The Henry Ford is a nonprofit organization, an internationally recognized cultural destination, and a one-of-a-kind workplace. Our team is inspired daily by one another as well as the authentic stories of innovation that we share across our four venues. We want you to be part of this legacy and take it forward.
The Construction Manager is responsible for construction projects on the campus of The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. This includes everything from planning to implementation. This role requires a collaborative approach to determine scheduling, budget contractor/trades and staff performance, as well as manage all fiscal and material resources involved in projects. In this position, you will be integral to the safety of collections, historical materials and building assets. We are seeking a professional who understands and will integrate sustainability practices, materials, actions, and construction techniques. This is an incredible opportunity to be a leader in supporting the mission of The Henry Ford and as leader in innovation and education.
• Prepares, with input from external and internal museum resources, specifications, and design documents for THF projects. Manager provided construction administration including competitive bidding, bid review, bid award, and payment for services performed.
• Oversees and monitors scheduled work to ensure integration with museum programs and timely completion of work. Works with team leaders and project team to negotiate institutional resources to maintain schedule as required.
• Ensures that both contractors and in-house museum trades achieve the highest standards for work performance in terms of time, sustainability practice, cost, and quality of work.
• Ability to inspect building systems and equipment to evaluate and determine level of service, equipment and staff required to perform routine maintenance.
• Develops detailed construction schedules for all projects with Project Teams or equivalent software program.
• Coordinates construction schedules with Henry Ford program teams to ensure project construction with minimum impact on the visitor experience.
• Supervises construction staff as required. Works as part of a collaborative construction management and facilities team to troubleshoot and problem solve work assignments.
• Develops work rules, tool and material draw procedures for both in-house labor and contract labor.
• Acts as a team player and provides expertise within the team and with other teams and departments within The Henry Ford as appropriate.
• Leads, develops, and implements sustainable building practice and green efforts at The Henry Ford. Areas of focus may include energy management, building methodology, recycling, benchmarking, and composting.
• Bachelor’s degree in related field
• 5 or more years of experience in design and implementation of building engineering systems and/or building construction management
• Proficient in current building code compliance at local, state, and federal levels
• LEED certification
• 5 years of Project Management or certified PMP certification
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, MS Project and architectural drawing software
Special Skills & Preferred Qualifications
• Mechanical or chemical engineering experience or equivalent to develop a thorough understanding of building systems including heating, ventilating, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical building envelopes and structural systems
• Supervisory/leadership experience and mindset
• Construction experience within a cultural or historic institution a big plus
• Stamina and drive to keep projects moving forward in a fast-paced environment
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