This position is to manage construction procjects located within the Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (GLA) Project Section, Engineering Department at the West Los Angeles, California.The Medical Center consists of general medical and surgical, psychiatric, nursing home care, and ambulatory care and research activities to include the associated medical, technical and administrative support functions.
The Construction Manager utilizes a variety of management skills and knowledge to perform such duties as may be necessary to support the administrative and technical work of the Engineering Department, Project Section. The goal of the position is to provide primary support-in project and construction management. Specific duties and responsibilities are as follows:
Performs construction management for NRM (None Recurring Maintenance) repair and alteration projects.Â The Construction Manager may have to work closely with a senior Project Manager for the delegated construction projects.
Construction Manager coordinates the inspection of Construction Projects. The Construction Manager inspects and reviews construction projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes, NFPA, OSHA and VA regulations, generates progress and final inspection reports with correction actions and punch list items, provides digital construction photographs, monitors construction progress.
Construction Manager must apply innovative construction management techniques to the health care setting, including a review to lessen the impact (through proper phasing) on areas occupied during construction. The Construction Manager coordinates project and construction program development, confers with A/E, Contracting Officer, and other Engineering staff to ensure proper implementation of construction projects. The Construction Manager prepares and generates independent cost estimates, reviews validity of revisions and changes and provides the Contracting Officer and/ or the Senior Project Manager with a technical and cost proposal analysis.
The Construction Manager recommends and acts to deal with the results of delays, bad weather or emergencies at construction site. The Construction Manager confers with supervisory personnel, Senior Project Managers, Facility Management team, contractors and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, and construction problems.
The Construction Manager plans, organizes, and directs activities concerned with the construction and
maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems.
The Construction Manager investigates damage, accidents, or delays at construction sites to ensure that proper procedures are being carried out. Evaluates construction methods and determine cost-effectiveness of plans.Â
The Construction Manager serves as advisor to Engineering staff on engineering problems and reviews submission by A/E for compliance with VA standards and uniform building codes. Some of the area of specialties are:
The Construction Manager implements the construction safety program and is responsible for safety program for assigned projects.
The Construction Manager is responsible for other general duties and assignment consistent with this position description.
Skill and KnowledgeÂ
An extensive knowledge of engineering principals, terminology, techniques and concepts.
Knowledge of construction practices, methods, techniques, costs, materials, equipment and procedures.
Ability to recognize conflicting requirements of cost, safety, size, strength, performance standardization, operations, etc.
Working knowledge and understanding of various building safety and environmental codes (OSHA, NFPA, JC, NEC, etc.)
Ability to read and interpret engineering and architectural drawings, specifications and technical data.
Ability to prepare administrative and technical reports.
Ability to effectively communicate with professional engineers, public officials and professional medical and administrative staff
Ability to work effectively in stressful situations. A working knowledge of construction planning processes and procedures with at least 3 years of experience in the construction management field and preferably a certified Construction Manager by CMAA.
Possess a Valid Drivers License.
The Construction Manager works independently and arranges his/her own schedules and priorities to meet the Department goals and program requirements. Correspondence and reports are prepared for the signature of the Senior Project Managers, Contracting Officers or others as required.
Unusual or controversial problems or policy questions arising during a project are discussed. Completed work in the form of recommendations, plans, designs, reports or correspondence is reviewed for general adequacy, conformity to the purpose of the assignment, and sound engineering judgment.Â
Include agency regulations, directives and standards, building codes, NFPA codes, OSHA rules and regulations and Medical Center policies.
While these guidelines are generally applicable, the incumbent makes adaptation in dealing problems such as limited finds. In the absence of a specific guideline or method for a phase of work, the incumbent researches related methods to recommend an appropriate procedure.
Complexity: The Construction Manager must consider such factors as environmental requirements, seismic restraints, energy conservation, life safety, cost limitations, space limitations, etc. Facts must be ascertained, developed, checked, analyzed, interpreted, or otherwise evaluated before work progresses.
The level of difficulty in carrying out the construction work varies depending on whether facts or conditions are clear-cut and directly apply to the project or situation, vary per the nature of the program requirements, project, phase or problem being handled, or involve unusual circumstances and incomplete or conflicting data.
Physical demands are significant; the incumbent must be able to climb, push, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and reach during normal project inspection procedures.
There is regular recurring exposure to moderate discomforts and unpleasantness, such as. high levels of noise, dusty and dirty conditions during demolition work and high temperatures (e.g. work located in steam plant area or near steam lines and adverse weather conditions at project sites). His/her office may be in a construction trailer near the construction work area.