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Coordinator of Construction (Full-Time)

ZooTampa at Lowry Park in Tampa, Florida
Tampa
FULL TIME
High School 2 Year

To apply for this job, you must have gained at least 24 months of work experience in the same field. The Coordinator of Construction (Full-Time) job listing was released on May 11, 2024, and it will expire on June 8, 2024. The salary not being revealed by the employer means you can negotiate it during salary discussions. It is necessary to note that High School is a prerequisite for this job vacancy. Although the job is based in Tampa, the employer is open to the possibility of remote work for the right candidate. If you're interested in working for ZooTampa at Lowry Park in Tampa, Florida, take some time to think about whether the job type, such as full time, meets your needs. The designated work location for this position is Tampa , FL , Tampa , FL.

ZooTampa at Lowry Park in Tampa, Florida

Coordinator of Construction (Full-Time)

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!

How to Apply

Please apply using the link below or by visiting www.ZooTampa.org/careers.

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ZooTampa at Lowry Park in Tampa, Florida
1101 W. Sligh Ave.
Tampa, FL 813.933.81

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