Senior Construction Manager / OAR II

Apr 01 2024 admin Comments Off on Senior Construction Manager / OAR II
  • Full Time


Program:             Los Angeles Unified School District – Project Execution
Salary Range:     $167.3K to $190.2K annual base salary plus benefits
Positions Open: Six (6)


  • 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.


  • Fifteen (15) 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.
  • Five (5) of the fifteen (15) years should have full responsibility for coordinating complex projects with construction values in excess of $20M.


  • 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.


  • A valid Certificate of Registration as an Architect by the California Architectural Board or Professional Engineer by the State Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
  • A valid Construction Manager (CCM) credential by the Construction Manager Certification Institute (CMCI).


Deadline to submit resume:
As soon as possible!
Please email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements:
Subject line:  LAUSD OAR II

Approximate Processing Time:
SHORTLIST: Within 1 week after resume submitted
INTERVIEW: Within 2 weeks after resume submitted
SELECTION NOTIFICATION: Within 3 weeks after resume submitted
Recruitment# CM-OAR-0322-08 OAR II 2022

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