Construction Operation Lead

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Laurel , MD 20708

Posted 3 weeks ago

Do you thrive in a collaborative team environment? Are you seeking an opportunity to positively impact the work environment and facility of one of the largest employers in Howard County? Are you skilled in construction project management?

If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL

We are looking for a results-driven, relationship-building construction professional to manage the coordination of the completion of a variety of construction/renovation efforts after the project assignment.

As a Construction Operations Lead ...

You will own the development of work schedules, priorities, deadlines, and sequences of operations.

You will work with staff in the trades, services, and production work areas (e.g., machinists, mechanics, plumbers, carpenters, maintenance workers, electricians, technicians) and provide assistance to these craft employees in resolving problems and conflicts.

You will review work procedures for efficiency and revise as necessary; suggest new operating methods; as well as assist in developing applications for new techniques and procedures.

You will facilitate the discovery and correction of contract document errors and omissions and problem solving, which includes reviewing proposed plans to determine if that estimate job cost is in line with the budget, evaluate procedures for meeting project goals, evaluate and approve staffing requirements and secure available resources to construct various element of each project.

You will participates in daily, mid-range and long-range planning activities for the Group, to include reviewing incoming jobs, discuss requirements and specifications with supervisors and facility or service partners.

You will be the liaison between project management, field engineering, estimating, and subcontractors to ensure construction aligns with plans and specifications and APL quality standards; keeping senior management informed of potential problems, work interference, or schedule difficulties while maintaining liaison with owner, architect, and design engineers as needed to ensure compliance to design intent and owner happiness.

You will use personal protective equipment, perform work outside during inclement weather conditions, have the ability to lift/carry 50 pounds, may be required to work at heights and/or in confined space environments, and operate APL vehicles.

You will, as a newly-hired staff, receive regularly-scheduled certification safety training as required by EPA and OSHA/MOSH in the use of MSDS, respirators, scaffolding, ladders, fall protection gear, lockout/tagout, forklifts, aerial platforms, and confined space; undergo a periodic occupational physical.

You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...

Possess a Bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture, or project or construction management and 6 years of progressive experience in construction and have an understanding of applicable Building codes. Work experience may be substituted for education requirement.

Possess the ability to read blueprints, sketches, O&M Manuals, schedules, spreadsheets, and diagrams; and work well independently and in teams.

Are an effective communicator as well as being able to discern, respond to and assess emergency situations and initiate appropriate responses.

Are able to apply knowledge of rules, regulations, and guidelines of applicable codes at the appropriate level of project management planning and discussions.

Possess a working knowledge of personal computers and basic applications; showing strength in the use of Microsoft Office applications and experience using a Computerized Maintenance Management System.

You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...

Have experience using MAXIMO, APL's CMMS, or project scheduling software.

Have experience performing construction cost and resource tracking.

Have experience in emergency response, hazardous materials handling, and applicable OSHA/EPA regulations.

Why work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. With a wide selection of challenging, impactful work and a robust

education assistance program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. Our employees enjoy generous benefits and healthy work/life balance.

APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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