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Senior Construction Manager

Job ID 7217363 Date posted 02/14/2018
Location:Multiple Locations
Country:United States
Job Code:2677
Position Type:Salary

About Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.

Founded in 1847, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. is the largest and oldest independent iron ore mining company in the United States. We are a major supplier of iron ore pellets to the North American steel industry from our mines and pellet plants located in Michigan and Minnesota. Additionally, we operate an iron ore mining complex in Western Australia. By 2020, Cliffs expects to be the sole producer of hot briquetted iron (HBI) in the Great Lakes region with the development of its first production plant in Toledo, OH. Driven by the core values of safety, social, environmental and capital stewardship, our employees endeavor to provide all stakeholders with operating and financial transparency. For more information, visit

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The Senior Construction Manager will be responsible for directing, coordinating, controlling, and managing construction activities for Cliffs’ capital projects. They will provide senior leadership and direction for construction projects at Cliffs facilities; develop budgets, schedules, and project execution plans; assemble and direct multi-discipline project teams using internal and external resources; prepare bid packages to engage and manage engineers and contractors; and, interface with internal Cliffs stakeholders.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Consistently demonstrate and act in accordance with Cliffs’ Core Values
  • Provide senior oversight of direct and indirect reports in leading the Owner’s on-site project construction efforts associated with the design, procurement, construction, integration with operations, start-up, and successful operation by the facility
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate activities and personnel to ensure that goals and objectives of the project as set forth in the project execution plan are accomplished within the prescribed time frame, on budget, and within scope
  • Identify project resource needs and build highly-functioning project execution teams using internal and external resources
  • Define project scopes, goals, and deliverables that support business objectives in collaboration with project steering committees and other stakeholders
  • Ensure overall project risks are identified, managed and mitigated
  • Ensure operations support is maintained throughout the project life cycle
  • Prepare bid proposals, requirements documents, and other pertinent materials to support project efforts
  • Prepare progress reports on project status and project outcomes
  • Work with project stakeholders and team members to ensure the projects completed meet or exceed requirements
  • Assist with the economic analysis and project approval requests necessary to solicit and secure project approvals
  • Ensure conformance with Cliffs’ requirements for safety, risk, environmental, ethics, accountability, and installation requirements
  • Authorize, within spending authority, budgeted commitments and expenditures for the supply of goods and services
  • Create and manage projects controls to achieve on time and on budget projects
  • Measure and monitor the performance of project execution and determine all measures which may be required to handle any adverse trends in regards to safety, schedule and cost
  • Ability to travel and relocate to Cliffs facilities for extended periods of time


  • BS degree in Engineering


  • Construction Certifications


  • At least 25 to 30 years of demonstrated experience in construction management, preferably in a mining or heavy industry environment
  • Experience assembling and managing highly functional project teams that include Owner’s personnel, contractors, engineers, and consultants
  • Experience creating and adhering to work scopes, schedules, and budgets for larger scale (>$50M) projects
  • Demonstrated success in managing the execution of multi-disciplined capital projects


  • Ideal candidate is a self-starter and possesses the ability to direct and oversee complicated projects and assignments in a fast-paced business environment


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The U.S. Talent Acquisition team was awarded a 2012 Candidate Experience Award by the Talent Board. The Talent Board is a non-profit organization that showcases employers who deliver outstanding candidate experiences. This is the second year in a row that Cliffs has earned this award, which is based on feedback directly from our job candidates. Cliffs is the only Natural Resources company to receive this award.

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