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.

We are seeking an exceptional Assistant Construction Manager for The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. Our campus is unique and presents exciting construction management challenges. Our Facilities team must protect our collections and materials while balancing critical maintenance and repair work to historic buildings and property. The Assistant Construction Manager contributes to this important work by taking responsibility for all human, monetary and material resources involved in assigned construction projects. Individual will champion and lead green/sustainability programs and practices for facilities unit and The Henry Ford organization.

Essential Responsibilities

• Researches, develops, creates, and coordinates with project team and additional museum staff detailed construction benchmarks and schedule requirements.

• Develops budgets with Project Team and reports on progress and budget performance for the duration of the project.

• Prepares, with assistance from external and internal resources, specifications for competitive bidding or work packages for the project. Employs competitive bidding, purchasing, and service selection that ensures most comprehensive maintenance or construction approach.

• Oversees and monitors scheduled work to ensure timely completion. Works with team leaders and Project Team to negotiate resources to maintain schedule as required. Coordinates contractor labor and materials to ensure all projects are completed per construction contract documents.

• Ensures that both contractors and in-house labor meet agreed upon standards for work performance in terms of time, cost and quality of work. Reviews drawings for proper equipment, sizing, and compatibility to existing infrastructure.

• Coordinates construction schedules and program requirements with other team members, special events, and catering venues.

• Supervises job site construction staff as required to ensure quality installation and contract adherence.

• Develops work rules, tool and material draw procedures for both in-house labor and contract labor.

• Contributes to the effective team management of all problems, issues and opportunities.

• Acts as a team player and provides expertise within a team environment and with other teams as appropriate and contributes to effective resolution of all problems, issues and opportunities.

    • 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.

    Your Qualifications

    • 5 years of experience in building construction management OR Bachelor's degree in related field AND at least 1 year of building construction management experience

    • Experience with construction services purchasing and contract negotiation skills are critical

    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, MS Project and architectural drawing software

    Special Skills & Preferred Qualifications

    • LEED certification (or in process) strongly preferred

    • 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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