Office Manager - OH

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Date: May 21, 2024

Location: Ottawa, OH, US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

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Company : BVCI  

Req Id : 103722 

Job Title : Office Manager - OH 

Location : PJOTTAWA 



Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only HireYes 

Visa Sponsorship Available: No 

Recruiter : Jake Hojnowski 

Job Summary

This project is located in Ottowa, Ohio and requires mobilizing to site for the duration of the assignment. 

Union Payroll experience strongly preferred but not required. 

Responsible for coordinating a wide variety of administrative duties and tasks to ensure smooth project site office operations for typically either a smaller direct hire project or larger construction management project. Acts as main administrative liaison between site office and home office administrator. Performs and/or oversees activities relating to accounting, timesheets, human resources, equipment and supplies. Addresses craft payroll issues for projects. Has daily contact with various clients, subcontractors and company employees. May plan, organize, direct and negotiate project office activities if required.


Key Responsibilities

  • Supervises administrative support functions and staff as needed, including receptionist and document control clerk, and possibly secretaries and file clerks
  • Supervisory duties include coordination of day-to-day activities, addressing performance issues, and recommending pay actions
  • Supervises document control activities, including drawing control, project file management and use of electronic file storage system for project filing
  • Advises management regarding various HR polices and procedures, as well as applicable federal and state regulations 
  • Provides guidance regarding the disciplinary process . Participates in new hire safety orientation by explaining EEO, Worker's Comp, and site specific rules and regulations
  • Collects or coordinates timesheet collection and entry for Black and Veatch professionals and/or craft personnel . Supervises all field accounts payable (AP) duties including the entry of purchase orders, matching of invoices with materials receiving reports, and submittal of documentation to home office AP for payment
  • Maintains office equipment 
  • Serves as project site's IT liaison for office equipment and connecting lines, which includes troubleshooting and working with home office IT staff on more complex issues
  • Assists Project Field Management with administering and communicating policies and procedures
  • Assists in project site mobilization and demobilization activities involving project team and equipment 
  • Coordinates set up of office and equipment by working with IT Coordinator and equipment vendors
  • Enters cost code information for Procurement cards, approves purchases when necessary, and submits corresponding documentation to home office procurement
  • May be responsible for providing administrative support for startup operations, engineering, project controls and/or procurement activities
  • May purchase office equipment and supplies
  • Coordinates craft recruitment, hiring, employee orientation, interpretation of procedures and policies, and terminations
  • Processes new hire craft paperwork and enters data into the human resource information system
  • Processes craft personnel transactions (manually and electronic), including transfers, promotions, pay rate changes, leaves of absence, field allowances, terminations, personal changes, and status changes . Coordinates weekly craft payroll with home office payroll staff
  • May track man hours and assign corresponding cost codes to craft timesheets
  • May be responsible for administering substance abuse testing
  • May participate in unemployment hearings for craft, conduct research, and collect related documentation
  • Supports continuous improvement efforts and the change management effects associated with the implementation of improvements
  • May supervise work of others 
  • Responsible for hiring, discipline, and pay administration of their subordinates  
  • List supervised positions: Payroll, Document Control, Receptionist and other Administrative staff 

Preferred Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent 
  • Human Resources and PeopleSoft experience preferred 
  • Some supervisory experience preferred  

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of administrative policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of HR policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of employment law, FMLA, ADA
  • Knowledge of HRIS policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of time reporting policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of expense reporting policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of electronic file storage system
  • Supervisory skills 

Minimum Qualifications

3+ years relevant experience required. Some related open shop and/or union experience required. Some Direct Hire experience required for Direct Hire assignments. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.


Work Environment/Physical Demands

Extensive field office environment; limited travel.Field office environment Extensive Travel Limited


Communicates effectively
Directs work
Instills trust
Interpersonal savvy
Organizational savvy

Salary Plan

ADM: Administrative/Business

Job Grade


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