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SEMA Rocky Mountain District - Current Opportunities

Alternate Delivery Director

Posted: 05/12/2020
Location: Denver, Colorado
Salary Range: Based on Experience
Contact: hr@semaconstruction.com
Phone: 800.878.9265

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SEMA Construction, Inc., recently named a Top Workplace for the 3rd year in a row by the Denver Post, has an exciting opportunity opening for an experienced and proven Alternate Delivery Director with a strong background in design, alternate delivery contracting, and relationship building in the heavy civil industry. The Alternate Delivery Director will be based in SEMA’s corporate office in Centennial, Colorado and will be responsible for pursuing and managing significant alternate delivery projects within our Rocky Mountain District. We are looking for a Licensed Professional Engineer with at least 15 years of experience as a Design Manager who possesses an in-depth understanding of the heavy civil design life-cycle across major scope areas, including but not limited to: roadway, structures, earthwork, underground utilities, traffic control, and construction phasing. The ideal candidate will have successful career experience in managing designers and the design process, pursuing and managing alternate delivery projects, and business development/relationship building within these key Colorado heavy civil market sectors: highways/bridges, water resource, and heavy rail. Major Areas of Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead SEMA’s Alternate Delivery Team that includes members from our executive team, estimating, project management, field operations, and marketing in the pursuit and execution of major alternate delivery transportation projects
  • Lead the development of innovative (technical and non-technical) win strategies in the pursuit of new alternate delivery projects
  • Draw upon existing industry relationships and establish new ones to develop strategic partnerships for future pursuits
  • Utilize strong industry relationships (with Owners and Consultants) to discover and track the progress of future pursuits
  • Identify internal and external resources needed for specific alternate delivery project pursuits, including design managers and key subcontractors
  • Negotiate teaming agreements and design subcontracts with other engineering entities
  • Manage all alternate delivery design engineers (both internal to SEMA and external partners) to ensure design deliverables are met on time
  • Contribute strong technical content, including innovative approaches, risk mitigation strategies, and technical write-ups, in the preparation of RFQs and proposals
  • Represent SEMA in a lead role in all key alternate delivery interviews and client meetings
  • Act as Project Manager for CM/GC and design-build projects of all sizes and all market scope types within the heavy civil industry, and exceed Owner expectations in the following areas:
    • Collaborating with project Owners, during both preconstruction services and construction services to ensure SEMA’s delivery of project scopes, decisions, budgets, and timeline deliverables to exceed the project goals.
    • Performing as a strong partner who creates cohesion among a variety of personnel who make up CM/GC and design-build project teams and stakeholder groups
    • Acting as a constructability expert, who provides leadership for the design and construction teams and develops innovative and cost savings solutions in response to project constraints
  • Collaborating with estimating on alternative cost analyses that incorporate numerous scenarios involving innovation, risk, schedule, optimized packaging, and design change concepts
  • Proven track record of effectively directing multiple projects and pursuits, consecutively
Requirements:
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (State of Colorado)
  • Construction Management or Civil Engineering degree from a four-year university
  • Minimum of 15 years of successful experience as a transportation Design Manager, with experience on both the pursuit and project management sides of the business
  • Minimum of 20 years of project experience in heavy civil construction
  • Established strong relationships in the Colorado transportation design and heavy civil construction industry strongly preferred (references will be required)
  • Exceptional technical writing skills
  • Superior verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Charismatic, creative, and innovative personality with experience leading teams through winning pursuits
  • Problem solver with the ability to lead strong teams, manage challenging circumstances, and meet aggressive deadlines
SEMA Construction offers competitive wages and benefits to all employees. SEMA Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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Sr. Project Manager (Denver, CO)

Posted: 08/24/2020
Location: Denver, Colorado
Salary Range: Based on Experience
Contact: hr@semaconstruction.com
Phone: 800.878.9265

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SEMA Construction, Inc., voted a Top Workplace by the Denver Post for the past three years, has an immediate opening for an experienced Sr. Project Manager with a background in heavy civil construction. The Sr. Project Manager (15 yrs + experience) will be based out of SEMA's Rocky Mountain District office in South Denver, but will be responsible for managing a $100M roadway project located in Colorado Springs. The ideal candidate will have prior engineering design and construction field experience. Special consideration will be made for consulting / design engineers that desire to transition into or has transitioned to the contractor side of the business. Major areas of responsibility include:

  • Manage all project operations including staff and client relationships
  • Assist in the development of cost estimates, budgets, and schedules for projects
  • Assure quality control, contract compliance, and administration throughout the project
  • Oversee all project administration systems and management of job site personnel
  • Perform extensive client relationship management, represent the organization at regional meetings, develop proposals and onsite inspections as necessary
  • Coordinate with superintendents and foreman to ensure project goals and expectations are met
  • Ensure project compliance with SEMA’s safety policies and OSHA safety standards
  • Must be able to manage changes in scope of work and be proficient in Viewpoint
  • Schedule and supervise foreman and field personnel with daily schedules including materials, subcontractors, equipment, quality control, etc
  • Prepare project planning to include project definition, scope, resources, budget, and schedule
  • Manage project budget and processes change orders as needed
  • Negotiate contracts and provide customer support on all jobs
  • Coordinate and delegate timely completion of traffic control plans, equipment mobilization, safety plans, haul road plans, erosion control plans, purchase ordering, job costing, and other duties as required
  • Manage all subcontractors for timely completion and quality
Requirements:
  • 15+ years of experience in all aspects of managing civil construction projects with a proven track record of success (including roadways, bridges, underground utilities and support infrastructure)
  • Construction Management or Civil Engineering degree from a four-year university
  • Proven leadership skills and highly professional demeanor
  • Experience working with DOTs
  • Proficiency in Viewpoint a plus
  • Applicant must be a self-starter who operates independently and thrives in a busy environment
  • References will be required and vetted
SEMA Construction offers competitive wages and benefits to all employees. SEMA Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please click on the link below to complete our online application and attach your resume. No calls please.

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Cost Estimator (Denver, CO)

Posted: 08/24/2020
Location: Denver, Colorado
Salary Range: Based on Experience
Contact: hr@semaconstruction.com
Phone: 800.878.9265

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SEMA Construction, recently named a Top Workplace, has an immediate opening for an experienced Cost Estimator with a background in heavy civil construction. The Cost Estimator will be based in our Centennial, Colorado office and be responsible for earthwork, structures, and underground utilities projects located within our Southeast District. Minimal travel will be required. The Estimator will manage all aspects of developing cost estimates for large heavy civil projects. Responsibilities:

  • Create detailed cost estimates arranged to follow the pricing format required by the project
  • Research pricing for estimates based on historical and regional costs
  • Provide high level scoping of the project to create the estimate summary and outsourcing control worksheets
  • Lead outreach to subcontractor and supply community directly
  • Visit project work sites, participate in pre-proposal meetings, clarify scope of work, and prepare RFI's;
  • Evaluate projects for constructibility and value-engineer cost savings
  • Work closely with SEMA personnel and other stakeholders to develop strategy, competitive differentiation, and an overall understanding of the project
  • Understand and seek out specialty subcontractors and suppliers that fulfill the unique requirements of the project
  • Develop and/or manage the development of a preliminary bid schedule
  • Develop self-performed estimates for the trades that we choose to self-perform
  • Work closely with subcontractors, suppliers, and other stakeholders through the bid process to understand and capture the complete scope of each trade in the scope summary sheets and the estimate at large
  • Accurately utilize project plans and specifications to identify scopes of work, assign crews, schedules, materials and subcontracting opportunities
  • Manage bid receipt of subcontractor and supplier pricing to develop SEMA's final selling price and offer
  • Understand and manage SEMA's risk as part of the proposal preparation process
  • Work with team to close the estimate in HCSS
  • Work on a preliminary project schedule based on the information provided in the plans and specifications utilizing Primavera Contractor software
  • Proposal development and technical writing
Job Requirements:
  • 4 year BS degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management
  • PE or EIT preferred but not required
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience of heavy civil estimating experience
  • Experience in all aspects of heavy civil work preferred
  • HCSS (Heavybid Software), Agtek, and Primavera P6 strongly preferred
  • Alternate delivery experience preferred
  • Strong prioritization and organizational skills
  • Sense of urgency and the ability to multi-task
  • Highly productive and willing to manage a busy work schedule independently
  • Superior verbal and written (including technical) communication skills
SEMA Construction, Inc. offers top wages and benefits to all employees. SEMA Construction, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please click on the link below to complete our online application and attach your resume. No calls please.

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Pipe (Water/Sewer) Crew (Denver, CO)

Posted: 11/01/2019
Location: Denver, Colorado
Salary Range: Negotiable
Contact: hr@semaconstruction.com
Phone: 800.878.9265

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SEMA Construction, Inc., voted a 2018 Top Workplace by the Denver Post, has an immediate opening for experienced Utilities/Pipe Crew members for heavy civil construction projects located around Denver and Fort Collins, Colorado area. Pipe crew members include trackhoe operator, pipelayer, and laborers. Applicants must have heavy construction experience, be self motivated, and be able to lead and motivate a team. SEMA Construction offers competitive wages and benefits to all employees. SEMA Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please click on the link below to complete our online application and attach a resume.

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Project Superintendent (Denver, CO)

Posted: 06/17/2019
Location: Denver, CO
Salary Range: Based on Experience
Contact: hr@semaconstruction.com
Phone: 800.878.9265

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SEMA Construction, Inc., recently named a Top Workplace by the Denver Post, has an immediate opening for an Earthwork Superintendent for heavy civil construction projects in Denver, CO and Northern Colorado. The Earthwork Superintendent will report to the Operations Director and will schedule all earthwork, roadwork, self-performed work, and coordinate field crews through directives given to foremen as well as plan and schedule all requirements to control labor, equipment and material costs. This individual will be responsible for the timely completion of assigned operations and stay within budget. Duties and Responsibilities: •Pre-plan of work activities to meet contract, schedule and quality requirements including safety action plans. •Review all contracts, project documentation and plans to ensure the work in the field is built to specifications. •Oversee field personnel, schedules and construction operations. •Manage project field operations and coordinate work with other personnel and subcontractors. •Provide leadership and direction to field crew. •Responsible for job performance as it relates to company goals, safety audits and company policies and procedures including training, orientation, discipline, etc. •Emphasize safety, quality and production. •Ensure proper safety equipment is available and used by all field personnel. •Train and motivates employees. •Perform a variety of administrative tasks including weekly and look ahead schedules, production reports, equipment logs, inspection reports, change orders, and updating project files. •May operate heavy equipment and assist with labor when needed. Qualifications: •A minimum of 5 years of experience in heavy civil construction industry is required. •Knowledge of earthwork and heavy highway construction. •Desire and willingness to adapt to various work disciplines, contract types and Owners. •Knowledge of occupational hazards. •Ability to read and understand project specific documents including plans, schedules, and specifications. •Ability to keep records and to prepare work and time reports. •Ability to understand and efficiently carry out instructions. •Ability to supervise the work of others and clearly communicate instructions to crew. •Through knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work being performed. •Professional with strong client relation skills. •Strong verbal and written communication skills. •General knowledge with Microsoft Office. Physical Requirements: •Ability to effectively work outdoors and operate heavy equipment if necessary at construction sites. •Ability to frequently stand, walk, climb, balance, lift, bend, and move objects up to 50 pounds. •Willingness to be exposed to all weather conditions including very wet, hot and cold elements. SEMA offers competitive wages and benefits to all employees. SEMA Construction, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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CDL Class A Drivers (Denver, CO)

Posted: 07/13/2018
Location: Denver, Colorado
Salary Range: $22 - $24 with full benefits
Contact: hr@semaconstruction.com
Phone: 800.878.9265

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SEMA Construction, Inc., voted a 2018 Top Workplace by the Denver Post, immediate openings for Truck Drivers with a CDL Class A license for projects near Denver, Colorado. Applicants must be experienced and be self-motivated. SEMA Construction, Inc. offers competitive wages and benefits to all employees. SEMA Construction, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please click on the link below to complete our online application and attach your resume. No calls please.

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Rocky Mountain District General Application

Posted: 04/19/13
Location: Rocky Mountain District
Salary Range: Negotiable
Contact: hr@semaconstruction.com
Phone: 800.878.9265

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If you are interested in a specific position and we are not currently advertising for it in the Rocky Mountain District, you may submit your application/resume and we will keep it on-file for 60 days. After 60 days, you will need to submit a new application.  If you are interested in submitting an application for future open positions, please click on the link below to complete an on-line application and/or attach your resume.  Be sure to include the position you are interested in applying for on your application or resume.  SEMA Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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