Construction Manager – Project Management in Albany

Full-time @WSP Global in Engineering
  • Albany, New York View on Map
  • Apply Before : August 18, 2022

Job Description

Join management and consultancy services provider WSP Global as Construction Manager – Project Management in Albany New York. At the WSP you will perform tasks as listed below, Apply WSP Global career in Albany.


Position : Construction Manager – Project Management

Work location : Albany, New York

Who We Are
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all backgrounds. That’s why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
This Opportunity
WSP is currently initiating a search for a Construction Manager for our Albany, New York office. The following locations will also be considered: Valhalla, NY; and New York City, NY. Be involved in projects with our Energy Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. 
Your Impact
General Description: Represents owner in activities of project personnel and contractors to execute construction projects. Manages all on-site activities and ensures that all client, company, and contract requirements are properly executed. Role includes managing a small team of inspectors and safety professionals over a geographical region.

Manages the on-site safety program and makes sure client and company safety practices are followed and all work is performed in accordance with Site Specific Safety Manual and OSHA standards.
Evaluates plans, starting and completion times, and staffing requirements for each phase of construction projects.
Organizes and coordinates all aspects of the construction phase of a project including schedules, cost tracking & control, document control, project reporting, quality control, change order tracking, resource assignments, and safety plans.
Prepares and submits schedule updates and cost forecasts in accordance with weekly schedule updates from contractors by monitoring complex construction schedules and ensure compliance to schedule of all subcontractors by performing weekly coordination meetings and three-week look ahead updates to insure timely completion of the work.
Participates in preparation of equipment and contractor bid packages and bid evaluations.
Coordinates the procurement of tools, equipment, and materials to be delivered at specified times to conform to work schedules.
Directs personnel and subcontractors engaged in planning and executing work procedures, interpreting specifications, and coordinating various phases of construction to prevent delays.
Clear understanding of work rules established by collective bargaining crafts (unions). 
Takes a lead role in resolving construction problems, procedures, and methods through coordination with engineering personnel, inspectors, contractors, and suppliers.
Responsible for managing client and subcontract change order requests as Owner’s representative.  
Inspects work in progress to ensure that workmanship conforms to specifications, quality, and the adherence to construction schedules.
Prepares or reviews reports on progress, materials used and costs, and adjusts work schedules as indicated by reports.
Conducts oversight of construction activities within federal, state, local environmental rules and regulations.
Assists in coordination of construction activities between different contractors
Effectively communicate with the project team, client, and contractors.
Participates in project design activities by performing necessary constructability reviews of design.
Participates in project cost estimating.
Establish, maintain, monitor and close-out all necessary documentation on project (Owner, Engineer and Contract), including but not limited to:

a. Drawing/specification updates, 
b. Request for Information (RFIs),
c. Engineering/supplier submittals, 
d. Daily field reports, 
e. Meeting minutes, 
f. Change order requests, 
g. Testing instructions

Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.


Who You Are
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Construction Management or 10+ years of progressive experience in electric utility industry experience in lieu of degree. 
Essential professional licensure/certification(s).
Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Project or Equivalent.
Valid state driver’s license. Must successfully complete and pass WSP’s Motor Vehicle screening.
Must be willing to travel to construction sites on a day-to-day basis, attend meetings.
Well-defined knowledge of construction inspection principles, field inspection practices, process, methods, and techniques.
Well-defined knowledge of relevant construction codes, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.
Analytical mindset with an ability to exercise sound judgement in evaluating situations and making decisions.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to a technical and non-technical audience.
Proficient self-leadership with attention to detail, accuracy, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.
Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, follow instruction, and comply with company policies.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as part of a team to meet business objectives.
Proficient with technical writing, office automation, software, technology, math principles, spreadsheets, and tools.
Competent critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to apply technical knowledge to reach conclusions from inspection and testing results, and data collation arriving at the most effective, economical, and logical solution.
Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.
The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States or be able to obtain work authorized status in the United States prior to the start of employment. This role is eligible for employment visa sponsorship for eligible and qualified candidates.

Preferred Qualifications

Journeyman Lineman or equivalent training though Labor Union or Utility training certification program.
Certified Utility Safety Professional
Certified First Aid / CPR
Underground Transmission, Submarine Cable installation, and other relevant HV electrical and construction experience
Experience working in Railroad ROW 

Additional Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

Travel Required: 100%
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
All locations: US-NY-Albany, US-NY-New York, US-NY-Valhalla

About WSP
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


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