Meritage Homes Corporation

Area Construction Manager

Job ID
2017-4693
US-FL-Tampa

Overview

From the homes we build to the careers we offer, we’re about doing things that actually make a difference in your life and the way you live. Meritage Homes is a thriving company that believes in building beautiful, incredibly innovative and energy-efficient homes people adore.

 

We were the first national top 10 homebuilder to have every home we build be 100% ENERGY STAR® certified. And with more than 100,000 homes built, our focus, since day one, has been to build incredible new homes and communities in prime locations for fantastic prices. But more than anything, we build energy-efficient homes and communities for people who appreciate a home being built the way it can, and should, be built. And for the staff at Meritage Homes that make this all possible, we believe in having the same standards of quality and reward that make for an enjoyable career. 

 

When joining Meritage Homes, you and your career can benefit in a number of ways, including:

  • An entrepreneurial work environment that encourages creativity and innovative ideas from every level
  • A competitive drive to be the best
  • Pride in delivering a quality product that benefits people and the environment, superior service, and exceptional value
  • Top-notch benefits
  • The opportunity to further your career in a growing national organization
  • Team atmosphere where every individual is considered a vital asset

 

 

Responsibilities

Enforce quality standards for materials, workmanship and final product by conducting periodic inspections during all phases of construction, working with the Purchasing Department to establish quality standards and ensuring procedures for water intrusion and mold remediation are adhered to.

 

  • Actively manage construction process ensuring budget reflects all construction costs to achieve Scorecard objectives for sales margin.
  • Review and manage construction process ensuring variances do not exceed Scorecard requirements. Review variance request necessity ensuring adherence to company standard.
  • Review construction documentation, identify potential issues and correct possible variances minimizing occurrence to ensure Scorecard compliance.
  • Ensure Construction Managers maintain the established standards for the community regarding cleanliness, safety and appearance, i.e. accessibility to homes, erosion control, street cleaning, as well as enforce all job site rules and regulations as stated in contractor agreements.
  • Manage trade partner relationships and work performance by ensuring a complete Scope of Work is provided and reviewed with each trade partner, establishing a system to measure performance regarding quality and cycle completion, as well as ensuring open communication to promote beneficial relationships while soliciting feedback on areas for improvement. Assist in resolving construction quality issues throughout the construction process and warranty period.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction by communicating the processes to all staff, homeowner contact points are conducted according to established procedures, reviewing quarterly JD Powers surveys for actionable items and trends and initiating procedures to resolve issues to improve customer satisfaction. Resolve elevated homeowner issues.
  • Evaluate, develop and motivate construction and customer care personnel through active participation, direct input and performance management.

 

Qualifications

Experience

  • Five (5) years experience in homebuilding. A portion of the experience qualifications my be substituted by a degree in Construction Management
  • Two (2) years of experience managing Construction personnel on multiple job sites

Knowledge/Technical Skills:

  • Advanced training in one or more trades, strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of homebuilding and construction systems/processes, building codes, and Register of Contractor Standards (ROC)
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and other construction plans
  • Good computer skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office applications

Interpersonal/Communication Skills:

  • Strong Communication, Interpersonal, and Customer Service skills
  • Ability to explain complex issues in a manner easily understood by industry personnel and customers with limited knowledge of construction processes or terminology
  • Excellent problem/conflict resolution skills; ability to influence others and manage conflict in a positive manner
  • Strong leadership skills; ability to set priorities, delegate tasks, train and mentor Construction Managers

Judgment:

  • Sound judgment with the ability to make good decisions under time pressures
  • Accurate; with keen attention to detail while staying clearly focused on the big picture
  • Self directed; takes initiative, pro-actively addresses problems; can work with minimal oversight

Mental Abilities:

  • Analytical; with the ability to give, receive, analyze information, interpret complex issues to determine the root cause, and determine solutions to produce the desired outcome;
  • Highly organized and flexible; with the ability to prioritize numerous details, define schedules, and meet deadlines, with frequently changing circumstances, in a high-volume fast-paced work environment
  • Must be able to deal effectively with outside influences which bring challenges in making everyday business decisions.

 

UNIQUE REQUIREMENTS: Travel:

  • Position normally does not require travel out of region, but could travel for meetings or training
  • Frequent local travel between project sites and the Division office
  • Work requires the ability to operate an automobile, a valid state Drivers License, a personal vehicle, and liability Insurance coverage.

 

PHYSICAL– ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Work Schedule:

  • What are generally considered to be normal hours in the homebuilding industry; may include some evening and weekend hours

 

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