Construction Manager - Bakersfield, Ca.

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Construction Manager – Civil/ Structures – Bakersfield, California
Opportunity : 
Parsons has an immediate position open for a Construction Manager for a large renovation and expansion project at Bakersfield Community College. This role will have broad oversight for future projects on the campus, both new building construction and renovation.
Candidate will typically manage all on-site field construction activities associated with the completion of a medium-size projects.  (Typically a project having 100,000 to 1 million construction manhours or a total installed cost of $5 to $50 million.)  Applies a comprehensive knowledge of various disciplines to be used during construction, as well as the methods and techniques to be utilized for installation.  Incumbent must become thoroughly familiar with required contractual obligations and technical aspects of all facilities to be erected.  In addition to construction supervision, the incumbent is also responsible for field administration, procurement, and field engineering.  Willingness to relocate to construction site locations is expected.
 Responsibilities : 
  • Oversees and is responsible for all aspects of the proposed construction projects, including, but not limited to, procurement, project management, design management, stakeholder management, scheduling, safety, contractor payments, project close-out and any other responsibility as related to the completion of the project and certification with DSA.
  • Directs the overall planning of construction activities to identify critical milestones and priorities. Provide insight to site logistics and staging prior to the procurement of the GC. Assist in development of preliminary schedule and assure procured GC complies with, or betters, the established PMT schedule.
  • Determines budget estimates and staffing requirements for the defined scope and schedule.  Ensures that the services of contractors required by the project will be available at the appropriate time to ensure maximum efficiency and productivity. Coordinates and liaises with Stakeholders to assure prior knowledge of construction events and ongoings.
  • Establishes assignments for Project Engineers, Independent and Specialty Inspectors and Consultants for various work areas of construction operations, monitoring progress and recommending corrective action as necessary.
  • Manages the assignment of manpower, materials, and equipment to maximize efficiency, maintain schedules, and to meet budget goals.  Keeps alert to possible problem areas and takes preventative action to ensure that critical milestones are met for each phase of the project.
  • Ensures the use of sound construction practices to attain required quality control at the maximum efficiency and minimum cost.
  • Prepares periodic reports summarizing progress of construction activities for higher-level management and clients.
  • Ensures effective implementation of all Company and client policies and procedures, including labor relations policies.
  • Serves as the primary contact with client representatives, contractors, and government representatives for construction-related activities.  Maintains strong client and community relations.
Requirements : 
  • 4-year degree in construction-related field (or equivalent construction-related work experience), as well as 15 to 20 years of experience in field construction is required. 
  • Experience in the construction of large educational facilities is essential and highly preferred.
  •  Prior educational experience in California and interaction with and knowledge of DSA is strongly preferred.

Skills/ Competencies :
Requires a comprehensive knowledge of construction-related processes, as well as a thorough knowledge of industry practices.  Proven leadership and management capability is also required, as well as good written and oral communications skills.

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.

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