Construction Manager

Construction Manager

Program Management - DFW, TX

At H. J. Russell & Company, we know that exception outcomes start with the right people. We believe that work should be challenging, and the challenge should be fun. We also believe that exceptional outcomes are more likely to occur with a respectful, satisfying, and empowering company. We value and respect our employees – their experience and expertise as well as their energy, passion, and diversity – and their innovative approach to work and life. If you believe that this is the job for you, then why not come and work for a company that’s here to help you move in the direction you want to go, and one that has been named by our team members as a “Top Workplace”, a recognition we are proud to have.  Russell is based in Atlanta, GA.  

Responsible for the management of all construction phase services for one or more aviation and/or airfield projects, in accordance with the written project/construction documents and established policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Oversee project construction contractor(s) through the construction process and ensure the timely completion of all construction phase support services in accordance with the written project and construction documents.

Oversee and ensure the adequate inspection by DFW-DCC and/or project inspection staff construction activities.

Coordinate and schedule construction activities, inspections and testing with contractors, tenants, customers, owners, and other stakeholders.

Perform design reviews with an eye on constructability, staging, phasing and construction methods.

Review project baseline schedules for accuracy and compliance with Contract Documents.

Track contractor resources and progress against baseline schedule and three week look-ahead schedules.

Coordinate with DFW Planning and Ops to ensure work activities and projects are in line with DFW goals and objectives.

Review and verify progress payments of construction contractors.

Proactively resolve issues to minimize client exposure.

Proactively work to avoid claims and resolve claims expeditiously to minimize client exposure.

Utilize the DFW approved software to manage projects (Unifier, BIM, Primavera P6, Sharepoint, etc.).

Supervise and ensure the correction of non-conforming work.

Develop and recommend in the proposed settlement of change orders, claims and revisions to the construction contract schedule and budget.

Evaluate and provide recommendations to senior management and/or DFW-DCC for changes and/or modifications to the construction contractor scope of services.

Manage projects to complete within budget and schedule constraints.

Perform work in a safe manner and actively encourages others to do the same.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Project, or Construction Management.

Minimum of ten (10) years of experience preferred in managing aviation/airfield construction projects of similar size, type, and complexity.

Must have or must have the ability to obtain a Certified Construction Manager (CCM) certificate from CMAA.

Must be able to obtain a SIDA-cleared badge at DFW.

Must possess a valid Class C driver’s license and be able to obtain a certification to drive in DFW’s AOA movement area.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment and the noise level is usually moderate.

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