Construction Manager

Job description

South Orange County Community College District


Construction Manager

Initial Screening Date:     05/29/2018


Pay Range:    16 - at $107,760 - $151,632 (salary placement in the salary range will be based upon comparable experience and qualifications; increases are given annually thereafter up to highest step)


Classification Benefits:    

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).



To assist the Executive Director of Facilities Planning and Purchasing by planning, developing and delivering facilities improvements as assigned, including programs, supporting documentation, budgets and schedules. Provide technical direction to projects including prepare and administer contracts for project consultants and contractors from programming to close out; attend/facilitate project meetings; provide support to College building committees; coordinate project requirements and schedules; and provide project status reports including assistance by the project architects, consultants and contractors when appropriate. Provide website input.


To foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the District; lead by example; actively participate in and support District-wide participatory governance components and activities and other collaborative processes; encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.



Receives general supervision of assigned duties from the Executive Director of Facilities Planning and Purchasing, who may or may not work in proximity, or designee of the Chancellor.


Exercises functional and technical supervision over consultants and contractors as assigned.



Knowledge of:    

• Applicable District policies and local, State and federal laws, codes and regulations.

• Building and building systems design and construction including civil, structural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, finishes and landscaping.

• Building codes including but not limited to the CBC and other related codes and laws.

• Computer systems and software applications related to area of assignment, including a working knowledge of software, i.e. Computer Aided Design (CAD) or Building Information • Modeling (BIM) for preparation of architectural drawings.

• Contents of construction contracts. 

• Contract administration.

• Design and construction processes required by local, State and federal codes, including Title 21 – Public Works and Title 24 – Building Code.

• Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and diplomacy.

• Methods, practices and procedures of governmental purchasing including contract and bid procedures.

• Modern office practices, procedures, methods, and equipment.

• Negotiating skills.

• Oral and written communication skills.

• Organizational and management practices as applied to analysis and evaluation of facilities planning.

• Principles and practices of planning and specification preparation.

• Principles and practices of project budget preparation and management.

• Principles and practices of training and work direction.

• Principles of building design and construction practices.

• Principles of cost benefit analysis and cost accounting.


Ability to:    

• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.

• Assist in forecasting current and future needs and costs affecting the District’s facilities and furnishings.

• Collect, compile and analyze data.

• Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse constituencies within and outside of the District.

• Communicate effectively with various on and off campus groups and agencies.

• Develop, prepare and administer project budgets.

• Encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services. 

• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

• Exercise initiative and work independently with minimum administrative direction.

• Exercise judgment or choice among possible actions, sometimes without clear precedents and often with concern for the consequences of the action.

• Interpret, apply and explain applicable District policies and procedures and local, State and federal laws and regulations.

• Learn District and College organization, operations and objectives.

• Operate computer and applications software, including database management, spreadsheet, word processing and software related to area of assignment, including CAD.

• Operate modern office equipment such as computer, printer, calculator, copier and facsimile machine.

• Plan and organize work.

• Plan, organize and coordinate assigned activities in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.

• Plan, organize, coordinate, direct and control capital improvements project teams and outcomes.

• Plan, organize, coordinate, manage and expedite construction projects.

• Prepare oral and written reports and recommendations.

• Read, interpret, evaluate and interrelate technical drawings, plans and specifications.

• Recognize and correct ambiguities and mistakes to construction documents and other projects related documents.

• Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socio-economic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy. 

• Train and provide lead work direction to others as assigned.

• Understand and effectively and collaboratively work in a complicated multi-college environment, as well as within a system of community college districts.


Education and Experience Guidelines:    

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.



Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering, architecture or related field, and course work in public or business administration or related field.



At least five years of increasingly responsible professional construction management, architecture or engineering experience, involving the design and construction of public or commercial facilities, and at least three years of increasingly responsible experience in cost estimating and developing requisitions for the purchase of construction materials, including supervisory or lead responsibility and familiarity in administering and monitoring construction contracts that require contractors to work in compliance with complex legal requirements.


To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER




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Job No:
Posted: 4/17/2018
Application Due: 5/29/2018
Work Type:
Salary: 16 - at $107,760 - $151,632