standards for all renovations and new construction. Addresses any deficiencies in a prompt manner and keeps necessary parties apprised of situation. Where applicable, also ensures all projects are compliant with workforce participation goals.

7. Contractor Relations: Develops and maintains strong and professional relationships with the general and subcontractor market. Is respectful yet courageous in resolving any concerns or disputes, and manages risk and liability for company.

8. Accountability/Drive for Results: Accepts responsibility for achieving desired results, owns any problems, and is responsible for effective self/workload management. Solves problems both inside and outside the organization. Produces the required quality and quantity of work required for the position, and can be counted on to achieve goals. Regularly challenges self and others to achieve desired results.

9. Communication: Responsible for maintaining effective ongoing communication with supervisor and with internal customers at all levels within and outside the organization. Keeps appropriate individuals apprised of issues as they occur and if necessary, seeks guidance regarding resolution. Maintains field observation logs to serve as a record of project timelines and costs.

Experience and Skills
Education: Bachelor's degree in construction management, engineering, or related field or equivalent experience in real estate construction management required.

Experience/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 10 years of experience in real estate management specializing in construction coordination services required. Prefer prior construction services experience at companies similar to Sherman Associates with projects of similar size, stature, and reputation for outstanding service. Must have proven level of detail orientation, organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects. Must have the ability to communicate professionally and diplomatically with all levels of trades people, business professionals, consultants and government officials. Ability and willingness to travel on a sporadic basis is required. Must be computer literate and proficient in spreadsheet and scheduling applications. Must have a good understanding of federal, state, municipal guidelines and brand standards as well as building, health department, and energy codes. Familiar with AIA documents and project management software.

Physical/Working Conditions: Work is performed primarily on the construction job site with some work performed in an office setting, and may involve long periods of sitting. Ability to lift, push and pull up to 50 pounds and utilize a computer on a regular basis throughout shift. Ability to travel regularly to construction sites for meetings, etc. Work may occasionally be performed in indoor and outdoor settings and may be exposed to cold, wet, hot or humid conditions.

Job Benefits
Sherman Associates strives to lead the market in the benefits we offer. In addition to medical, dental, vision and supplemental benefits, what sets us apart includes

  • Fully paid short term disability
  • Fully paid life insurance
  • Fully paid employee assistance program
  • Fully vested 401k company match program
  • Paid holidays and robust PTO program
  • Best in class learning and development opportunities
  • Starbucks and Hotel discounts
  • Charitable giving strategy with corporate match

Keywords: Sherman Associates, Minneapolis , Construction Manager, Executive , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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