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Construction Project Manager

Date Posted:  Jan 25, 2023
Requisition ID:  419170

Fort Wayne, IN, US, 46808


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion - Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process, as well as perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Indiana Department of Transportation:

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state’s quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you. 


Salary: This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $59,800.00. Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.


Location: This position is located in INDOT Fort Wayne.

About the Job:

As the Construction Project Manager, you will be responsible for managing complex construction projects related to roadway, bridge, traffic, landscaping, earth work and drainage components. In this position, you will be responsible for overall on-site activities during construction of transportation infrastructure projects. You will approve the work of the prime contractor and subcontractors to ensure compliance with plans, specifications and other State and Federal regulations. You will prepare pay estimates and create documentation to justify payments and records on all construction activity. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Oversee day-to-day construction issues and direct the activities of the team of inspectors.  
  • Review plans, specifications and construction methods with the contractor and providing supervision and administration of field work.  
  • Resolve field issues and coordinates activities between the contractor, INDOT and stakeholders. 
  • Provide guidance and technical expertise to ensure that the project is constructed according to plans, within budgetary constraints, and in compliance with INDOT's expectations.  
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of the scope and associated budget for the project.  
  • Make task and overtime assignments for highway technicians and project supervisors 
  • Monitor contractor's progress and work with contractor to resolve schedule and contract problems.  
  • Approve or reject the work of contractor and subcontractors on project.  
  • Communicate with local property owners, government officials and the public regarding construction activity.  
  • Ensure contractor complies with all State and Federal policies and work practices.  
  • Create construction record of all activity and pay quantities and pay estimates on the project.  
  • Create and negotiate change orders.  
  • Prepare documentation related to contractor claims for additional payment.  
  • Attend meetings, workshops and/or conferences related to construction.  
  • Recruit, select, onboard, and train employees to ensure role responsibilities and expectations are clearly understood while providing opportunities to continue professional development. 
  • Set expectations, measure progress, provide ongoing feedback, and evaluate the performance of employees.  Ensure work adheres to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures.   
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.  


What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Bachelor's Degree, Associate’s Degree, or Certification in Construction Management, Construction Technology, or related field from an accredited college/university is required. 
  • Four (4) years full-time experience in Construction Management, Construction Technology, or related field. 
  • Substitutions: Each one (1) year of education may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience. Accredited college degree may substitute for the required experience with a maximum substitution of four (4) years. Completion of an Associate’s Degree may substitute for the required experience with a maximum substitution of two (2) years. 
  • Broad knowledge of construction management methods, materials, safety, scheduling, specifications and contract documents, estimating and cost analysis.  
  • Knowledge of scheduling, computer – aided design and drafting (CADD), field layout, submittal review, project quantities, material procurement, equipment tracking, and building design and planning.  
  • Ability to manage projects, with emphasis on cost control, project delivery and scheduling.  
  • Ability to use and navigate construction management computer applications (i.e. SiteManager). 
  • Understanding of the impact of construction on the projects and environments.  
  • Ability to communicate effectively across projects between various internal and external stakeholders.  
  • Ability to delegate work, set clear direction, and manage workflow. 
  • Ability to effectively give feedback, provide guidance or corrective action, coach, and develop employee skillsets. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.
This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruit, select, develop, and promote employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email protected]


The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.


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Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne