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Senior Skilled Trades Workforce Manager - Portland, OR #7723849

Company: JEDunn

Date: 11/21/2020

City: Portland, OR

Employment type: Full-time

Best People + Right Culture. These are the driving forces behind JE Dunn's success.

By hiring inspired people, giving them interesting and challenging work, enabling them with innovative tools, and letting them share in the company's rewards, we've found a sustainable way to grow in our industry for the last 90+ years.

Our diverse teams around the country strive to enrich lives through inspired people and places every day, and we need inspired people like you to join us in our pursuit of building perfection.

Role Summary

The Senior Skilled Trades Workforce Manager will work to actively educate, manage and promote the use and growth of skilled tradespeople on our projects. They will work with safety, quality and field supervision to ensure our skilled tradespeople are properly trained in their craft as well as in the areas of safety, quality, productivity, leadership and technology. In addition, this role will provide oversight over skilled trades workforce, including resource management and growth strategy. All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision and values of JE Dunn.

  • Autonomy & Decision-Making: Makes most decisions and consults with supervisor as needed
  • Career Path: Skilled Trades Workforce Director

Key Role Responsibilities - Core


  • Leads all aspects of the company's safety culture and creates awareness by demonstrating commitment to an injury-free environment through individual actions and mentoring others. Investigates safety incidents and retrains staff and needed.
  • Manage supply and demand of skilled trades workforce needs
  • Manage both internal and external plan for hiring skilled trades workforce
  • Development of skilled trades workforce- progression through certification and training criteria
  • Partner internally to help manage skilled trades sourcing strategies
  • Allocate hourly labor workforce to projects within office and support regional and national movement of workforce, utilizing internal tools
  • Work with Construction Supervision leadership to chart labor needs over a project duration and maintain communication to meet required labor needs
  • Visit job sites as needed and maintain relationships with project superintendents and project managers
  • Partner with field leadership to establish field staffing for their assigned project
  • Classify and organize skilled trades workforce by skill set and certifications held by the employee
  • Partner to ensure all scheduled training is in place or scheduled
  • Oversee the full life-cycle of employment.
  • Provide oversight of new employee orientations, explaining company personnel policies, benefits, and procedures to employees, and/or job applicants for assigned area.
  • Assistance with proposal process, providing guidance for skilled trades resources.
  • Assist project teams and the Safety Department in investigating all recordable incidents and near-misses. Helps to identify root cause and retrains staff and needed.
  • Leads, supports and promotes a culture of diversity and inclusion within JE Dunn. Understands JE Dunn's policy of non-discrimination and ensures positive, proactive implementation throughout the organization.

Key Role Responsibilities - Additional Core


In addition, this position will be responsible for the following:

  • Develops and oversee plan for sourcing and hiring skilled trades workforce
  • Partners with regional and national self-perform to create, implement and update workforce training programs
  • Works with self-perform leadership to predict workforce needs in assigned areas
  • Assures the full life-cycle of the skilled trades workforce is being provided
  • Provides oversight of skilled trades workforce strategic direction including resource management strategy, development strategy, and growth strategy.
  • Provides oversight as the relationship executive at the regional level (base job team).
  • Provides oversight to ensure skilled trades workforce levels are sufficient, relative to current project schedules, anticipated completion dates and growth strategies. Review resource management plans as needed to ensure proper staffing levels and results.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to perform work accurately and completely, and in a timely manner
  • Communication skills, verbal and written
  • Ability to conduct effective presentations
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Ability to apply fundamentals of the means and methods of construction management
  • Knowledge of project processes and how each supports the successful completion of a project
  • Ability to build relationships with team members that transcend a project
  • Proficiency in project management and accounting software
  • Proficiency in required JE Dunn construction technology
  • Proficiency in scheduling software
  • Ability to apply Lean process and philosophy
  • Knowledge of specific trades and scopes of work
  • Knowledge of self-perform and labor productivity
  • Knowledge of organizational structure and available resources
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate within a team, internally and externally


  • High School/GED or equivalent (Required)
  • Bachelor's degree in construction management, engineering or related field (Preferred)
  • In lieu of the above requirements, relevant experience will be considered


  • 8+ Years construction experience (Required)
  • Experience with Lean principles (Preferred)

Working Environment

  • Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds
  • Must be willing to work non-traditional hours to meet project needs
  • May require periods of travel
  • Normal office environment, but may be exposed to extreme conditions (hot or cold)
  • Frequent activity: Sitting, Viewing Computer Screen
  • Occasional activity: Standing, Walking, Bending, Climbing, Reaching above Shoulder, Pushing, Pulling

JE Dunn Construction is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. JE Dunn Construction is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

JE Dunn provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a job, please submit your request to

JE Dunn Construction Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or agencies. Any resume submitted to any employee of JE Dunn Construction without a prior written search agreement will be considered unsolicited and the property of JE Dunn Construction Company. Please, no phone calls or emails.

Why People Work Here

At JE Dunn we offer our employees an inspired place to enrich their life and the lives of those around them

Building on our rich history, our employee owners are shaping the future of JE Dunn. In our team-focused environment we do life together and are generously rewarded for our efforts

About JE Dunn

Founded in 1924, JE Dunn Construction is a family and employee-owned general contractor with expertise in construction management services, design-build, and integrated project delivery. We deliver transformational solutions to our clients with certainty of results in our pursuit of building perfection. Facts

  • 90+ Years of Construction Experience
  • 22 office locations coast-to-coast
  • Annual revenues in excess of $4 billion
  • Consistently ranked Top 25 of the 400 largest general contractors nationwide by Engineering News-Record
  • Consistently ranked Top 15 for domestic building by Engineering News-Record
  • 2500+ Employee Owners work at JE Dunn


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