Operations Manager – Colorado

At Petra, we are passionate about building people so that they can become the very best version of themselves. With offices in Washington, Idaho, and Colorado, and clients throughout the western United States, we offer preconstruction services, construction management, general contracting, and design-build solutions across a broad spectrum of commercial markets.

Position Summary
This position is responsible for providing management direction for all assigned projects and team members.

Reporting Relationship
The incumbent is generally expected to lead all construction-related activities working toward predetermined goals – exercising considerable latitude and initiative in determining objectives and goals and how to attain them. This position reports directly to the Director of Construction.

Key Accountabilities

1 – Contribute to the development of the division that produces annual revenue in alignment
with corporate goals.

  • Maintain clients that are mutually beneficial to Petra (adherence to contract language, timely payments, potential for additional work, etc.).
  • Execute short- and long-term strategies within the division for maximizing profitability, while minimizing excessive and redundant costs.
  • Maintain positive financial posture for the division and monitor cost analysis activities on a routine basis and meet financial goals as set forth.

2 – Oversee and manage assigned Projects and TEAM members.

  • Provide support to field managers and office staff to ensure projects are completed in a timely, efficient manner.
  • Maintain a positive, effective safety culture.
  • Establish and monitor goals for increased productivity and decreased costs.
  • Investigate ways to improve work processes and increase efficiencies.

3 – Abide by Petra’s systems for construction management excellence.

  • Establish and maintain systems and controls which verify the integrity of construction and administrative processes.
  • Establish and monitor departmental and individual goals and performance expectations; appraising performance.

4 – To build great relationships with Petra customers and vendors.

  • Maintain regular communication with clients to ensure expectations are being met or exceeded.
  • Maintain regular communication with vendors to develop and maintain appropriate, effective relationships.
  • Negotiate with vendors and subcontractors to obtain services and materials that are competitively priced and of high quality.

5 – Develop and manage top performers in the division.

  • Maintain and enhance Petra’s culture and values. Provide meaningful contributions to the interviewing and hiring process, using best practices to reach conclusions.
  • Provide counsel to team members offering best practices for ensuring that every employee fully understands their roles and responsibilities. Ensure team members understand how they fit into the overall strategy for the company.
  • Be accountable to expectations for the role with regards to work product of team members in addition to holding assigned team members accountable for their role on the team.
  • Endeavor to mentor and coach team members.
  • Engage in crucial conversations amongst team members, working to resolve issues timely, fairly, and rationally.

Requires a minimum of fifteen (15) years of experience in construction and project management. Must be able to apply effective management and leadership techniques to maximize employee performance and ensure successful completion of projects. Must have excellent, proven negotiation and communications skills. Must be organized, detail oriented and exhibit sound decision-making abilities.


  • Health & Wellness (Medical / Dental / Vision / Employee Assistance Plan)
  • Financial (401(k) Plan with Company Match
  • Flex Spending Account / Health Savings Account
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Paid Time Off (Holidays / Vacation / Illness)
  • Growth & Development (Career Path / Training and Certification)


Operations Manager




Greenwood Village, Colorado