Berkeley Lab's (LBNL) Projects & Infrastructure Modernization Division (PIMD) has an opening for a Construction Manager.
You will manage planning and oversight of construction and demolition activity performed by outside contractors. You will oversee day-to-day construction activity including assuring safety and permitting compliance, quality control, and general construction administration while minimizing operational impacts. You will assure that the contractors maintain safe work conditions on all construction projects. You will assist the Project Manager in the development of construction scope, schedule, and budget as requested. 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. You may manage multiple projects or a single large, complex project.
What You Will Do:
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.
Be the "Responsible Individual" for LBNL issued permits.
Perform "Simple But Needed (SBN)" inspections and entries.
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.
What is Required:
8 years of related experience; or 3 years and a Bachelor's; 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 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.
Demonstrated experience as a superintendent or professional construction manager-coordinating demolition, 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 plan, organize and estimate multi-craft institutional building renovation/tenant improvement, remediation and demolition projects.
Ability to interface between engineers, clients, and craftsmen. Demonstrated client relationship skills with excellent interpersonal skills for a customer-focus approach.
Demonstrated ability to use computers effectively for record keeping, report writing, and communication.
Experience applying analytical and problem solving skills to complex problems.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative, use sound judgment, and provide solutions to ensure results.
Demonstrated skills in conflict resolution, balancing workload and performing effectively under fluctuating priorities.
Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team.
10 years of related experience; or 6 years and a Bachelor's degree; or equivalent experience.
Experience with electrical and or mechanical systems.
Extensive experience with electrical and/or mechanical projects.
This is a full-time, career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
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.
Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to hire individuals from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives who share these same values and commitments.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Based on University of California Policy - SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program and U.S Federal Government requirements, Berkeley Lab requires that all members of our community obtain the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible. As a condition of employment at Berkeley Lab, all Covered Individuals must Participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program by providing proof that vaccination requirements have been met or submitting a request for Exception or Deferral. Visit covid.lbl.gov for more information.
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