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Construction Department Manager


This Job is Unclassified, Exempt

Starting Salary Range: $60,000 - $75,000

Job Statement:  We are seeking a candidate who has the knowledge and experience to manage our Construction Inspection Department, a cooperative personality to contribute to positive morale, and is enthusiastic about working in the public sector.  The ideal candidate will be capable of managing several Construction Inspectors working on various County and Township construction projects.  The Construction Manager will oversee the preparation and administration of contracts, coordinate payments of invoices to contractors, consultants, and other vendors, coordinate collection of invoices to other agencies for contract work, and be responsible for the training and development of BCEO Construction Inspectors.

Responsibilities:  The Construction Manager is responsible for assuring that Construction Inspectors follow proper practices as specified in the Ohio Department of Transportation Manual of Construction and Material Specification (ODOT Spec Book), BCEO Subdivision Standards, Access Management Manual, and other applicable standards.  The Construction Manager will also be responsible for oversight and review of construction and material contract plans for completeness, ease of construction, and cost containment on all projects.  They will work with our Designers, Right of Way Coordinator, and Utility Coordinator to ensure the timely execution of contracts.  The Construction Manager will also work with Inspectors and Contractors to resolve conflicts during the construction of projects.

Qualifications:  A valid Ohio Driver’s License with less than six (6) points is required.  The Construction Manager must have completed high school or equivalent, have a degree in a construction-related field or other combination of training, experience, and education.  Design and/or construction inspection experience are desirable, and basic computer skills are required. 

Physical Requirements:  The Construction Manager works primarily from his vehicle and travels to various construction sites around Butler County. They must be able to maneuver on the rough terrain of heavy construction sites including large excavations and trenches. They must be able to bend, stand, walk, and otherwise function at the construction sites described above. The Construction Manager is required to wear safety equipment as required by OSHA and BCEO safety policy. 

Essential Functions:

  • Oversee the tracking and reporting of the progress of construction projects according to design plans and specifications.
  • Assure projects and construction conform to the applicable specifications.
  • Interpret and enforce the Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (OMUTCD).
  • Coordinate and direct material testing and sampling (concrete cylinders, air tests, slump tests, soil comparisons, etc.).
  • Oversee documentation and processing of bid items for contracts.
  • Mediate disputes and conflicts with contractors, utility companies, inspection firms, property owners, and the general public.
  • Document daily activities in writing (using BCEO’s construction management software).
  • Coordinate and direct culvert, bridge, and pavement inspections.
  • Work with Townships to prepare estimates for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and other projects as requested.
  • Prepare estimates for construction contracts.
  • Prepare contract documents as needed and/or required.
  • Oversee the inspection of subdivision construction assuring that best management practices for water quality are followed by developers and builders.


Skills and Knowledge:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in plan reading, making necessary calculations and providing documentation for construction projects.
  • Thorough knowledge of construction and construction and/or inspection methods, practices, and techniques.
  • Ability to keep accurate records and reduce to meaningful and concise reports.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, mechanical plans, construction, and right of way plans.
  • Ability to identify and define problems in the field, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions, and direct the implementation of necessary changes in the field.
  • Able and willing to study and become familiar with all necessary specifications, regulations, and guidelines in the reference materials mentioned above.

Job Location: 

Work is normally performed outside with exposure to inclement weather conditions.  Work at construction sites may expose the Construction Manager to electrical and mechanical hazards as well as other hazards typical of construction sites.  Substantial time will be spent in a vehicle driving between construction sites, exposing the Construction Manager to traffic hazards.  Work will often be performed in a modern office environment with little or no unusual physical exertion or exposure to significant hazards.


Pursuant to the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Butler County will consider all qualified applicants for employment, including persons with disabilities.  The applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.  Upon the request of any qualified applicant, this office will evaluate any reasonable accommodation that may be needed to enable a disabled person to participate in the application process or perform these essential duties.



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