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Senior Construction Manager - New Farms

Company: AeroFarms
Location: Danville
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Senior Construction Manager -AeroFarms is seeking a Senior Construction Manager to help executing our new farm development projects in Danville VA & St Luis, MO. You can be based in or close to a number of key project locations. -The world needs our help. By 2050, there will be 9 billion people on the planet with less arable land than ever before. We need a solution to cultivate more using less and define the future of farming for generations to come. In 2004, AeroFarms began transforming agriculture with humans and our planet at the forefront.In 2021, with 20+ current patents, 60+ pending patents, and 200+ invention disclosures, AeroFarms agriculture technology continues to grow unprecedented sustainable products, delivering elevated flavor, taste, experience, quality, access, and unmatched nutrition to you.Here's how we're growing the best plants possible for the betterment of humanity:

  • Researching and understanding plants to be better, more intuitive farmers
  • Elevating local communities by increasing access to nutritious, high-quality, consistent, and safe products in a way that's better for you and the planet
  • Protecting and sustaining our environment for future generations
  • Pioneering consistent, and scalable indoor vertical farming food safety & traceability practices, and manufacturing standards
  • Investing in our AeroFarms humans and fostering our diverse company culture of inclusion, equity, excellence, teachability and curiosity]As AeroFarms approaches our next phase of explosive growth, we seek out creative, motivated humans who will join us in disrupting industry standards and lead the way in vertical farming, artificial intelligence, and plant biology breakthroughs to solve, and tackle global issues.If a team of 200+ intellectually curious and caring humans, expansive global operations, and our change-the-world mission resonates with you, apply today:Job DescriptionThe Senior Construction Manager at AeroFarms is responsible for implementing the preconstruction, construction, commissioning and project closeout phases of a development project with an emphasis on establishing and maintaining project controls and completing projects in a timely and cost effective manner. - A significant percentage of their work time is performed in person on site where the construction is taking place.The Senior Construction Manager must have demonstrated leadership skills in negotiating, coordinating and directing work of contractors and subcontractors, and in developing strong working relationships with general contractor personnel, subcontractors, inspectors, and other related parties. - Must have the ability to work through constructability issues that come up during the construction process while maintaining budgeted costs.The Senior Construction Manager will report to the Senior Director of Engineering & Construction and work closely with the Head of Farm Execution to align deliverables. - The Senior Construction Manager acts as a Core Team Member and is accountable for construction oversight to the Farm Execution Core Team for each new Farm being built.The Senior Construction Manager will be responsible for maintaining relationships in the construction community to provide market intelligence as well as ensure consideration for future business development opportunities. Other requirements include, but are not limited to, the ability to organize and manage multiple projects concurrently and effectively, to manage cost control systems, review and analyze plans, facilitate the bidding/negotiations/buyout process with a general contractor, review all forms (bidding, construction, or other) of requests for information (RFI's), examine and negotiate change orders, and review and comment on submittals.The Senior Construction Manager should be generally versed in jurisdictional and architectural design requirements, applicable codes, as well as all associated development/construction due diligence reporting including, but not limited to, environmental, boundary/ALTA survey, and geotechnical reporting.The successful candidate must be highly skilled in budgeting and scheduling with strong verbal and writing skills. Having experience in food processing or data-center projects, especially in preconstruction and project closeout, is a plus. - The Senior Construction Manager will typically work on multiple projects simultaneously and must be able to work in a fast-paced, multi-task environment, balancing competing priorities and multiple project assignments.Duties & Responsibilities
    • Facilitate the development of cost estimates that include conceptual estimates prior to design as well as detailed time and materials estimates from design documents.
    • Facilitate the development of pre-bid CPM schedules from design documents. 2
    • Analyze monthly construction contractor CPM schedule updates; develop progress payments based on schedule updates; assist with recovery schedules.
    • Maintain company database relative to market conditions labor rates affecting job costs as well as projections required for deal pursuit.
    • -Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
    • Independently write reports and correspondence for a wide range of stakeholders: from contractors to executive level.
    • Develop complex spreadsheets and charts in Microsoft Excel and reports in Microsoft Word.
    • Client/business development experience.
    • Occasionally, develop and make presentations to groups to include clients and public meetings.Qualifications
      • Bachelor's degree in a field related to construction (i.e., engineering, architecture, construction), or equivalent industry experience.
      • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in construction with emphasis in complex, fast- track, or phased project delivery.
      • High degree of demonstrated organizational skills and problem-solving ability, specifically the ability to access resources inside and outside of the company.
      • Respect for details and the ability to execute at a high level with significant independence.
      • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks to achieve both corporate and project goals.
      • Articulate communication skills - verbal, pictorial, numerical - as relevant to the development process.
      • Strategic thinking, demonstrated by ability to develop strategies to achieve organizational goals; understanding of organization's strengths & weaknesses; accurate and thorough analyses of costs and market conditions; identification of external issues and opportunities; and adaptation of strategy to changing conditions.
      • Business acumen, demonstrated by understanding of busines simplications of decisions; orientation to profitability; knowledge of market and competition; and alignment of work with strategic goals.
      • Superior negotiating skills and a personable negotiator.
      • Leadership skills, demonstrated by confidence in self and others; ability to inspire and motivate others to perform well; and ability to effectively influence actions and opinions of others.
      • Problem solving expertise, demonstrated by identifying and resolving problems in a timely manner; working with others to solve complex issues.
      • Interpersonal skills, demonstrated by considering and responding appropriately to the needs and capabilities of different people in different situations; tactfulness; treating others with respect; and relating effectively to others when encountering difficult situations.
      • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint; scheduling software such as MS Project, Primavera, or other.
      • LEED accreditation a plus.Cultural Norms In addition to the above criteria, expects all employees to contribute to a culture of excellence, exemplified by the following.
        • Prepare and manage detailed project budgets and schedules.
        • Manage cashflows per plan.
        • Identify risks early and present well thought out corrective action plans.
        • Consistently meet deadlines, which may require additional hours beyond a standard work day.
        • Able to be on site working from construction location for majority part of the work week each week.
        • -Focus on improving the product to improve the bottom line.
        • Communicate clearly and frequently with colleagues on relevant information and how colleagues fit into your project schedules.
        • Understand how daily work impacts key corporate performance indicators and profitability, prioritizing work accordingly.
        • Manage resources efficiently.
        • Identify necessary additional resources to achieve goals(including outsourcing).
        • Request guidance and support from team members when needed and offer guidance/support when needed.
        • Track information needed to manage projects and use this information as basis for corporate and investment reporting.
        • Constantly work to develop additional business opportunities
        • Working collaboratively as a Core Team Member under a Matrix Organization that relies on functional leaders acting within these empowered teams to deliver on Company Strategy and Performance expectations.Personal Attributes
          • Collaboration - -we know we cannot fix the worlds problems as an individual, we have to work together as a team to make that happen. Teamwork is how we get there! -
          • Communication -- we are a small company (in relative terms - 200 employees), we work well together because we communicate well with each other. -You must demonstrate why our mission is important to you: everyone who works at AeroFarms has a strong link to the mission: we want to hear why it means something to you!
          • Agility -- What we do has never been done before: we are an innovation company, there is no right or wrong way to do things, we constantly develop how we operate, we can always elevate what we are doing and never claim to have it right. -
          • Accountability -- we don't micromanage, we hire individuals who know what they need to do and can do so with minimal direction and take ownership of their projects and deadlines. -
          • Respect - -We are already starting our journey scaling around the world: we want our team to represent every kind of individual out on plant earth and we need to respect different people, different ideas, different cultures etc. We can learn so much from each other, but respect is key
          • Empowerment - -we provide an environment for growth and development: we need your help to develop our business, we will help you develop in your career, and sky is the limit given our growth plans!! -*Please note that AeroFarms does not work with any external staffing/recruitment vendors. Any unsolicited resumes shared with the AeroFarms team will be considered property of AeroFarms and no recruitment fees of any kind will be paid or owed unless an existing recruitment agreement exists alongside with specific engagement for the role in question.Powered by JazzHR

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