Construction Manager

Devils Tower National Monument, WY
Full-time


Established engineering firm is seeking an experienced Construction Manager (CM) for a federal project located within Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming. The project work includes construction of a new accessible route to the Tower Trail, accessible interpretive waysides, accessible interpretive plaza, accessible walkways to the trail, visitor center, and climber registration office, accessible exhibits inside the visitor center, accessible parking spaces, and a vehicular drop off area. Components of the construction include grading and drainage improvements, asphalt and concrete paving, sidewalks, rock site walls, gates, signage, pavement striping and crosswalks, landscape rehabilitation, vault toilet, historic building renovations for accessible restrooms, a bio retention system including all piping, trench drain, earthwork and basin materials, and site sensitive boulder and tree relocation.

The CM firm shall perform the following services:

COMMUNICATIONS:

a) Obtain CO’s written approval prior to releasing information to any party other than the NPS.

b) Promptly notify the CO of any problems or issues observed.

c) Coordinate with the NPS, construction contractor and others as needed.

d) Draft project related correspondence for NPS review and issuance.

e) Document controversial issues encountered/problems experienced by or with the construction contractor.

f) Participate in conference calls with the CO and other parties as necessary.

g) Provide the NPS with information needed to resolve disputes with the construction contractor.

h) Reports: Provide, to the CO, a report of findings and recommendations upon completion of all reviews listed below.

i) SharePoint: Upload, to the DSC SharePoint website, documents noted below within one week of generation. Government Cost Estimates and documents containing Personal Identifying Information (PII) (e.g. certified payrolls) shall not be shared using the NPS/DSC SharePoint Project website.

j) Deliverables: Reports, reviews, evaluations, design work, etc. shall be delivered to the CO within 1 week unless otherwise noted by the CO.

MEETINGS:

a) Arrange, attend and facilitate a variety of meetings, including but not limited to weekly progress meetings, at the project site.

b) Chair meetings between the NPS and the construction contractor except for the preconstruction conference, which will be chaired by the CO.

c) Prepare written meeting minutes.

d) Attend contractor led weekly and monthly safety meetings.

SUBMITTAL REVIEWS:

a) Review, comment, and process construction contractor’s Division 1, technical and informational submittals. Monitor construction contractor compliance with submittals.

b) Review construction contractor’s baseline and progress schedules. Prepare and submit the DSC Baseline Schedule Review Checklist and the Schedule Update Log.

c) Confirm construction contractor’s certified payrolls have been submitted for all onsite labors and mechanics, review for accuracy and compliance with construction contract requirements, and perform labor interviews periodically.

d) Review construction contractor’s requests for payments and associated documents. Complete a DSC Construction Payment Request Checklist for each construction invoice. Upload draft pay estimate documents and completed Construction Payment Request Checklist to the NPS/DSC SharePoint Project website.

e) Receive, log, and review construction contractor’s submittals for completeness, accuracy and compliance with construction contract documents. Track submittals as required through completion of the process and update the Submittal Tracking log on the NPS/DSC SharePoint Project website.

f) Sampling and Testing (ship to FHWA testing center as required). Collect up to 10 samples of the HACP and up to 5 samples of the Tack Coat. One of each of these samples shall be taken in advance of construction. Ship the samples to the FHWA testing lab.

g) Review and process construction contractor’s Requests for Information. Assist in resolution of, draft response to, track, and follow up on requests for information (RFIs).

h) Review construction Contractor Quality Control (CQC) daily reports for accuracy, completeness and compliance with construction contract documents.

i) Review construction contractor’s Operation & Maintenance (O&M) manuals, warranties, guarantees, and close out requirements and verify they are complete and in compliance with the construction contract documents.

CONSTRUCTION MODIFICATIONS:

a) Draft scoping documents for possible construction contract modifications. The scoping documents shall cite relevant specification sections and shall include appropriate sketches illustrating work to be performed. Conduct fact finding as necessary.

b) Prepare Government Cost Estimates with breakdown of labor, materials and equipment costs for proposed construction contract modifications.

c) Review construction contractor proposals, requests for equitable adjustment, and claims for additional cost and/or time.

d) Draft, for NPS review, a written proposal analysis explaining the cost difference between the Government estimate and the contractor’s proposed cost.

e) Draft, for NPS review, written pre-negotiation objectives.

f) Draft, for NPS review, a written record of all negotiations

GENERAL INSPECTIONS:

a) Inspect the work of the construction contractor for progress, workmanship, quality and conformance with the contract documents, applicable building codes, and safety standards. Complete a Daily Report for each day of on-site construction activities. At the end of each week upload the reports to the NPS/DSC SharePoint Project website.

b) Inspector(s) shall be knowledgeable in construction practices including applicable building codes, applicable safety regulations (must have a minimum of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 30-hour construction safety training).

c) Monitor construction contractor compliance with Accident Prevention Plans and applicable safety requirements. Document safety issues on the CMR Daily Log.

d) Perform surveys of construction quantities.

e) Take appropriate photographs (sRGB color images in JPEG format at a pixel resolution of not less than 1600 x1200) that document construction progress and problems, such as capturing items that will not be seen later, etc. Upload a minimum of three digital photographs on a weekly basis of each work activity to the NPS/DSC SharePoint Project website.

f) Review and verify construction contractor’s project record drawings are updated to reflect changes and work completed before each monthly progress payment.

g) Upon notification by the construction contractor that the work is substantial complete perform an inspection and draft, for NPS review, a deficiency list. Generate a cost estimate for each item on the deficiency list.

AE INSPECTIONS:

a) Coordinate critical point, special, beneficial, and final inspections by design staff or other inspectors so construction work can be reviewed in a timely and efficient manner.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to frequently inspect the project and may be exposed to ongoing construction and various weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment may range from moderate to loud. This position is performed in outside weather conditions.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

OSHA 30-hour construction safety training

Knowledgeable in construction practices including applicable building codes

Experiences in cost breakdown estimating and negotiating, and technical writing

Comfortable working within Primavera Project, Microsoft (MS) Project, MS Word, MS Excel, MS SharePoint.

PREFER:

1. Knowledge of and experience with construction practices directly related to asphalt and concrete pavements, and rock wall construction.

2. Knowledge and experience with site improvement projects that include grading and drainage; historic structure preservation and rehabilitation methods, and wood structure fabrication and construction.

3. Certifications related to the construction practices and materials including asphalt and concrete paving.

4. Knowledge of and experience with mix designs and sampling and testing procedures related to hot mix asphalt, concrete and grout.

5. Education leading to or equivalent to a Construction Management Degree or Engineering Degree.

6. Prior experience working with Federal Government Project Managers/CORs on processing change requests, requests for information, submittals, and field observation reports.

7. Prior experience with resource protection measures required by government agencies to avoid and minimize construction related adverse impacts to natural and cultural resources.

This is a temporary (9 month), full-time position and is subject to award of contract.

Period of Performance is estimated to be February 15, 2020 through November 30, 2020. The NPS does anticipate a hard construction shutdown for the 80th Anniversary of Sturgis Rally for two weeks in August, 2020.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a resume, and a minimum of 3 professional references to Dannie @ bce-ak.com.

BCE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

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