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Date: Feb 6, 2019

City/State/Province: Juneau, AK, US, 99801

Company: Colas

SECON, a company within Colaska, believes that its strongest assets are its employees and the way they maintain their pride and enthusiasm everyday while doing business with our customers. Our people are well-trained and highly knowledgeable in the construction industry; they are empowered with the decision-making capability to do what is right and necessary when it comes to assisting our customers in accomplishing their goals, meeting with all regulatory requirements and protecting our environment and community.


SECON is committed to offering ongoing training and development for our employees and management. Our unique combination of local leadership, teamwork and the backing of our parent companies places in the hands of our customers a powerful tool with which to do business. By providing unparalleled customer satisfaction, superior service and the highest quality products, SECON remains committed to achieving its ultimate goal...being a leader in the construction industry. Maintaining high standards of quality and customer satisfaction has allowed us to enjoy tremendous growth and will allow us to continue to thrive and prosper.



- Perform quantity takeoffs, work with method improvement studies and assist estimators as required.

- Verify materials, equipment and quality and assure they meet the needs of the project and are within compliance of the contract requirements.

- Work under the Superintendent in coordinating and directing a variety of disciplines, attend site meetings and inspections, report on progress and monitor project schedules.

- Generate planning and schedule deliverables including preparation of resource loaded schedules, tracking of actual work against schedules, performing variance analysis studies and updating daily operating reports in order to meet company financial goals, continuously implement cost savings and have all documentation in place for financial review.

- Manage and track budgets, costs and revenue for all project activities .Accurately report, track and forecast these costs and revenue in order to create an accurate monthly margin analysis.

- Assists with a number of operational issues, including but not limited to: change order support, subcontract schedule monitoring, field activity measurement, percent complete, forecasting and margin analysis while working with construction management to identify work and strategies for achieving end dates and margin in spite of unforeseen conditions.

- Accumulate and access historical data for use in maintaining a realistic basis for future planning and forecasting.

-Coordinate and monitor project document controls, maintains records and provide reports upon request and assists in final inspections, record drawings and contract closeout.

- Make recommendations concerning contract claims, change orders, modifications, clarifications and payment requests.

- Coordinate with management in generating subcontracts, pay estimates, subcontract pay estimates and other project-related internal and external contract requirements.

- Provide technical assistance to management in a wide range of construction functions in multiple or single disciplines on projects.

- Ensure that proper and accurate field quantities are reported daily and on time.

- Monitor operations to assure that they are conducted in conformance with company policies, regulatory agencies and acceptable working practices and observe workers to ensure compliance standards.

- Assist Superintendent in ensuring that all activities are done in accordance with applicable safety standards.

- Responsible for all other duties, roles and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor(s) or General Manager.



- Must be self-motivated and exercise strong time management skills as well as the ability to prioritize critical tasks and able to work with minimal direction.

- Strong leadership and relationship building skills. 

- Ability to perform tasks outside defined job description, if necessary. 

- Must be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously. 

- Must display strong written and oral communication skills and employ effective listening skills.

- Must be able to analyze problems and make sound decisions in a timely manner based on objectives, risks, implications and costs. 

- Ability to supervise and work with subcontractors and Owners.

- Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university preferred; or five years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in the construction industry.



- Computer Skills: 

Basic computer knowledge including knowledge of MS Word, Excel, HCSS, email and internet applications.  Ability to learn new software as required. 

- Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze and interpret plans, specifications, contracts, and external and internal policies and guidelines, and/ or regulations.  Ability to effectively present written or oral information to individuals and large groups and to respond to questions from managers, superintendents, employees, customers and the general public.

- Mathematical Skills: 

It is necessary to be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide.  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages, area, circumference and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.  Must possess basic accounting skills. 

-Reasoning Ability: 

-High degree of reasoning ability and problem-solving skills. Flexible in adapting to changing needs, detail oriented and adept at analytical problem solving.  Demonstrate independence in problem solving and be able to quickly analyze, compare, and interpret detailed and sometimes poorly defined information, and be able to make sound and accurate judgments based on best available information.   


Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a professional to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  This position requires the representative to conduct on-site inspections of company plants and facilities.  The individual is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands and fingers, handle objects and feel, reach with hands and arms, talk, hear, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and balance.  Representatives perform all of these actions while being exposed to a variety of weather conditions, including inclement weather and extreme heat and cold.  The individual may need to lift up to 50 pounds.


Preferred Job Qualifications:

- Experience using HCSS HeavyJob

- Experience estimating with HCSS HeavyBid

- Traffic Control Supervisor Certification and experience with TCP preparation

- Experience using Primavera Scheduling software


SECON is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer dedicated to promoting diversity and maintaining a drug-free workplace. It is our policy to ensure that applicants are considered for employment based on their qualifications without regard to their race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expressions, sexual orientation, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mentaldisability, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), immigration status, citizenship, genetic information, medical conditions, protected veteran status, uniform service member status, familial status, marital status, registered domestic partner status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants are treated on the basis of their job-related qualifications, ability and performance. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants and provide a workplace free of harassment and discrimination.  This Policy applies to aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, termination, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here and here.  For notification on E-Verify click here and for information on Right to Work, click here.

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SECON will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants. For more information, please click here.

Nearest Major Market: Alaska
Nearest Secondary Market: Anchorage

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