Construction Administrator

Posted Date 3 months ago(11/20/2023 4:26 PM)
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Job Description

Dewberry's Nashville TN office is seeking a Construction Administrator to provide complete construction administration for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems. This position requires a general knowledge of MEP system start up and operation, controls, space requirements and cost. Construction Administration includes conducting site visits, keeping contractor(s) on schedule, verifying construction documents are being adhered to, and handling any questions that may arise during the construction phase. The Construction Administrator will make field visits as required and attend meetings; perform as the Principal contact between Dewberry and the client during construction; and represent Dewberry at meetings, interpret and support our designs.


Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.



  • Take over projects at the Pre-Construction Meeting.
  • Organize, attend, and document construction meetings. Take and distribute good meeting minutes, photos, field reports.
  • Conduct construction site inspections.
  • Interface with Designers as needed for the following items:
    • Submittal Review.
    • Questions & decisions during construction.
    • Requests for change orders.
    • Requests for information.
    • Bulletin drawings.
  • Review pay applications.
  • Understand and implement measures to meet the construction schedule. Keep items noted above moving in a timely manner.
  • Organize and maintain project files during construction.
  • Obtain as-built drawings and close-out materials from contractors.
  • Prepare summary reports & Final Report.

Required Skills & Required Experience

Accomplished (at least 5 years of experience) Construction Professional (Engineer, Architect, or Contractor) in commercial construction.  Healthcare construction experience a plus; knowledgeable of the construction process and familiar with AIA contracts; self-motivated with highly developed verbal and written communications and interpersonal skills. Well organized and has experience working with various Authorities Having Jurisdiction. Good conceptual understanding of MEP system start up and operation, controls, space requirements and cost.


Don’t meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for our employees. So if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.


*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization


*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.


*Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report.  These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

Notice to Third Party Recruiters:  Dewberry only compensates job placement recruiters that have a valid Dewberry-approved written agreement in place for recruiting services. Dewberry does not compensate third party recruiters for unsolicited job placement candidate information.


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