Assistant Construction Manager

Location: RYE BROOK, NEW YORK
Date Posted: 09-12-2018
TITLE:              CONSTRUCTION ASSISTANT
LOCATION:      RYE BROOK, NY
CITIZENSHIP:  U.S.A.
 
OVERVIEW:
If you are looking for your next career opportunity, one that doesn’t come along very often, and you are interested in advancing your
career with exciting international construction projects experience, then Framaco International is interested in you!

Framaco International is building on its 30 years of experience as a “go-to” project partner to the U.S. Department of State (DoS). The company was founded in 1992 as a procurement and logistics provider for contractors working overseas. In 2003 Framaco added a construction arm to its business activities; the new division bid and won its first international project with the Department of State. Since then, Framaco has constructed major U.S. government and private sector projects for clients in more than 40 countries around the world. The operations offices in Turkey and Qatar support the construction and procurement projects.

The business has been able to retain stability by maintaining diversity in services. The team still performs the same procurement and logistics services it started with. The company has built strong relationships with international builders and will continue to help other contractors put together successful contracts while pursuing its own.

PURPOSE:
The Construction Assistant will form an integral part of the Program Management Team and function in its achievement of operational objectives. Providing a solid insight and experience in construction management, the candidate will take a proactive approach in learning and performing current, existing operations and procedures, while interacting with the Client, and at all times making recommendations and implementing changes. The role is key to leading the Company toward securing quality supplies and materials at the most competitive costs in fulfillment of the life of the construction contract, ensuring delivery and quality targets as efficiently as possible.

SCOPE:
Based in Rye Brook, NY, the Construction Assistant will report to the Construction Manager and will be responsible for assisting in all activities and aspects of the construction program in US and abroad. In addition, the Construction Assistant will help achieve objectives required to aid in US Government and international infrastructure and mixed-use proposals. The job will include reviewing RFP documents; RFI’s, specifications and drawings; processing Requests for Quotes; assisting in the selection of Suppliers and Vendors, aiding in communications with Vendors and Clients.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor Degree (Architecture, Engineering, Construction Economics, Construction Management, Quality Control, Surveying)
• US Citizen
• Hold an Active Security Clearance
or
• Ability to pass background check to be eligible to apply for US Government Security Clearance
• Proficiency in MS Office applications. (Excel, Outlook, Word, as a minimum)
• Read blueprints to produce material take-offs for Estimates
• Experience in purchasing architectural products, interior finishes, and other construction materials and disciplines
• Strong negotiation skills essential
• Willingness to travel domestically (Washington, DC) on an as needed basis. International travel twice a year a possibility.
• Strong analytical skills essential
• Strong communication skills essential

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Experience with QuickBooks or Primavera or AutoCAD a plus
• Knowledge of US Government contracting Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) a plus

DAY-DAY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Document Controls; letters, logs, drawings, transmittal reports, etc.
• Assist in coordination with the company’s external suppliers, with particular emphasis on the purchase of building materials
   and finished parts for production.
• Ensure parts and materials are bought at the most competitive price and delivered on time for production.
• Communicate and maintain relationship with current suppliers and turnkey subcontractors who are aligned to the company's
   needs.
• Identify new suppliers, agree to terms (and negotiate supply agreements where appropriate), including discount structures and
   volume rebates.
• Coordination of Purchase Order execution with our Technical, Logistics and Accounting Departments
• Foster close working relationships with all associated departments, including Sales, Engineering and Production, Business
  Development.
• Continually search best purchasing options and drive down external spending
• Prepare comparative bids as required
• Timely process estimates; obtaining several blind quotes for increased competitiveness
• Select most competitive quote and recommend to Management
• Administration of PO’s, RFQ’s, RFI’s, Requests for Samples
• Prepare shipments of sample materials
• Verbal/written communications with Vendors and Client
• Verbal/written communications with Management

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
• Strong leadership skills and proven experience
• “Hands on” approach to all tasks
• Ability to take a proactive approach to overcome challenges and achieve results
• Versatile, tenacious and people oriented
• Result oriented and confident
• Proven appreciation of customer service expectations and cost demands of business
• Commercial and financial knowledge
• Sets priorities taking into account short and long-term needs of the contract

 
FRAMACO INTERNATIONAL, INC. EEO STATEMENT: 
Framaco International, Inc. is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Framaco International, Inc. provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Framaco International, Inc. maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.
 
EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Framaco International, Inc. are protected under Federal law from discrimination.
 
 
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