Construction Assistant Job Description

Construction Assistant Job Description

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Construction assistant provides management and surveillance of construction projects and assure construction meets or exceeds specification and installation requirements for assigned projects.

Construction Assistant Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective construction assistant job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included construction assistant job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Assist in overseeing the activities of the corporate accounting department including financial statements, annual audits and annual budget/ forecasting
Assist in overseeing the activities of the accurate and timely processing of accounts payable, purchase orders, payroll processing and the corporate payroll tax compliance
Assist in overseeing the management of all accounts receivable aging components
Assure corporate income tax compliance to assure the accurate and timely completion of all corporate
Income tax returns
Establish and maintain systems and internal controls
Assists in coordinating the performance of work among various trades and professionals involved
Coordinates with trade foreman (or designated representative), building official(s), design professionals, and colleagues to assist all those involved in achieving performance
Assists with the supervision of offsite and onsite construction operations
Assists with scheduling and monitoring subcontractors construction of houses

Construction Assistant Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Construction Assistant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: OSHA, GC, LEED, PSP, PMP, CCM, GED

Education for Construction Assistant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the construction assistant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Collage Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Construction, Civil Engineering, Technical, Education, Architecture, Science, Communication, Management

Skills for Construction Assistant

Desired skills for construction assistant include:

Construction industry
General computer applications
Spreadsheets
Ten-key
Word processing
Facilities management and construction projects
Records/information management principles and their methodologies an asset
Building codes
Construction process
Excel and Outlook

Desired experience for construction assistant includes:

Experience with Construction Accounting preferred
Informs and trains subcontractors regarding Company policies and procedures
Assists with obtaining all required inspections that conform to master plan approvals
Works as a team member with Sales, Purchasing, and New Home Warranty departments to ensure the quality of the total home buying experience and that the Company’s objectives are met
Works to learn the entire building process (front and backend) with objective of being promoted to Construction Manager
Ability to read understand and implement adjustments to architectural and structural blueprints, off-site improvement plans and soils reports

Construction Assistant Examples

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Construction Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of construction assistant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for construction assistant
  • Review contract paperwork submitted by sales department to include review of change orders, structural selections, diagrams, color packages, plot plan order forms
  • Assistance with monthly customer and subcontractor invoicing
  • Coordinate, schedule, and inspect all trades and phases of residential construction activity under the direction of the Construction Manager
  • Communicate and enforce safety, swppp, jobsite cleanup, Meritage quality, and scope of work standards to subcontractors and their workers
  • Walk each home twice daily, monitor construction progress, and verify material deliveries as necessary
  • Coordinate, schedule, and accompany city, utility, and third party inspectors
  • Conduct multiple pre and post closing orientations and interactions with buyers, including assessing, scheduling, performing, and supervising warranty repairs
  • Prepare punch lists at various phases of construction, manage subcontractors to complete work items, and perform and supervise preparation and detail work as needed prior to completion of home construction
  • Work with the Construction Manager, Area Construction Manager, Customer Care (Warranty) Department, and Sales Associates as a team to maximize subcontractor efficiency, maintain strong City relationships, meet schedules, satisfy Buyers, and deliver a high quality home
  • Coordinate, schedule, and inspect all trades and phases of residential construction activity under the direction of the Construction Manager
Qualifications for construction assistant
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail necessary
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities by effectively planning and organizing workload
  • Display a high level of professionalism, confidentiality and support
  • A BS/BA degree Engineering,Construction Management or related field
  • One (1) year minimum of experience in customer care, homebuilding or residential
  • One (1) year minimum of homebuilding experience
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Construction Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of construction assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for construction assistant
  • Assist Construction Manager with management and filing of all soils and material testing and certifications
  • Receive and Ship packages as needed or requested
  • Oversee and perform as required day- to- day construction management efforts to ensure the project(s) are constructed in accordance with design, budget, and schedule
  • Interface with client, oversight representatives, regulatory agencies
  • Provide support to all activities associated with construction management, contract administration, contract planning/execution, contractor’s scheduling review and analysis, change order management, and Quality Assurance oversight with field Inspection functions as required
  • Support the planning and coordination of activities of company and consultant personnel on assigned project(s)
  • Assist with the authorization/approval process for purchase requisitions, change requests
  • Help ensure company, client, and project policies, procedures, standards, , are adhered to properly
  • Support the creation of decisions and recommendations that can improve corporate relationship with client and profitability of managed projects
  • Take responsibility for the successful completion of the construction programme, meeting or exceeding all contractual obligations
Qualifications for construction assistant
  • Applicant should be able to work without excessive guidance or direction from Managers due to frequent travel and a need to have the office run effectively while out of the office
  • Experience in a lead/ supervisor or management position
  • Minimum 2 years residential construction or customer service experience with some supervisory or project oversight experience preferred
  • Ability to read and understand architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical plans, scopes of work, community features, and Buyer option selections
  • Basic Microsoft Word and Excel capability
  • Must meet PennDOT's Minimum Experience and Training requirements
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Construction Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a construction assistant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for construction assistant
  • Assess the ‘buildability’ of the proposed design, and ensure that Design teams produce feasible designs within the required timescales
  • Have experience in the management of a wide range of construction operations, including phasing and contingency planning, together with testing and handover
  • Be highly numerate, with strong commercial awareness and good technical knowledge
  • Have strong leadership and management skills, with a collaborative leadership style with a strong work ethic
  • Hold a valid CSCS Card and be SMSTS qualified
  • Perform on-site inspections of the various trade partners
  • Must be able to maintain and manage relationships while assuring that work is performed in accordance with project requirements
  • Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates supplier and contractor activities, products, and reports for adherence to the company requirements
  • Monitors and tracks all open transactions
  • Follows up, coordinates and communicates with managers, engineers, suppliers, contractors, subcontractors, and field staff to ensure that applicable codes and specifications are met
Qualifications for construction assistant
  • Ability to read and interpret plans & specifications and perform basic math calculations
  • One (1) – two (2) years of experience in residential site development construction preferred
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, included but not limited to Word and Excel, JD Edwards and Supply Pro a plus
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively within the organization
  • 4-year degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or other related field
  • Minimum 5 years experience of prior relevant experience working on large Environmental projects, especially Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Impoundment Closures
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Construction Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a construction assistant. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for construction assistant
  • Reviews & approves site specific documents
  • Reviews contract specifications to determine all documentation submittals required for payment from our customer
  • Leads weekly calls with specified markets
  • Develops project deliverables from sketches, written and/or verbal instructions
  • Applies judgment and makes decisions with respect to deliverables and input interpretation
  • Maintains project trackers for closeout responsibilities
  • Assists in coordinating deliverables with other groups involved on the same project to minimize interference or errors
  • Assists with expediting large volume of submittals and/or confirming that such submittals have been received from subcontractors
  • Adhere to and train others on certain processes and procedures including the closeout documentation procedure in multiple markets
  • Support Director of Land Operations and Land Construction Manager with day to day site scheduling, quality control and project oversight administrative duties
Qualifications for construction assistant
  • Familiar with various aspects of construction (technology, equipment, methods), commonly accepted industry policies, procedures and standards particularly for working with CCR
  • Engage design professionals, including architects, engineers and other related consultants to implement the design requirements of assigned Projects
  • Perform design review of consultant’s deliverables as necessary
  • Continually provide updates and input to Realterm’s Design Standards and other standard operating procedures relating to the position
  • Manage pre-construction initiatives including environmental, soils reports, physical condition assessments and other existing conditions information
  • Provide internal and externally sourced budget pricing in support of business development activities
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Construction Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of construction assistant. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for construction assistant
  • Act as a liaison between home Construction Managers and the Land Department
  • Network with contractors and clients
  • Develop business relationships with the lending staff to foster a team approach to business development
  • Responsible for obtaining Construction Project Manager Approval’s on monthly progress billings, change orders and project specific invoices and resolve any discrepancies
  • Responsible for processing all invoices related to projects that assigned Construction Project Manager are managing
  • Notify Project Assistant Supervisor of the need for reimbursement from others for damaged or loss of equipment to include project extra’s
  • Works with architects, general contractors, and suppliers to address issues on service warranties, architectural plans and equipment specs under the direction of management team members
  • Monitors entire project from plan distribution, contract award, job completion, through the first year post opening
  • Receives certificate of insurance
  • Communicates to Purchasing manager and team about performance of delivery, and quality commitments provided by suppliers
Qualifications for construction assistant
  • Provide timely and accurate job budgeting
  • Maintain job cost records from project inception to close-out to meet budget
  • Obtain or coordinate the receipt of all permits and project-related approvals
  • Provide tenant coordination, including management of tenant build-out and coordination of all tenant construction activities as required
  • Manage pre-construction initiatives including environmental, soils reports, physical condition assessments and other existing conditions
  • Manage the negotiation of project contracts, including design, construction and other third-party entities

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