JBT Corporation

Construction Manager

Job Locations US-WI-Stratford
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(2/20/2018 10:58 AM)
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A&B Process Systems, a business unit of JBT Corporation, is an industry leader in the design, fabrication, automation and installation of stainless steel process systems used in a variety of industries. At A&B Process Systems, our quality stainless steel process vessels, stainless steel process modules, skidded systems and process automation systems are all developed at one location in Stratford, Wisconsin. Our advanced 175,000 square-foot manufacturing facility is distributed over five physical plants. As a member of the JBT team, you will find that you are joining a world class organization with an entrepreneurial work environment and innovative spirit.


We have an immediate opportunity for a Construction Manager.


The Construction Manager will plan, coordinate, budget and supervise food and pharma construction projects from start to finish.  The Construction Manager will be responsible for supervising and scheduling manpower for field installation projects.  Field installation projects include the installation, start-up and commissioning of food and beverage process piping, pharmaceutical systems, JBT manufactured equipment including tanks, skidded systems, freezers, ovens, fillers, retorts and sterilizers as well as third party equipment.  Manpower will consist of both JBT  associates and third party subcontractors required to complete the construction project on time while meeting the contracted project scope and budget.  The Construction Manager will have five to eight Field Supervisor direct reports and will be responsible for a team of up to fifty full time associates working across multiple nationwide project sites. 




  • Responsible for meeting or exceeding customer expectations, project cost estimates, budgets, and work timetables.
  • Tracks estimated versus actual costs against work performed while monitoring scope requirements.  Recommends and tracks change requests balancing customer service with budget responsibilities.  Works to enhance and improve project margin performance.
  • Tracks planned work versus actual work and reviews impact if any to overall project timeline by analyzing impact to critical path.  Reports to stakeholders as required both the schedule variance as well as the impact if any to the critical path.
  • Responsible for assigning manpower for projects as required meeting project objectives.  Works closely with the Field Supervisor or Senior Project Manager to ensure adequate manning of construction projects.
  • Selects subcontractors and schedules and coordinates their activities.
  • Sets and continually manages project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
  • In conjunction with the project team, customer and other stakeholders, documents and manages project issues utilizing a Project Issue Log.
  • In conjunction with the project team, customer and other stakeholders, documents, manages [avoid, mitigate, accept, or share] project risks utilizing a Project Risk Log.
  • Identifies and resolves issues and conflicts within the project team and between the project team and other stakeholders.
  • Able to interpret and explain construction contracts and technical information to other members of the project team.
  • Responsible for the professional development and growth of direct reports and Installation associates assigned to his/her team.
  • Delegates tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
  • Collaborates with senior project managers, architects, engineers, estimators, buyers, programmers, designers and other construction specialists.
  • Responds to work delays, emergencies, and other problems.
  • Occasional to frequent travel as required for walk thru or project site visits.  Responsible for routine site visits as well as start-up and trouble shooting visits.
  • Position by its very nature requires the interpersonal skills to develop and maintain positive and mutually beneficial customer relationships.  
  • Must have the ability to maintain and develop existing and new customers through the application of JBT’s products and services to customers’ problems/opportunities through the installation cycle. 
  • In depth understanding of piping layout, good piping practices, plant utilities, JBT equipment installation, rigging, P&ID's and layout drawings.
  • Ability to read and understand scope of work documents, project requirements and project contracts.
  • Acquirers and demonstrates expertise in Lean concepts including pull systems and 5S.  Uses continuous improvement methodologies of Kaizen, PDCA, as well as A3s/A4s in order to eliminate waste, improve productivity while supporting safe work practices on JBT A&B Process construction sites.
  • Will adhere to Corporate Policies and local Business Unit Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Ensures that project documentation requirements are met for ASME and BPE standards when required.  Understands and addresses the pharmaceutical and sanitary food industry regulation implications for construction projects.
  • Complies with legal requirements, building and safety codes, and other regulations.



Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Project Management, Engineering or demonstrated equivalent industry experience is required.  In depth knowledge of industry practices for stainless steel manufacturing\installation such as welding and equipment rigging is highly preferred.   Previous supervisory experience is required.  At least five to ten years’ experience in a Food or Pharmaceutical Industry with a Stainless Steel Manufacturing\process piping installation environment is preferred.  Good communication skills are necessary and excellent listening skills are essential.  Interpersonal skills, teamwork, leadership, self-esteem, confidence, respect and honesty, time management skills are all qualities that are necessary for selection and success. 


This is a service-orientated position.  The successful candidate must genuinely enjoy working with people, have a pleasant disposition, and be willing to advance the goals of the organization by demonstrating competence in relevant subject areas and a willingness to be helpful.



It is the policy of JBT Corporation to provide equal opportunity for qualified persons and not to discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law at the JBT Corporation location to which this application is submitted. In addition, as a Federal Government contractor, JBT Corporation is an affirmative action employer. If you require accommodation during the application process, please contact the local Human Resources department. EOE-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you have a disability or impairment that prevents you from completing the online application, please seek the assistance of your local employment services agency. JBT maintains active relationships with local employment services agencies, and they have pledged their support in assisting any applicant needing help in applying. To find information on agencies throughout the United States, please go to www.careeronestop.org

You may also call Megan Meagrow at 844-286-4524 if your disability or impairment prevents you from applying online. NOTE: Do not use this number unless you need assistance because of a disability or impairment. The personnel attending this phone line will not be able to give you a status update regarding your application and will not be the individuals making a decision regarding your employment.




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