Construction Project Manager

Irvine (multiple locations), California
Posted On Nov 7 2020 Dec 7 2020



Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.


Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.


Position Summary:


Construction Project Manager – Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. The Construction Project Manager has responsibility for safety, technical, contractual, budget and schedule activities on medium to large transit and/or highway and bridge projects.  The project manager may serve as a resident engineer, structure rep or construction manager and may have responsibility for management and contract performance across multiple disciplines or projects.  The successful candidate will be a seller -doer, self-starter, an excellent communicator and presenter, and have proven experience performing the duties below.


Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to): 


Performing the Duties of the Onsite Construction Manager

• May serve as Project Manager/Contract Manager and task order lead 

• May serve as Resident Engineer or Structure Representative or construction manager on medium or large transit or transportation projects ensuring safety, quality, budget, and schedule requirements are achieved

• May supervise project staff including: Resident Engineers, Structure reps, construction manager, Office Engineers, Inspectors, and others

• Monitors project budgets, financial commitments and expenditures

• Assist in finding cost-effective solutions to construction issues

• Manages dispute resolution (including preparation of position papers)

• Perform complex schedule and claim analysis

• Supervise project personnel and assign duties to them and provides as needed training

• Performs constructability and bidability reviews

• Lead and Manage the contract change order process, claim process, cost, document and quality control efforts

Performing duties of the Jacobs Contract / Project Manager:

• Communicates project status to supervisor and others

• Prepares and implements project procedures, safety and quality plans

• Monitors project budgets, financial commitments and expenditures

• Attends and presents project status at monthly project review meetings (OPRs)

• Manages and coordinates sub consultant participation on the project

• Develops and implements staffing plans in accordance with contract and project requirements

• Develops staffing projection and trend/exposure reports

• Reviews / approves  invoices to the client

• Manages Accounts Receivable (A/R) and Accounts Payable (A/P) for client and sub consultant invoices

• Conducts client expectation surveys

• Schedules Customer Satisfaction and Quality Surveys

• Attends Project Status meetings with Client

• Assures performance of project personnel meets Client needs and expectations

• Attends monthly managers meeting and participate on project-status calla

Performing duties as a “Seller- Doer” in Construction Management 

• Actively participates in professional organizations and other networking venues to advance Jacobs’ relationships and business development

• Participate in strategy sessions

• Attend prospective client and project stakeholder meetings

• Lead or assist proposal efforts

• Lead or participate on interview teams





• California Professional Engineer (PE) license required

• Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering is required

• 15+ years of experience as a Project Manager or Construction Manager in an Engineering, Environmental or Construction organization required

• 15+ years of construction management experience in the construction of new and widening of roads, highways, freeways and bridges such as grade separations and interchanges is required

• Caltrans highway and structures construction experience in the Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties experience preferred

• Strong working knowledge of pre-design and pre-construction, building systems/components and technology, contract management, project delivery methods, team building and client relationship building is desirable 

• Certified Construction Manager (CCM) is a plus 


Essential Functions: Intermittent sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting, and lifting. Lifting requirements limited to 20 lbs. in the form of supplies, drawings, etc. Longest distance carried of 50 feet. Hand manipulation is required for simple grasping, pushing and pulling, and fine manipulation. Right and/or left hands utilized. Occasional need to reach and/or work above the shoulder, for supplies, as well as below the shoulder for same. No foot controls necessary. Must be alert to equipment in the field, there will be occasional travel, will work near construction job site equipment when in the field, occasional need to work near hazardous equipment and machinery, occasional need to walk on uneven ground, exposure to dust, gas or fumes, exposure to noise, extremes in temperature or humidity, and potential work at heights. 





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