Construction Manager

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Job requirements include the ability to support and coordinate the day to day activities and perform basic construction inspection, construction administration, construction quality control management and construction project controls duties with limited supervision by senior level staff. Perform tasks in conjunction with the Project Manager critical to the execution of each project to ensure that facilities are constructed on time and within budget. Execute construction project management practices in compliance with Jacobsen|Daniels and Clients’ goals and procedures.

The following competencies are required for this position:

Communication Excellent communication and presentation skills are required.

Team Work Must have the ability to work in concert with integrated design and/or construction teams in a multidisciplinary environment. Must also have the ability to communicate across disciplines and functional areas within the company.

Problem Solving Must possesses a basic knowledge of reading and interpreting construction documents (construction contract documents, construction plans and specifications). Must be able to understand and interpret construction and master schedules. Must also have an aptitude for construction estimating (conceptual and detailed estimating tasks).

Self Management Must have the self-knowledge, character and ability to function with minimal supervision.

Planning and Organizing Must possess administrative organizational skills to plan and organize tasks required to complete all phases of construction projects.

Technology Must be thoroughly familiar with I/T products utilized to administer terms of the contract through project controls (e.g. MS Project, Sharepoint, Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, etc.)

Learning Must be a self-learner with philosophy of life-long learning toward a personal goal of continuous improvement.

Initiative and Enterprise A high degree of business acumen and entrepreneurial drive is desirable in order to achieve business results and achieve client expectations.

Qualification Requirements – The successful candidate must possess the ability to read and interpret construction documents as required to perform basic construction inspection, construction contract administration and construction project management duties. A background in aviation planning, airfield and terminal planning/engineering design is desirable.

Controls Over the Position – The successful candidate reports to the Director of Construction Services.

All Employees of Jacobsen|Daniels are responsible and accountable for:

• Compliance with workplace policies and procedures for risk identification, risk assessment and risk control

• Active participation in activities associated with the management of workplace health and safety

• Identification and reporting of health and safety risks, accidents, incidents, injuries and property damage at the workplace

• Correct utilization of appropriate personal protective equipment

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the role.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering, or other related field preferred
  • 2-4+ years of experience
  • Construction Management in airport related field preferred
  • Prior project management, design, and/or construction experience would make this person more knowledgeable for the desired position.

Jacobsen|Daniels is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and we seek to create an inclusive work place that embraces diverse backgrounds, life experiences and perspectives.

Hiring Locations: Detroit, MI 

Jacobsen|Daniels offers a competitive benefits package to include: 401k, vacation, profit sharing, health and dental coverage for you and your family. **

Location: Detroit, MI
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