Construction Manager - Infrastructure


Bellevue, WA, US, 98006 Seattle, WA, US, 98104

Graham is a growing, dynamic and innovative construction solutions provider with history of success dating back to 1926. As an employee-owned company, you’ll be able to capitalize on our collective success by becoming an owner yourself. You’ll also be able to take advantage of professional development, learning and growth opportunities, while working on exciting, leading-edge projects.

 We are seeking top tier talent to further strengthen our capabilities. We provide a collaborative and caring culture and the necessary tools and support for you to succeed, both personally and professionally. If you’re eager to work on innovative projects, be part of a great team and become an employee-owner, Graham is the place for you.

 As a member of our Infrastructure group, you will provide insight and innovative construction solutions to ensure the successful execution of various infrastructure projects, such as: roadways, highways and interchanges; bridges and overpasses; water and wastewater treatment facilities; transmission lines; general/public transportation including airports, seaports and light rail transit lines (LRTs); and conventional and alternative power generation like wind farms and district energy facilities. You will also further hone your skills operating under various delivery methods including Design-Build, P3 (Public-Private Partnership), Construction Management and IPD (Integrated Project Delivery).




Reporting to the Operations Director / Construction Director, the Construction Manager is accountable for providing overall planning, leadership, coordination, and management for a portfolio of projects, or a section of a major project, up to Level 3 in complexity. The incumbent is an experienced builder with business unit portfolio and client focus, and is responsible for managing all aspects of several projects with annual revenues up to $100 million, ensuring timely completion and profitability for all projects and maintaining and improving long-term stakeholder relationships, while managing and mentoring project delivery team members. The incumbent may have between five and six direct reports, and can oversee a team of up to 25 while participating in project planning and start-up, project financials, project preconstruction, project execution and close-out, and HSE and Quality, and maintaining a relentless focus on meeting and exceeding customer needs and obligations. The incumbent is fully proficient with the technical, leadership, and communication skills required to successfully complete a project / multiple projects from estimate to close-out with full autonomy. As an experienced professional, the incumbent is a key operations team member whose reports and opinions influence executive and project-steering committee decisions, and is expected to take part in external events and communications, maintaining and improving Graham’s reputation and actively demonstrating and advocating company values. 


Essential Functions 



  • Work collaboratively with the preconstruction team to develop the project’s budget.  

  • Direct the subcontracting process, which includes facilitating initial scope review meetings, finalizing agreed processes, developing subcontract scopes of work, and managing the final execution process. 

  • Direct the process of determining the quantity of budget estimates / deliverables to the client.  

  • Select key personnel and subcontractors for the project.   

  • Oversee the project administration and daily operations. 

  • Monitor and control construction activities through value-added communication to on-site superintendents to ensure the project is built on schedule and within budget.  

  • Anticipate and mitigate potential risk. 

  • Maintain a timespan of control of 18 months + for the project or portfolio. 

  • Ensure that the project schedule, milestone dates, and close-out checklist are prepared and maintained during the project lifecycle. 

  • Establish and maintain relationships and communication tools as needed with suppliers and other key project personnel to verify that materials, supplies, tools, equipment, and personnel are obtained and / or delivered when necessary. 

  • Develop and communicate the performance standards and metrics against which the team will be measured. 

  • Ensure that project site and company assets are secure, and maintain a safe and respectful working environment at all times. 

  • Oversee the change-management process, including identifying change events and risk, submitting change notices, pricing and tracking change work and impacts, facilitating optional changes in project scope, and negotiating change orders with the client. 

  • Oversee, manage, and coordinate the efforts of Field Supervision and labour in the area / discipline assigned. 

  • Ensure Field Supervision is effectively planning their work and carrying out their plans.  

  • Work collaboratively with other Construction Managers to coordinate equipment and material supply issues, solve scheduling and operational issues, and ensure project goals are met.  

  • Ensure corrective actions requested by the client and quality control personnel are implemented when pertaining to own discipline. 

  • Inspect the work regularly to verify a quality product, report deficiencies, and enforce the appropriate corrective action. 

  • Participate in and lead the Plan of the Day and weekly scheduling meetings. 

  • Assist with coordinating and planning pre-activity meetings. 

  • Ensure all work activities follow commitments made in execution plans. 

  • Take responsibility for the productivity of all assigned field personnel.  

  • Ensure successful onboarding of new employees to the project in own discipline. 


Planning and Process 

  • Develop and engage the team in the completion of an organizational and responsibility matrix at the start of the project. 

  • Direct and approve the project resources required (people, tools, equipment, materials, internal and external services). 

  • Apply expertise to ensure proper project planning, scheduling, staffing, cost control, and management are in place. 

  • Oversee the review of contract documents with project participants to ensure terms are clear for deliverables, ensuring project work will be completed on time and within budget.  

  • Establish and communicate project objectives, critical milestones, budget schedule, and client satisfaction measurements within the boundaries of corporate policy, taking into consideration the broader business objectives of the company. 

  • Contribute significantly to the pre-award process by determining project scope, planning, and estimating. 

  • Generate and present concise and accurate status reports for company executives and project-steering committees, detailing status of the project and recommending actions to be taken. 

  • Ensure that the decision-making process on the project is based on an analysis of cost and risk (safety, quality, schedule). 

  • Monitor and ensure field labour execution teams are appropriately-sized and monitored against the budget. 

  • Demonstrate sufficient technical knowledge to effectively support the decision-making processes (temporary works, hoisting, shoring, forming, etc.) from a cost and risk viewpoint. 

  • Demonstrate understanding of contract and subcontract requirements. 

  • Build effective and accurate 90 day and 3-week schedules for own discipline, involving craft superintendents in the process. 

  • Understand the project schedule and manage field operations to achieve the schedule in the most cost-effective manner. 


Financial Accountabilities 

  • Recognize and leverage Graham's techniques and processes for tracking progress on large scale projects. 

  • Manage overall cost and profitability of the portfolio or project, including self-performed and subcontracted work. 

  • Adhere to the requirements of the owner's contract, including bonds, fees, notifications, schedules, reporting, and costs. 

  • Monitor and control progress, costs, and budgets throughout the project lifecycle, utilizing Graham Toolbox and whatever other tools and analyses are necessary to ensure that the work remains on plan. 

  • Make Level 3 commitments (i.e. contractual, spending, or purchasing) on the company's behalf as described in the Corporate Authority Matrix: 

  • Contract Change Orders: up to $100,000 

  • Waiver Subcontractor security requirements: up to $200,000 

  • Subcontract Change Orders: up to $100,000 

  • Short Form Subcontracts: up to $50,000 

  • Purchase Orders: up to $100,000 

  • Purchase/Sale of Capital Assets: up to $100,000 in value 


Client Focus 

  • Establish and maintain strong and effective relationships with external stakeholders, including public and private sector clients, construction joint-venture partners, suppliers, financing partners, and key specialist subcontractors.  

  • Ensure quality in all work for clients and maintain contact with all clients managing expectations as appropriate. 

  • Demonstrate integrity in support of the company, its values, and its employees, while maintaining constant focus on meeting or exceeding customer requirements and expectations, serving as a trusted representative of the company. 

  • Actively participate in industry, client, and community relations to enhance and promote Graham’s reputation and network. 

  • Proactively seek new business opportunities through relationships, including engaging with existing clients to integrate Graham into upcoming work at design or concept phase. 



  • Demonstrate HSE and Quality behaviours that reflect corporate expectations of Actively Caring and Road to Zero. 

  • Lead, promote, and maintain a positive safety culture within the team, without compromise. 

  • Take responsibility for the development, implementation, and execution of the Project Specific Safety Plan. 

  • Take responsibility for own health and safety, and that of other workers, visitors to the site(s), the community, and the environment. 

  • Ensure HSE has equal status through all phases of the project prior to any construction approval, and during execution. 

  • Monitor and measure HSE goals and expectations using Key Performance Indicators. 

  • Understand and comply with client requirements, Occupational Health and Safety regulations, and all applicable government laws and regulations. 

  • Review, approve, and close out all incidents to support Continuous Improvement processes and feedback for the HSE MS. 

  • Demonstrate commitment to quality and safety by evaluating project-related processes.  

  • Ensure that Project Quality Risk Assessment is conducted for the project upon award of project contract. 

  • Ensure implementation of the PSQP on the project site by all project stakeholders. 

  • Review the Field Surveillance Reports and initiate NCRs based on analysis and severity of findings. 

  • Ensure that quality KPI data for the project is documented. 

  • Emphasize the project goals for safety to field supervision and ensure safety rules are effectively enforced and communicated by field supervisors.  

  • Take responsibility for the quality of all discipline-specific field work.  


Key Success Factors and Capabilities 



  • Demonstrate superior leadership skills with ability and willingness to face challenges, solve problems, and motivate others. 

  • Demonstrate strategic focus and lead the team with a compelling vision towards project completion. 

  • Create a culture of accountability, with clear expectations and responsibilities tied to the project priorities. 

  • Provide meaningful guidance and mentorship to Project Managers, Project Coordinators, field supervision, and Areas of Expertise staff assigned to the project. 

  • Build people and self by providing challenging assignments, achievable development plans, and ongoing feedback. 

  • Demonstrate a forward-looking view of future team development and growth with the greater good of the company and individual in mind. 

  • Recruit and promote the best people available (internal or external) to fill current roles to meet current and future requirements. 

  • Maintain an active role in managing the experience and needs of the client. 

  • Mediate conflicts between disciplines and ensure consistency across disciplines.  

  • Own all work activities within own segments.  


Operational Excellence 

  • Demonstrate expert knowledge of what it takes to build strong technical proficiency in construction, and a deep understanding of the business of construction.  

  • Access and leverage the expertise of others to both solve problems and maximize project efficiencies. 



  • Demonstrate superior written and verbal communication skills and good presentation skills, as well as the ability to organize thoughts in a logical and persuasive fashion, and express those thoughts in conversation, writing, and formal presentations to internal and external stakeholders. 

  • Establish effective partnerships with field management teams and other stakeholders. 

  • Execute written correspondence to external parties (clients, partners, government agencies, etc.) on behalf of the company. 

  • Present information / reports to senior business unit leaders. 


Education, Experience and Knowledge 

  • Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or Business, or Journeyman Trade Certification or a related designation is preferred. 

  • 8+ years of direct construction experience (i.e., years of experience may vary depending on the project size, scope, and complexity). 

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage a portfolio of projects with annual revenue of $40-60 million as a Project Manager, Sr. Project Manager 1, Superintendent 1, or General Superintendent. 

  • Completion of all Builders’ Framework courses or equivalent experience. 

  • Completion of or enrollment in all Leadership Framework courses. 

  • Superior technical proficiency in project KPIs and the core areas of Builders Knowledge, Estimating, Field Management, and Project Management. 

  • Superior technical proficiency in estimate preparation, forecasting, pricing, risk / claim management, contract management, profit and loss responsibility, scheduling, and quality. 

  • Ability to make recommendations, take action, and make reliable and proactive decisions based on technical proficiency. 

  • Experience and acumen required to anticipate client requirements and work proactively regarding risk and claim management, and ability to work with full autonomy. 

  • Proven relationship-building and business-development skills. 

  • Ability to minimize risk and enhance Graham's reputation when dealing with key stakeholders. 

  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite. 

  • Proficiency using scheduling and project management software. 

  • Proficiency with OH&S regulations and legislation. 


Working Conditions 

  • Most of the work is completed on job sites in an office trailer or an existing on-site structure.  

  • May need to relocate to other geographic office / site work locations or travel as needed. 

  • This role has the potential for overtime, as well as weekend and shift work. 


Compensation and Benefits:

  • Opportunity for ownership and increased income through dividends and share equity increases
  • Sharing of annual profits paid out in bonuses
  • Excellent Health & Dental benefits plan, Life insurance, AD&D. LTD and Flex Plan
  • 401(k) savings plan with employer matching upon eligibility
  • 12 paid holidays a year
  • 3 to 5 weeks of vacation per year, with credit for prior industry experience
  • Professional and career development opportunities

What we can offer you:

  • Strong commitment to safety in the workplace
  • Grounded and family-oriented workplace in a progressive environment that is at the forefront of a fast-evolving business sector
  • Commitment to the training and wealth of opportunities for career development across job categories, project types and locations around North America

Graham is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Graham does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by country, regional or local law.

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Graham Management Services LP
#120 - 13555 SE 36th Street

Bellevue, WA
98006 USA

The Graham Advantage

• We are one of North America’s largest General Contractors

• Graham is 100% employee owned

• We champion development of our employees, including having accredited PMP and Gold Seal training available in-house

• We have a balanced portfolio of exciting, challenging, and career-defining projects

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Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue