Construction Services Specialist


 JLG Architects is seeking a Construction Services Specialist. Not just any Construction Services Specialist, mind you.

A JLG Construction Services Specialist:

- Gets it built. You will be the JLG guide and the client liaison from pre-bid to close-out using JLG standard policy, procedures and tools. You will support the design team in producing documents which are the pride of the upper Midwest.
- Communicates, communicates, communicates. You work with everyone. Everyone. You need to protect and promote the JLG brand while gaining confidence of stakeholders and team members while also keeping the contractors happy.

A few more attributes of a future JLG-er:

You need construction experience. You need at least 3-5 years of experience in the architecture and/or construction industry, including building technology proficiency.
- You are the embodiment of customer and personnel service. Since you interact with literally everyone, you have the ability to project a professional company image throughout everything you do.
- You know building codes and ADA requirements. You have prior experience ensuring the design includes these facets.
- You’ve got your mind on the money. You have a clear understanding and working knowledge of project budgets and cost estimates.
- You are ready to apply. Visit and suit up for the first day of the rest of your life.

About JLG:
Inc. Magazine’s Best Place to Work. MSN Money’s Top 50 Most Admired U.S. Companies. The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal’s Top 25 Architecture Firms in the Twin Cities. PSMJ Circle of Excellence. Architectural Record Top Architecture Firms. ENR Top 500 Firm. The Zweig Group Top 25 Hot Firm. Grow Grand Best Firm for Young Professionals.  

Oh, and we have a couple of design awards, too – somewhere in the area of 100. 

For 30 years, JLG Architects has helped our clients work leaner, cleaner, and better. We create comfortable, inviting, exciting environments that raise productivity and lower sick days. 

We find unique high performance opportunities to reduce – and sometimes even eliminate – operations costs. We stay on budget, period. 

We understand that architecture is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and we want to make the most of it. We work hard, and we love what we do. 

Nothing makes us more proud than the success of our clients. We make the design and construction process easy so they can focus on being the best in their respective industries.

We have over 100 professionals in twelve offices across the Midwest because we want to be a part of the communities where we work and live every day. 

More importantly, our employees are what make us JLG. They are the brains behind our award-winning designs, the heart of our corporate family, and the reason we have been named a Best Place to Work firm, both for professionals and early career adults.  

Every day at JLG is a new day for creating, inspiring and solving challenges. Everyone – from our Intern Designers to our Construction Administrator to our Marketing staff – is a part of the process, and we work closely together because we are inspired by one another. So, if you are someone with fire in your belly and fun up your sleeve, you’re someone we want to meet.  

Job Summary
Reports to Project Manager / Director of Construction Services

Responsible for supporting the Construction Services Specialists and report directly to the Project Manager with all aspects of the construction administration project phase, with emphasis on quality assurance review of JLG projects during the construction phase.

 Position Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Job Description


Support the bidding, negotiation and construction phase services using JLG standard policies, procedures, and tools

o Obtain familiarity with the project and its unique goals    
o Read the Owner/Architect agreement to clearly understand contracted scope of work
o Assist Project Manager in writing work plan for construction phases
o Display a competent knowledge of building materials, specifications and construction techniques
o Follow the project checklist through project close-out
o Provide weekly status reports to project team
o Prioritize budget and schedule
o Take responsibility for monthly staffing assignments and be proactive in communicating with project team to understand and clarify expectations
o Assist to refine and advance JLG's standard practices

Manage project team, consultant and contractor communications
o Protect and promote the JLG brand
o Autonomously resolve construction issues with a demonstrated understanding of when to escalate issues to the Construction Specialist or Project Manager
o Gain confidence and trust of stakeholders by being an articulate and consistent communicator and follow-through on actions discussed
o Maintain project communications plan, including roles and responsibilities for client, project team and consultants
o Ensure actions demonstrate stewardship of our client and their resources
Assist with managing the owner and client communications when assigned
o Protect and promote the JLG brand to ensure construction is easy for clients and a rewarding experience
o Gain confidence of stakeholders by through clear and consistent communication supported by following through actions

o Attitude:
o "Can-do" outlook
o Willingness to do what it takes
o Sense of ownership and responsibility

o Skill sets:
o Organizational skills
o Communication skills
o Design and/or technical capacity (as required per job description)

o Management abilities:
o Financial performance/accountability
o Schedule and budget control
o Communication - project team, PIC, consultants, client and other stakeholders
o Client relations

o Leadership
o Respect and confidence of peers and project team
o Marketing /business development skills and effort
o Client sponsorship: obtain repeat business from existing clients

"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

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