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Coordinator of Construction (Full-Time)

Zootampa At Lowry Park In Tampa, Florida
Tampa, United States Posted: May 11, 2024


Are you passionate about animals, conservation and construction projects? ZooTampa is looking for a full-time coordinator of construction to join our team.

  • Are you the kind of person who is passionate about rescuing, rehabilitating and caring for animals?
  • Do you care about creating exceptional, personal experiences with co-workers and guest?
  • Do you want to work in a fun and immersive environment where your contribution impacts the mission of the organization?
  • Are you passionate and experienced in coordinating multiple construction projects?
  • If so, apply today, we are looking to fill this critical position soon.
Job Description                                                                                                        
  • The Coordinator of Construction serves as the coordinator for various projects including facility and habitat renovations and new attractions at ZooTampa. 
  • Works collaboratively with all departments at ZooTampa to coordinate construction projects taking place in the Zoo. 
  • This position reports to the Director of Construction.
Who We Are
  • ZooTampa at Lowry Park is one of the most popular zoos in the southeastern U.S., with over 1.2 million visitors annually.
  • We have grown to what now encompasses 56 acres of naturalistic wildlife habitats in a lush, tropical garden setting with wide-ranging activities.
  • The Zoo, accredited by Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), offers popular educational programming, fun recreational amenities, up-close animal encounters and engaging seasonal events for which it has won awards as one of the country’s most family-friendly zoos.
  • Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and care for animals; create exceptional personalized experiences that connect people with wildlife and each other in fun, immersive ways.
  • Our vision is that everyone we touch is motivated to join us in taking action to protect and preserve wildlife.
  • Join us and become a part of creating unforgettable natural connections!
  • Your day to day
Essential Functions
  • Oversees the activities at a construction job site and manages construction crews daily.
  • Collaborates with key members of the project team including Project Owners, Owners Representative and General Contractors to facilitate successful projects.
  • Assists with all aspects of capital projects at ZooTampa, including but not limited to planning, design, bidding, permitting, contracting and construction.
  • Assists with arranging necessary equipment and supply delivery to construction site(s).
  • Closely supervises multiple projects during the course of the day.
  • Reports on project progress and challenges.
  • Acts as a member of the Support Team.
  • Coordinates communication between the zoo and various parties involved in the project, such as contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and project owners.
  • Owns the Contractor Badge Request process as it relates to active and upcoming construction at ZooTampa.
  • Develops and manages ZooTampa’s engineering drawing and blueprint collection.
  • Leads smaller scale capital and maintenance projects from start to finish, as assigned. 
  • Performs site walk-throughs with necessary contractors and sub-contractors, ensuring quality control and that all Zoo requirements, standards and policies are properly implemented.
  • Tracks all assigned projects utilizing the FMX system including project schedules as needed.
  • Partners with the Procurement and Finance departments to ensure all purchase orders, contracts and invoices are done and processed in accordance with zoo policy in a timely fashion.
  • Prepares reports regarding project status including detailed, up-to-date timelines and schedules for appropriate distribution.
  • Works to avoid or resolve any problems or conflicts that may arise between the Zoo and construction related vendors.
  • Ensures compliance with safety regulations, building codes and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJ) requirements.
  • Ensures agreed upon project completion dates are met on-time and on-budget.
  • What are we looking for?
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or related field preferred or equivalent experience in project or facilities management.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in the management of projects is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex physical facilities and ensure secure, safe, and environmentally sound operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and/or assignments simultaneously while ensuring timely completion and prioritization.
  • Demonstrated understanding of mechanical systems, power systems, wastewater treatment, plumbing, electrical, building systems, life-support and safety systems and basic construction techniques is preferred.
  • Possess knowledge of trades and skills to effectively communicate with contractors, sub-contractors and other 3rd party vendors.
  • Experience with AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, and Microsoft Project is preferred.
  • Other Requirements
  • Conducts all activities in alignment with AZA standards and guidelines, all relevant laws and regulations, building codes, safety standards, and standards that ensure animal welfare.
  • Previous Zoo, Aquarium, or Themed Entertainment Experience preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrated exceptional time management practices, attention to detail and excellent communications skills required.
  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions typical to west central Florida (i.e., heat, rain, or cold).
  • Possess visual, hearing and other sensory and cognitive capacity appropriate for facility and construction management and general safety practices.
  • Ability to use radio, telephone, and computer to communicate and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Must be able to work in a variety of physical positions, including sitting, bending, standing, and walking.
  • Must have ability to navigate paved as well as rough terrain on foot and by vehicle.
  • Ability to work long hours and varying shifts, including nights and week-ends, as required.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize project management and work plan software.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and ability to adapt well to other computer programs.
  • Our Perks at ZooTampa
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance options
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off (PTO Vacation and PTO Wellness)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Forgiveness
  • Free gym membership
  • Free admission to the Zoo, MOSI, and the Florida Aquarium
  • Free or discounted admission to many attractions in Florida
  • And so much more!
  • Equal Opportunity Employer & Drug-Free Workplace
Experience Required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or related field preferred or equivalent experience in project or facilities management. 1-2 years’ experience in the management of projects is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex physical facilities and ensure secure, safe, and environmentally sound operations. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and/or assignments simultaneously while ensuring timely completion and prioritization.
  • Demonstrated understanding of mechanical systems, power systems, wastewater treatment, plumbing, electrical, building systems, life-support and safety systems and basic construction techniques is preferred.
  • Possess knowledge of trades and skills to effectively communicate with contractors, sub-contractors and other 3rd party vendors.
  • Experience with AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, and Microsoft Project is preferred.
Perks
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance options 403(b) Retirement Plan Paid Time Off (PTO Vacation and PTO Wellness)
  • Employee Assistance Program Tuition Forgiveness Free gym membership Free admission to the Zoo, MOSI, and the Florida
  • Aquarium Free or discounted admission to many attractions in Florida And so much more!

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