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Regional M/W/DBE Diversity Manager

Company Description


Dragados is an international contractor established in 1941 that specializes in major infrastructure projects, including bridges, roads and highways, tunnels and underground projects, buildings, energy and environmental infrastructure, dams and hydraulic works worldwide. Dragados is the construction arm of ACS Group, one of the leading infrastructure developers in the world with presence in more than 40 countries, ranked No. 1 on ENR’s 2016 Top 250 International Contractors list.

Dragados’ success and future depends on attracting, developing and retaining diverse and skilled talent. We believe that our company’s achievement begins with great employees. Dragados began U.S. operations in 2005 and 2008 in Canada. Strategic partnerships with Schiavone, Picone, Pulice, J.F. White and Prince enhanced Dragados ability to complete large scale projects, using the latest technologies to resolve technical challenges.


Corporate Headquarters:

810 7th Avenue, 9th Floor

New York, NY 10019

Main Office: 212.779.0900


www.dragados-usa.com          www.dragados-usa.com/career

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SUMMARY: This role will focus primarily on corporate supervision of Dragados USA’s multiple project-level MBE/WBE/DBE Programs across the eastern United States. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILTIES: Auditing project specific compliance with company MWDBE Policy and Procedure Manual in accordance with internal control audit checklists. Coordinating with Purchasing personnel to identify available M/W/DBEs for each project that requires MBE / WBE / DBE participation and to determine the appropriate unified directory of certified firms maintained by the State and Federal governments to use as the primary source to solicit certified capable firms. Developing, coordinating, and conducting, as appropriate, company-wide or project-specific training regarding the MBE / WBE / DBE program. Meeting regularly with project field personnel and state-level M/W/DBE regulators to discuss the M/W/DBE utilization plan and the applicable rules and regulations related to M/W/DBE participation at the Project. Monitoring the performance of project-level M/W/DBE personnel in meeting the goals established by each contract for the entire life of the project, including reviewing and auditing documentation in project-level M/W/DBE folders and files, assessing the sufficiency of Good Faith Efforts and meeting with the project M/W/DBE Managers to review the M/W/DBE Participation Plan and the participation and the progress of the participating firms. Monitoring the M/W/DBEs performance at the project either by personal observation or by review of project documentation and pushing M/W/DBE goals and contractual EEO requirements down to subcontractors and vendors by performing training, scrutinizing contracts and purchase orders and conducting field audits and CUF evaluations. Keeping current with MBE / WBE / DBE minority business best practices and representing the company in commercial networking events and forums in an effort to increase minority business participation. Reviewing the vetting of subcontractors and vendors REQUIREMENTS: High school degree, required, Bachelor's Degree is preferred Minimum 5 years’ experience managing a corporate M/W/DBE program or 7 years of project-level M/W/DBE program management experience Strong preference for EEO or Affirmative Action experience (e.g. FHWA 1273, EO11246, minority and female hiring goals). Experience with apprenticeship programs a plus. Strong knowledge of construction industry, particularly infrastructure construction bidding and delivery methods. Demonstrable knowledge of a variety federal and state regulatory practices, particularly DOT and USACE. Strong knowledge of various minority business rules, regulations and practices, such as SBE, LBE and HUBZone. Excellent research skills and ability to read and scrutinize contract documents Excellent organizational and prioritization skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent training and presentation skills. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to be flexible and change directions to meet Company needs. General knowledge of computer applications: Microsoft Office Suite, other. Ability for travel of approximately 50% to Company’s project sites and local networking/outreach events. DRAGADOS USA, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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