Sr. Manager – APS Construction Management

Sr. Manager – APS Construction Management

, United States of America.
Full time


Vanderlande’s Sr. Manager of Construction Management is responsible for the Construction Managers on all airport and parcel installation projects throughout North America.



  • Build competence and increase overall team performance through creating a culture of mutual accountability.
  • Create development plans to determine what training, coaching, mentoring or other stimuli is required to grow current team members to the next level.
  • Organize your group as required to safely, efficiently, and profitably deliver Vanderlande projects in the field.
  • Coach and mentor team members towards developing communications skills and client relationships.
  • Accountable for the on-site management of all Airports and Parcel projects in NA
  • Ensure adequate training for all staff and sub-contractors has been provided.
  • Improve installation management systems, processes, standards and best practices
  • Support strategic and installation objectives
  • Communicate job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions as well implementing corrective action plans
  • Improve efficiencies across Construction Management
  • Develop Staffing plans, Progress Tracking file, Installation Step Plans, Job Safety Plans, and Scheduling support


  • Support the managing of sub-contractors through the project site team
  • Support management of sub contracts through Procurement and PM team
  • Support our Installation Procurement Manager in finding, vetting, and communication of subcontractors
  • Understand and educate on contract language to the subcontractor and the Construction Management team
  • Support project team with contract negotiations and claims


  • Working closely with the VI North American Safety Manager, lead the further development of the VI safety culture in the delivery of our projects.
  • Responsible for the safe management of Construction Management, alterations, additions, and/or repairs of electrical systems, associated materials, and equipment within the material handling industry.
  • Find ways to increase quality of service and safety performance


  • Develop team members in preparedness to address commercial challenges with their duties including management of change orders, risk, and compliance when delivering our projects.
  • Accountable to deliver all installation projects on time and within budget.
  • Ensure all Installations are carried on in an appropriate, cost-effective way
  • Reduce overall cost of Installation across Airports and Parcel


  • Perform quality controls and monitor production KPIs
  • Responsible for managing the delivery of a high quality installation


  • Serve as a trusted and dependable advocate for site management team members in your group to quickly resolve issues including but not limited to the following:
    • HR
    • Payroll
    • Engineering, Supply Chain, Procurement
    • Planning, Project Management
    • Finance
  • Work closely with other parts of the VI organization (Engineering, Planning, Project Management, Supply Chain, Procurement) to develop mutually beneficial process improvements to improve our performance

Basic Qualifications;

  • Recognized certification with installation trade, electrical / mechanical
  • In depth knowledge of installation processes
  • At least 10 year’s experience with managing Installations, Airport BHS experience is preferred
  • OSHA30 or similar recognized qualification
  • Minimum 5-7 years’ experience in position of leadership of skilled labor in the delivery of complex material handling projects and systems.
  • Minimum 5-7 years in managing remote hourly employees in construction
  • Demonstrable experience in growing and developing junior team members.
  • Experience serving as on-site representative while building relationships with clients. 
  • Ability to obtain required security clearances to work in VI project sites
  • Support the testing and implementation of new technology or business applications
  • Strong knowledge in using Revit, Navisworks, SharePoint, Primavera, AutoCAD, and Excel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Four-year college degree in technical field
  • OSHA Certification
  • 10 years working in BHS industry

Knowledge-skills Abilities

  • Strong ability to lead team to change
  • Ability to manage budgets and negotiation
  • Demonstrable leadership skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • International and multicultural awareness
  • Resource planning and site organization
  • Safety awareness on the project managers level
  • Analytical and strategic
  • Pro-active and decisive
  • Organized
  • Excellent Time Management
  • Adapt quickly to digital applications
  • Strong sense of urgency

Position Type:

This is a full-time, benefit eligible position


This position requires up to 70% travel  

Supervisory Responsibility:

This position has supervisory responsibilities