Construction Project Manager

Washington, DC 20002
Salary: $40.00 to $50.00 /hour

Engineering & construction management company is currently hiring a full-time Project Manager to oversee the daily operations of a new construction, renovation, and rehabilitation projects at US Government Publishing Office (GPO) and other associated buildings in the District of Columbia.

The qualified Project Manager will ensure that services performed by the construction contractors meet the requirements of design issued, in compliance with deliverables and incompliant with all building codes (such as: ASME 17.1 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, ASME 17.3 Safety Code for Existing Elevators and Escalators, ASME 17.2 Code for Inspectors Manual, International Building Code (IBC), Local City Building, Fire, Electrical and Elevator Codes, NFPA including NEC international electrical code, and USPS Building Design Standards). The Project Manager will ensure that work is in accordance with these applicable codes and local regulations.

Place of Performance: Building D in US Government Publishing Office (GPO), 735 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington D.C.

Period of Performance: May 3, 2021 through December 20, 2021 with one (1) Year Option ending December 20, 2022.

SPECIFIC TASKS: The Project Manager will perform the following required services as follows (which will require extensive walking, standing, bending, and climbing stairs from one floor level to the next):

  • Attend required facilities sync meetings on Mondays to update, request and coordinate with the craft shops any request in support of this project. Wednesdays and Fridays are as required.
  • Manage the contract that will demolish four (4) existing freight elevators #51, #52, #55, and #56 in Building D of the Government Publishing Office location. These elevators will be replaced with new equipment, and infrastructure to support them in accordance with the requirements of the Contract Documents.
  • Serves as an Onsite Project Managing Firm with responsibilities for providing construction oversight on multi-million-dollar new construction, renovation and rehabilitation projects.
  • Performs constructability reviews and collaborates with consultants, architects, engineers, and estimators in advance of demolition, renovation and construction projects.
  • Direct the construction teams composed of in-house and/or external construction teams.
  • Provides technical guidance and advice to specialists, lower-grade employees, and contract construction management support staff in the performance of their assignments.
  • Provides clarification as needed to resolve technical difficulties as they arise to achieve the expected outcome.
  • Monitors GPO staff and contractors’ safety protocols and fully enforces all applicable safety standards and regulations. Must follow all relevant safety rules, regulations and standard operating procedures. Must utilize knowledge of and must comply with all OSHA safety rules and regulations to ensure that work progresses in a safe manner.
  • Attends safety training as required to be knowledgeable of applicable safety standards and regulations to effectively monitor and identify unsafe work practices on assigned contracts. Must ensure the use of any required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Coordinates access requests with GPO U.S. and ancillary construction activities performed by other contractors or in-house staff.
  • Schedule meetings to identify action items, milestones, reasonableness of construction schedule and phasing requirements.
  • Works with Project Managing Firms, consultants and in-house resources to determine risks and makes recommendations to mitigate risks through review of construction documents, changes in scope of work and proactive oversight utilizing risk mitigation planning processes.
  • Work with engineers and architects, consultants and GPO staff to resolve conflicts and concerns as they arise. Evaluates estimates for financial and time impacts to the projects and advises on the degree of effect on schedule and budget. Prepares and or assists in the preparation and presentation of project reports to keep stakeholders informed on project status.
  • Provides advice to in-house staff, engineers, architects and consultants on practicability of design, materials to be used and means and methods to accomplish work based on historical knowledge and construction experience. Recommends design changes to improve efficiencies, reduce changes to the contract and to enhance operations. Informs Project Managing Firms regarding worksite access and staging space necessary to efficiently execute contract work.
  • Monitors and inspects contractor performance to ensure that the entire scope of the contract is performed, and all quality requirements specified are in strict compliance. Monitors contract compliance against contractor’s submitted Quality Control management plan. Develops effective quality assurance and surveillance plans to proactively identify and correct any deficiencies in work and materials.
  • Ensures that Project Managing Firms, consultants and in-house support personnel maintain effective construction surveillance utilizing project controls and protocols.
  • Recommends acceptance or rejection of construction activities, phases of work and overall project completion.
  • Analyzes and defines requirements using technical knowledge of engineering concepts, methods and procedures to coordinate with other projects and activities to integrate standards and precedents. Takes part in the development of requirements, integrating applicable industry best practices and lessons learned for inclusion in contract documents.
  • Contributes to the development of construction specifications by reviewing draft contract documents for practicability, accuracy, risk management and completeness. Assists in preparing changer order documents and award process.
  • Monitors projects’ financial outlook to identify potential funding shortages or overruns that may affect contract actions.
  • Shall conduct weekly meeting with the contractor to go over schedules and coordination so that no work is disrupted.
  • Shall provide weekly updates or more often as needed to the GPO supervisor.
  • The Project Managing Firm will make recommendations to the COR regarding Submittals and invoice approvals, all submittals and invoices will only be approved by the GPO COR

Project Manager qualifications must include the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following: Engineering Disciplines; Civic, Mechanical or Electrical Field
  • Must be able to fluently communicate in the English language, in writing and orally.
  • Valid COR certificate
  • Valid PMP certificate
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years of mechanical project management experience
  • Secret Clearance – Mandatory

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by submitting your resume and a cover letter to dannie @

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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