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Construction Management Trainee - Building Division

Company: R.H. White Construction
Location: Auburn
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for the rewarding R.H. White Construction Management Training (CMT) Program!!
This exciting program will provide qualified candidates professional growth and development in all three construction management disciplines Project Management, Site Supervision and Estimating. It will offer candidates in-depth experience and hands-on training in our three-primary construction operating divisions- Building, Mechanical and Utility Construction.
Do you feel you're up to the challenge for this rigorous CMT Program? Position Summary:
We are looking for recent college graduates to be part of our Construction Management Training (CMT) Program. This unique training program encompasses a twenty-four-month long rotation in the main areas of construction management: Project Management, Site Supervision, and Estimating. At the end of this intense on-the-job program, trainees graduate and continue their careers dedicated to the role of Assistant Project Manager, Assistant Superintendent, or Assistant Estimator with an understanding of the entire life cycle of a job.
Position Overview:
As you rotate through your 8-month assignments in each of the three key functional areas of Project Management, Site Supervisor, and Estimating, you will be assigned a Mentor who will outline the specific competencies and tasks that you will be learning in order to gain the experience necessary in each of the functional areas. You will also spend time in our Safety department, as a Safety Officer, to understand our 24/7 Safety Culture.
Specific Responsibilities by Functional Area:
Project Management: Assist Project Manager is project Pre Planning Process (P3), which involves planning work schedule, updating project schedule, and arranging for assignment of project personnel.

  • Assist in the coordination of project personnel activities to insure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget.
  • May advise Project Manager of potential problems, work interference's, schedule difficulties. Assist in circumventing/resolving such problems as required.
  • Compose and/or edit letters, memos, reports, and procedures as required.
  • Oversee and/or process day-to-day administrative items (i.e., purchase orders, financial reports, submittals, PCO's, and RFI's.) per supervisor's authorization.
  • Prepare special reports, studies, timesheets, and statistical analysis per supervisor's request. Such items would usually require research, development and/or interpretation of data and be performed with little supervision or instruction.
  • Assist Project Manager in the preparation of the Forward/Backward reports.

    Site Supervision: Assist in supervising the field construction work effort to ensure work is constructed in accordance with design, budge and schedule. Includes interfacing with Customer, Project Managers, Site Supervisor, other contractors, etc.

    • Ensures the work performed complies with all requirements of the contract documents and specifications.
    • Develops and implements work schedules identifying the critical path including the expediting of scheduled critical materials and equipment for their timely delivery to site.
    • Schedule and dispatch field employees and sub-contractors for most efficient use of labor, equipment and materials.
    • Plan, coordinate and supervise on-site work and emergency job functions (scheduling, material control, personnel and may provide day-to day direction, technical advice and quality control) in order to complete the work on time, within budget, and to quality specified.
    • Maintain accurate time a d material records and complete client paperwork as required. Time sheets, work orders, billing descriptions, project report, etc.
    • Ensure all on-site personnel comply with project procedures, safety programs, requirements, work rules, etc. Document all violations, notify project management, and implement corrective action.

      Estimating: Assist in gathering, calculating and compiling data for use in bid proposal estimates for one or more discipline areas. Technical aspects and company procedures can be learned through on-the-job training.

      • Calculate various statistical data quantity take-offs, material price lists, labor costs per man-hour, equipment, etc.
      • Research historical data (purchase orders, subcontracts, productivity analysis reports, etc.) and compile summary reports to develop guidelines and precedence for future estimates.
      • Participate in developing project update, bid package estimate documents and requests for quotes (RFQ).
      • Maintain vendor files and estimating system on the computer.
      • Maintain catalog files and working documents.
      • Receive and review drawings and/or plans from design partners and architects.

        Hiring Requirement/Preferences

        • Four year business or technical degree, or relative field experience.
        • Two years of experience in construction design, finance, and management desirable. Education may be substituted for experience.
        • Good communication skills required; food interpersonal and organizational skills mandatory.
        • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office. Experience with one or all of the following: Expedition, Timberline, and SureTrak.
        • Position has continual contact with clients, management, and project staff. Must be courteous, professional, and diplomatic.
        • Superior organization skills, and possess the ability to multi-task.
        • OSHA 10 (company provided training)
        • Must be able to obtain a DOT medical card and pass pre-employment drug screen
        • Must have valid, unrestricted Drivers License

          R.H. White is a family-owned construction management and general contracting company that has been in operation since 1923. It has five primary business divisions: building construction, construction services, mechanical construction, utility construction and water utility management and operations. In addition to its Auburn, Massachusetts corporate headquarters and training center, the company also has multiple locations throughout New England.
          We are proud of our workforce's long record of loyal service which we believe is directly correlated to our family culture and focus on employee safety and training. R.H. White has received numerous awards including the Massachusetts Employer of Choice Award from the Employer's Association of New England (EANE) and the Massachusetts Family Business of the Year Award from Northeastern University's Center for Family Business. Additionally, we've received multiple STEP (Safety, Training, Evaluation Process) Awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts (ABC) and the Gould Construction Institute (GCI) over the last decade.
          A business does not grow without investing in its employees and we recognize that our team members are the foundation of our success. So, if you're looking for a dynamic and rewarding career with a diversified and growing business, consider joining R.H. White.
          R.H. White provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Keywords: R.H. White Construction, Auburn , Construction Management Trainee - Building Division, Professions , Auburn, Washington

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