Company: Wood
Skills: Construction Manager
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Construction Manager with experience in Life Sciences. The successful candidate will be based in Raleigh, NC with the ability to travel to client sites as required.

Authorization to work lawfully in the US without sponsorship from Wood is required

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT assures the quality and integrity of each project, bringing projects in on schedule and within budget. Using in-house construction management procedures and experience, provide continuity and consistency of construction management with quality assurance and reliable control.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:
  • Oversees total construction field effort to ensure project is constructed in accordance with design, specifications, budgets, and schedules. Generally responsible for projects or subset of project with value up to $50M
  • Responsible for construction and contractor related deliverables
  • Supervises all areas on small projects and / or a subset / discipline on larger projects
  • Responsible for management and execution of multiple field disciplines or a subset of assigned construction project(s) in accordance with the requirements of the contract between the company and the client, and in accordance with the company's operating policies and principles
  • Responsible for execution of the work in accordance with the quality standards and requirements specified for the project
  • Manages and controls project cost and schedule of assigned disciplines / subset of on-site construction
  • Management of installation, commissioning and completion activities of materials and equipment.
  • Coordinates field personnel work schedules to maximize utilization and ensure work is delivered on schedule
  • Ability to monitor work progress and report against the plan
  • Ensure safety, quality and environmental responsibilities and accountabilities have been defined and communicated to workers engaged within their area(s) of control
  • Ensure all workers within their area(s) of control receive appropriate training to perform their work in a safe, legal, and competent manner including any Health and Safety and site-specific inductions
  • Initiate safety, quality, and environmental processes within their area(s) of control, including toolbox meetings, inspections, and the identification, assessment, and control of risks in accordance with Wood and client requirements
  • Manages and controls project cost and schedule of assigned discipline / subset of on-site construction. Utilize Commercial processes to capture variations effectively
  • Coordinate supply and delivery of equipment, subcontractors, consumables, accommodation, and other project-specific requirements, in accordance with client/contract document specifications and in accordance with Wood Policies & Procedures
  • Understand and manage the industrial relations environment impacting the site and report any issues as required
  • Works with engineering in the design phases to influence the design for optimum constructability

Project Specific Responsibilities:
  • Plan and supervise Sub-Contractors activities by developing /reviewing/monitoring - method of construction, manpower levels, material quantities, equipment needs, temporary power sources, work schedule and productivity
  • Coordinate assigned work scope with different Project Contractors
  • Maintain liaison with engineering, estimating, and planning to ensure work complies with drawings, specifications, and schedule
  • Assist in resolving construction problem (lack of productivity, work interfaces, etc.)
  • Monitor and enforce craft compliance with project safety program requirements
  • Maintain liaison with other departments (i.e., Material Control, Purchasing, Quality Control, Engineering) to ensure all required materials, equipment, inspections, support craft activities follow the project schedule

Working Relationships:
  • Internal: contractors / subcontractors, construction management, field personnel, HSEQ, project controls, project management
  • External: may interact with client on a tactical level

Skills / Qualifications

  • Typically, minimum qualified to ISCED Level 5 (technical diploma / apprenticeship) or equivalent combination of qualifications and experience

Knowledge, skills, and experience:
  • Appropriate level of field construction experience, typically gained through a minimum of 15 years of post-qualification experience in a relevant industry

Personal attributes:
  • Well organized, observant, good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Display both good judgment and leadership qualities
  • Ability to work with timelines/targets
  • Ability to be assertive and drive culture change when required
  • Excellent interpersonal organizational, communication and team building skills
  • Role model for Wood's values & behaviors

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.