Construction Manager (1014308)

  • Chancellor's Office
  • Long Beach, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades

Job Description

Chancellor's Office Statement
Join our team at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and make a difference in providing access to higher education. We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of Construction Manager. The CSU Chancellor's Office, located on the waterfront adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach, is the headquarters for the nation's largest and most diverse system of higher education. The CSU Chancellor's Office offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Position Information
The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking a Construction Manager to directly manage contractors, consultants, and coordinates with user groups, as a part of the management of CSU capital outlay and maintenance repair projects. Responsible for on-time and on-budget completion of projects, and the quality of construction. Undertakes and manages initiative projects that support the CM unit's long-term goals including legislative reform, policy and reference document updates, and campus training. This includes development of systemwide contracts for use by campuses to design and/or construct projects.

Under the general direction of the Director, Construction Management, the Construction Manager will:
-Perform project management during preconstruction and construction of major and minor capital outlay and special facilities repair projects; manage established project budgets; supervise/coordinate activities of the project team; oversee construction management schedules and inspections; provide project reports, presentations, and correspondence; receives and verifies payment applications; chairs weekly project meetings, takes meeting minutes and distributes; serves as a communication liaison between the Chancellor's Office user groups and design and construction team regarding project status; identify project documentation requirements and procedures, and maintains document control, accurate records and filing; implements project commissioning plans; reviews and monitors progress to ensure compliance with plans, specifications and schedules; ensures the Contractor complies with submission of all required close-out documents.
-Reviews engineering and architectural drawings and specifications for accuracy and completeness, constructability and building code compliance.
-Reviews and prepares detailed construction budget estimates and preconstruction schedules.
-Reviews change order requests, submittals, RFI's, etc., to determine validity, ensure costs are fair, and maintains an awareness of schedule impacts.
-Develop, issue and award systemwide contracts, including Task Order Construction Agreements and Job Order Contracts.
-Utilize the CSU's Job Order Contracting program (JOC) to manage projects. This may include oversight of the Gordian Group as relates to the CSU JOC program.
-Interpret, administer and enforce CSU and state policy relating to public works projects, ADA, seismic and building design and construction.
-Assists in the procurement of required plan reviews including: State Fire Marshal, Division of the State Architect, plan check agencies for life safety and code compliance, Seismic Peer Review, Mechanical Systems Review and Commissioning Review.
-Develop a thorough knowledge of CSU's TO-CA, CM at Risk, and Collaborative Design-Build project delivery models and systemwide standards as set forth in the State University Administrative Manual (SUAM).
-Review existing CSU-CM policy and procedure documentation with a view towards bringing them into compliance with current procedures and delivery methods.
-Manage initiative projects to further the CM unit¿s long term goals as assigned.
-Supports campus efforts with change order and claims reviews, selections teams, etc.
-Communicate lessons learned and best practices to CSU campuses during system-wide trainings.
-Attend training, and maintain skill currency as appropriate to effectively complete assignments.

This position requires:
-Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management or Architecture preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
-A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the area of construction project management.
-Possession of a valid California Driver's License.
-Must have strong verbal and written language skills for:
Communicating policy and procedures in written and presentation format;
Interacting with many different professional levels, both within CSU and external to CSU;
Working with all levels of management;
Handling sensitive issues, confidential material, and situations effectively.
-Must have broad knowledge of construction means, methods, materials, building codes, and construction project delivery methods, including Job Order Contracting.
-Must have ability to understand problems and issues, and facilitate resolution to those problems using strong conflict management skills to set goals, negotiate, compromise, settle personality differences, and resolve conflicts.
-Must have effective leadership and team management skills using strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, and productive work atmosphere.
-Must be adept in reading and interpreting building and civil plans, and specifications.
-Must be able to work additional hours, including weekends, evenings, and occasional holidays, and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
-Must have computer skills including: word processing; spreadsheets; and scheduling. Operate personal computer using: Microsoft Word; Excel; Access; Project; Bluebeam; online calendaring and email.
-Must be willing to travel, and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
-Must provide positive customer service requiring a very high level of diplomacy and professionalism.
-Should have detailed knowledge of CSU's construction management policy and procedures.
-Should have knowledge of CSU's public works contract law, rules, and regulations.
-Should have demonstrated ability in translating contract law into policy and procedure, and be proficient in writing contracts, and training materials.
-Should have excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines; proven ability to manage multiple projects at one time.
-Should have excellent business analyst and financial management skills related to project management.
-Preferred ability to produce estimates for construction cost.

Application Period
Resumes will be accepted until March 23, 2020 or until job posting is removed.

How To Apply
To apply for this position, click on the link at the top of the screen.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager at (562)951-4070.

This position requires new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS)' in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

If hired, you will be required to furnish proof that you are legally authorized to work in the United States.

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Conflict of Interest
The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, and on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

The Chancellor's Office policy requires that the selected candidate successfully complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.

Title IX
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Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Long Beach, California 90802 United States View Map