Manager

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Non-Executive Management



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SUMMARY

This role will focus primarily on corporate supervision of Dragados multiple project-level MBE/WBE/DBE Programs across the eastern United States.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Auditing project specific compliance with company MWDBE Policy and Procedure Manual in accordance with internal control audit checklists
  • Coordinating with Purchasing personnel to identify available M/W/DBEs for each project that requires MBE / WBE / DBE participation and to determine the appropriate unified directory of certified firms maintained by the State and Federal governments to use as the primary source to solicit certified capable firms
  • Developing, coordinating, and conducting, as appropriate, company-wide or project-specific training regarding the MBE / WBE / DBE program
  • Meeting regularly with project field personnel and state-level M/W/DBE regulators to discuss the M/W/DBE utilization plan and the applicable rules and regulations related to M/W/DBE participation at the Project
  • Monitoring the performance of project-level M/W/DBE personnel in meeting the goals established by each contract for the entire life of the project, including reviewing and auditing documentation in project-level M/W/DBE folders and files, assessing the sufficiency of Good Faith Efforts and meeting with the project M/W/DBE Managers to review the M/W/DBE Participation Plan and the participation and the progress of the participating firms
  • Monitoring the M/W/DBEs performance at the project either by personal observation or by review of project documentation and pushing M/W/DBE goals and contractual EEO requirements down to subcontractors and vendors by performing training, scrutinizing contracts and purchase orders and conducting field audits and CUF evaluations
  • Keeping current with MBE / WBE / DBE minority business best practices and representing the company in commercial networking events and forums in an effort to increase minority business participation
  • Reviewing the vetting of subcontractors and vendors

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • High school degree
  • Minimum 5 years experience managing a corporate M/W/DBE program or 7 years of project-level M/W/DBE program management experience
  • Strong preference for EEO or Affirmative Action experience (e.g. FHWA 1273, EO11246, minority and female hiring goals)
  • Strong knowledge of construction industry, particularly infrastructure construction bidding and delivery methods
  • Demonstrable knowledge of a variety federal and state regulatory practices, particularly DOT and USACE
  • Strong knowledge of various minority business rules, regulations and practices, such as SBE, LBE and HUBZone
  • Excellent research skills and ability to read and scrutinize contract documents Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent training and presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to be flexible and change directions to meet Company needs
  • General knowledge of computer applications: Microsoft Office Suite, etc.
  • Ability for travel of approximately 50% to Company s project sites and local networking/outreach events

Preferred

  • Bachelor's Degree is preferred
  • Experience with apprenticeship programs

Dragados USA Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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