Rice Companies

Commercial Construction Lead Carpenter - Fargo

Fargo, ND
At Rice Companies, we believe in building lasting relationships with our customers while helping the

Job Description

Commercial Construction Lead Carpenter

Posted: Wednesday, 8/30/2023


Our Services & Repair Lead Carpenter collaborate with management, sales staff, engineers, architects, and the customers to determine the scope and specifications of the project. They self-perform building repairs, review potential projects, prepare proposals (as needed), and negotiate remodeling and repair contracts with subcontractors to reach profitable agreements. This multi-faceted position focuses on meeting and exceeding customer needs and expectations by adhering to financial projections, scheduling requirements, and ensuring that projects are completed in a quality, profitable and safe manner.


Service Project Management (30%)

  • Assists Senior PM, Sales, or Business Development team members with reviewing potential projects, and identifying the scope of work, materials, subcontractors, and equipment needed to produce accurate proposals.
  • Qualifies subcontractors/supplier’s bids and proposals
  • Assists with preparation of estimates and project budgets for customer review
  • Assists with labor requirements and creation of field staff weekly scheduling
  • Coordinates and communicates with management, sales staff, clients, field staff and subcontractors to ensure successful completion of projects.
  • Ensure project materials and resources are delivered to job site in timely manner and subcontractors are compliant with, Rice Companies requirements
  • Maintain project schedule and project budgets to ensure job is being completed in a timely and cost-effective manner; also ensures customer scheduling requirements are being met
  • Review job costs weekly and approves subcontractor/vendor billings
  • Meet weekly with Services Management to quickly identify areas of concern and resolve potential problem situations related to job/s
  • Works with subcontractors and customers regarding changes to project and their eventual addition (or decrease) to overall project cost, ensuring potential Change Order is understood/accepted by all parties.
  • Oversee project completion and approves final invoicing sent to client

Service Project – Self Performed Work (70%)

Field service work may consist of but is not limited to:

  • Metal and wood stud framing and layout
  • Drywall hanging, wall sheathing, backing, blocking, and other rough carpentry
  • Doors and hardware installation including metal and wood doors, exit devices, closers, etc.
  • FRP installation and the installation of bath accessories and bath partitions
  • Finish carpentry including the installation of cabinetry, running trim, or finishes
  • Selective demolition including removing walls, flooring, ceilings, doors, finishes
  • Occasional Pre-Engineered steel building erection or repair, which may include structural steel setting, metal wall and roof panel installation, building insulation and metal trim, flashing installation, and miscellaneous repairs.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of demonstrated commercial construction experience
  • Four (4) year construction management degree or its equivalent preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency of construction tools and equipment, including but not limited to saws, drills, levels, transits, hand tools, etc.
  • Equipment certifications (scissor lift, forklifts, boom lifts, skid steer, etc.) preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Familiar with basic office
  • Timberline/Sage 300 Estimating, QuickBooks skills are a plus
  • Demonstrated performance of multiple tasks in a fast-paced construction services environment with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work closely and collaborate with team members, subcontractors, and customers in a professional manner
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to lead and provide direction to others

Rice Companies At A Glance

At Rice Companies, we believe in building lasting relationships with our customers while helping them grow. In fact, our third-generation owners continue to provide construction services to many of the same businesses that that our grandfather worked with. Rice was founded in 1953 and during our 60+ years in business, we’ve learned that our customers enjoy working with us not only for our excellent service and high standards, but also because of our versatility. As one of few firms in Central Minnesota that offer true single source construction services, we offer in-house architectural, construction management, skilled field crews, Real Estate Brokerage, maintenance and development services. www.ricebuildingsystems.com
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