Senior Construction Manager / OAR I (Closed)

Feb 10 2021 admin Comments Off on Senior Construction Manager / OAR I (Closed)
  • Full Time


Program:             Los Angeles Unified School District – Project Execution
Salary Range:     $130.8K to $153.9K annual base salary plus benefits
Positions Open: Eight (8)


  • Manages, oversees and coordinates all facets of the pre-construction, bid and award, construction and close-out phase of all assigned projects
  • Reviews pre-construction documents and submits comments to Designer as necessary
  • Plans, organizes, and prepares reports to upper management with respect to the status and/or progress of the projects
  • Coordinates with all pertinent public agencies during pre-construction and construction to comply with all off-site work; coordinates with various District and Project staff
  • Manages both the project budget and schedule to meet the District’s qualitative standards; monitors project budget on a monthly basis and ensures that the budget accurately reflects the project status/progress
  • Manages daily activities of the contractor, reviews contractors’ construction schedules and submittals, and coordinates responses to the contractors’ inquiries thru the Requests for Clarifications (RFC) and other related documents
  • Reviews substitution submittals from contractors to ensure specification and/or District requirements are complied with
  • Receives, reviews, and negotiates Contractor Change Order Proposal(s) to achieve a fair & reasonable price in accordance with the General Conditions; reviews and addresses any and all Schedule impacts in accordance with the project specifications in a timely manner
  • Reviews the process and monitors payments for the contractor, architects, engineers and any other pertinent parties
  • Administers provisions of Professional Service Agreements between Architects and the District
  • Coordinates District delivery of related fixtures, furniture and equipment
  • Monitors and manages project close-out with respect to project certification with the Division of State Architects (DSA) and project financial close out
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Have recent experience as lead in the modernization and/or construction of educational or large commercial or public agency projects
  • Be a hands-on leader, with comprehensive understanding of scope, site, contract, drawings and specifications; and have the ability to “own” the job.
  • Have long range planning and phasing skills, and showing leadership in setting up the project, staffing, organizing, delegating, communicating and managing priorities; have the utmost responsibility of managing the team, GC, AOR and IOR for the project life cycle from mobilization to construction to closeout
  • Be a master of partnering but enforcing the contract
  • Have the ability to perform tasks delegated to staff members but take full responsibility even if tasks are assigned to subordinates
  • Possess superb interpersonal relations with various project team members, including excellent verbal and written communication skills to diverse groups, such as site administrative staff, inspection, AE, and contractors; maintain client relations and efficiently deliver project updates to senior management
  • Have priority management proficiency, with the ability to multi-task but identify critical assignments
  • Be a detail-oriented manager; critical thinker and with exceptional problem-solving skills; has the ability to anticipate potential issues and prepare/communicate/mitigate ahead of time, as well as managing multiple issues and projects with a sense of urgency for resolution
  • Have excellent combined Project Manager and Construction Manager experience (site differences)
  • Be cognizant of the Owner’s process, policies and procedures and manage projects accordingly
  • Possess the ability to work in a fast- paced environment; readiness and preparedness to manage and take on multiple tasks and responsibilities
  • Have strong command of RFI/Submittals and the BIM process
  • Be flexible to changes or transitions in daily construction activities as well as adapting to direction provided by upper management
  • Manifest proficiency in multiple contracting methods


  • Ten (10) years full time paid professional experience in Construction and/or a combination of Project and Construction Management of Commercial and/or Public/Educational Facility Construction.
  • Three (3) years of the ten (10) years should have full responsibility for coordinating complex projects with construction values in excess of $10M.


  • Design Build Experience is highly preferred
  • Experience utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Experience with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified projects and/or the Collaborative for High Performing Schools (CHPS)
  • Experience with Division of the State Architect (DSA) construction/design processes
  • Safety and OSHA Safety Regulations (OSHA 30 minimum)


There are 3 ways to meet the education requirement:

  • Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, or Construction Management


  • Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor’s degree. Candidate must be able to complete the Certified Construction Manager (CCM) credential within one (1) year of employment in the Facilities Services Division of the Los Angeles Unified School District.


  • Possession of a valid Certified Construction Manager (CCM) credential which may substitute for the required education


Deadline to submit resume:
Wednesday March 5, 2021 @ 12 noon (no late submissions accepted)
Please email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements:
Subject line:  LAUSD OAR I

Approximate Processing Time:
SHORTLIST: Within 1 week after resume submission deadline
INTERVIEW: Within 2 weeks after resume submission deadline
SELECTION NOTIFICATION: Within weeks after resume submission deadline
Recruitment# CM-OARI-0121-06

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