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Construction Manager

Construction and Facilities

Construction Manager


Orlando, Florida, United States


Job Description:

Leidos is looking to fill the Construction Manager (CM) position, who will be managing construction projects throughout the United States Antarctic Program. Projects range from civil work, utilities construction, facility construction, renovation, repairs, and science construction support. Construction efforts will be a mix of self-performed and subcontracted work. The position is based in Centennial CO but we are strongly considering remote work. This position requires periodic and perhaps multiple deployments to Antarctica in a single year. It is anticipated that the CM will deploy each season. Deployment timeframes may vary, but total deployment time is generally expected to be 4 to 6 months per year.

Leidos Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) is the prime contractor to the National Science Foundation (NSF) in support of the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). Leidos supports the NSF’s Office of Polar Program’s Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics by aligning with their Mission and Vision Statements:

  • Vision: Expanding our scientific reach in Antarctica through increased operational and logistical effectiveness.

  • Mission: To provide the operational and logistical platform necessary for the U.S. to conduct world-class science in Antarctica and maintain its active and influential presence on the continent.

While in the states, the CM will collaborate in the development and review of upcoming construction efforts. This includes the development of new and review of existing resource loaded schedules; development of material takeoffs for self-performed work. The CM will work with the engineering staff, planning and controls, and project managers to ensure that designs are complete, materials are procured, and resources are identified and hired as required to meet project requirements. CM will also work with Engineering and other Stakeholders on constructability reviews and in developing innovative approaches to building design/construction for Antarctica. The CM in conjunction with the project manager will work with Safety to ensure project safety plans are thought out, and meet OSHA and other applicable safety standards and requirements. Additionally the CM will work with Quality Assurance to ensure the appropriate quality standards are met for all construction projects.

While in Antarctica, the CM will oversee construction superintendents, trade supervisors, and tradespersons and is responsible for managing resources tied to construction activities and change control activities if needed. CM will also oversee execution of subcontracted construction activities to ensure delivery of those scopes of work in compliance with specifications, schedules, quality and other project requirements.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Directly responsible for the execution of project construction.

  • Manages construction activities following project plans, specifications, and project schedules.

  • Keeps relevant project managers and others informed of project status, issues, and incidents for the project.

  • Plan and coordinate for availability of equipment, tools and materials required to execute self-perform scopes of work.

  • Performs planning and estimating as required to support construction estimates, schedules, and procurements. This may include schedule development, design reviews, constructability reviews, development of material take-offs and “bills of materials” based on engineering design drawings and project specifications, and development of cost and labor estimates.

  • Responsible for change control during the construction phase of projects and for managing budgets tied to construction activities.

  • Identifies required design and specification changes prior to construction, and utilizes the request for information process, documented changes through engineering review.

  • Participates in project meetings/teleconferences to monitor progress, implement procedures, ensure compliance with specifications and standards, and ensure safety procedures are being followed.

  • Reports project progress in relation to project schedules, and updates schedules at required intervals.

  • Interacts with National Science Foundation, military and other agency officials in a professional and tactful manner, on an as needed basis.

  • Communicates professionally, both orally and in writing, with subordinates as needed to relay information they need in order to be successful in their jobs. This includes, but is not limited to, staff meetings, performance appraisals, job requirements, projects, quality standard procedures, and safety practices.

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining a safe workplace program and ensuring that safety is the highest priority on the job site.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A bachelors degree with at least 8-12 years of relevant experience is required. Equivalent work experience is considered in lieu of a degree.

  • 5+ years of construction supervision experience.

  • Experience supervising trades employees, project scheduling, and project cost estimating is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience executing construction projects in remote and logistically challenging locations.

  • Experience working in a matrixed organization of Project Managers, Construction Managers, Engineers, Estimators, Project Controls, and Drafters.

  • Experience managing field crews and coordinating multiple subcontractors simultaneously.

  • Experience managing field changes, quality control inspections, final punch lists, progress reporting, and other activities supporting final completion.

  • Experience developing and reviewing project schedules for completeness and accuracy. Primavera and Microsoft Project experience preferred.

Deployment to Antarctica is required in this position. When required to deploy, the individual in the position must successfully complete the physical and dental examinations, as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action. Complies with applicable safety, environment, health, and waste management policies and procedure.

US citizenship or permanent residence is required.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust security clearance.

Pay Range:Pay Range $81,900.00 - $126,000.00 - $170,100.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.