Construction Administration Group Manager

  • Full-time

Company Description

We are Olsson, a team-based, purpose-driven engineering and design firm. Our solutions improve communities and our people make it possible.

Our most meaningful asset is our people, and we are dedicated to providing an environment where they can continue to learn, grow, and thrive. Our entrepreneurial spirit is what has allowed us — and will continue to allow us — to grow. The result? Inspired people, amazing designs, and projects with purpose.

Job Description

Olsson provides construction management, administration, and observation services for transportation projects to assure that work is performed in conformance with project documents. Our construction services include daily observation / inspection, project documentation, submittal review, design support, shop drawing review, payment application review, payroll review, and oversight for materials testing. We provide technically qualified personnel for our clients’ specific project requirements.

As the Construction Administration Group Manager, you'll lead and oversee a team of construction managers, focusing on enhancing our presence across southern Missouri and northwest Arkansas. Your role involves spearheading the firm's expansion efforts, particularly in supporting construction activities for entities such as the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT), water utility clients, and municipal clients. Your duties will encompass supervising personnel engaged in administration, management, inspection, and observation of construction projects for our clients.

Driving growth and development within the team, setting performance benchmarks, ensuring operational efficiency, and facilitating smooth project execution are key aspects of your responsibilities. Your expertise will be pivotal in securing repeat business from clients, utilizing effective client service and business development skills to contribute to the ongoing success of our projects and client relationships.

You will work in all types of terrain and weather conditions.

This position includes:

  • The use of a company truck for transportation to and from job sites.
  • Applicable PPE (personal protective equipment) provided.
  • Work boot reimbursement program.
  • Company issued laptop.
  • Cell phone reimbursement options.


You are passionate about: 

  • Working collaboratively with others.
  • Having ownership in the work you do.
  • Using your talents to positively affect communities.
  • Empowering others to use their talents.

You bring to the team:

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to contribute and work well on a team.
  • 5 + years of Construction Field Operations experience in managing Construction Administration, as a Resident Engineer, as a Resident Project Representative, performing construction engineering, and/or construction management of projects and staff.
  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, civil engineering, or related field
    • In lieu of a bachelor’s degree, a relevant associate degree with equivalent experience, or overall equivalent experience is required.
  • Proven experience in working with and understanding the various needs of Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) or Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), water utility, or municipal clients.
  • Proven record of developing and winning projects through individual business development skills.
  • Proven record of managing financially successful projects or team.
  • Ability to supervise, attract, develop, and retain talented staff.
  • Excellent client relationship and client management skills.
  • Previous experience in managing QA/QC construction materials testing, inspection, and/or geotechnical engineering projects is preferred but not required. 
  • A valid driver's license with a good driving history.
  • The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

Additional Information

Olsson is a nationally recognized, employee-owned firm specializing in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental, and technology. Founded in 1956 on the very mindset that drives us today, we’re here to improve communities by making them more sustainable, better connected, and more efficient. Simply put, we work to leave the world better than we found it.

As an Olsson employee, you’ll receive our traditional benefits package (health care, vision, dental, paid time off, etc.), plus you’ll:

  • Become an owner in the company after your first year through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Engage in work that has a positive impact in communities
  • Receive an excellent 401(k) match
  • Participate in a wellness program promoting balanced lifestyles
  • Benefit from a bonus system that rewards performance
  • Have the possibility for flexible work arrangements

Olsson is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.