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Construction Project Mgr

Date Posted:  Oct 7, 2021
Requisition ID:  268462

LaPorte, IN, US, 46350


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. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About 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.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.

The salary for this position is commensurate based upon education and/or work experience.

About the Job:

This position manages complex construction projects related to: roadway, bridge, traffic, landscaping, earthwork and drainage components. The incumbent is responsible for overall on-site activities during construction of transportation infrastructure projects. Incumbent approves the work of the prime contractor and subcontractors to ensure compliance with plans, specifications and other State and Federal regulations. Incumbent prepares pay estimates and creates documentation to justify payments and records all construction activity.

A Day in the Life:

  • Oversees day-to-day construction issues and directs the activities of the team of inspectors
  • Reviews plans, specifications and construction methods with the contractor and providing supervision and administration of field work
  • Resolves field issues and coordinates activities between the contractor, INDOT and stakeholders
  • Provides guidance and technical expertise to ensure that the project is constructed according to plans, within budgetary constraints, and in compliance with INDOT's expectations
  • Assists in the development and monitoring of the scope and associated budget for the project
  • Makes task and overtime assignments for highway technicians and assistant project supervisors
  • Coordinates work schedules with contractor
  • Monitors contractor's progress and works with contractor to resolve schedule problems
  • Approves or rejects the work of contractor and subcontractors on project
  • Works with contractor and supervisors to resolve contract problems
  • Communicates with local property owners, government officials and the general public regarding construction activity
  • Ensures contractor complies with all State and Federal policies and work practices
  • Creates construction record of all activity and pay quantities on the project
  • Creates progressive pay estimates
  • Reads and interprets complex plans and specifications involving many facets of highway construction
  • Creates and negotiates change orders
  • Prepares documentation related to contractor claims for additional payment
  • Attends meetings, workshops and/or conferences related to construction

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Bachelor's degree, Associate’s degree, or Certification in Construction Management, Construction Technology, or related field from an accredited college/university is required
  • Broad knowledge of construction management methods, materials, safety, scheduling, specifications and contract documents, estimating and cost analysis
  • Knowledge of construction practices, methods, and procedures used during construction of highways, bridges, and related structures
  • Knowledge of scheduling, 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 Site Manager construction management system
  • Understanding of the impact of construction on the projects and environments
  • Strong communication skills to manage projects between various internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong technical and managerial skills

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) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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