Construction Services Manager

Dewberry Gainesville , VA 20156

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description:

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.

Dewberry is currently seeking a Manager for Construction Services. The position will be based in Gainesville, Virginia with management and oversight of Construction Engineering and Inspection services and staff for leading and supporting on projects throughout Virginia. Position includes personnel management of a 50+ person staff, project staffing, subconsultant contracting and overall project performance for range of projects and assignments across Virginia. The Construction Services Manager will be responsible for supervising construction managers and resident engineers assigned to transportation and infrastructure projects, developing business strategy, maintaining existing owner/client relationships and developing new clients and business. Markets and submarkets currently being serviced are transportation (highways, bridges and transit facilities), private sector commercial and institutional development, water/wastewater and regulated utilities.

Candidates should have at least 15 years of experience in the fields of construction management and construction engineering and inspection. Candidates should have a BS in Engineering or Construction Management and be able to demonstrate having the skills and ability to oversee simultaneous projects with management plans and staffing requirements tailored to type of services and owner/client requirements. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of and ability to adapt to all project delivery methods and industry trends including design-bid-build, design-build, progressive design-build and construction management at risk.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and oversee the construction management and CEI practice in Virginia.

  • Oversight of construction management and CEI projects for public and private owners and clients.

  • Operational analysis, financial management, strategic planning, and quality improvement of the practice.

  • Prepare scope and fee proposals for clients and supporting internal entities within Dewberry.

  • Recruiting, hiring, retaining, mentoring and managing the full range of qualified personnel.

  • Lead the business development activities including identification of potential project leads, positioning for pursuits and teaming.

  • Support other offices and operations in Dewberry by providing construction management-related and construction inspection and observation services on planning, design and construction projects.

  • Drive growth to ensure continued success of the practice area while maintaining professionalism and strong client retention.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • B.S. in Construction, Civil Engineering or related field is required, M.S. degree is preferred.

  • 15+ years of experience in increasing levels of project and client management with proven experience in the consulting, design and construction industries.

  • PE license in Virginia with ability to secure same in Maryland and D.C. is desirable

  • A minimum of 10 years project management and technical staff supervision experience.

  • Knowledge of Design-Build and Design-Bid-Build methods of project delivery.

  • Knowledge of current state and federal environmental laws and policies related to design and construction.

  • Accomplished technical professional and proven leadership skills are required.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong leadership qualities and ability to coach and mentor subordinates and other staff.

  • Strong client retention and business development skills are required.

At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

  • Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

  • Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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