Company: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Posted on: November 25, 2022
40.00 hours per week / Day Shift /Temporary/Seasonal Description
Reference #: 745648
Job Title :CONSTRUCTION DIRECTOR (Mega Project)
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., a Fortune 500 manufacturer of
industrial gases, has an immediate opening for a Construction
Director in Houston, TX.
The candidate is accountable for the overall construction
management work process, scopes for projects being implemented for
a $1B+ mega project in the Americas. Accountability includes
strategic and tactical matters associated with construction
management commencing during the bid development phase and
continues through start-up and commissioning.
The selected Director must possess expert-level construction/EPCM
leadership skills and knowledge along with exceptional
communication and influencing skills. The role requires significant
interaction with internal groups such as project management,
engineering, procurement, EPCs firms and construction contractors
ensuring effective coordination across all involved supporting
project delivery commitments. The Director also interfaces
extensively with the customer on engineering and technical matters.
Projects are completed applying global capabilities, necessitating
a strong cross-cultural proficiency.Principal accountabilities
Develop and lead a hard-working construction management team which
includes external partners, vendors, equipment vendors and
possibly, customer representatives.
Ensures the projects is front end loaded with meticulous
construction planning, implement value engineering,
constructability processes, and standard methodologies. Manages
project objectives and expectations throughout the project
regarding scope, budget, invoicing, schedules, and time frame.
Oversight and provides direction to construction management work
processes and activities including ensuring site safety program,
cost, schedule, and quality are aligned to support project critical
metrics and objectives
Participates in project reviews and for outstanding execution
strategies and decision-making process to address these situations.
Lead the internal and/or external problem-solving necessary to
arrive at appropriate decisions.
Single point of contact for the execution team supporting project
development through project on stream
Maintains a safe work environment and support corporate and project
execution construction safety program goals within the office, with
suppliers, and on construction sites.
Expected to be resident at the project site during construction;
residency is required at some point during civil construction. The
candidate must be flexible to location, but the project site is
most likely in Louisiana or TexasDuties & responsibilities
Embraces and promotes the dedication to provide a safe workplace
that strives for an incident and injury free environment where
everyone goes home safe every day. Ensures construction safety
program including Site-Specific Safety Planning is proactively
communicated and consistently enforced on all projects
Hires, trains, and manages required staff resources to support the
project to accomplish construction strategy as it relates to
safety, cost, and schedule. Mentors Construction Managers and
Provides mentorship to the project construction team to develop
budgets and project plans during the proposal, design and/or
pre-construction phase of the project
Supports project strategy and ensures compliance with the
construction management program, including scalable construction
strategies from project initiation to handover. Promotes use of
AWP, CWP to ensure accurate site planning
Establishes and maintains relationships and acts as the primary
contact and counsel to project management
Identifies deficiencies in skills among assigned team members and
works to improve individual's capabilities through mentor,
development, and training
Knowledge of construction management standard processes and a
willingness to adapt and lean out existing practices. Ensures
training and continuous improvement processes are implemented for
Leads and develops processes to ensure full, end-to-end
coordination between all involved parties from planning, design,
construction, and commissioning
Accountable for management of the construction team budget and
Other duties as assigned Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or
related field preferred
15+ years of Construction Leadership experience
Demonstrated experience managing projects > $1B+
Global experience preferred
PMP or CCM certification preferred
At Air Products, we work in an environment where diversity is
essential, inclusion is our culture, and each person knows they
belong and matter. To learn more, visit
We offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays
and vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance and
retirement plans. You will be eligible for benefits and also be
100% vested in your retirement benefits on your first day of
Air Products thanks all applicants in advance for their interest;
however, only those applicants who are being considered for an
interview, or are currently employed by Air Products, will be
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.). You will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital
status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and
expression, disability, or veteran status.
Air Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.) All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected
veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis
Air Products is also committed to Employment Equity (Canada).
Individuals who may have an accommodation need related to applying
for positions with Air Products in the U.S. and Canada, should
contact Air Products at 1-800-966-2724, Option #1.
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