Senior Construction Manager - Iowa

Job Location

Des Moines, IA

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Published Date

June 22, 2022, 5:00:00 AM

About the job

Our purpose is to help individuals and organizations with real estate change. Our vision is to change the way projects are delivered through design-led construction. SHYFT offers traditional services through an Integrated Project Delivery model we believe allows clients to better achieve their “Why”. We’ve built a creative problem-solving culture where each team member goes beyond their traditional practice to influence projects from beginning to end. Our goal is to create: A BETTER WAY TO A BETTER SPACE.

Our team of architects, interior designers, construction managers, financial analysts, and project managers/owners’ representatives provide an unbiased and well-rounded perspective that allows our team to create custom solutions for our clients.

SHYFT is searching for a Senior Construction Manager to join our construction team in our Des Moines, Iowa office.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design, preconstruction, and construction management on commercial construction project initiatives acting on behalf of the owner, coordinating the design and construction team members.

  • Responsible for executive-level project oversight including responsibility for scope, schedule, budget, quality, communications, procurements, team building, and risk management.

  • Communication responsibilities include documentation of project decisions and correspondence, conducting project meetings, and preparation of project status reports.

  • Responsible for creating and monitoring project schedules and budgets.

  • Oversee activities of vendors, subcontractors, and design professionals.

  • Maintain accurate and consistent electronic files and project documentation.

  • Prepare Owner and vendor/subcontractor contract documentation and formal project close-out documentation.

  • Develop and perform internal controls for the team assigned to a project.

  • Prepare, develop, and solicit bid packages.

  • Provide oversight and monitoring to less experienced team members.

  • Responsible for creating and monitoring project schedules and project budgets.

  • Engage in company business development initiatives in the Iowa market and other locations as assigned.


  • Minimum 10 years of construction project management experience

  • Currently located in central Iowa

  • The minimum level of education equivalent to a BA/BS degree


We encourage qualified candidates to submit by email a resume, and cover letter to


For this position, we offer a flexible work culture, annual salary, multiple bonus opportunities, and a competitive benefits package. A few benefit highlights include:

  • Paid holidays (Total of Nine days - New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving/Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Christmas)

  • Paid personal time - Three weeks/year with the ability to gain additional PTO

  • Annual membership dues for AIA and other professional registrations, as applicable

  • Flexible technology, including hardware and software programs required to do your best work

  • Company-provided parking

  • Ultimate Flexible work schedule with work/life blend

  • Competitive healthcare or a stipend option ($140/month for those who do not use SHYFT-provided plans)

About us


Des Moines, IA, USA