Now Hiring: Construction Manager


New England Electric Railway Historical Society’s Seashore Trolley Museum, located in Kennebunkport, Maine, pioneered the field of volunteer-sponsored rail preservation worldwide when it was founded in 1939. We are at an exciting point in our 82-year history where recent growth and success in fund development efforts has allowed the Museum to grow its professional staff, allowing the museum to continue to realize its full potential.

Seashore Trolley Museum seeks a reliable Construction Manager to plan construction projects and oversee their progress along the way in a timely and cost-effective manner. This professional will be responsible for overseeing multiple projects at once, and serving as the representative at each worksite in dealings with subcontractors, suppliers, customers, and government inspectors. He or she will be expected to ensure compliance with all federal and state procedures, regulations, and codes, and present progress updates to appropriate management channels on a regular basis.


Salary & Benefits:

The salary range for this full-time, temporary non-exempt position is $30-$35/hour, dependent upon the experience of the successful candidate. Additional benefits include paid time off and holidays. The position’s start date is flexible but ideally by November 1, 2021. This position would be for 18 months, or longer if projects are delayed or additional funding is secured for additional construction projects.


Objectives of this Role:

  • Manage and oversee work sites for new construction projects from conception to completion, coordinating site activities and assuring that all disciplines directly involved in the project are in phase with the project goals and objectives
  • Oversee and provide direction to general contractors, subcontractors, and vendors ensuring quality standards are met
  • Liaise between engineers, architects, and others working on the project
  • Prepare and manage estimates, budgets, timetables, and resources
  • Proactively identify, mitigate, and track recurring construction issues
  • Adhere to legal regulations, building and safety codes, and other requirements
  • Review the project in-depth to schedule deliverables and estimate costs
  • Review the work progress on daily basis
  • Prepare internal and external reports pertaining to job status
  • Negotiate terms of agreements, draft contracts and obtain permits and licenses
  • Ensure quality construction standards and the use of proper construction techniques


The Ideal Candidate Possesses the Following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field
  • 3+ years’ experience in management of new construction projects
  • Knowledge of construction methods and technologies, and ability to interpret technical drawings and contracts
  • Knowledge of building code requirements and scheduling methods
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with a constant eye on quality
  • Knowledge of jobsite safety practices required
  • Competent in conflict and crisis management
  • Excellent time and project management skills


To apply, send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Katie Orlando, Executive Director, at [email protected].  Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls or drop ins please.