Area Construction Manager

SPX   •  

Houston, TX

11 - 15 years

Posted 243 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Req Id 55662

Job Summary


The purpose of this position is to provide operational leadership for the Houston-area business.  This includes but is not limited to leading and supervising cross-functional staff and field superintendents in the erection/reconstruction of cooling towers, ensuring that each job is completed safely, timely, efficiently, with quality and within budget.  The incumbent ensures that the construction aspect of cooling towers is completed under experienced leadership and direction.  Further, the incumbent is responsible for customer satisfaction and completing each job according to contract and budget.  This role involves regional travel in order to effectively oversee cooling tower construction.  The successful incumbent demonstrates strong leadership skills, ensures that job sites are as safe as possible, works well with clients and fellowassociates, and stays on-time and on budget.


  • Interface with clients
  • Direct supervision all area superintendents/field managers and oversee their projects
  • Direct supervision for all constructioncoordinators and field planners
  • Indirect supervision for all Houston-area support functions (i.e. HR, Project Management, Sales etc.)
  • Responsible for development of area superintendents and key technical roles
  • Prepare labor budgets and maintain daily tracking reports to keep stakeholders informed on job costs
  • Assist in the requisition and delivery of construction materials to the jobsites
  • Staff all projects with appropriate supervisory personnel and manpower
  • Create daily reports required of the company and the client
  • Select suppliers for equipment rental and field job supplies
  • Insure proper safety equipment is available on every job
  • Assist the site superintendent in closing out each job, including final paperwork, and ensuring client approval and satisfaction
  • Manage budget to produce profit for each job in his/her area
  • Create and manage forecasts, schedules, and work plans
  • Coordinate with other Area Construction Managers to level-load work
  • Monitor progress of on each job by the company and its subcontractors
  • Coordinate and run pre-construction meetings with the client
  • Report directly to the general manager of construction
  • Responsible for all assigned locations


  • Safety record
  • % above or below budget
  • % on-time project completion
  • Construction workmanship quality


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Capability to oversee and manage multiple projects within assigned area
  • Competency in all cooling tower and reconstructionprocesses
  • Ability to manage costs and enhance margins to meet financial profit goals


  • High school diploma, or equivalent, 4-yeardegreepreferred
  • 10 + years in construction field work and/or project management in a construction-related field
  • 3-5 years in a supervisory capacity
  • Construction management experiencepreferred


  • Knowledge of Windows-based applications
  • Knowledge and application of safety standards through OSHA training and experience


The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Keyboarding/typing
  • Ability to read effectively from a computer screen and/or paper copy
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work and perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Outside or in a plant environment; may be exposed to bad weather and/or excessive heat and noise