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Construction Manager


Posted by Appalachian Mountain Club on 09/19/2022

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Outdoor

Job Categories: Management

Company Type: Conservation, Recreation, Service, TravelandTourism

State: NH

City: Gorham

Country: United States

Required Experience: 7 - 10 years

Contact Name: Erin LaCombe

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: $60,000-$65,000

Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel: Yes

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within: 25 miles

Job Description & Requirements


Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club is the oldest conservation, education and recreation organization in the United States.  The AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and wise use of the mountains, rivers and trails of the Appalachian region.  The AMC encourages the involvement of all people in its mission and activities, through its membership, programs, policies, and procedures.   

Position Description Summary:  

The Construction Manager is an integral leader in our technical team, is self motivated, and can operate independently in most technical and operational situations. This individual provides year-round supervision of the maintenance of AMC’s properties across the northeast. Key responsibilities include the managing a department of ten people, supervising in conjunction with performing regular maintenance across all locations. The Construction Manager manages all Construction staff at building, operating, and maintaining AMC facilities. 

The Construction Manager will exhibit high level trade skills including, but not limited to; carpentry, plumbing, gas fitting, electrical, mechanics, general maintenance, welding and torches, small engine repair, and/or HVAC principals. The Construction Manager must have pertinent licensing/certification in a specific trade area as required. The Construction Manager is expected to be able to hike on a daily basis to and from backcountry work locations carrying up to 50 pounds as needed. 

The Construction Manager will be expected to plan and manage multiple projects simultaneously and manage work crews of 2-10 people on projects at any AMC facility. The Construction Manager will be required to manage work projects for up to two weeks at a time at detached AMC facilities requiring the employee to be away from home and potentially staying in remote locations with limited amenities. 

The ideal Construction Manager will have a solid knowledge of AMC facilities and system operations. The Construction Manager is responsible for budgetary and personnel decisions, including schedule coordination, staffing, administration, purchasing and assignments for all staff. Strong logistic and troubleshooting skills are required for this position.

The Construction Manager will be required to work within the department to provide facility Holiday coverage for year-round Technical and Operational support.

This position is based out of Gorham, NH and some travel is required. 


  • Responsible for managing 24 hour service response for AMC facilities.
  • Responsible for supervising vital, ongoing and emergency maintenance and response for AMC facilities to ensure no interruption in operations and customer service.
  • Understand, troubleshoot, and be able to provide complicated technical information to onsite facility personnel. 
  • Demonstrate competence with extensive facility systems including, but not limited to: propane, potable water, wastewater, fire/ smoke detection, low voltage DC electrical and solid waste.
  • Responsible for managing onsite Facility Orientations and information to backcountry personnel; this includes transferring technical and operational information on all systems to Hut Crews and USFS personnel.
  • Supervise construction staff to provide a safe and efficient shop and job site
  • Responsible for the oversight of all aspects of Helicopter lift work. Perform and supervise helicopter safety and rigging tasks; work as Lift Supervisor during lift work; manage the safety, technical oversight and lift crew, as well as public and facility operational personnel. 
  • Must be able to lead lift crews with no supervision and complete confidence. May be responsible for all onsite lift logistics including crew, vehicle, and flight safety; cost comprehension and justification, as well as mid-lift scheduling and site prioritization.
  • Supervise Construction staff to provide 24 hour coverage for winter snow removal. This includes operating heavy machinery with no supervision and having the ability to maintain and fix equipment as needed.
  • Obtain education/certification in the following areas: alternative energy, waste water disposal, fire safety, life safety, Class 1A H2O system operations, and others as required. 
  • All certifications will be Trade specific, paid for and sanctioned by the AMC. It will be the responsibility of the Construction Manager to stay current with necessary recertification and continuing education.
  • Supervise Construction Staff to provide all means of maintenance needed for safe and clean operation of AMC facilities.
  • Supervise Construction Staff to represent the needs of the department to other AMC staff pertaining to Capital Projects list and ongoing maintenance expectations. 
  • As required, serve as liaison to USFS and general public during location inspections and projects.
  • Responsible to schedule, work with and/or supervise outside Contractors, Project Engineers, etc. The Construction Manager will have the ability to accurately and concisely represent the department needs and greater AMC needs to above mentioned representatives.
  • The Construction Manager must work within the department and with outside entities to constantly update and refine safety protocol.
  • The Construction Manager will understand the AMC’s energy initiative and work with other AMC staff in ongoing energy conservation mandates.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


  • 10 years of facilities operations management experience. Multi-facility leadership experience preferred.
  • 10 years of supervising and employee management experience
  • 5 years of progressively responsible related work experience with proven diagnostic and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong computer skills with emphasis on CAD, Excel and other various programs.
  • Physical Abilities required: ability to perform physically laborious tasks for multiple days. Ability to travel safely in the backcountry in all weather conditions carrying up to 50 pounds of personal gear and work equipment.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to obtain appropriate license(s)
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification required (AMC can provide/help schedule at start of employment)
  • You bring a commitment to creating an equitable, inclusive, and culturally relevant environment for AMC employees, guests, visitors, volunteers, and other constituents

Compensation and benefits: 

  • Salary Range: $60,000-$65,000
  • Group Health Plan: 73.2% employer paid   
  • Optional Vision Insurance
  • Optional Dental Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance: 100% employer paid  
  • Long Term Disability Insurance: 100% employer paid  
  • Matching 403(b): 4% with vesting schedule
  • Vacation: 4 weeks accrued each year to start
  • Holidays: Up to 10 paid holidays per year
  • Free use of AMC Destinations
  • Free annual AMC membership
  • Pro-deals discounts on equipment and gear


To Apply:  

Please include a resume and cover letter. No phone calls please. 

AMC welcomes all qualified candidates to apply and we invite the full participation of all individuals currently underrepresented in the outdoor community. This includes, but is not limited to, individuals from racially and/or ethnically diverse communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from LGBTQ+ communities, and individuals who experience intersectionality with one or more of these identities.

Staff will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. The AMC will consider an exemption from the vaccine requirement if they are unable to get vaccinated due to a qualifying medical disability or a sincerely held religious objection. An accommodation or exemption from the vaccine requirement will be considered if one is available that would not pose a direct threat to others in the workplace and would not create an undue hardship for the organization. 

The Appalachian Mountain Club has zero tolerance for child abuse or placing children in danger. The AMC requires all employees who work in a program or facility which serves children, disabled persons, or the elderly to have a criminal background record check performed on their name annually with employment contingent upon satisfactory results.

About Appalachian Mountain Club

The mission of the Appalachian Mountain Club is to foster the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the outdoors.

Since 1876 we’ve made it our mission to protect the mountains, forests, waters, and trails you love in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. We envision a world where our natural resources are healthy, loved, and always protected, and where the outdoors occupies a place of central importance in every person’s life. We encourage you to experience, learn more, and appreciate the outdoors knowing that your participation supports the conservation and stewardship of the natural world around you.

AMC is inspired by the untold diversity of our members and friends. We aim to be an inclusive, equitable, and kind community. At AMC we are united in our adventures by mutual trust, collective safety, respect for the natural world, and appreciation for our time together outdoors. We pledge that AMC will always provide a welcoming and respectful environment.