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Senior Construction Manager

Redwood Materials

Redwood Materials

Ridgeville, SC, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2024

About Redwood Materials

Redwood Materials was founded in 2017 to create a circular supply chain for electric vehicles and clean energy products, making them more sustainable and driving down the cost for batteries. We’re doing this by developing and deploying new technologies to increase the scope and scale of recycled and sustainable materials in the global battery supply chain.

Senior Construction Manager

Redwood Materials is currently seeking a Construction Manager to join our Infrastructure Development team. These roles are at the center of our activities focused on creating a sustainable circular economy for lithium-ion batteries by transforming recycled materials into battery materials for new lithium-ion battery production.

The Construction Project Manager will work closely with members of the project management, infrastructure engineering, manufacturing engineering, project controls and procurement departments from installation through start of production. This role will be involved in design iterations and lead constructability reviews, manage preconstruction efforts and construction contracting, and will steer construction entities (general contractor, subcontractor, special inspections, and commissioning) towards milestone schedule and budget targets. This role will include participation and some supervision of on-site construction, active problem solving and involvement in construction administration (submittal reviews, RFI’s, design page turns), and strategic management amongst the different internal stakeholders (manufacturing, process design, finance, procurement, executive).

Responsibilities will include:

  • Direct interface with construction general contractors during the bidding, award, execution, and project closeout/punch list phases.
  • Conduct negotiations with general contractors and evaluate bids/proposals with detail and accuracy.
  • Create construction project scope and request for proposals, in close conjunction with infrastructure engineering and process engineering teams.
  • Financial analysis of construction.
  • Construction project management for specific initiatives aimed at increasing the efficiency, cost effectiveness, and speed of Redwood facilities.
  • Constructability reviews of all designs associated with the construction of new Redwood facilities or tenant improvement / tool install projects at existing facilities.
  • Construction document management including submittal review, RFI’s, change orders, and invoicing.
  • Construction project quality control.
  • Promote and oversee environmental, health, and safety performance of all construction entities on associated projects. Be the safe working example for construction personnel and internal working groups.
  • Record and report key construction metrics to team members and management.
  • Drive teams to perform troubleshooting and root-cause failure analysis associated with equipment failures.
  • Project Start-Up task tracking including contracts, proposal letters, work authorizations, creation and/or maintenance of project directories, cloud-based file sharing sites, opening project and sub-project numbers.
  • Early Project Phases tasks including but not limited to programming data worksheets, consultant contracts, consultant work authorizations, accurate project files documentation (hard copy and electronic), project filing, print coordination, copying/scanning, creation/maintenance of various spreadsheets, correspondence, maintenance of logs (contracts, work authorization, consultant work authorizations, sketch logs, plotting), meeting coordination and Teams meeting set-up as required, preparation of meeting agendas and meeting notes, package preparations & shipping/mailing and org charts for the team.
  • Construction Documentation/Administration Phases tasks include file sharing, reviewing RFIs & submittals, QA/QC documents preparation and coordination, commissioning checklists and walk preparation.
  • Project Close-Out tasks include punch list tracking and commissioning reviews.
  • Special duties and projects, as assigned or necessary including coverage of other coordinators.

Desired Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of construction experience preferably with an architecture, design or construction (EPC) firm.
  • Bachelor's Degree (MS preferred) or relevant years of experience (Engineering or Construction management preferred).
  • Ability to effectively prioritize with strong time management skills in a fast-paced environment.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail.
  • High level of professionalism and strong sense of urgency.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in MS Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Proficiency in Bluebeam, Procore, PlanGrid, and MS Project preferred.
  • Ability to work with minimal guidance; Proactive, motivated self-starter.
  • Flexibility and ability to -handle and manage change effectively and efficiently.
  • Understanding of construction design documents and ability to provide constructability feedback prior to and during construction.
  • Literate in P&IDs, Single Lines, Flow Diagrams, Logic Diagrams and Loops Diagrams.
  • Ability to sequence installations with all construction trades.
  • Experience with Permits / City, Special inspections is preferred.
  • Experience working with or managing a commissioning agent preferred.

The position is full-time. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

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