Director, Construction Management

Date: Apr 3, 2024

Location: Erie, PA, US, 16530

Company: Erie Insurance

Division or Field Office:

Corporate Services Division

Department of Position: Construction & Prj Mgmt Dept 

Work from:

Home Office, Erie PA 
Salary Range:

$134,139.00 - $214,273.00 *

salary range is for this level and may vary based on actual level of role hired for

*This range represents a national range and the actual salary will depend on several factors including the scope and complexity of the role and the skills, education, training, credentials, location, and experience of an applicant, as well as level of role for which the successful candidate is hired. Position may be eligible for an annual bonus payment.


At Erie Insurance, you’re not just part of a Fortune 500 company; you’re also a valued member of a diverse and inclusive team that includes more than 6,000 employees and over 13,000 independent agencies.  Our Employees work in the Home Office complex located in Erie, PA, and in our Field Offices that span 12 states and the District of Columbia. 

Benefits That Go Beyond The Basics

We strive to be Above all in Service® to our customers—and to our employees. That’s why Erie Insurance offers you an exceptional benefits package, including:

  • Premier health, prescription, dental, and vision benefits for you and your dependents. Coverage begins your first day of work.
  • Low contributions to medical and prescription premiums. We currently pay up to 97% of employees’ monthly premium costs.
  • Pension. We are one of only 13 Fortune 500 companies to offer a traditional pension plan. Full-time employees are vested after five years of service.
  • 401(k) with up to 4% contribution match. The 401(k) is offered in addition to the pension.
  • Paid time off. Paid vacation, personal days, sick days, bereavement days and parental leave.
  • Career development. Including a tuition reimbursement program for higher education and industry designations.

Additional benefits that include company-paid basic life insurance; short-and long-term disability insurance; orthodontic coverage for children and adults; adoption assistance; fertility and infertility coverage; well-being programs; paid volunteer hours for service to your community; and dollar-for-dollar matching of your charitable gifts each year.


Position Summary

Plans, regulates and monitors construction activities for Erie Insurance. Directs and oversees large scale construction projects at the home office complex and other owned or leased properties as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

Manages overall operations of designated area of authority. Interviews, hires, trains and directs personnel. Prepares and conducts performance assessments, coordinates discipline and oversees Employee development as required.


Schedules, directs and manages higher profile construction projects that will support critical functions within the organization.


Takes appropriate measures in the course of construction to avoid downtime on any system that could interfere with the normal day-to-day business activities of the company.


Organizes, manages and directs the turnover of records documents to the business.


Evaluates and implements budgeting and audit protocol for construction projects that aligns with the Controller Division.


Promotes a collaborative work environment with the core project team members and the key stakeholders/customers.


Ensures that construction managers are supportive of department and company goals and objectives.


Manages AIA contract development, contract negotiations for design and construction activities.


Utilizes consultants when necessary to assist in the design and development, pre-construction and construction stages of a project.


Ensures compliance with designs, specification, safety standards and building codes.


The first five duties listed are the functions identified as essential to the job. Essential functions are those job duties that must be performed in order for the job to be accomplished.


This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other duties as requested by their supervisor, or as become evident.


Collaborates (Leader)
Self-development (Leader)
Customer Focus (Leader)
Instills Trust (Leader)
Persuades (Leader)
Drives vision and purpose (Leader)
Decision Quality (Leader)
Nimble Learning (Leader)
Cultivates Innovation (Leader)
Develops Talent (Leader)
Plans and Aligns (Leader)
Values Diversity (Leader)
Ensures Accountability (Leader)
Optimizes Work Processes (Leader)


The minimum education and experience requirements are as follows:


Bachelor's degree in a commercial construction related curriculum with eight years of experience in commercial construction management; or


Associate's degree in a commercial construction related curriculum with ten years of experience in commercial construction management; or


High school diploma, or GED, with twelve years of experience

in commercial construction management.


Strong working knowledge of construction estimating, scheduling, budgeting, contract writing and negotiating, and construction management tools required. Valid driver's license and good driving record required.


Physical Requirements

Climbing/accessing heights; Rarely
Driving; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting/Moving 0-20 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting/Moving 20-50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Ability to move over 50 lbs using lifting aide equipment; Occasional (<20%)
Manual Keying/Data Entry/inputting information/computer use; Occasional (<20%)
Pushing/Pulling/moving objects, equipment with wheels; Occasional (<20%)

Nearest Major Market: Erie