A City of Davis online application must be submitted to be considered for this position. Paper applications will not be accepted. To apply, please visit www.cityofdavis.org/jobs. Final Filing Date: 01/18/2018 The City of Davis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
DEFINITION The Construction Manager (CM) is responsible for seeing that projects are constructed in accordance with the approved plans and specifications and within the budget and schedule. The CM will report to the Principal Civil Engineer or the City Engineer. The CM is generally the day-to-day team leader for the specific projects the inspection team is responsible for inspecting, is responsible for proactively overseeing all activities of the project and must be aware of all project issues.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This position is a management level position in the Public Works Inspection series. Positions in this class inspect the more complex construction projects and/or perform specialized administrative duties related to the management of information requiring the use of considerable independent judgement and initiative; responsible for procession change orders, preparing reports and closing out CIP and Development projects.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general direction from the Principal Civil Engineer or City Engineer. Provides general technical and functional supervision over inspection staff.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS –Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Meets regularly with all inspection staff to discuss and resolve project matters.
Assigns projects to Inspectors and manages staff workload during absences.
Assures projects are constructed in accordance with approved budget and schedule, plans and specifications, including City of Davis Standard Specifications.
Coordinates and manages City sub-consultants including special inspections for construction projects.
Observes, monitors and documents the work of the contractor according to established procedures, including management of all project correspondence (incoming and outgoing oral and written communications, RFIs, Memos to Designer, Field Directives, Clarification Letters, submittals, change orders, and progress payments.
Evaluates and inspects traffic control plans and field traffic control, construction sites for safety, construction schedules, and construction workmanship.
Develops and distributes timely meeting agendas and minutes.
Ensures a high level of quality and uniformity of procedures from all Inspectors.
Assists in the preparation and updating of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Maintains current copy of all active contracts and change orders, actively track remaining budget.
Adheres to Cities accounting project management guidelines; including, but not limited to review and approval of employee timesheets, review and processing project status reports, review and approval of monthly billing draft statements.
Cultivates strong relationships with project stakeholders, including frequent communication of both construction and contract-related issues.
Prepares and distributes owner-required project reports specific to each project stakeholder.
Attends public meetings as necessary and as determined by each contract scope of services.
Works closely with staff to provide mentorship and growth; reviews work product for quality assurance.
Models excellent communication skills, both orally and in written documentation, ensuring accuracy, relevance and attention to detail.
Evaluates staff, including assisting staff in the development of goals and objectives, in accordance with City policy.
Monitors and encourages staff growth and training through participation in training opportunities as well as utilizing outside training resources such as seminars and online coursework.
Assists other co-workers with essential departmental functions to promote smooth operation of department and appropriate levels of customer service.
Oversees the implementation, use, and maintenance of all equipment necessary to undertake each project including field survey and testing equipment.
Ensures Inspectors have the tools they need to properly execute their work.
Performs other duties as required.
Defects and faults in construction, materials and method of municipal infrastructure construction, including street paving, concrete work, underground utilities, parks and swimming pools, and vertical construction (buildings).
Basic knowledge of engineered structures.
Basic mathematics including algebra, geometry and trigonometry as applied to construction inspection work and contract administration.
Basic soil mechanics and geology.
Principles of engineering as applied to construction inspection.
Laws, ordinances, and regulations related to public works construction.
Construction surveying practices.
Principles of contract administration.
Software related to job tasks such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and scheduling.
Staff supervision and training.
Principles and practices of work and traffic safety.
Principles and practices of customer service, including conflict resolution.
On a continuous basis, analyze operations of construction projects in the field; identify underground service alert; interpret maps and reports; compare underground construction materials and construction methods to standard specifications and job specifications; and observe safety precautions.
Organize work activities, meet deadlines and complete work accurately.
Correctly apply laws, regulations, codes and departmental policies governing the construction of assigned projects.
Understand and interpret engineering plans and specifications and prepare accurate engineering records.
Utilize engineering and hand-held tools to process information and determine elevations and horizontal locations of improvements in the field.
Deal firmly and tactfully with contractors, engineers and property owners.
Detect and locate faulty materials and poor work quality and determine the stage of construction during which defects are most easily found and remedied.
Utilize proper inspection techniques to examine the quality of work and materials, and detect deviations from plans, regulations, and standard construction practices.
Prepare technical reports and correspondence, maintain records.
Observe or monitor people's behavior, objects, or data to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards.
Instruct and train others.
Work independently without supervision.
Work effectively on multiple duties/assignments.
Maintain effective, courteous and tactful working relationships with the public and handle difficult situations that may arise.
Represent the city in an effective, professional manner.
Communicate clearly and concisely with customers, clients, or the public in face-to-face one-to one settings, using a telephone, or in group settings, and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Conduct meetings with staff and contractors. Prepare and give presentations to the public and to staff.
Experience and Training Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Eight years of experience inspecting construction projects from concept to close out. Experience in a public works (municipality, county, or related organization) preferred. Two years of management experience preferred.
Bachelor's degree in engineering, construction management, architecture, or related field. Public works construction management experience may substitute on a year to year basis.
Additional training or coursework in construction techniques or management is highly desirable.
License or Certificate
Must possess and maintain a valid California C driver's license and a satisfactory driving record. Possession of a Grade D2 Water Distribution Operator Certificate from the State of California is desirable. Certifications such as Certified Construction Manager or Project Management Professional are desirable.
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting, use standard office equipment; vision to read fine printed material and computer screens; ability to hear and communicate verbally in person, over the telephone; hearing sufficient to discern detailed noises at job sites; strength to lift and carry up to 50 pounds; mobility to bend, stoop, reach, and climb; use required respiratory protection equipment and work in adverse physical and climatic conditions.
Intermittently walk, stand, kneel, climb, and bend in the field; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; work at a desk for prolonged periods of time; work at a counter for prolonged periods of time to answer questions for the public; intermittently write or use a keyboard to communicate, and occasionally lift or carry weight of 50 pounds or less.
Walk over rough, uneven, muddy, or rocky surfaces, and navigate around obstacles.
Work both inside and outside with exposure to varying weather conditions (heat, cold, wind, rain, etc.), odors, dust and pollen. Ability to see well enough to read gauges, fine print on documents, and computer screens; depth perception to safely ascend and descend ladders and work on roofs, ability to hear and distinguish various sounds, such as alarms and sounds of operating equipment in both quiet and noisy environments, and the ability to distinguish colors to ensure accurate wiring.
Ability to wear work vests, hard hats and steel-toed boots throughout the day.