Construction Manager

Wichita, KS /
Construction – Field Work /
Full Time
Valdes is a 200-person, multidisciplinary, engineering, architecture, and project management company with an expert focus on technical excellence. Every client project is assigned a dedicated team of professionals who provide personalized services and solutions. The Valdes success model consists of streamlined work processes, attention to detail, technical expertise, and an unyielding commitment to client satisfaction, safety and quality.
Valdes is guided by our purpose statement: We are talented people who thrive and achieve extraordinary results for our customers. 

Our core values reflect who we are, how we perform and what we aspire to:
Integrity            Critical Thinking              Excellence               Teamwork              Passion 

Valdes proudly executes all work in the United States to maintain the utmost quality for our clients. We are a certified Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) and hold the following certifications:
National Minority Supplier Development Council - MBE Certification
Illinois Department of Central Management Services - BEP Certification 
City of Chicago - MBE Certification
California Public Utilities Commission, The Supplier Clearinghouse - MBE Certification


    • Provides field input to assist the project manager in tracking and reporting of schedule and budget performance during the construction phase.
    • Supports cost estimation and scheduling for projects in development/design.
    • Prepares and executes Health & Safety, Environmental, Quality Assurance and Quality Control plans for Capital Improvement and Efficiency projects. 
    • Ensures project execution adheres to applicable industrial standards and regulatory codes.
    • Sets overall project schedule in coordination with the Project Manager.
    • Partners with assigned Project Engineer to develop a project procedures manual.  This reference shall provide the framework for construction addressing mechanical, civil, electrical, instrumentation & controls and administrative fundamental requirements.
    • Reviews Contractor plans, determining if special operator access or maintenance provisions are required.
    • Ensures construction conforms to civil, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation & controls drawings and specifications. 
    • Coordinates with Project Engineer for technical consult and QA/QC inspections.
    • Leads the punch list process between substantial and final completion; leads the project turnover from construction through commissioning to operations.
    • Develops weekly reports on construction progress for Project Manager; informs the monthly management report.
    • Manages requirements for site access and security for Contractor, including but not limited to key card access.
    • Supports site visits during Construction Requests for Proposals (RFP) and manages Requests for Information (RFI).Coordinates outage requests.
    • Coordinates with GIS Analyst and Locator during construction to add buried utilities to existing database and be informed of underground lines prior to excavating. Develops and oversees the Construction Risk Management Process.
    • Supports the Project Manager with Technical/Commercial oversight Including: Review of Change Requests, Directives, etc.
    • Review of monthly payment applications from Contractors and Construction Administrators
    • Orchestrates the design of traffic control prior to construction activities.


    • Education: Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Construction Management or one of the Engineering Disciplines
    • Experience: Certified Construction Manager (CCM) license is a plus;5+ years of experience in management of construction for industrial or municipal projects with demonstrated success. Practical understanding of design, construction and operations of thermal plants

    • Ability to adhere to the highest safety standards
    • Practical problem-solving and root cause analysis skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to create a team culture of camaraderie, integrity and trust among the integrated project team members.
    • Exhibits excellent interpersonal skills that include listening to other’s ideas and viewpoints and resolving team conflict situations.
    • Demonstrated ability to facilitate meetings and ensure performance expectations and resultant outcomes are met. 
    • Sound knowledge of campus and/or district energy systems. 
    • Experience in developing RFQs/RFPs in industrial construction environments. 
    • Experience in contract execution, management and negotiation of construction, engineering and services contracts.
    • Experience in construction projects, working at sites, managing subcontractors, contracts administration and change management. 
    • Strong presentation and communication skills (verbal and written) to be able to engage with all stakeholders including contractors and government agencies.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project).
    • Ability to meet highest attendance requirements
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally
    • Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy
    • Ability to use personal computer, calculator, etc.
    • Ability to sit or stand for a long period of time.
    • Occasional walking of less than one mile.
    • Ability to access confined spaces and areas of varying temperature.
    • Could involve some lifting.

    • People Skills:
    • 5+ years’ experience supervising staff and managing projects from inception to completion including evaluating scope of work and assigning responsibilities
    • Able to work alone or on a team in different level positions. Not afraid to take charge, but will also cooperate and coordinate with others at their level that may have more authority over the work at hand
    • Possesses a knack for the ability to network and connect with peers, subordinates, supervisors and others within the industry
    • Conscientious, enthusiastic and extroverted personality, able to initiate and follow through on assignments with little coaching
    • Personable and possesses the ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with clients, subordinates and co-workers at all levels
    • Ability to handle difficult individuals, remain calm when employees or clients are confrontational and effectively manage and resolve conflicts in a professional manner
    • Demonstrate effective work relationships with all project and engineering personnel
    • Represents the highest standard of professional conduct with other groups, department members and clients
    • Extroverted personality, ability to supervise and lead staff offering coaching and oversight resulting in quality work product

    • Organizational Skills:
    •  Excellent organizational skills and able to prioritize multiple tasks without becoming overwhelmed
    • Able to schedule and balance their time effectively, multi-task and possesses an internal locus of control
    • Able to commit to and meet project deadlines, and driven to provide outstanding service to both external and internal customers
    • Strong understanding of construction management, project management and discipline work flow and how all departments work together to complete projects
    • Ability to set and track goals
    • Takes ownership of work thru project completion
    • Must keep work area and job site neat, clean  and organized
    • Office or on-site trailer environment; must be able to perform frequent repetitive tasks, and be able to sit at and operate a computer for 60% of the day. Must be able to perform associated work duties at on-site locations. Duties will include the ability to push/pull, lift approximately 20-50 lbs., and climb stairs and vertical ladders. Must be steady on their feet and able to stand or walk for extended periods while on the construction site. Climbing and use of fall protection is an essential function of the job. Out of town travel may be required based on the projects assigned. Must be available evening and weekends for emergency calls.

Valdes Architecture & Engineering Company is looking for bright and talented people that want to take their career to the next level. We offer many rewarding career paths to challenge and engage our employees at all phases of their careers. Our office provides a team environment, and excellent working conditions, which allow individuals to maximize their potential. Valdes Engineering offers an outstanding benefits package including Medical, Dental, 401K plan, Company paid Long Term and Short Term Disability Insurance, Company paid Life and AD&D Insurance, Pet Insurance, a discounted gym membership and tuition reimbursement.