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Woolpert, Inc. Construction Manager in Indianapolis, Indiana


Construction Manager

The Construction Manager assists in the construction of public and private Infrastructure projects. The Construction Engineering Inspection Manager works with Design Engineers, Project Managers, Practice Leader, and Market directors for civil engineering projects for the Aviation and Transportation Markets.

The Construction Manager will correspond and communicate with staff and other acquisition staff to determine, establish and implement best management practices and procedures on construction projects.


The Construction Manager responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for managing inspections for Infrastructure construction projects.

  • Ensures that the inspection is completed according to contract protocols.

  • Recommends corrective action when problems are detected.

  • Manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity.

  • Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility.

  • Provides input in developing the construction budget.

  • Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments.

This individual will be expected to provide program and project management on construction projects. They will be expected to manage a team of inspectors to provide inspection and testing for construction projects. They will also be responsible for managing the client at the construction project level to ensure the highest level of client satisfaction on a day-to-day basis.

Job Duties:

  • Manage the inspections of construction projects and materials for compliance with applicable codes, standards, and approved construction plans/specifications

  • Manage field inspections of infrastructure projects

  • Review inspector daily reports

  • Prepare field and other various reports to document inspection findings

  • Prepare monthly progress reports against schedules

  • Resolve problems by defining or re-defining specifications for clarity and definition

  • Assist in preparing/reviewing construction cost estimates

  • Review and interpret construction documents, site drawings, as-built drawings, and specifications

  • Review bid documents for clarity and coordinate with project personnel

  • Communicate with Project Manager, staff, and project personnel to exchange information and solve problems

  • Review schedule of values

  • Make recommendations to Project Manager regarding payments, change orders

  • Participate in technical personnel development

  • Assist with marketing and client development


  • BS degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related discipline is required

  • 5+ years of construction management / project management experience

Job Skills:

  • Proficient in MS Office, Word, Excel

  • Strong background in civil engineering and land development including knowing the means and methods and standard of care for construction

  • Familiarity with construction observation reporting and procedures

  • Excellent daily report writing and accurate quantity tracking ability

  • Good communication skills with clients and staff

  • Constructive criticism skills when reviewing subordinates work

  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle

  • 10 Hour OSHA Construction Certificate or ability to obtain

  • Ability to visit and safely traverse construction and project sites as well as comply with applicable safety codes and requirements

  • Experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D a plus

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)