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Senior Construction Manager - Higher Education

Long Beach, CA 90815

Posted: 07/13/2023 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Construction Job Number: 84429

Job Description

We have an open position for a Senior Construction Manager - Higher Education to work onsite for one of our clients in Long Beach, CA.

Are you a Construction Manager in Higher Education with a minimum of 15 years looking to grow your career? 

General Responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing the Design and Construction process.
  • Administers the selection process of the Architect/Engineer and any other consultants that are to be involved in the Project.
  • Leads and directs the progress including initial planning, scope development, contracting, construction administration, and closeout; maintaining day to day project level leadership responsibility throughout the project life cycle.
  • Define the project's objectives, determine the appropriate partners, and oversee quality control while meeting strict deadlines and managing the project budget.
  • Responsible to prepare, manage and support the documentation required for a post-performance review, audit or other governing agency process inspection.
  • Manages and monitors contract budgets; interacts with the Division Fiscal Manager to reconcile contracts and budgets and to report on monthly cash flow activities.
  • Participates and manages the project design consultants in the development of plans and specifications.
  • Support design team activities and facilitates timely decision-making.
  • Guides design decisions by project stakeholders, to maintain the project scope within the approved budget. Coordinates the value engineering process.
  • Prepares schematic, preliminary, and construction document submittals.
  • Obtains or assists in the procurement of all required plan reviews prior to bidding.
  • Ensures compliance with regulations and all authorities having jurisdiction.
  • Fully administer all contractor bidding.
  • Creates the documents for and manages the Contractor selection process and subcontractor bidding process.
  • Prepare Request for Qualifications (RFQs) and Requests for Proposal (RFPs) along with managing pre-qualification process for bids.
  • Supervise and consult with and provide direction to contracted architects, engineers, consultants and specialty vendors.

Job Requirements

Position Requirements

  • Experience in implementing and executing energy-efficient projects involving energy retrofits, solar and battery storage
  • Proven working experience in construction management (minimum 15 years)
  • CSU Experience is preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of construction management processes, means, and methods
  • Expert knowledge of building products, construction details, and relevant rules, regulations, and quality standards
  • Understanding all facets of the construction process
  • Familiarity with construction management software packages
  • Experienced in education-building infrastructure preferred
  • Leadership and human resources management skills
  • Excellent time and project management skills
  • BS degree in construction management, architecture, engineering, or related field. Alternatively, an inspection diploma or another related construction trade diploma


Upon eligibility, some of the benefits offered include:

  • 13 Observed Company Paid Holidays a year
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans
  • Employer-paid Group Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance Plans such as: Accident, Critical Illness, and Pet Insurance
  • Tuition & Training Assistance
  • 401k Retirement Plan with immediate eligibility and up to 25% employer match

Employment Type: Full-time

Schedule: In Person Mon-Fri
Salary: $174,000-$185,000
Level: Mid to Senior

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