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Construction Manager - WIND
Knoxville, TN(Full Service)
Job Number: 18-135 (315/348)

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Join the leader in engineered Heavy Lift and Transport!        

Why Barnhart?

MINDS OVER MATTER - Barnhart has built a nationwide reputation for solving problems. We specialize in the lifting, heavy-rigging, and heavy transport of major components used in American industry. Barnhart is committed to continuous improvement and to be the best heavy lift and heavy transport company. Our customers can expect Barnhart to aggressively pursue innovative ways to lower overall project costs and improve safety

SETTING IDEAS IN MOTION - At Barnhart we are in the business of assisting companies in moving and installing equipment of any size. Whether it's a lift of a few feet or a transport across the country, we set your vision in motion through an unparalleled network of resources and innovative engineering solutions that defy convention. If you can dream it, Barnhart can make it a reality.

Over 40 BRANCHES ACROSS THE U.S - The strongest network of rigging experts and equipment in the country. Barnhart's network includes a long list of "cool tools," including PSTe Goldhofer trailers, cranes from 18 to 1,800 tons, Strand-jacks, Cantilever beams, Hydraulic Gantries, Self-tailing devices, Skidding Systems, and the Modular Lift

Employer of Choice – Barnhart has a strong culture of “One TEAM” and Minds over Matter.  We strive to do the impossible lifting and transporting as “One TEAM”.  We are looking for people that also are striving for excellence in their work and collaborating with our “One TEAM”.  If you are looking for a culture that provides Compensation with Trust, Progress & Recognition, we could be your Employer of Choice.


Job Description:

  • Full supervision responsibilities for oversight of one or more teams responsible for the erection phase of wind power construction.  Project teams include receiving, lay down yard, base/lower mid-section erection, retrograde, QA/Mechanical Completion, and Barnhart Subcontractors
  • Duties include maintaining a liaison with other managers to insure all required materials, equipment and inspections support the project scope and schedule
  • Must understand the overall project scope, plans and specifications and be able to provide leadership in their assigned areas of responsibility
  • Assist in developing and coordinating lift plans and have the ability to change the plans as needs arise
  • Responsible for day-to-day construction activities and productivity through planning for each day’s work, having alternate plans if circumstances require a change in work sequence, and through continuous evaluation of the effectiveness of personnel and processes
  • Focuses on safety of crews and care of large equipment including cranes
  • Must have experience working with regional ironworker and operator unions
  • Participates in daily operational planning meetings with key project personnel; communicate the work plan of the day; provide input to overall project planning and scheduling
  • Work closely with representatives from the turbine manufacturer, transporter, general contractor, and subcontractors to plan for successfully implementing the erection work in coordination with other critical elements of the project including commissioning
  • Train and assist project teams with overall construction crane safety and the proper use of cranes.  Must have full knowledge of current crane operating standards. Must be able to train operator, forepersons, etc. on processes and procedures.  Mechanical knowledge of Rough Terrain and Crawler cranes.  Well versed in OSHA regulations with respect to cranes and rigging
  • Position requires extensive travel and often long hours.



  • A minimum of ten years’ experience in related work.  Knowledge of heavy lift equipment and/or plant operations is a plus
  • Experience in a supervisory role in a related construction field
  • Demonstrated planning and leadership skills
  • Ability to maintain written documentation of daily activities
  • Flexible schedule, able to travel and work over time
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must pass drug screen, fit-for-duty test and clean background check

EOE/AA Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran


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