Berkeley - Construction Project Manager

$50.00 - $100.00 hourly
  • Longenecker & Associates
  • Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Jul 15, 2019
Full time Construction Professional Services Project Managment

Job Description

Job Title: Construction Project Manager

Location: Longenecker & Associates – Berkeley, CA

Job Summary: Longenecker & Associates (L&A) is looking for Construction Project Managers with extensive experience leading teams in industrial-scale projects to help the modernization of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). You will manage construction and demolition work performed by outside contractors and oversees day-to-day construction activity including assuring safety and permitting compliance, minimizing operational impacts, quality control, and general construction administration. Assuring LBNL maintains safe work conditions on all construction projects is a key responsibility of this position. The Construction Manager also assists the Project Manager in the development of construction scope, schedule and budget as requested. The Construction Manager may manage multiple projects or a single large, complex project. Typical LBNL construction projects include research laboratories, offices, data centers, as well as infrastructure improvements including civil, telecom electrical, mechanical, controls projects, remediation and demolition.

 Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight and supervise/manage construction activities.
  • Ensure work is performed in a safe manner in compliance with LBNL and DOE health and safety policies and other applicable Federal, State, and local fire, health, safety, and environmental protection policies.
  • Assure all contractors are properly orientated to LBNL requirements prior to starting work.
  • Participate in evaluation or selection of potential contractors.
  • Coordinate equipment access/shutdowns, obtain permits, and develop project schedules to support subcontractor activities and minimize interference with others’ work. Coordinate site surveys.
  • Issue work orders for LBNL craft support of construction work.
  • Coordinate activities of subcontractors, LBNL in-house Construction Services staff and vendors performing work or supplying materials to the project.
  • Maintain a daily log of work activities for each active construction project.
  • Lead the planning and scheduling of tasks that may involve complex preparations for streamlined and safe execution of work.
  • Monitor work and coordinate inspections to confirm work is performed in accordance with code, drawings and specifications.
  • Communicate with multiple stakeholders, including EH&S staff, building managers, Fire Marshal, Inspectors, and applicable Authorities Having Jurisdictions (AHJs), keeping them informed of work status and schedule.
  • Support the Project Manager in the review of contractor submittals, Requests for Information (RFIs) and change order requests.
  • Support the Project Manager as requested as a liaison with LBNL clients to keep them informed of construction activity and ensure client needs are being met.
  • Develop and/or review construction schedules, evaluate construction estimates.
  • Verify work performed to support contractor progress payment requests.
  • Review project plans and specifications for constructability, maintainability & cost effectiveness.
  • Ensure “as built” drawings are properly updated throughout the project and turned over to LBNL at project completion.
  • Interface with LBNL personnel, contractors and/or vendors as necessary to fulfill customer requirements.
  • Ensure that work controls are in place and that safety requirements are identified.

Education & Experience Required: 

If hired at a Level 3 - typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent experience. If hired at a Level 4 - typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 6 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 3 years’ experience; or equivalent experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering or Business Management and budget management experience in a multi-project environment; or work experience with maintenance estimating, planning and scheduling in a complex industrial plant or laboratory facility with multiple buildings.
  • Experience planning and organizing support effort and material needed to complete a specific project or task.
  • Experience in making decisions based on stated organizational goals and objectives. Ability to analyze and solve complex problems meeting a management or budget goal.
  • Experience in applying planning and scheduling principles to the design, planning and scheduling of tasks or projects.
  • Experience in developing and evaluating procedures, analyzing work requirements, and developing effective and collaborative solutions applying advanced technological skills and knowledge.
  • Experience in the management of schedules. Experience and knowledge to generate time-based plans. Ability to write or interpret specifications of equipment and customer requirements.
  • Strong communication, writing and document development skills.
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution, and customer service skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues from a variety of expertise.
  • Proven leadership and demonstrated experience in collaborating with a diverse team, and coordinating assignments as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated success in implementation of work plans, strategies, and directives in a cost-effective and efficient manner Skills, knowledge, and abilities:
  • Demonstrated experience as a superintendent or professional construction manager-coordinating remodel and new construction projects of a broadly diverse scope, preferably on highly complex buildings for government or institutional or industrial use.
  • Knowledgeable of State and local applicable building and safety codes with demonstrated experience in applying and/or performing plan checks and code compliance reviews. Broad knowledge of California Building Codes and industry standards and practices in the facilities arena.
  • Working knowledge of the regulations associated with asbestos abatement (EPA & CAL OSHA). Working knowledge of the UBC and Fire Code as related to commercial and industrial buildings. Understanding of biological and chemical hazards. Knowledgeable in the area of construction safety consistent with OSHA, NEC etc. standards.
  • General understanding of major environmental mandates and regulations such as RCRA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, CERCLA as well as DOE Orders pertinent to environment, health and safety protection.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team
  • Must have a valid California Driver’s License. 
  • Notes:There are multiple openings for this position. Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities. Work Schedule: Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay. This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment. Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.


Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Project Management Certification (PMI).
  • Experience working on projects at Department of Energy sites.


Working Conditions and Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. Sedentary Work Category – The employee exerts up to 10 pounds of force occasional and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, and nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or age.


Job Type: Full-Time

Experience: Construction Project Manager: 10 years (preferred)

Education: Bachelor’s (required)

Salary Range: $50-$100/hour depending on experience


Arne Eastlund


See Job Description for Preferred Qualifications