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Construction Trades Manager

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, 24061
Facilities Management

Job Description

Under the direction of the Associate Director for Facilities Management, the Construction Trades Manager will participate as a key member of the facilities management team within the Division of Student Affairs for the Facilities and Operations department. The Construction Trades Manager will have responsibility for the daily operations of the carpentry shop, painters and plasterers, roofing, and floor coverings for the division. The Construction Manager will also have responsibility for the Cabinet Shop and Events and Moving teams withing the department. The trades manager will coordinate and schedule sub-contractors for the building trades used by the division. The manager will be responsible for maintaining and expanding the existing preventative maintenance program. Daily workloads will be assigned and monitored through the use of the computerized work order system. The manager will be responsible for ensuring completion of all work in accordance with established guidelines and goals. They will be responsible for the coordination of parts acquisition between the maintenance technicians and the parts department. The manager will be responsible for oversight and coordination of the work schedule to provide the optimum level of service to the operation. The manager will coordinate all sub-contractors and suppliers to assure timely and accurate service.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in management, general business or construction management or equivalent related training and/or experience managing trades and projects.
  • Experience scheduling and monitoring the progress of work to assure timely completion.
  • Experience using a computerized work order system to assign and track customer work requests.
  • Proven effective interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to use and experience with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
  • Previous experience estimating and scheduling construction trades to assure project completion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certification in a building systems trade.
  • Construction management in a commercial or residential environment.

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Salary Information

Salary $70,000 - $75,000/year and commensurate with experience

Review Date

September 22, 2023

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as a driving check with a safe driving record.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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About Student Affairs:

Student Affairs at Virginia Tech fosters a community where each student creates a customized experience to meet their goals. Building on our motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice our Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth. We are actively seeking people to join our community and help us prepare leaders for the world. Our people in Student Affairs are committed to student well-being and assuring that all students Experience VT by demonstrating, supporting, and operationalizing our Aspirations for Student Learning. If you are someone dedicated to ensuring student success, then we want you to consider being a part of our team!

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