General Manager - Construction (Cell Towers)
Perfect World Search - Columbia, MO

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Job Description
: POSITION: General Manager-Construction (Wireless Communication Towers)

REPORTS TO: Vice President of Operations

LOCATION: Columbia, MO


A leading manufacturer of wireless communication towers has an immediate opening for a General Manger-Construction. Reporting to the Vice President of Operations, the GM-Construction represents the Company as the expert on construction issues relating to construction (installation) of the Company’s wireless communication towers. The GM-Construction has overall responsibility for all aspects of the Company’s construction services, including overseeing the preparation of bids/quotes, hiring/managing the company’s Project Managers and other construction staff; selecting/contracting with reputable subcontractors and OEM installers; completing projects on-time/on-budget; and providing excellent and timely service to clients and their representatives.

Ensure construction projects are completed according to mutually agreed-upon timelines of clients and Company, and in accordance with Company policies, procedures, and construction standards.
· Visit construction sites, as appropriate, for pre-construction inspections to confirm bids/quotes are comprehensive, and conduct site visits during construction and post-construction.
· Ensure accurate and complete records are maintained for projects and appropriate closeout documents are distributed in a timely manner in accordance with corporate and customer standards.
· Act as the Company’s safety observer while at sites to ensure compliance with the Company’s safety program.
· Prepare budgets; develop and manage construction schedules; create scopes of work and RFQs; conduct competitive bidding; award contracts; and supervise subcontractors. Use knowledge of prevailing rates for all tower and ground work and ensure the Company is receiving competitive rates from subcontractors.
Degree in construction management preferred or equivalent experience.
· Five to eight years of experience in cellular tower construction at the Project Manager or higher level.
· Ability to develop and manage budgets.
· Knowledge of the construction marketplace, including having relationships with qualified, quality subcontractors and specialty contractors.
· Advanced knowledge of site acquisition procedures, including regulatory and permitting processes.
· Ability to read and understand blueprints.
· Ability to direct and diagnose work flow problems, critical paths and institute remedies.
· Customer service orientation with a strong problem solving approach - strong interpersonal skills.
· Strong computer skills - MS office and project management software knowledge.
· Ability to travel to project sites with exposure to heavy equipment and environmental conditions.

Base salary of $90,000 with bonus potential up to 50 percent of base. Full benefit package. Relocation allowance may be offered as appropriate.