The Smith Consulting Group

Construction Administrator

The Smith Consulting Group - Philadelphia, PA

As a collaborative and innovative center of design excellence, SFCS is dedicated to defining the next generation of Living, Learning and Healing Environments. Our family-oriented culture aims to provide an exceptional employment experience through which we deliver extraordinary service. From our four regionally located offices in North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania, we provide specialization in the design of senior living, education, healthcare and government facilities nationwide.

Our Blue Bell Office is currently seeking a Construction Administrator; experience should include work on commercial, institutional and residential projects encompassing health care, assisted living, higher education, and/or multi-family. Previous experience as a construction administrator in an architectural/engineering firm is required. Successful candidate will possess certificate or degree in building construction, architecture or related discipline from a community college or an accredited university with “well-rounded” organizational and management skills, along with a solid knowledge of construction.

The position requires an administrator to manage all aspects of the construction process in an architectural/engineering office as it relates to individually assigned projects. This is inclusive of, but not limited to, the following:

  • Possess the knowledge and understanding of project specifications and AIA documents including AIA A201 General Conditions and each of the various AIA contracts.
  • CCCA certification a plus.
  • Responsibility for processing requests for information, construction change directives, proposal requests, architectural supplemental instructions, shop drawings, change orders and other correspondence between the General Contractor and Architect.
  • Ability to perform on-site inspections of construction progress and monitor and track construction progress and changes. Ability to travel is a must.
  • Ability to meet with the General Contractor and clients to assist in the construction process.
  • Ability to maintain logs and the tracking of all correspondence to and from the General Contractor.
  • Ability to evaluate applications for payment from the General Contractor.
  • Excellent personal interface capabilities and organizational skills to communicate effectively with Clients, General Contractors and other team members.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Newforma and/or Bluebeam Software is preferred.
  • Strong written and multi-tasking skills are a must.


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Our client is a well-respected A&E firm that is seeking to add a Construction Administrator to their team in Philly. You have the ability to work from home in a hybrid setting and travel will be occasional. You will also have great work/life balance with Friday afternoons off!

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with construction administration and project specifications for a variety of project types
  • Ability to interface with contractors, architects and engineers as well as clients
  • Experience with on-site inspections to monitor and track construction progress
  • Experience with multi-family, commercial or residential projects a plus

Posted On: Friday, August 11, 2023

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