Linde Engineering North America Inc

  • Manager, Construction Field Operations

    Job Location US-TX-Houston
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Responsible for providing primary leadership to the Construction field staff.  Assist the Director of Construction, Project Construction Managers, and Project Managers in establishing project strategy, plans, and construction execution philosophies. Primary focus on leadership of Construction management site teams for implementation of execution strategy and plans.


    • Overall support, direction and management during the Construction portion of a Project, from proposal preparation to Mechanical Completion, as required, to support the designated Project team. Specific emphasis shall be focused on overall management of site Safety, Construction Management site teams, site management of subcontractors, and coordination of Company field personnel.
    • Oversight of the Construction Management site teams and facilitation of communication and interaction among the functional representatives, internal and external, especially between field operations and home office Project team members.
    • Assure that subcontract documents are understood and properly managed by the Construction Site Manager and Construction Management site team for subcontract administration and management.
    • Work with the Construction Site Manager to establish and implement the Construction Management infrastructure as required for each Project in accordance with applicable Policies, and Work Instructions.
    • Assure proper use of progress monitoring techniques for each subcontractor, in accordance with the applicable Policies and Work Instructions, or as may be required for a specific contract.
    • Participate in review and approval of Field Change Notices as required.
    • Prepare and conduct Construction Management team meetings as deemed necessary.
    • Make periodic trips to Construction sites to evaluate Safety, quality, progress, and overall status. Manage resolution of all site issues affecting team performance.
    • Provide required support of the Construction Management team. Analyze site organization and implement improvements in Construction Management function at the project site.
    • Manage Construction project budget and controls expenses effectively with special focus on Construction Management team expenses.
    • Assist the Project Construction Manager, Construction Site manager, and Project Manager with update of the Construction cost forecast portion of the Project Cost Report. This is to include, but not be limited to, estimate at completion, risk analysis, and the adequate contingency that should be recognized.
    • Recommend new processes or revision to existing processes where needed to improve Safety, quality or overall performance. Oversee implementation of such new or revised processes.
    • Participate in Project Meetings as required.
    • Manage field staffing workload to insure Construction objectives are accomplished in a Safe, timely, and cost effective manner. Manage increases and/or decreases in field staffing as required for Project requirements.
    • Ensure all aspects of field Construction operations are executed as Company policy dictates in regard to safety, quality, environment, and client specifications.
    • May also perform duties of Project Construction Manager or other similar duties as directed by the Director of Construction.
    • Hire, train, develop, and appraise staff effectively.  Takes corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy.  Consults with Director of Construction and Human Resources as appropriate.


    • BS/BA in Construction Management, Engineering, or related discipline. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be acceptable.
    • 10 or more years experience managing a $25 million or greater construction project.
    • Possess a broad understanding of each construction discipline and overall construction management.
    • Effective leadership skills.
    • Effective computer skills; Microsoft Office Software, Lotus Notes, and other Company software applications.
    • Effective communication skills both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company.
    • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.


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