Manager, Construction

Austin, TX
May 13, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

General Statement of Job

To manage multiple construction projects from project initiation through completion of project design, construction, move-in, and warranty phases. The construction manager will manage less complex projects independently, and will assist project managers in the construction phase of more complex projects.

Position Information
Location Service Center Hours Mon - Fri 8:00 - 5:00 Salary Manager 2/123 ($48,702.00 - $69,575.00) FLSA Status Exempt Reports To Vice President, Facilities & Construction Criminal Background Check Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Reviews construction documents and carefully inspects construction activities.
  • Facilitates educational department staff, students, local community members, and others in acquiring and/or maintaining educational facilities required to provide adequate, adaptive, and functional teaching environment as deemed necessary to meet short and long term needs of the district.
  • Establishes specific needs and project scope requirements; evaluates alternatives, prepares budget estimates, and obtains concurrence of initial scope of work.
  • Prepares initial project scope, budget and delivery schedule; secures project funding and procures service of design consultants or service vendors required to complete project scope of work; prepares and negotiates contracts; approves payments to vendors; ensures compliance with all applicable local ordinances, state, and federal codes and laws.
  • Presents and reviews proposed solutions with educational department representatives, design consultants, and service vendors to ensure project scope meets client's needs; reviews design progress to ensure compliance with project budget, delivery schedule, and quality requirements in accordance with college standards and applicable codes.
  • Directs and manages the overall design and construction phases to meet the established project scope, budget, and schedule; meets with stakeholders to resolve potential problems and address concerns.
  • Schedules progress coordination meetings and periodic field inspections to ensure completed work in place is acceptable and in accordance with the design intent and satisfies the client's needs and completion timeline; addresses or corrects discovered conditions to ensure continued operation, lift safety, and security of the educational environment.
  • Prepares reports to update project status to facilities and construction department, campus managers, Austin Community College District leadership and other stakeholders, including any community committees.
  • Reviews, suspends/rejects, or approves all services invoices and commodity procurements; monitors payment processing with other departments to ensure timely processing of vendor payments; verifies that services or commodities invoices are complete and satisfactory.

  • Additional Job Specific Duties

    • Must be able to travel to work sites across the District.
    • Work includes observations and meetings on active construction sites.


    Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • Architecture, mechanical and electrical engineering, and construction management.
    • Regulations regarding accessibility and hazardous materials found in buildings.
    • Laws and ordinances regulating building construction and operation.
    • Project planning and management principles.
    • Budget preparation, bid and purchasing procedures, and expense control.


    Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • Maintaining an established work schedule, with occasional nights and weekends.
    • Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
    • Preparing budgets and monitoring the disbursements of funds.
    • Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills including tact and diplomacy.
    • Effectively using organizational and planning skills.
    • Interpreting legal descriptions of leases, easements, restrictive covenants, and all similar documents affecting real property.
    • Performing all facets of projects such as the coordination, demolition, inspection, security, title clearance, soil testing, furnishings, moving, permits, etc.
    • Managing multiple projects and maintaining focus on priorities.
    • Collaborating with others to reach mutually beneficial goals and objectives.
    • Negotiating, evaluating and administering contracts.
    • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

    Technology Skills

    • Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.
    • Use facility management software.

    Required Work Experience

    • Three years related work experience.

    Preferred Work Experience

    • Eight years of experience managing or overseeing institutional or commercial construction projects.

    Required Education

    • Bachelor's degree.

    Preferred Education

    • College degree in Construction, Architecture, or Engineering in a specialty related to construction of institutional facilities.

    Special Requirements

    Licenses/Certifications; Other

    • Valid Texas Driver's License and reliable transportation for local Austin area travel.

    Physical Requirements

    • Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment.
    • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
    • Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.

    Other Preferred Qualifications

    • OSHA 10, OSHA 30, or other training in jobsite safety practices.
      Accreditation as LEED Green Associate or LEED AP from USGBC or experience in the application of sustainable construction techniques.


    • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

    ACC Benefits Overview

    Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

    ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.


    The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.


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