Assistant Site Manager (Traveling position) at Gray Construction

Posted in General Business 7 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Job Description:

Why Gray?

Gray is a fully integrated, international service provider deeply rooted in engineering, design, construction, and smart manufacturing services. Consistently ranked among the top five industrial contractors in the U.S., we focus on the following markets for domestic and international customers: Food & Beverage, Manufacturing, Automotive, Distribution, Mission Critical, and Commercial.

Founded in 1960, Gray has grown to encompass a complementary family of brands designed to augment and enhance each other’s specialized capabilities without gaps or redundancies. Our robust offering—which includes strategy, operational improvements, construction, extensive engineering, automation & controls, and equipment manufacturing—enables us to create one-of-a-kind solutions at the highest levels of customization, delivering unmatched precision and partnership to some of the world’s most sophisticated organizations.


  • Will function as the overall Site Manager during off rotation for the Site Manager.

  • Assist in developing scopes of work for review and approval.

  • Assist in the development and management of project schedule. Prepare estimates in areas of self-performed work and assist in complete project estimate.

  • Depending on the size of the project may function as a Site Manager for small projects (under 5 million).

  • Responsible for multiple divisions of work, all aspects of the means and method of construction.

  • Solicit prices from subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers for review and approval. Assist in selection of qualified bidders, negotiate final prices, draft subcontracts and purchase orders.

  • Assist in the preparation of various reports, i.e. cost to complete, monthly billings and status reports, progress tracking

  • Review all drawings, i.e. shop, architectural, structural, etc. when they are issued to the field and coordinate and maintain a current set at all times.

  • Studies specifications to plan procedures for construction on basis of starting and completion times and staffing requirements for each phase of construction. Implements procedures and assists in identifying staffing needs.

  • Assist in locating, evaluating, and selecting potential subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers as it related to the General Conditions budget.

  • Assist in pricing work, draft changes and change orders and in ensuring customer satisfaction with the project.

  • Assist Coordinating and managing on-site construction activities from pre-start-up to completion.

  • Schedule work, including subcontractors. Determine materials, equipment and tools needed. Secure appropriate supply sources. Set up and close out construction site.

  • Establish and maintain high safety and quality standards in accordance to company and industry standards.

  • Serve as on-site safety when one is not specifically assigned to the project, able to stop work, discipline team members, and remove team members/subcontractors from the site in the absence of the Site Manager.

  • Able to make decisions regarding safety and quality on the spot to make improvements, without further approval. Will resolve issues and act on behalf of management while keeping the financial impact of decisions in mind as it relates to potential out of scope items

  • Responsible for procurement of tools and materials to be delivered at specified times to conform to work schedules.

  • Confers with and directs supervisory personnel and subcontractors engaged in planning and executing work procedures, interpreting specification, and coordinating various phases of construction to prevent delays.

  • Confers with supervisory personnel to resolve complaints and grievances within work force.

  • Prepares or review reports on progress, materials used and costs, and adjusts work schedules as indicated by reports.

  • May provide expert advice as it relates to a specific division of work.

  • Will meet with the customer and refer all customer requested changes to the SM and PM for proper disposition.

  • Will work with city officials, OSHA, and inspectors throughout the duration of the project. Ensure required inspections are conducted per the project specifications and documents and proper documentation is kept

  • Responsible for the communication, implementation and enforcement of Gray’s safety program on site.

  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school AND a minimum of three years of construction experience OR a minimum five years related construction experience with increasing responsibility in lieu of a degree.

  • Experience within the light/heavy industrial sector highly desired - specifically within the food and beverage market.

  • Excellent leadership, organizational, communication, and problem solving skills.

  • Must be able to read and interpret architectural and engineering drawings, financial reports, and legal/contract documents.

  • Strong people management skills.

  • Must possess basic computer skills including the ability to utilize Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.), tablets and smartphones.

  • MS project and other scheduling software a plus.

  • Must possess a strong work ethic and be an energetic, self-motivated individual who enjoys a team environment, as well as a passion for collaboration and professional development.

  • Must posses the ability to think for his/herself and be able to manage without direction having to be given.

This position requires travel as our projects are scattered throughout the United States and, in some cases outside of the U.S.. The selected candidate can live anywhere in the USA, but would be required to travel to the project site per Gray’s travel policy.

If you are a high achiever striving to exceed expectations in a fast-paced innovative company, then Gray is the place for you.

The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member 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 position, the team member is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands and arms, reach, and talk or hear. They are regularly required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 lbs, and occasionally lift or move up to 100 lbs. Specific vision abilities include accurate near and distant vision.

While performing the duties of this job, the team member is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, and outside weather conditions. The team member is occasionally exposed to high precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold and/or heat, risk of electrical shock, explosives, and vibration. The noise level is generally moderate to loud. Overtime may be required.


Will manage multiple subordinate team members. Responsibilities include training team members; planning, assigning, and directing work; rewarding and disciplining team members; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Indirectly manages subcontractors, consultants, and general laborers.

Gray is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes everyone to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.