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Career Opportunities at Cranshaw

Cranshaw is a 100-person general contracting and construction management company founded in 1983. We are located in Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts. We have completed over $1 Billion dollars of commercial, multi-family, retail, senior housing, hospitality, industrial and medical work in the past 10 years alone. Approximately 30-50% of our work comes from our parent company National Development and the remaining from other third-party developers and institutional clients. Our diversity of project types, ability to work in a diverse array of project types and building methods, and experience in urban as well as suburban locations provide Cranshaw with a stable and steady pipeline.

 

Our experience working hand in hand with our development and institutional partners provides us with a unique insight into the processes and goals of ownership. Cranshaw’s expertise in pre-construction management and estimating also contribute to our growing success. In the latest rankings, Cranshaw was Boston Business Journal’s 7th largest contractor in Massachusetts.

 

WHAT CRANSHAW BRINGS TO YOU:

At Cranshaw Construction, we value the health and happiness of our team members and offer a wide range of insurance programs and benefits that support you and your family in cultivating a happy and healthy lifestyle. Our benefits take into consideration everything from career development to family matters, health and wellness, and future planning:

  • Comprehensive and Affordable Health, Dental and Vision Plans
  • Medical and Dependent Care Flex Spending Plans
  • Life Insurance and LTD
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Wellness Incentives
  • Company-matched 401K
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Paid Time-off

 

Cranshaw Construction is proudly an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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CURRENTLY SEEKING

Senior Superintendent

Cranshaw Construction is seeking a Senior Superintendent to join our team of dedicated field operation professionals.  Senior Superintendents manage a variety of construction projects including residential, commercial, industrial, retail, etc.   This person is an experienced construction professional who is self-motivated, reliable, organized, and loyal with the willingness to do what it takes for the successful outcome of the project that he or she is responsible for overseeing.  This person needs to be autonomous, communicate well and can mentor, direct and motivate others. They also need to be invested in understanding the project for which they are responsible, make solid day to day decisions and judgements, possess strong problem solving skills, and be budget conscious. Preferred candidate will strive to exceed construction goals, maintain a positive reputation, and proudly represent Cranshaw Construction’s professionalism and values.

 

As Senior Superintendent, this person will proudly represent Cranshaw and be responsible for all job site activities including, but not necessarily limited to:

 

  • Safety
    • Administering the company safety program and job site security. This includes coordinating routine jobsite inspections with Cranshaw’s in house safety compliance team and/or our 3rd party safety consultant.
    • Immediately addressing and closing out non-compliant observations on inspection reports.
    • Coordinating and collecting subcontractor tool box talks on a weekly basis.
    • Report and document all incidents/accidents in a timely manner and with the assistance of in house safety compliance or 3rd party consultant, investigate all incidents and accidents should they occur.
    • Review and check subcontractor’s site specific safety plan prior to mobilization, which should include all specific training certifications, operators’ licenses, standard JHA’s, etc.
    • Ensure Site Specific Safety Orientation has been completed by all subcontractors prior to an individual commencing work on site.
    • Lead all subcontractor pre-construction safety and logistics meetings.
    • Ensure NFPA-241 plans, Emergency Action Plans, CMP’s, Public Safety Plans, etc. are current and properly implemented at all times.

 

  • Operations
    • Managing / coordinating / communicating / directing subcontractors on a daily basis so that they are working safely, productively and keeping up with the project schedule.
    • Coordinating all job site deliveries as to not affect job site operations or surrounding pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
    • Overseeing formal and informal MEP, structural and architectural coordination meetings and coordinate scheduled updates with the trades.
    • Managing all weekly subcontractor meetings including creating a weekly agenda, documenting meeting minutes and helping to coordinate distribution with Cranshaw’s project manager.
    • Preparing, running, and documenting preparatory meetings for ALL trades well in advance of jobsite mobilization. These meetings shall review topics of safety, schedule, logistics, scope of work, etc.  Templates for many standard subcontractor pre-construction agendas can be found in the Procore Training Center.
    • Helping to develop, implement and update jobsite specific NFPA-241 Program.
    • Helping to develop, implement and update jobsite specific Construction Management Plan, including obtaining street and side walk occupation permits
    • Assist and provide input on subcontractor scope and buyout.
    • Assisting with initiating Requests for Information
    • Interfacing and building a professional relationship with inspectional service personnel, local Fire, Police and other municipal officers
    • Interfacing and building a professional relationship with Owner’s representatives and their consultants such as lenders, architects, engineers, etc. And provide regular construction progress updates as required.
    • Ensure that project documents are in place, current and reflective of all RFI’s, Bulletins, changes, etc.
    • Ensure that field reports are being completed accurately on a daily basis.
    • Manage all areas of the project such they are presented professionally at all times. Buildings, sites and project offices must be kept safe, clean and organized.

 

  • Schedule
    • Implement and execute the overall Project schedule from project groundbreaking through certificate of occupancy and punchlist/closeout.
    • Assist in developing the initial construction schedule.
    • Work with the project management team to regularly update project schedules. Full responsibility to create weekly 2-3 week look-ahead schedules and ensuring look-ahead schedules align with the baseline.  Have the ability to recognize differences between look-ahead and baseline schedules and plan for recovery if necessary.  Have the ability to present and clearly discuss schedules during owner and subcontractor meetings.

 

  • Quality
    • Managing the project Quality Control measures of all subcontractor workmanship and adherence to the contract documents in the efforts to minimize non-conforming work and project punchlist. Follow company QA/QC guidelines as it pertains to each trades work.
    • Work with project team to establish punchlist procedures in advance of punchlist process beginning. This will include determining the level of quality for the project.  Manage punchlist work aggressively and efficiently and follow company punchlist procedure guidelines.
    • Review and understand project specific requirements of the Prime Contract.
    • Review and understand all project subcontractor and vendor submittals prior to their mobilization or need. Identify any irregularities in accepted products and materials.

 

  • Cost Control
    • Managing a 3rd party labor pool (project specific). Work closely with project management team on a regular basis to review 3rd party labor costs to date and project and budget future labor needs.  Provide daily written work plan to labor foreman and hold foreman and labor vendor accountable for oversight of their crew and completion of daily tasks. Properly describe work performed for clear cost allocation on daily slips.
    • Review and understand project specific requirements of each sub contract prior to subcontractor mobilization. Hold all subcontractors accountable for their agreed upon scope of work.  Identify and notify project management team of missing scope.  Obtain consent from project management team prior to authorizing subcontractor to perform additional work, whether it be lump sum or on a time and material basis.

 

  • Personal
    • Expected to be well rounded in all phases of construction including abatement, demolition, soil management, civil, structural, exterior envelope, etc., and have a broader knowledge of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and the coordination thereof.
    • Effectively manage a project site staff, can provide clear daily direction to each Cranshaw team member, and can mentor younger superintendents.
    • Be able to manage multiple smaller projects at a single time.
    • Be capable of managing a variety of different types of construction projects (residential, industrial, office, lab, healthcare, retail, etc.), in urban and suburban areas, and of varying complexities and values.
    • Personally present oneself professionally at all times.
    • Possess and maintain in good standing an Unrestricted Massachusetts Construction Supervisors License.
    • Possess and maintain in good standing a City of Boston builders license. Minimum requirement-Type A Low, BC.  High rise, Type ABC, preferred.
    • Pursue, acquire and maintain in good standing OSHA-30 hour certification, First Aid and CPR certification, NFPA-241 Hot Work certification.
    • Willingness to pursue any pertinent or relatable certifications or licenses as requested by the company, such as LEED, Passive House, HAZWOPER, etc.
    • Attend and complete all company provided training.
    • Adherence to all policies outlined in the NDCC Employee Handbook, the Cranshaw Superintendent Field Procedures Manual, and the Cranshaw Safety and Hazcom Manual.
    • Knowledge and use of Procore project management system and training center.

 

You Create Value by:

 

  • Operating with integrity
  • Strong communication, organization, and problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail and quality
  • “Do what it takes” attitude
  • Ability to work with owners, design team, and local AHJs
  • Motivation to mentor younger superintendents
  • Ability to manage multiple smaller projects at a single time
  • CMP/site logistic plan development

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Ready to tackle the next challenge in your career?

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03/31/2022

Project Manager

You keep a project running steadily. Because of your careful planning and monitoring, you are more readily able to prioritize, problem solve, and adapt. From pre-construction onwards, you assume accountability to complete a construction effort within the budget and schedule and according to the contract. You also achieve the project’s design standards and most importantly, you do it all safely. You act as the daily point person for the Cranshaw, client, and design teams and trade partners. You confidently take charge with a “can do” attitude but crucially, you also know how to delegate. You have equipped your team with the skills and materials to carry out their assignments and while you monitor their progress and offer support, you don’t micro-manage. “Trust but verify,” is your motto. You’re detailed and organized – keeping track of and monitoring in real-time labor, materials, equipment, budget, and schedule. You haven’t met a spreadsheet you didn’t like and internal and external reporting invigorate you. You are forward-thinking and anticipatory. You don’t just plan for today, but tomorrow and several weeks out to keep your project on track. You foresee risks, communicate them and solve for corrective actions along with your project executive, superintendent, team members, subcontractors, and vendors. You communicate and listen constantly. You’re an artful negotiator with subcontractors. You understand that project success is the biggest key to new work.

 

You’ll thrive as a Project Manager at Cranshaw, if you:

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of your project scope, building processes and systems as well as business priorities
  • Ensure timely and accurate completion of financial processes, controls, and reports – e.g., internal budgets, cost forecasting, billings, collections, subs payments, change order preparation and resolution, contracts, etc.
  • Can lead subcontractor buyout and generate comprehensive Scopes of Work exhibits
  • Are highly organized, plan ahead and manage time well, prioritizing critical path constructability issues
  • Develop, nurture, and maintain key relationships with: co-workers; the client; an owner’s project manager, if applicable; designers, including architects and engineers; subcontractors; and industry partners (e.g., landlords, brokers, etc.)
  • Deliver projects with integrity and a positive client experience, on time and on budget
  • Ensure timely and accurate completion of financial processes, controls, and reports – g., internal budgets, cost forecasting, billings, collections, subcontractor payments, change order preparation and resolution, contracts, etc. –  with an eye to quickly identifying potential/existing issues that could lead to subpar financial performance
  • Work closely with field staff and subcontractors to establish an achievable baseline schedule and updates
  • Enjoy developing your staff – Assistant Project Managers and Project Coordinators – by giving them direction and equipping them with the necessary tools, but allowing them to execute independently
  • Share Lessons Learned and best practices company-wide; e.g., report on products, subcontractor performance, etc.
  • Willingly contribute to the bidding, proposal, and interview process
  • Promote business development through association involvement and networking opportunities
  • Make safety your first and over-riding priority
  • Embrace Cranshaw’s diversity initiatives and goals

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in construction management, facilities management, engineering or related field.
  • 7+ years of experience in commercial construction projects exceeding $20M, preferably in Cranshaw’s core markets of multi-family residential, mixed use, office, or lab
  • Demonstrated knowledge of construction cycle – full scope of work, estimates, plans and specifications with a solid understanding of MEP/FP systems a definite plus
  • Superior communications (written and verbal), listening, and inter-personal skills
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, project management software (Procore or similar), accounting cost management software, scheduling software (MS Project or similar), modeling software a plus
  • Must be able to physically maneuver on a construction site and work from both office and field site locations
  • LEED, CM-Lean, OSHA, CPR/First Aid, PMP, and other trainings and certifications beneficial

 

Key Success Factors:

  • Organized manager – of scope, budget, schedule, and project documentation, including subcontracts, meetings, reports, POs, COs
  • Excellent communicator – raise alarms to PX and Superintendent if anything amiss so corrective measures can be taken
  • Flexible problem-solver – adeptly finds solutions with ability to pivot/be flexible and adapt
  • Relationship developer – negotiates and mediates among field staff, clients, designers, subcontractors
  • Delegating to and developing APMs and PCs – knowing they right people who can do it, equipping them with the tools to execute and then not micromanaging

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Ready to tackle the next challenge in your career?

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03/31/2022

Assistant Project Manager

You will never be bored! Each day you’re asked to tackle a wide range of tasks. People would describe you as adaptable, capable, multi-talented, and curious. You know when to ask questions but are an independent ‘roll up your sleeves’ kind of do-er. By exercising your good judgement, you’ve built up trust with your empowering Project Manager. Your Project Manager has the confidence in you to figure things out but also knows you have the judgement to raise pertinent issues to his/her attention. You split your time between the field and the office and have the interpersonal skills to form deep, trusting relationships with office and field staff. You are also highly organized, making sure that needed documents and information are at your fingertips, including budgets, schedules, contract documents and meeting minutes. You’ll be expected to take Procore software training and become certified. You’re often one of the last people on a job, supervising punch list tasks, closing the project out and turning it over to the client, so your performance leaves a critical final client impression. By providing the client with the organized records they need for their smooth facility management, including warranties, Operations & Maintenance (O&M) manuals, occupancy certificates, and as-builts/models, you have set the client up for success and they’ll look to Cranshaw as their preferred Construction Manager for their next project.

 

You’ll thrive as an Assistant Project Manager at Cranshaw, if you:

  • Are highly organized and capable of keeping documentation in order and up-to-date
  • Possess great interpersonal skills and are able to form trusting business relationships with a variety of office and field staff
  • Are able to adapt and respond to differing needs and tasks on a dynamic basis
  • Can collect and organize close-out and turnover materials such as warranties, Operations & Maintenance manuals, occupancy certificates, and as-builts/models
  • Have a keen sense of detail to keep track of logs, insurance, bonds, and certificates
  • Have a willingness to learn new tasks, systems, softwares and the construction process
  • Make safety your first and over-riding priority
  • Embrace Cranshaw’s diversity initiatives and goals

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management and/or relative field a plus
  • 3 years’ experience, preferably in construction management with a commercial general contractor
  • Must be able to physically maneuver on a construction site
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite required – particularly Excel
  • Skills with Procore or similar project management, accounting cost management, scheduling, and modeling software are all pluses
  • OSHA, CPR/First Aid and other trainings and certifications are beneficial

 

Key Success Factors:

  • Helpful – You look for ways to improve and support your team and project manager’s role.
  • Organized – you keep project documentation up-to-date and in order, including budgets, schedules, procurement and contracts, client communications, and closeout materials.
  • Adaptable – whatever may be needed at a given time, you roll with it.
  • Learner –ask questions, and are observant, curious, and dedicated to continuous improvement in your pursuit of learning everything you can about the construction process.

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Ready to tackle the next challenge in your career?

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03/31/2022

Superintendent - Wood Frame Experience

Cranshaw Construction is looking for a full-time Project Superintendent with 5+ years of experience. Candidate must also have wood frame experience. As a member of our construction team, you will instill a sense of Cranshaw Construction pride in everyone that you interact with.

 

You Create Value by:

  • Being dedicated to Cranshaw Construction – striving to exceed construction goals, reduce turnover, maintain a positive reputation (both online and anecdotally), and proudly represent Cranshaw Construction’s professionalism and values
  • Being dedicated to your team – you ‘roll up your sleeves’ and assist team members—no job is ‘below your pay grade’
  • Adhering to policies outlined in the Employee Guide book
  • Adhering to policies outlined in the Cranshaw Supervisors’ Manual and Cranshaw Safety Manual, and being able to implement those policies
  • Maintaining logs, as required, in the Cranshaw Construction Supervisors Manual
  • Obtaining or assisting in obtaining building permits and building licenses, as required by the project
  • Inspecting work to ensure that it meets plans, specifications, schedule and Cranshaw quality requirements
  • Maintaining detailed and accurate computerized Daily Field Reports
  • Ability to chair weekly subcontractor meetings and provide look-ahead schedules in addition to attending Owner / Architect Meetings
  • Ability to maintain and update schedule in conjunction with the Project Manager
  • Maintaining records required by the project, including Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP). Performing site inspections, including navigating (walking) changes in site grades and topography on a daily basis to monitor that perimeter erosion control measures are intact
  • Performing routine site walks which may require walking up and down ramps, stairs, ladders and exterior slopes to ensure that work areas are staffed, safe and progressing
  • Reviewing and approving time and material slips. Signed slips shall then be transmitted to the Project Manager
  • Ordering and scheduling of deliveries. Inspecting, reviewing and signing for Cranshaw material deliveries. Then, turning in material slips to the accounting department
  • Training junior staff
  • Coordinating with union delegates as required
  • Coordinating with municipal offices, including building and related departments, police and fire departments, etc.
  • Scheduling inspections, maintaining project records and completing paperwork submissions for occupancy permits and final project approvals

 

What You Bring to Us:

  • Experience in the property management, hospitality or retail industries
  • Willingness to jump in, learning new tasks and systems
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Familiarity with subcontractor contract requirements
  • Ability to coordinate and supervise on-site utilities and field labor staff. Most projects work six days a week
  • Ability to set up and maintain field office
  • Ability to use a computer, as required by the project, to maintain ad distribute records and documents; Cranshaw will provide any training

 

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01/2022