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Area Construction Manager

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The Marley Company

Houston, TX

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The purpose of this position is to provide operational leadership for the Houston-area business. This includes but is not limited to leading and supervising cross-functional staff and field superintendents in the erection/reconstruction of cooling towers, ensuring that each job is completed safely, timely, efficiently, with quality and within budget. The incumbent ensures that the construction aspect of cooling towers is completed under experienced leadership and direction. Further, the incumbent is responsible for customer satisfaction and completing each job according to contract and budget. This role involves regional travel in order to effectively oversee cooling tower construction. The successful incumbent demonstrates strong leadership skills, ensures that job sites are as safe as possible, works well with clients and fellow associates, and stays on-time and on budget.


Interface with clients

Direct supervision all area superintendents/field managers and oversee their projects

Direct supervision for all construction coordinators and field planners

Indirect supervision for all Houston-area support functions (i.e. HR, Project Management, Sales etc.)

Responsible for development of area superintendents and key technical roles

Prepare labor budgets and maintain daily tracking reports to keep stakeholders informed on job costs

Assist in the requisition and delivery of construction materials to the jobsites

Staff all projects with appropriate supervisory personnel and manpower

Create daily reports required of the company and the client

Select suppliers for equipment rental and field job supplies

Insure proper safety equipment is available on every job

Assist the site superintendent in closing out each job, including final paperwork, and ensuring client approval and satisfaction

Manage budget to produce profit for each job in his/her area

Create and manage forecasts, schedules, and work plans

Coordinate with other Area Construction Managers to level-load work

Monitor progress of on each job by the company and its subcontractors

Coordinate and run pre-construction meetings with the client

Report directly to the general manager of construction

Responsible for all assigned locations


Safety record

% above or below budget

% on-time project completion

Construction workmanship quality


Strong verbal and written communication skills

Strong leadership skills

Strong problem solving skills

Capability to oversee and manage multiple projects within assigned area

Competency in all cooling tower and reconstruction processes

Ability to manage costs and enhance margins to meet financial profit goals


High school diploma, or equivalent, 4-year degree preferred

10 years in construction field work and/or project management in a construction-related field

3-5 years in a supervisory capacity

Construction management experience preferred


Knowledge of Windows-based applications

Knowledge and application of safety standards through OSHA training and experience


The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Ability to read effectively from a computer screen and/or paper copy

Ability to handle a large volume of work and perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

Ability to communicate effectively verbally


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Outside or in a plant environment; may be exposed to bad weather and/or excessive heat and noise

About SPX

Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of cooling towers, evaporative fluid coolers, evaporative condensers and air cooled heat exchangers providing full-service cooling solutions and support to customers in the power generation, petrochemical, industrial, refrigeration, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) markets for more than 100 years. SPX Cooling Technologies and its Marley and Recold product brands are part of SPX Corporation.

SPX is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law.

Thank you for your interest in our company.

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We are a leading full-line, full-service cooling tower and air-cooled condenser manufacturer. The companies that formed SPX Cooling Technologies were founded more than 100 years ago and have more than 250 global patents in the power generation, industrial, refrigeration, and HVAC markets.

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