Agrium Inc

Construction Manager - Western US

5 months ago
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Engineering, Technical Services & Regulatory
Eligible for Relocation

Job Description

Construction Manager, Western US


If you live safety always and have a strong desire to build a better tomorrow then look to the company who helps feed the world.


Cultivating Excellence is Crop Production Service's culture of ownership and joint accountability. At its heart, Cultivating Excellence is about achieving s

uperior results with integrity together while connecting and collaborating across the entire organization.


While we have great people, it is not just about that; it’s the ability to lead your own engagement.  It’s the opportunity to grow and develop your career in ways you never envisioned while teaming up with people with a passion to make a difference in the world.


Who You Will Work With


You will work daily beside teams of people who care about your safety on the job and at home. Together, you will have a Commitment to Zero and follow our 3 Safety Principles: Do It safely or not at all, There is always time to do it safely, and Care for each other’s health, safety and security.


Your team will bring out the best in you by enabling you to achieve goals and reach your full potential.  You will find innovative ways to deliver on our vision of feeding the world responsibly while working side by side in an inclusive culture.


Construction Manager – Western, US –  Geographic focus of this position is:  WA, OR, CA, AZ and ID, UT(lesser degree)


Acting as Owner’s Representative, coordinate activities concerned with the new construction and renovation of numerous agricultural retail sites in the Western US. Including environmental compliance, buildings, bulk fertilizer storage and handling as well as office and site improvements. Participate with general managers in the conceptual development of construction projects and equipment improvements. Perform all project management duties associated with administering contracts with general contractors, subcontractors, vendors, design consultants, etc. This position reports to the Director of Construction.


Key Tasks:


  • Review plans and specifications for accuracy and completeness. Offer guidance regarding cost, constructability and integrity of materials, methods and systems. Recommend value engineering options.
  • Develop scopes of work and coordinate with the Purchasing Manager in the preparation of Requests for Proposal. Review and analyze proposals.
  • Negotiate with contractors, consultants, vendors and suppliers to obtain the most complete scope of work at the best price and schedule. Present recommendations regarding award of work to senior management and ownership.
  • Review RFIs, submittals, change order requests and the like. Review and approve payment applications and invoices. Maintain all project files in paper and electronic form.
  • Review, interpret and analyze critical path construction schedules.
  • Perform construction monitoring to determine compliance with plans, specifications, manufacturer requirements, industry standards, laws and regulations.
  • Attend and participate in/lead Construction Progress Meetings, Design Coordination Meetings, Payment Application Meetings and other meetings as requested.
  • Establish and maintain positive interpersonal relationships among co-workers, partners, clients, contractors, consultants, municipal officials, etc.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned. From time-to-time support other operating groups and/or managers within the organization for special projects or special needs.



Job Requirements:

  • Required: A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the agriculture fertilizer market. Complete understanding of the AG Fertilizer market, applications, uses, storage and handling.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience with a general contractor or a developer managing new “Turn Key” construction projects.
  • Preferred four-year College Degree in Construction Management, Engineering or related field.
  • Preferred Metal Building Systems background and experience.
  • Able to simultaneously manage multiple projects of various size and scope.
  • Fluently speak, read and write in the English language. Comprehensive knowledge of the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar.
  • Capable of analyzing and organizing information and making presentations of same to senior management and ownership.
  • An excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Able to travel over night when required.


Skills and Knowledge:

  • Working knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the new construction and renovation of agriculture related buildings and storage systems. Similar knowledge regarding Environmental, Health and Safety is a plus.
  • Familiar with design techniques, tools, and principals involved in production of coordinated construction documents and related design work (conceptual design, BIM/Revit, etc). Able to coordinate the work of design teams throughout the design and construction administration processes.
  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering and technology related to the design and construction of bulk fertilizer buildings and storage bins.
  • Familiar with legal, economic and accounting principles and practices utilized in construction.
  • Knowledge of relevant policies, procedures, and strategies for the protection of workers, the general public, materials and structures during construction.
  • Work effectively with limited supervision.
  • Able to effectively manage time and multi-task. Establish long-range goals and the strategies and actions to achieve them.


Employment Type Full-Time

Job Type Construction

Education strongly preferred 4 Year Degree

Experience 3 to 6 years

Manages Others No

Industry Ag Construction, Steel Building Construction, Construction Mgt

Required Travel Up to 50-75%

Territories Western US – CA, WA, OR, AZ and ID, UT (lesser degree)

Why Crop Production Services?


Winning together; our culture coupled with great people, who deliver results with integrity, is what sets Crop Production Services apart from other career opportunities. We’re dedicated to winning together and that is what consistently makes Crop Production Services an award winning company. We are listed as one of the best places to work both in Canada and the U.S.


Crop Production Services, an Agrium company, is committed to building an inclusive workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans. Additionally, our Employee Resource Groups – the Women's Inclusion Network and the Young Professionals Network, create awareness and opportunity for constructive action and dialogue.


Those passionate about this challenging opportunity please apply in confidence directly at  While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only applicants under consideration will be contacted.




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