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Construction Manager Full-time

at University of Hawaii Hawaii in Hawaii (Published at 06-12-2021)


Title: Planning, Design & Construction (Construction Manager)

Position Numbers: 81050, 81995

Hiring Unit: VP for Administration, Office of Project Delivery

Location: Manoa Campus

Date Posted: December 5, 2021

Closing Date: December 17, 2021

Band: B

Salary : salary schedules and placement information

Additional Salary Information: PBB; Minimum $4,591/month

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Temporary/Permanent: Permanent

Funding: General

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as the field supervisor of the Construction Program to ensure the successful management, oversight and completion of large scale, complex capital improvement projects (CIP) assigned to Office of Project Delivery (OPD).
  • Exercises oversight, direction, authority, and control specifically over the construction and delivery of capital projects in the field.
  • Supports all construction management, inspection, and construction related activities including, but not limited to: completing daily and monthly reports that accurately captures reviewing design plans and specifications to compliance in the field; confirming that construction cost-estimates are realistic and considers all aspects of a project; ensuring that the construction complies with drawings and specifications; and developing a reporting and monitoring mechanism that provides timely and reliable information on the status of all projects.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day management and supervision of the construction project in the field, including overseeing on-site inspections and supervision of construction activities.
  • Anticipates issues and problems and proactively addresses and resolves these issues to mitigate any impacts to the quality or timeliness of project construction.
  • Effectively and consistently communicates in a timely manner with all stakeholders, both internal and external, including end-users, to manage project expectations in a way that avoids costly errors or delays.
  • Makes sound, justifiable field and project decisions that advance the best interests of the University while ensuring that projects are kept within deadlines and budget.
  • Manages construction projects in the field from bid award to project acceptance. Ensures the coordination of timely pre-award meetings, pre-construction meetings, *project progress (owner-architect-contractor) meetings, and final inspections.
  • Ensures projects are commissioned properly and LEED goals are achieved.
  • Reviews, understands, oversees, and approves detailed construction processes such as construction schedules; material, equipment, and shop drawing submittals; daily progress reports; weekly payroll affidavits; requests for information; invoicing and payments; change order proposals; modifications to contracts; warranties and close-out documentation.
  • Reviews and interprets all construction and contract documents including working drawings, specifications, amendments, post contract documents, schedules of values, and detailed cost breakdowns.
  • Responds to technical problems and contractor questions in the field in a timely and effective manner.
  • Evaluates the issues and concerns, consults with design architects and engineers, and provides appropriate and effective resolutions in a timely manner.
  • Coordinates and facilitates timely communication between licensed consultants, general contractors, OPD project managers, campus engineering/facilities offices, University departments, and all other key stakeholders.
  • Responsible for the timeliness, fairness, and cost reasonableness of all change orders. Provides opinion of cost to validate reasonableness of change order proposals.
  • Verifies that all operating manuals, training, and project warranties are received prior to project acceptance.
  • Processes complaints received on warranty items and punch-list items and ensures contractor provides corrective action in a timely manner. Ensures LEED certification is obtained.
  • Provides documentation, reports, and expert professional advice and testimony on all construction related issues and problems that result in claims or litigation.
  • Ensures that all construction processes follow industry best practices to meet or exceed University benchmarks.
  • Travels to and works in construction sites statewide for extended periods of time for project oversight and ongoing meetings, which may include nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree in architecture, engineering, or related field and 3 years of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for construction management and administrative experience; or any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.
  • Considerable working knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in the construction management and project delivery as demonstrated by the broad knowledge of the full range of pertinent standard and evolving concepts, principles and methodologies.
  • Considerable working knowledge and understanding of applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations and theories and systems associated with capital projects planning and design, construction management and project delivery.
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve wide ranging complex problems through the use of creative reasoning and logic to accurately determine the cause of the problems and the resolution of the problems in an effective, innovative and timely manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software
  • For supervisory work, demonstrated ability to lead subordinates, manage work priorities and projects, and manage employee relations.
  • At least 2 years of making field and project decisions that protect the best interest of the owner.
  • At least 2 years experience in each of the following: a) interpreting contract documents, plans and drawings, b) conducting on-site inspections and c) supervising construction activity on a daily or regular basis to ensure progress is within plans, specifications & schedules.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve day-to-day construction problems through effective working relationships with project consultants, contractors, owners, and regulatory/governmental agencies; proficient at negotiating consultant and contractor contracts and change orders; and skilled at developing vital communication networks with internal and external stakeholders to provide information and results in a timely manner.
  • Ability to travel on and off island to project/construction sites for extended periods of time requiring project oversight and ongoing meetings which may include non-regular work hours.

To Apply:

Click on the "Apply" button on the top right corner of the screen to complete an application and attach required documents. Applicant must submit the following: (1) resume; (2) cover letter indicating interest in the position and how the minimum qualifications of the position are met and (3) the names and contact information (telephone number and email addresses) of at least three professional references. Official transcripts will be required if selected to fill the position. Note: If you have not applied for a position before using NeoGov, you will need to create an account. Only one application is required for consideration to both positions.


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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Effective January 3, 2022, the University of Hawaii requires all employees, students and visitors be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions may be granted for medical condition(s) or a sincerely held religious belief. Applicants should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment.

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