Construction Administrator

Mobile, AL

Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC) is one of the largest privately-held architecture and engineering firms in the Southeast.

GMC is looking for a Construction Administrator to work in the Architecture Department of our Mobile, AL office.  The Construction Administrator will monitor projects prior to and through the construction phase.  This position includes working with clients, architects, engineers, contractors, consultants and other staff to ensure that projects progress in a timely manner and meets GMC’s standards.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide quality assurance reviews on construction documents prepared by others
  • Provide technical expertise on construction details and mentor staff
  • Lead the Bid Phase effort, including managing pre-bid meetings, review of substitution requests, answering contractor inquiries and issuing addendum
  • Manage pre-construction meetings
  • Review/evaluate contractor’s project schedules and schedule of values
  • Review contractor pay requests for accuracy
  • Review and answer RFI’s and evaluate submittals
  • Attend construction meetings and OAC meetings and provide input
  • Lead job site reviews and provide construction field reports
  • Coordinate with architectural/interior staff as well as project consultants regarding drawing/specification changes during the Bid and Construction Phases
  • Issue ASI’s or PR’s as needed
  • Evaluate Change Orders and provide back-up for adjustments
  • Review material testing reports
  • Perform and document punch lists
  • Coordinate close out process including as-built/record documents


  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Ability to utilize effective conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to confidently and decisively take action
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to manage all aspects of projects, clients and key staff
  • Ability to review budgets, construction schedules and submittal schedules
  • Proficient in MS Office, AutoCAD, Revit
  • Valid Driver’s license and acceptable driving record
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans

About GMC

We believe in community, collaboration, and using the power of creativity and hard work to make a difference.  Whether designing schools, parks, hospitals and other commercial developments, or providing clean water, safe streets and restoring resilient environments, GMC takes great pride in serving our communities through the transformative work we do. Every project is guided by the foundational concept that communities are built by people, not companies, and we strive to serve our communities with quality, integrity, creativity and care. One of the Southeast’s most comprehensive multi-disciplined firms, GMC is equipped to provide all of the services associated with architecture, interior design, civil engineering, environmental services, landscape architecture, planning, transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, electrical engineering, surveying and disaster recovery.