Why Cooper Construction

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At Cooper Construction, our purpose is building relationships and delivering success. But Cooper’s greatest asset is our employees that add Value to any job. Here our culture revolves around being Nimble, Urgent, and Assertive. Our aim is to provide growth and confidence to our employees through experiences and knowledge. No matter your job, you'll be given responsibility and the opportunity to work in an environment where your dedication and hard work will further your career. Cooper’s goal is to provide a family culture with a group of close nit employees who have common goals, are ready, and willing to protect the team and strive to be the best.

"If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over" - John Wooden

Opportunities

Birmingham (HQ) Positions:

Safety Director - Click to view

Reports to: General Superintendent(s) and Top Management

We are looking for an experienced safety director to join our company.  Safety Director directs, develops, and oversees the general health and safety policies, culture, and procedures of the organization. Ensures that all company workplaces are compliant with OSHA and other state, local, or industry specific regulations, and that periodic safety audits are conducted at each jobsite. Being a Safety Director provides programs that ensure a safe workplace including safety orientations/videos, skill training, emergency preparedness, proper job instruction, hazardous material disposal procedures, and the use of protective equipment. Creates initiatives to reduce and prevent accidents on site.  Develops a systematic process to collect data and analyze the cause of accidents and generate required reporting. Additionally, the Safety Director implements initiatives to reduce and prevent accidents, occupational illnesses, and exposure to long-term health hazards.  

Requires a bachelor’s degree in safety management, environmental safety, or a similar field. At least 3 years’ experience as a safety director or health and safety manager. To be a Safety Director requires 5+ years of managerial experience as safety director or health and safety manager.  Proficiency in all Microsoft Office Programs is necessary, as well as safety management software.  Job will require sufficient typing and communication skills.  OSHA 30 Hour or above is required along with extensive knowledge of all OSHA and federal rules and regulations.

Job Specific Responsibilities/Roles:

  • Manage Company SDS App
  • Manage Company Safety Reporting App
  • Create and Update Company Safety Orientations Video
  • Manage OSHA training process for all employees (Currently 85 Employees)
  • Manage 3rdParty Safety Inspectors on Each Project (20+ projects in progress at any time)    
  • Manage and submit ABC Step Award Application
  • Become a member of ABC’s safety committee and with other trade organizations
  • Work with Project Managers and Superintendents to create and update site specific safety programs and emergency action plans
  • Manage toolbox topics from Cooper Employees and third-party vendors    
  • Participate and manage safety aspects of subcontractor pre-construction meetings   
  • Review, update, and distribute Cooper Safety Manual  
  • Review existing policies and procedures to ensure they are up to date
  • Write health and safety policies and procedures
  • Overseeing the company’s daily operations and identify opportunities for improvement of safety regulations
  • Visit all jobsites and create safety audit/inspection reports monthly 
  • Safety Director to be based out of the Birmingham, AL Office(Headquarters), and will require travel at least three weeks per month for 2 to 3 days per week, expenses paid by Cooper Construction, to projects located across the United States
  • Valid Driver’s license.
  • Facilitate monthly company safety meeting
  • Present quarterly safety report to management

Education - Skills - Knowledge - Qualifications & Experience

• Minimum of 5+ years of managerial experience as safety director or health and safety manager
OSHA 30 Hour or above is required along with extensive knowledge of all OSHA and federal rules and regulations.
• Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing and to present information to top management, owners, subcontractors, and other outside entities
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and Safety Management software
• People management skills and Leadership
• Valid driver’s license

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Huntsville Positions:

Superintendent - Traveling - Click to view

Reports to: Project Manager and General Superintendent

 

To provide on-site coordination for all phases of construction projects, including coordinating subcontractors, material and equipment, ensuring that specifications are being strictly followed, and work is proceeding on schedule and within budget. Superintendent shall be responsible for scheduling, inspections, quality control, and job site safety.

Essential Functions / Major Responsibilities of Superintendent:
• Schedule subcontractors, consultants, and vendors in critical path to ensure timely completion.
• Perform quality control duties and responsibilities regarding the work being performed.
• Communicate with project team regarding ASI’s, RFI’s, and Material Submittals.
• Ensure that subcontractor is fully executing and complying with his contracted scope of work.
• Coordinate required inspections with local jurisdictions.
• Identify subcontractor non-compliance with safety, health, and environmental quality standards.
• Identify conflicts in construction progress and communicate them to project team for resolution.
• Maintain daily log (written) of activities on the jobsite.
• Perform Superintendent duties at multiple job sites, simultaneously.
• Ensure subcontractor has corrected all deficiencies identified by project team.
• Walk all units on project daily to monitor activities and assist in future planning.
• Preside over weekly subcontractor meetings designed to coordinate the work.
• Issue notices of non-compliance to subcontractors in regards to quality of work or scheduling.
• Ensure that the job site is always kept in a clean and organized manner.
• Perform job progress and completion punch list identification and completion.

Education - Skills - Knowledge - Qualifications & Experience

• High school diploma or G.E.D. and/or bachelor’s degree in construction related field preferred
• Minimum of 5-10 years of relevant construction experience
• Current knowledge and ability to apply relevant local, state, and federal rules and regulations, including OSHA
• Ability to read and interpret architectural and engineering drawings, financial reports, and legal documents
• Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing and to present information to top management, owners, subcontractors, and other outside entities
• Basic math skills
• Basic computer skills
• People management skills and Leadership
• Willingness to travel and/or relocate preferred
• Valid driver’s license

Physical Requirements:

• Works significant portion of day outside on construction site
• Must be able to stand for long periods and work at heights
• Must be able to work in all types of weather (including exposure to extremes of hot and cold) and in all kinds of work environments
• Able to lift/move up to 70 pounds
• Able to stand; crawl; climb ladders & stairs; balance; stoop and kneel; etc (physical activities associated with construction sites)
• Must be able to withstand for long periods of time noise, fumes, airborne particles, etc. associated with construction sites
• Use of hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls

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Dallas Positions:

Experienced Estimator - Click to view

Description

The Estimator is responsible for preparing complete and accurate estimates through extensive review of bid documents and analyzing sub-contractor and supplier quotes. The Estimator is expected to build effective relationships with team members, external customers, clients, suppliers and subcontractors.

Job Duties & Requirements


  • Reports to the Chief Estimator
  • Responsible for design-build, conceptual and plans/spec estimating
  • Analyze bid documents, including but not limited to sketches, blueprints and sample layouts, to determine estimated costs and pricing
  • Prepare quantity take-offs and estimate the costs of materials, labor, and equipment required to meet the provisions of the contract documents
  • Solicit and review quotes from vendors, suppliers and subcontractors
  • Detailed knowledge of pricing and costs for materials, labor, subcontractors and equipment for all trade disciplines
  • Ability to manage multiple preconstruction projects
  • Builds effective relationships with architects, engineers, subcontractors and clients
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must be team-oriented; able to contribute within a group work environment
  • Experience with the required technology (Microsoft Office, On Screen Take-off, Bluebeam)
  • Bachelor degree in construction, engineering, or related field

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Our Benefits

Our company provides a variety of benefits, listed below, to meet the changing needs of the talented individuals who make up our workforce. In addition to essential healthcare needs, our people have access to additional benefits including: profit sharing, company events, and so much more. We recognize that our employees are our greatest asset. That’s why we strive to be a family-oriented company that recognizes the importance of work-life balance, as well.

  • 401(k)
  • Financial advisors
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Paid travel
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and development
  • Bonus potential
  • Medical and prescription drug insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance