Virginia Tech

Blacksburg , VA
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Construction Trades Manager

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on September 6, 2019

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 Services for the Planning and Operations department. The Construction Trades Manager will have responsibility for the daily operations of the Carpenter shop, Paint and Plasterers, Roofing, and Floor Coverings for the Division. 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.

Pay Band


Salary Information

Salary range of $53,500 - $59,000, commensurate with experience.

Review Date

September 12, 2019

Additional Information

Essential personnel.

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

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