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Construction Manager

901 Legacy Center Way, Midvale, UT 84047, USA Req #392
Friday, February 14, 2020
With more than 70 years’ experience in hundreds of locations across North America and internationally, Savage is a trusted partner for safely moving and managing mission-critical materials with worry-free consistency while creating value for our Customers. Savage specializes in rail, truck and marine transportation, logistics, materials handling and other industrial and environmental services. We Hire Right, Train Right and Treat Right, and strive to provide our Team Members with opportunities to do things they never dreamed possible.

Savage is currently hiring for an experienced Construction Manager to join our Engineering team.

In this role, you will oversee and manage day-to-day construction onsite at project locations, supporting the needs of the project, project managers, while also ensuring safety, quality craftsmanship, budget adherence and on-time completions.  You will also be responsible for supervising and directing Contractors at work site(s) as well as reading/interpreting blueprints, order materials, oversee all construction and demolition, and also perform administrative tasks.


  What you'll be doing:

  • Manage sub-contractors on a day-to-day level
  • Manage 3-week look ahead schedules from contractors
  • Manage the general job site responsibilities
  • Work closely with the project manager and other support services to achieve objectives
  • Use experience and pro-active attitude to anticipate and resolve potential issues
  • Ensure proper safety and regulatory procedures are implemented and followed
  • Represent Savage in all interactions (customer, contractor, community, etc.)
  • Help ensure a quality, timely, and on budget deliverable of construction project
  • Track, plan, and manage a budget, schedule, and workforce

  • Direct Contractors at work site(s)

  • Assign and delegate work in accordance with project needs

  • Perform inspections at work site ensuring applicable code and regulation compliance

  • Assist in estimating budgets for jobs

  • Order materials as directed

  • Read and interpret plans, blueprints and specifications

  • Improve production efficiency

  • Work with engineers, architects, and customers

  • Assist in Selecting Contractors and Manage contractors

  • Assess additional labor needs

  • Oversee progress of individual projects

  • Deliver reports including (daily and weekly summaries, JSH, Site training) 

  • Review contractor schedules, conduct technical studies, and research as necessary  

  • Review and design changes, coordinate with Project Manager

  • Perform constructability assessments and other spot engineering studies



  • Experience and familiarity with materials handling is a strong plus

  • Experience with industrial applications and industrial trades (piping, steel, concrete, etc)

  • Desire to be loyal to a company and a contributing member of a team (Odd statement)

  • Committed to see that the job gets done correctly and by the correct means

    • Enthusiasm and optimism in a construction environment – must exhibit a “positive attitude”

    • Ability to organize and prioritize in a complex and competing priorities

    • Excellent communication skills

    • Calmness under Pressure, diffuse situations

    • Problem solving skills

  • Must be Drug Free, pass 10 panel testing and able to pass a criminal background test and general physical
  • Ability to obtain TWIC, BOP(s) as required
  • A solid and stable work history
  • Participate in company safety program and to contribute to Savage’s culture of Safety
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English
  • Construction Management or equivalent work experience required

  • Minimum of 5 years application work experience (industrial/plant applications, projects >$500k)

  • Familiarity with processes and operational practices of heavy industries such as rail, transportation, power, mining, refineries, mineral processing, marine, etc.

  • Previous business travel experience preferred

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and project management software (Microsoft Project, Primavera, Oracle, etc.)

Physical/Travel Requirements:

  • Must be on-site full time during project execution
  • Requires walking, climbing stairs/ladders, and other similar activities at construction site
  • Depending on home base, travel can be over 90%
Savage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug free workplace.

Having trouble with our application?  Please call 800-233-0883 for assistance.

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Other details

  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 90
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • 901 Legacy Center Way, Midvale, UT 84047, USA