San Mateo County | San Mateo County, CA

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Posted Date 2/06/2019


County of San Mateo

$7,143 - $8,928 / Month

Do you have an interest in being a Construction Project Manager in the public sector?  Is providing services to all the residents of San Mateo County important to you? Are you interested in working for a large public organization that cares about its employees, strives for life-work balance, has a strong retirement/pension program, and offers a flexible work schedule? Do you have the technical, administrative and managerial experience to simultaneously coordinate an array of construction projects, which might include new building construction, remodels, expansions, infrastructure and maintenance upgrades, retrofits, underground work and structural upgrades, and replacement of equipment and components? If you would like to join a diverse team of hard-working and dedicated construction professionals, we may have a career opportunity for you!

The County of San Mateo Department of Public Works invites applications for Construction Project Manager (CPM). The Department of Public Works is involved in the planning, design and construction of infrastructure projects within the unincorporated areas of San Mateo County. Our mission is to provide the public with safe, accessible roads and structures that make their communities more livable. The Capital Projects Group is responsible for delivering a wide variety of building construction projects for the County's airport, hospital, parks, correctional facilities and state courts. Your role as the project leader will require you to have technical, organizational, project administrative, and budgeting skills.

Under general supervision, the CPM is responsible for coordinating technical, administrative and management activities related to County facilities construction projects. The CPM will also manage a number of simultaneous construction improvements and major maintenance projects, which may include building infrastructure, underground, structural, system upgrades, solar, retrofits, replacement of equipment and components, remodels, expansions, and new building construction.

Taking on the role of a leader, the Construction Project Manager is vital to overseeing all the elements of a project, from initial scope development to assembling the right team to execute the work, while ensuring the project runs smoothly. The ideal candidate for this position will have at least three years of experience managing a variety of public building and facility projects that may involve work on administrative, medical, detention, judicial, parks, and support facilities OR at least three years of experience working with multidisciplinary building design and construction teams of engineering, architectural, planning, geotechnical, environmental, mechanical, electrical, drafting, inspection and support staff.

In addition, the ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Strong construction project management skills to help ensure projects are delivered on schedule and within budget
  • Knowledge and experience with the Public Contracting Code, as well as general government contracting and procurement
  • Knowledge and experience with the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) permitting projects (highly desired), and or knowledge and experience with delivering energy and renewable projects
  • Excellent analytical and report-writing skills to formulate and write comprehensive technical reports, specifications and business correspondence
  • Strong organization and coordination skills to manage many projects simultaneously
  • Proficiency in the use of computers for complex spreadsheets, word-processing, cost-tracking, scheduling and project management programs
  • Experience soliciting bids, conducting pre-bid walks, conferences, analyzing and qualifying bids and proposals, and vendor selections
  • Familiarity with current technological resources for project development and monitoring, e.g., BIM, Job Order Contracting (JOC), Design Bid Build, etc.
  • Experience coordinating and monitoring contract performance, acceptance of work and other related activities associated with completion of projects
  • Ability to work with consultants, architects, engineers, end users, building inspectors, maintenance, operations staff, contractors and vendors
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients and co-workers
  • Superior communication skills, both orally and in writing

Minimum qualifications include three years of experience as a construction superintendent, project manager or estimator for commercial or industrial construction, or as a superintendent of buildings and grounds for large complexes, or as a construction contract administrator in a public agency.

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