Recruiter:Michael Baker International
Locations: Kabul Afghanistan
The Construction Manager performs a wide range of construction management functions and is the management expert for planning, directing, managing, and coordinating the Department’s overseas construction projects. The Construction Manager works with assigned project team members to achieve the highest possible priority and effectiveness in meeting the scope, schedule and cost goals of the OBO Construction Management projects.
You will work closely with the RPD or OBO Construction Management Construction Executive in coordinating the efforts of the OBO project staff providing leadership and guidance to the OBO project staff;
You will ensure that an appropriate safety and accident prevention plan is implemented on each project contract; and reviews, monitors and coordinates project safety issues with the Contractor, the Post Occupational Safety and Health Officer (POSHO), and the Safety Officer in CM’s Construction Support Division (OBO/CFSM/CS), in accordance with the requirements of the US Corp of Engineers Safety and Health Requirements Manual and host country health and safety requirements when more stringent;
You will assist post and/or manage the work of the OBO Construction Management Project Contractor(s) in planning, coordinating, evaluating, and scheduling the work to ensure that Project Contractor(s) meet required standards of quality, civil schedule, cost goals, and contract compliance;
You will interpret and explain plans and contract document terms to administrative staff, contractor superintendents, vendors, and OBO clients, representing the interests of OBO while ensuring the understanding of all that the Contracting Officer for the project contract is the only individual with authority to direct changes to the scope of work through written modifications.
You will ensure that the project contractor(s) have obtained any necessary licenses and permits; and that they are properly displayed with a copy in the project files prior to commencement of related works.
You will ensure project contractors provide appropriate supervision and quality control inspections of the work.
You will study the International Building Code and job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods providing quality assurance inspections and field verification of all aspects of the contractor’s quality control program; and supervises owner-sponsored field / laboratory tests as required to verify the contractor’s quality control program;
You will confer with supervisory personnel, Post clients, contractors, and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, and construction problems.
You will receive contractor submittals and reviews for completeness and determines whether OBO project staff, OBO Design Engineer, or the Architectural/Engineering (A/E) performing construction phase services shall review and provide comments and recommendations for acceptance of the submittals.
You will track the timeliness of submittals due from the contractor, their review by OBO, and response/return to the contractor;
You will evaluate contractor’s proposed submittal substitutions with construction engineering implications and makes recommendations to the RPD concerning the
disposition of the contractor’s request;
You will evaluate the necessity and accuracy of any contractor change order proposals; and prepare Statements of Work and Independent Government Estimates for modifications and change orders as may be required;
You will review and evaluate design calculations and data provided by the contractor(s) from a construction engineering perspective;
You will ensure that the project contractors maintain as-built documentation;
You will provide responses to the contractor’s and other organization’s requests for information;
You will review the contractor’s monthly pay request and ensure that it accurately represents the work performed by the Project Contractors;
You will ensure that materials for which payment has been requested are properly accounted for, in acceptable condition, and stored correctly;
You will maintain a “Daily Project Log” as defined in the Construction Management Guidebook;
You will prepare a CM Monthly Progress Report summarizing the status of construction projects; publish and distribute the CM Monthly
You will support the RPD and Contracting Officer in all contract administration matters, including negotiation of modifications and/or claims and interpretation of contract requirements;
You will develop and maintain an inventory of property to include domestic and overseas project property procured, ensuring that inventory reporting compliance.
Can you walk me through a typical day of a Construction Manager?
You will develop working knowledge of all technical requirements of project.
You will provide Quality Assurance for ongoing construction project.
You will review contractor submittals.
You will prepare responses to Requests for Information (RFI) for questions related to engineering.
You will evaluate proposed submittal substitutions with engineering implications.
You will coordinate the development of Independent Government Estimates (IGEs) for modifications and change orders.
You will review and evaluate design calculations and data from an engineering perspective.
You will prepare Monthly Progress Report summarizing project status, with emphasis on engineering.
You will perform other related duties as assigned by the Regional Project Director (RPD).
What can I expect for a career path, and where might this role take me?
We are committed to the growth of our internal personnel and we support this with world class learning and development that leads to career advancement!
Could you be the Construction Manager we are looking for?
You will have a Construction Management, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, or Project Controls Engineering degree from an accredited university in the United States. A Professional Engineering License (PE) is acceptable in lieu of a degree.
You must have a minimum of 7 years of experience on construction projects of similar scope and value. Design office experience shall not count toward experience.
You must have Final Secret, Interim Top Secret (TS), or Final TS security clearance. Must be able to obtain a Final TS security clearance before deployment.
You will preferably have previous overseas work experience.
You must have experience on vertical construction projects; preferably overseas.
You will preferably have Professional Engineering (PE) registration.
You will possess excellent writing skills and thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word.
You must have knowledge of International Codes.