Manager of Construction

  • San Jose, California
  • Aug 21, 2019
Full Time Administration and Management Construction and Skilled Trades Public Works
  • Salary: $126,482.72 - $153,736.97 Annually

Job Description

Under general direction, to plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the construction programs and contract management of roads, infrastructure, buildings, airports, parks, bridges, storm water facilities and other public works projects.

Typical Tasks
  • Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates, and oversees large and complex public works construction programs;
  • Manages materials testing;
  • Interviews, selects, hires, trains, supervises, assigns work to, provides guidance to, evaluates and disciplines staff;
  • Negotiates, approves, and monitors contractual agreements with other County agencies, governmental agencies, private consultants, and private contractors;
  • Prepares reports;
  • Supervises the inspection and approval of the completion of construction;
  • Resolves disputes between private contractors and the County;
  • Coordinates with Federal, State, and local funding sources during construction, and ensures compliance with their administrative guidelines;
  • Represents the County in construction related legal and financial issues, contractual matters, public safety, and related issues;
  • Provides and manages construction support services to outside governmental agencies;
  • Authorizes all contract payments;
  • Develops, monitors, and manages the construction section budget;
  • Prepares and reviews correspondence and reports;
  • Provides for pre-project constructability review of construction documents;
  • May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;
  • Performs related work as required.

Employment Standards
Sufficient education, training and experience to demonstrate the  possession and direct application of the following knowledge and abilities:
Training and Experience Note:  The knowledge and abilities are obtained through training and experience equivalent to possession of a Bachelor's Degree in Construction Technology, Construction Management, Industrial Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field
Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in construction inspection, contract administration, and construction management, including one (1) year of supervision.

Experience as a project manager for facilities construction projects and experience in managing public sector facilities projects in desirable.
Registration as a licensed General Contractor through the State of California or certification in a construction inspection-related discipline is desirable.
Possession of a Qualified Stormwater Practitioner (QSP) certification is desirable.
Possession of a valid California Driver's license prior to appointment, and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County driver's authorization.
Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of organization, administration, and fiscal and personnel management;
  • Principles and practices of contract administration;
  • Principles and methods of construction inspection and materials testing;
  • Safety practices in the construction industry;
  • Methods, practices and techniques of public works and building construction;
  • Use of standards for construction materials such as steel, concrete, asphalt, heavy timbers and aggregates;
  • Personal computers and common office software;
  • Laws, ordinances, and standards for public works construction.
Ability to:
  • Plan, organize, and direct the work of staff;
  • Direct inspections and achieve compliance with contracts, construction plans, and specifications;
  • Negotiate contractual agreements;
  • Interpret and enforce laws and agreements;
  • Train and evaluate subordinate personnel;
  • Prepare and manage a budget;
  • Review and prepare correspondence and complete reports;
  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing;
  • Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with staff, contractors, government agencies, committees, community organizations, the general public, and others.

Closing Date/Time: 9/19/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

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