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Manager - Archdiocesan Building Projects

Organization: Archdiocese of St. Louis
Full Time

The Archdiocese of St. Louis invests in its employees and provides an environment with a focus on work/life balance and encourages its employees to be good stewards of the Church. We are a non-profit organization that encompasses 180 parishes, 110 schools, over 90 offices/agencies, and a Catholic population of more than 500,000. We offer a focus on work/life balance, a competitive benefits package, and a generous paid time off schedule.


Position Summary

We have an immediate, full-time opportunity for a Manager – Archdiocesan Building Projects. This role is responsible for overseeing design and construction at all Archdiocesan managed facilities, with emphasis on cost control and maintenance of design and construction schedules. The Manager will also be responsible for the management of environmental projects including but not limited to asbestos abatement, lead abatement, mold testing, and removal, and other environmental issues such as sick building syndrome at all Archdiocesan run facilities.


Duties & Responsibilities

•Work with the Archdiocesan finance office to help the Parishes, Schools and Agencies (P/S/A) develop attainable program budgets for all required work.

•Assist all P/S/A in cost control measures on all Archdiocesan renovation and addition projects.

•Develop, establish and revise as necessary engineering and construction policies and objectives, with the assistance of the Director of Building and Real Estate.

•Assist parishes in soliciting architects/designers for capital improvement projects

•Monitor drawing preparation with Project Designers and parish representatives.

•Provide list of competent contractors to bid on projects

•Monitor and approve all change orders.

•Monitor and approve all payment applications.

•Attend construction meetings and monitor project progress, helping the contractor and parish personnel coordinate activities as project oversight for the Archdiocese.

•Work to resolve problems and disputes between contractors, subcontractors, parishes, suppliers, and Architects.

•Assist with facilities engineering and maintenance issues at the Cardinal Rigali Center and other Archdiocese-owned and operated facilities.

•Missouri Department of Natural Resources designated “responsible person” for the Archdiocese with relation to any and all asbestos work.

•Enforce all required document collection necessary for compliance with Federally mandated AHERA requirements in all Archdiocesan buildings.

•Assist parishes in soliciting quotations for asbestos removal, lead abatement and mold remediation projects, and any other required environmental concerns within the Archdiocesan properties.

•Assist in and ensure proper third-party monitoring before, during, and after environmental projects.

•Work with parishes, third party consultants, and contractors to ensure environmental remediation work is started and completed when necessary, within reasonable time frames, in order to keep from affecting other parish activities


Knowledge & Experience Requirements

•10 years’ experience in project management or owner representation, with emphasis on commercial or institutional projects.

•BS Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or Architecture from a four year accredited college

•Knowledge of building code requirements

•Able to handle multiple tasks in a timely and professional manner

•Effective oral and written communication skills

•Ability to communicate with others and to assimilate and understand information, in a manner consistent with the job functions


Skills & Attitudes Required for Success in Job

•Computer skills, particularly utilizing Microsoft Office programs

•Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks

•Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

•Ability to foster a cooperative work environment

•Good management skills, including the ability to organize, prioritize and evaluate work


Contact Details

Qualified candidates may submit their resume and cover letter including salary requirements to Human Resources at [email protected]