CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT DIVISION AND POSITION DESCRIPTION The Construction Management Division has responsibility for providing construction project management, inspection, and material testing for the Port divisions, tenants, governmental agencies and utility companies so they can receive quality inspections, and construction projects completed on time and within budget. The Port of Long Beach has established a salary range of $157,000 to $160,000. Placement within the salary range is based on qualifications.
Under limited direction of the Director of Construction Management, the Assistant Director of Construction Management leads and directs the construction management of all Port construction projects, including construction project management, inspection, materials testing and administrative support. The division is supported by an annual operating budget of $5.1 million and approximately 57 professional, technical and administrative positions.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
Provides leadership and direction for the division; direction on large scale capital improvement and maintenance projects performed by the Port; assists with management oversight of the construction project management, inspection, materials testing and related administrative activities for the Port.
Provides direct and indirect supervision of all Construction Management Division staff in performing their daily responsibilities; interviews and recommends employees for hire; trains, coaches and mentors staff; evaluates employee performance, prepares annual performance reviews and provides coaching for performance improvement; takes disciplinary action to address performance or other deficiencies.
Occupies the number two position in the Division and assumes the responsibilities for the Division in the absence of the Director.
Assists the Director of Construction Management with managing the division; establishes staff work schedules; plans and allocates office space for staff, assists in the preparation of the division's annual personnel and non-personnel budgets; oversees resource planning and management; establishes, adopts, enforces and implements the division's policies and procedures; advises Director on staffing and operational protocol issues; works with Director to develop strategic plans; incorporates best management practices and technologies; evaluates the performance of the Division including future incorporation of the latest engineering technologies.
Directs employees who oversee the administration of on-call construction contracts including approving task orders and tracking contract cost to verify compliance with budget.
Oversees the administration of consultant contracts; prepares Requests For Proposal (RFPs) and Requests for Statements of Qualifications (RSOQs) for the purpose of hiring consultants to complete assigned projects; reviews statements of qualifications; prepares short-list of most qualified firms; conducts interviews of the short-listed consultants as part of a panel and chooses consultants; negotiates fees and oversees Port's project team; administers consultant contracts, reviews and validates consultant invoices; controls scope, schedule, cost and terms.
Prepares and presents technical presentations to industry leaders, groups and at engineering/construction management conferences; prepares and presents non-technical presentations to the Board of Harbor Commissioners to describe requests contained in the Board Memoranda; gives project presentations to local community groups.
Represents Director in his/her absence as requested at senior staff meetings, Board of Harbor Commissioner Meetings or for other queries from senior Port staff; signs correspondence, invoices and other documents as needed.
Assists in the planning, supervising and allocation of the Construction Management Division resources and annual budget.
Reviews strategic goals and initiatives; promotes teambuilding and projects as development opportunities for staff members.
Partners with local, state and federal agencies to implement key infrastructure programs.
Performs other duties as required.
The preferred candidate for this position should be an exceptional leader within the Construction Management industry who has successfully managed public-sector projects and is capable of organizing and directing the services and functions of the Construction Management Division.
The Assistant Director is expected to have strong leadership, an effective management style, and must be a problem solver. S/he must be committed to the development of a strong client/customer service ethic, responsive to organizational needs and be flexible, innovative and forward thinking. S/he must be politically savvy and have exceptional public speaking and presentation skills.
The position requires an individual who can work effectively with Port stakeholders, including the Board of Harbor Commissioners, senior management, Port staff, tenants, and the community to achieve desired results. S/he must have the ability to develop and inspire successful teams of professional staff members from diverse backgrounds. S/he must be able to work collaboratively to achieve desired results and convey superior professional standards and unyielding integrity. S/he must be comfortable working in a deadline-driven and demanding environment.
EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
Requirements for the position include:
A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Engineering (preferably in Civil Engineering) from an accredited four-year college is required.
Must be a registered Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California.
A Master's degree or advanced coursework in the above related discipline or management is preferred.
Professional Certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Construction Manager (CCM), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), or other certificates in construction management with an emphasis in contracts, scheduling, estimating and claims resolution/avoidance are desirable.
Approximately seven to ten years of progressively challenging Construction Management experience in the field of engineering, at least five years supervising staff including two years in a key management role and two years of experience working with Port or related Public Works projects of similar scale and complexity is required. This qualifying experience must have been attained after successful graduation from a four year accredited college with a Bachelor's degree preferably in Civil Engineering.
Strong leadership background, with experience in complex similarly situated organizations with comparable challenges and structure.
Experience in project management and/or technical design is required.
Proven ability to implement new programs or practices designed to enhance service and value is required.
Prior work experience in a government enterprise entity highly preferred.
Experience successfully creating and maintaining effective partnerships with people from diverse backgrounds and areas of technical expertise.
Demonstrated success in leading change initiatives and building high performance teams.
Professional Knowledge and Characteristics: The candidate selected will also possess the following professional attributes and strengths:
Creates and maintains effective partnerships
Exercises sound independent judgment
Exercises tact and diplomacy
Additional Salary Information: The Port of Long Beach has established a salary range of $157,000 to $160,000. Placement within the salary range is based on qualifications. An attractive package of executive level benefits is also included, with the opportunity of working in one of the most diverse and dynamic areas of the United States.
The Port's generous benefits package includes:
•Auto allowance: $350 per month upon approval
•Deferred Compensation: several plans available
•Retirement: CalPERS 2% @ 62, coordinated with social security (with a 6.5% payroll contribution)
•Group Health Insurance: medical (an HMO and a PPO) and dental options (two plans to choose from) available for employee and dependents
•Life Insurance: City-paid life insurance policy of $20,000 plus executive insurance benefit equal to three times annual salary up to a maximum of $500,000
•Disability Insurance: City-paid short and long term disability insurance
•Vacation: 12 days after one year of service; maximum of 20 days after 19.5 years of service
•Sick Leave: 8 hours per month
•Executive Leave: 40 hours per year
•Holidays: 9 designated holidays per calendar year, plus 4 personal holidays
•Bereavement Leave: 3 days for death or critical illness of immediate family member plus 3 days of accrued sick leave
•Annual Physical: provided by the City
About Port of Long Beach
The Port of Long Beach is one of the world's busiest seaports and is a leading gateway for international trade. Founded in 1911, it has grown to 3,200 acres and moves $180 billion in trade each year. The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest container port in North America. East Asian trade accounts for more than 90 percent of Long Beach shipments with the top trading partners being China, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The Port of Long Beach is the City of Long Beach's Harbor Department and is governed by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners. The Port's Executive Director is appointed by the Board and is responsible for overall Port activities. With over 500 employees and annual operating revenues of nearly $375 million, the Port of Long Beach is a landlord port that leases and acquires property for port development. The Board of Harbor Commissioners leases port shipping terminals and other facilities to private entities, and revenues are reinvested in new facilities and port-related improvements.
In 2005, the Board of Harbor Commissioners adopted a Green Port Policy that has positioned the Port as the leader in the area of environmental stewardship.... To learn more about the Port, go to www.polb.com.
Majestically located on the Pacific Ocean between Los Angeles and Orange County, the City of Long Beach, California is often described as a series of strong, diverse, interwoven smaller communities within a large city. Enjoying an ideal southern California climate, Long Beach is home to an abundance of cultural and recreational options. The Long Beach Convention Center, Aquarium of the Pacific, Queen Mary, the annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the Long Beach Sea Festival, and a wide variety of other attractions serve to draw over six million visitors each year. The city is also home to California State University, Long Beach, ranked one of the best value public colleges in the nation, and Long Beach City College, one of the largest community colleges in California.
While offering all the amenities of a large metropolis, Long Beach has the added benefit of having maintained a strong sense of community and cohesiveness despite its size. Long Beach is the seventh largest city in California and celebrates its vibrant diversity. A superb climate, quality schools, vibrant downtown and a wide variety of neighborhoods help make Long Beach one of the most livable communities in the country