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Manager, Field Construction

Date: Apr 27, 2022

Location: Bakersfield, California, United States

Company: Herc Rentals

Req #: 34309

Herc Rentals Inc. is a premier, full-service equipment rental firm – providing our customers the equipment, services and solutions they need to achieve optimal performance safely, efficiently and effectively. A pioneer of the equipment rental industry, Herc Rentals continues to evolve and grow through technological innovations, expanded product offerings and value-added services and consultative solutions to support its customers’ projects. 


With more than 55 years of equipment rental expertise, approximately 4,900 employees and approximately 270 company-operated locations across North America, Herc Rentals serves a broad range of end markets, including construction; industrial operations, refineries and petrochemical operations; governmental entities and contractors; disaster recovery and remediation; infrastructure; railroad operations; utilities; film, television, live entertainment and special event production; agricultural operations; and facilities management..



Short Description

The Field Construction Manager, HERC, is responsible for the field coordination of on-site construction activities for regional corporate facilities. This role coordinates with the Manager Corporate Facilities and acts as the main point of contact for all day-to-day on-site and field activities during construction of new facilities. The principal objective is to ensure service delivery is to a quality standard, delivered in a consistent manner and appropriate to business need. Manage on-site general contractors, third party suppliers and vendors installing equipment, IT and phone installations, and oversee sign installations. Construction activities specifically include providing project management services for the design and construction of showroom facility renovations and new greenfield projects. 


Develop, monitor and oversee construction schedules for all project activities including GC work, IT, security, signs, fleet, tank and fueling equipment installations, and city inspections.

Coordinate weekly conference calls for coordination of all construction and field activities and complete weekly meeting minutes to document and track responsible parties and critical due dates.

Schedule and coordinate temporary storage and security of any equipment, tools, and materials received prior to opening of a location.

Liaise with business units to confirm consistency in delivery and occupant needs are met.

Pro-actively develop and upgrade standards of delivery to maintain leading edge approach.

Ensure business units are supported through appropriate delivery

Initial site visits to survey new and existing locations for work scope definition to determine design requirements

Assist with bidding of renovation and/or greenfield plans by holding on-site pre-bid meetings with contractors and suppliers as necessary.

Travel to the construction sites, ensuring Herc Rentals standards are being followed, and defined project goals and objectives are met. 

Manage the implementation, schedule and quality of the construction during renovations for assigned projects working with Regional Operation Managers (ROMs) and the Manager Corporate Facilities as required.

Create and update a master project schedule for all greenfield sites and facility renovations for the calendar year.

Ensure the service providers deliver their contracted service levels to the standards required.

Assist in selecting general contractors and suppliers to bid through pre-qualification process. 

Manage build-to-suit developers construction of major capital improvement projects (i.e. greenfield sites, major renovations).


    Professional Experience

    Excellent understanding of buildings and systems and the complex nature of their operation
    Extensive hands on experience of building and site construction, repair and maintenance
    Financial and business acumen and a track record of managing large projects and or contracts
    Good understanding of environmental considerations as they relate to the built environment, legislative requirements etc
    General understanding of building codes, ordinances, and zoning laws

    Educational Background

    Bachelor’s degree in engineering, degree in a business-related discipline or relevant work experience

    Conditions of Employment

    A minimum of two years in a similar or related role in a building construction project management role with property and/or portfolio management capacity
    Hands-on experience of dealing with large properties or property portfolios, with substantial and diverse capital investment, energy management and preventive/reactive maintenance program management experience a plus
    Must be able to travel 70%-75%


    • Ability to implement and control facilities management programs and activities
    • Ability to work in and with a team to deliver quality, consistently
    • Understands business processes and what is required to support effectively
    • Operates effectively in a large complex organization
    • Lead, engage and motivate people


    Our long-term strategy underscores the understanding that our success depends on the dedication and capability of our team members. We are focused on attracting, retaining and empowering talented and dedicated people to build the best team in the equipment rental industry. We also seek to build a team that reflects the variety of people, cultures and communities we interact with every day and to create an inclusive, productive environment in which all team members feel valued and respected.


    Herc Rentals provides an excellent compensation and benefits package, which includes a competitive salary, retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive medical, dental, vision care, life insurance coverage, paid vacation and holidays. 


    Herc does not discriminate in employment based on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, disability, nationals origin, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, political affiliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.


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