GENERAL PURPOSE: Under the direction of the Director of Construction Management, manages, supervises and coordinates the activities and operations of assigned construction staff and resources for specific projects; ensures that personnel assigned to projects have the appropriate skills and training required for the assignment; ensures that policies, procedures and guidelines related to construction management tasks are consistently applied, are appropriate for the needs of the project and that staff is knowledgeable of the policies and procedures required for each assignment. Assures that the ST Construction Management personnel and Construction Management Consultant (CMC) services assigned to a project perform as necessary to ensure the quality of the work, conformance to budget, schedule and documentation requirements, and compliance with applicable codes, standards and contract documents; ensures that the general and special conditions and the general requirements for each construction contract are current, consistent with Agency policies and appropriate for the specific work under each contract; and provides expert reviews and input on construction issues including constructability, bidability, risk assessment, claims and other relevant areas of construction management. Coordinates assigned activities with other programs, divisions, departments/offices and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties. • Plans, directs, coordinates and reviews the work of assigned staff; assigns work activities and coordinates schedules, projects and programs according to Agency procedures; provides constructive feedback; reviews and evaluates work and makes constructive suggestions and recommendations. • Coaches, trains and motivates staff; implements the Construction Management Director's plan for staff training; manages employee relations; manages the workflow and prioritization of projects within the assigned program and measures the performance of the assigned staff and takes appropriate corrective action when necessary; provides advice and counsel to staff; and develops developmental work plans for staff. • Assesses project needs with respect to construction management requirements; reviews division resources and requests assignment of staff to work, as needed, to support the needs of each construction project; and ensures staff compliance with Agency policies and procedures. • Coordinates work with other departments or outside entities relating to construction projects and prosecution of the work including issues related to permitting, code compliance, work hours, construction impacts, work schedules, project oversight and staffing. • Reviews project documentation such as progress payments, changes, work plans and progress reports; provides input and recommendations on project issues. • At the request of the Construction Management Director writes, revises and updates CM policies and procedures, and contract documents. • Participates in project reviews, discussion of issues and resolution of problems related to construction activities. • Assists the Department of Safety, Security and Quality Assurance in the oversight of the Agency's Construction Safety and Security Programs to promote and ensure safety and safe work practices at construction sites; assists in developing program-wide safety training and orientation programs; assists in the oversight of the Agency's Quality Assurance Programs and ensures compliance with quality practices and requirements; and assists in developing program-wide quality assurance training programs. • Assist the Construction Management Director in the development and preparation of the annual budget for the Construction Management Division, as requested; • Provides support to the department/division and others on matters as requested; serves as staff on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence; attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the fields related to area of assignment; incorporates new developments as appropriate; ensures processes, policies and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively; ensures accountability and compliance with all current and applicable local, state and federal rules, regulations and laws, and Agency policies and procedures. • Executes other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Bachelors Degree in civil engineering, construction management or closely related field and 10 years of construction and/or construction management experience on large complex projects including heavy civil, transit, structures and/or underground structures. Experience is to include planning, involvement with design development, contract procurement and contract execution, including field operations, contract administration, start-up and testing, and closeout. Experience must include at least 6 years of supervisory, budgetary and management responsibility, preferably in a transit/transportation related environment; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Licenses or Certifications: Possession of a valid Washington State Driver's License is required.
Preferred Licenses or Certifications: • Possession of a current certification as a Certified Construction Manager issued by the Construction Management Certification Institute, registration as a Professional Civil Engineer issued by the State of Washington or certification as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute.
Required Knowledge of: • Operational characteristics, services and activities of the Construction Management Division. • Senior professional and/or technical expert knowledge of business/industry principles and practices for project management and construction management. • Methods and techniques used in the performance of duties and responsibilities specific to civil engineering, construction management and project management. • Standards and codes that govern construction in Washington State, Public Works contracting law, construction safety manuals, contract plans and specifications and general construction industry practices. • Advanced principles and practices of project management, civil engineering and construction. • Methods and techniques of contract negotiation and administration. • Methods and techniques of claims management and defense, including use of Disputes Review Boards, Mediation and Litigation. • Principles, methods and techniques of developing and managing schedules. • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations as they apply to transit operations. • Principles of financial management (expenditure tracking, variance identification, revenue tracking. • Techniques to work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines and adjust to changing priorities. • Advanced principles and practices of governmental budget preparation and administration. • Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation. • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation. • Modern office procedures, methods and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and statistical databases. • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
Required Skill in: • Utilizing personal computer software programs for accomplishing assigned work (i.e. communications, preparing spreadsheets, schedules, reports, etc.). • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, management, contractors, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public. • Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve and explain them to staff and other constituencies. • Demonstrating a positive customer service orientation with both internal and external clients. • Overseeing and managing comprehensive Construction Management Programs that includes a series of inter-related projects or functional areas of significant depth and complexity. • Negotiating and administering construction and engineering services contracts, and third party agreements. • Preparing and administering large Program budgets. • Conceptualizing, influencing, developing and administering goals, objectives, guidelines and procedures for the Department/Division. • Interpreting and applying applicable federal, state and local policies, laws and regulations. • Complaint resolution and problem solving. • Policy and procedure development. • Critical and strategic problem solving. • Preparing and analyzing complex data and comprehensive reports. • Responding to inquiries. • Effective, clear and concise verbal and written communication. • Applying advanced project management and program development techniques and principles. • Working cooperatively with other departments, Agency officials and outside agencies. • Developing and monitoring departmental and program/project operating budgets, costs and schedules. • Supervising, leading and delegating tasks and authority.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: • Work is performed in a standard office environment. • Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, physical harm and extreme noise when conducting site visits and working in the field.
The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.
It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value workplace diversity. We seek to create an environment and culture that embraces the differences of our employees. You will find an exceptionally diverse group of people at Sound Transit with regard to culture, beliefs, communication styles, and life and work experiences.
All qualified applicants are considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran status or any another legally protected status.