This crucial role will act as a liaison bridging client needs with technical field logistics.  These efforts will deepen relationships with existing and new client bases and continue the growth of Gronen’s reputation and breadth of services throughout the region.  A strong emphasis on development will be integrated within this role. 


The Assistant Construction Manager will oversee small to medium-sized projects and assist with additional projects as needed in assembling pre-construction estimates/budgets, develop schedules and deadlines to keep development on schedule, and break complex projects into bid packages.  Upon project commencement, this role will track the budget, update clients on changes, coordinate and schedule all work necessary to complete the building project.  


This position will be responsible for multiple projects in various stages of construction, from project development, pre-construction, design, to project close-out.


Core Responsibilities
  • The Assistant Construction Manager will oversee and be responsible for assigned construction activities related to new construction, renovations, and various CapEx projects

  • Work closely with the construction team to understand the client’s objectives

  • Assist with communicating with clients throughout the budgeting and planning process

  • This person must effectively plan, coordinate and communicate with the owners, superintendent, project architects and engineers, contractors, suppliers, etc. for each project

  • Create and manage budgets and schedules for projects

  • Create and manage the budgets for each project, including supplies, materials, and labor

  • Create schedules for construction projects and ensure projects are fully staffed

  • Maintain organized project files, accurate documentation on communications regarding each project

  • This individual will be responsible for ensuring quality deliverables are on time and within budget

  • Provide preliminary cost estimates for construction during the planning, assist with value engineering, and keep the team apprised of cost changes during the project development stage

  • Provide estimates for tenant improvements based on prototypical drawings and the landlord’s responsibility as negotiated in the lease.

  • Evaluate construction scope, methods, techniques, and materials to construct the project most efficiently and cost-effectively that protects the design integrity of the project

  • Provide administration and validation of self-performed work, subcontractors, and change orders

  • Communicate and facilitate change orders

  • Manage conflict between clients, subcontractors, and suppliers

  • Assist, continuous improvement on tracking job performance and integrating systems to streamline estimating to job reporting 

  • Maintain constant communication with clients and update them on any changes

  • Manage both new construction and remodeling projects

  • Oversee subcontractors and vendors ensuring quality standards compliance are met

  • Comply with legal requirements, building and safety codes, and other regulations

  • Effectively communicate and maintain good working relations with local authorities

  • Manage close-out and punch lists

Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or Business

  • Prefer 2-5 years of construction management experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with various parties, including management, subcontractors, consultants, architects, vendors, and clients. 

  • Must know construction methodologies, read blueprints, and understand technical aspects of construction

  • Working knowledge of commercial construction technology and details

  • Most projects located in downtown Dubuque and surrounding areas 

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft suite products, as well as Microsoft Project Scheduling software, and have excellent communication, organizational, presentation, and problem-solving skills

  • Sage Contractor 100, Pro-Core, Plan-Swift, and Bluebeam experience a plus

To Apply

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