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Construction Manager I, II or III

  • Full Time
  • Wenatchee, Wash.
  • $63,120-$116,200 per year
  • Posting End Date: March 31, 2024

Website Chelan County PUD

Wage or Salary:
$63,120-$116,200 per year

LIVE, WORK AND PLAY!
Chelan County PUD is located in the geographical center of Washington State at the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers. A public power leader, the complex and progressive nature of PUD operations offer a unique mix of challenges and opportunities.

We rely on the mighty Columbia River for much of our hydropower generation and we’re proud to take a leadership role in environmental stewardship as related to this great river system. Each year we dedicate millions of dollars and thousands of work hours to protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plant ecosystems. As part of hydropower operations, we’ve also built 14 parks that serve more than 3 million visitors each year.

Rated by Forbes in 2017 and 2019 as one of the top 25 places to retire, Wenatchee is a recreational paradise with an abundance of adventure. The natural scenic beauty of the Wenatchee Valley provides a vivid backdrop to its thriving economy, where the quality of life is high and the climate is moderate with four distinct seasons, including more than 200 days of sunshine!

We are a small town to some and big city to others. We invest in our children and believe that education is the key to our future success.

We live a life of abundant choices and enjoy water sports on the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers, hiking, biking, rock climbing and unlimited golfing. Downhill and cross-country skiing are just minutes away. The area is also known for producing quality wines.

Consider Chelan PUD as a career choice today! The community is waiting for you.

Chelan PUD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. M/F/Vet/Disabled

APPLICATION MATERIALS
Applicants are required to submit a combined cover letter and resume in one document. Your cover letter must summarize your interest, education and experience relative to this position. Incomplete materials will not be considered.

To expedite the application process, combine your cover letter and resume into one PDF document before applying and upload electronically when requested in the online application process.

This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED and applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. The first review date for application materials is scheduled for January 31, 2024.

Interested parties are also invited to contact Human Resources at joblist@chelanpud.org to discuss the position.

SALARY RANGE
The starting salary range for these positions are:

Construction Manager I; $63,120 – $78,900 (based on qualifications). With tenure and strong performance in this role an employee may earn up to a maximum of $94,680, annualized.

Construction Manager II; $77,440 – $96,800 (based on qualifications). With tenure and strong performance in this role an employee may earn up to a maximum of $116,160, annualized.

Construction Manager III: $92,960 – $116,200 (based on qualifications). With tenure and strong performance in this role an employee may earn up to a maximum of $139,440, annualized.

Introductory Period: New employees holding regular positions must complete an introductory period of twelve months.

BENEFITS EPOA
In addition to competitive wages Chelan PUD employees also enjoy outstanding benefits which include zero cost employer funded medical, dental, and vision healthcare benefits, access to the employee assistance program, a VEBA health reimbursement account, and long-term care.

Washington state retirement PERS participation and optional 457 plan participation with an employer matching 401(a) plan.

Leave, life & disability benefits including paid leave starting at 21 days per calendar year up to 35 with tenure, 11 paid holidays per calendar year, paid jury duty, short-term disability & long-term disability, and basic life, AD&D, and optional voluntary life.

The work life benefits include optional flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care, educational assistance, various rewards and recognition programs and position specific stipends.

For more explanation of the district benefits please visit our benefits website www.mychelanpudbenefits.org.

JOB POSTING
This position will be based out of the Service Center in Wenatchee. Initially, this position will primarily support distribution and transmission construction projects, but this scope of work may expand over time to include other project types. It will be filled at either the I, II or III level based on candidate qualifications. Below is a summary of each. Full job descriptions will be provided prior to interview.

Join our team at Chelan County Public Utility District. As one of the largest hydroelectric generating utilities in the Northwest, our mission at Chelan PUD is to improve the quality of life for the thousands of people who call our pristine desert and mountain community home.

Overview: Construction Manager I
Observe, document and report on construction activities for compliance with contract requirements, and safe and efficient work practices. Coordinate and facilitate construction work to ensure compliance with District procedures or facilitate access to District facilities and equipment, as assigned. Frequently communicate progress and submit documentation to the project leader. This is the first level in the Construction Manager job series. A Construction Manager I is considered a developmental level and may advance to the next level without a competitive selection process, after demonstration of qualifications, and following District guidelines for advancement. May be assigned to work in various locations across the District.

Overview: Construction Manager II
This position is responsible for performing Construction Management activities for a variety of civil, mechanical, electrical and/or general construction project types with low financial, reputational, and safety risk. Manages the construction work for a wide variety of construction work such as, power plant construction, , water systems, building construction, line distribution construction, technology infrastructure construction, etc. This is the second level in the Construction Manager career progression. A Construction Manager II has greater work coordination activities than a level I, and has additional responsibilities such as developing budgets, preparing schedule and cost estimates, and participates in the development of construction plans. A Construction Manager II is considered a developmental level, and incumbents may advance to the next level without a competitive selection process, after demonstration of qualifications, and following District guidelines for advancement. May be assigned to work in various locations across the District.

Overview: Construction Manager III
This position is responsible for performing Construction Management activities for a variety of civil, mechanical, electrical and/or general construction projects with significant financial, reputational and/or safety risk. Manages the construction work for a wide variety of construction work such as, power plant construction, water systems, building construction, line distribution construction, technology infrastructure construction etc. This is the third level in the Construction Manager career progression, and is designated as the career level, which is the level an incumbent may remain for the duration of their career. A Construction Manager III typically manages a higher volume of projects than lower levels, and is capable of managing work in an operating environment, such as in a hydro power facility, water treatment plant, or switchyard requiring heightened situational and safety awareness, and greater work coordination requirements. A Construction Manager III also has responsibilities to perform constructability reviews, develop cost estimates and budgets, prepare and maintain schedules, assists with preparation of feasibility studies, and the development of construction plans. May be assigned to work in various locations across the District.

Responsibilities
Construction Manager I:

  • Inspect, monitor, document and report on construction activities. Provide documentation of construction progress, quality, and safety issues. Document observations and findings through notes, records, reports, drawings and diaries. Provide verbal and written reports on work status and quality.
  • Perform contract administration tasks such as developing progress reports, verifying quantities and costs, compiling documentation, developing punch lists, and compiling and checking as-built records. Assist in project turnover by verifying punch list completion and receipt of spare parts.
  • Implement construction inspection and test plans to verify compliance with the contract. Be familiar with all requirements of the contract documents. Perform and facilitate field testing, measurements and take samples for laboratory testing. Witness contractor tests such as required hold point tests and provide results to the project leader.
  • Act as liaison to provide timely and accurate communication between contractors, subcontractors, vendors, fabricators, District crews and management regarding work in progress to remain on schedule and avoid cost or safety issues.
  • Be familiar with all District and WISHA/OSHA construction safety regulations. Proactively handle safety issues and concerns so that work is performed safely. Notify the contractor of unsafe work practices and apparent violations of regulations. Report violations to the project leader.
  • Ensure materials are in compliance with contract documents and approved submittals. Confirm and review material certifications. Check for and report shipping damage. Report nonconforming materials to the project leader.

Construction Manager II:

  • Coordinate construction related activities. Collaborate and communicate work plans and schedules with contractors, other District work groups, stakeholders and local regulatory agencies. Provide daily management of construction projects in accordance with project management or business unit plans and construction documents; conduct pre-construction, progress, and quality meetings; perform safety/clearance tagging or other safety procedures applicable to the job site; provide coordination between construction activities and operational activities; and provide data and make recommendations to engineer or project manager regarding change requests.
  • Document construction activities: Report work progress, keep log of labor, equipment and materials. Collect as-built data and related records; record pre-operational and commissioning data. Collect information required to analyze and process variances, field orders, change orders, stop work directives, and progress payments. Develop project schedules; monitor and update project schedules and track costs using spreadsheets and project scheduling software.
  • Perform inspections. Schedule inspections and testing performed by third parties. Provide inspection results to engineers, clients and project managers. Turnover inspection reports to clients/project files for long-term retention. Assist with development of inspection and test plans.
  • Assist with project close out and transition to ongoing operation and maintenance including training, as-built documentation, OMI’s, preventive maintenance plans, and spare parts.
  • Prepare construction cost and time estimates for use in developing budgets, procuring labor and equipment services, and analyzing field work orders and change orders.
  • Procure materials, equipment and labor resources as required in accordance with District procedures.

Construction Manager III:

  • Coordinate construction related activities. Collaborate and communicate work plans and schedules with contractors, other District work groups, stakeholders and regulatory agencies. Provide daily management of construction projects in accordance with project management or business unit plans and construction documents; conduct pre-construction, progress, and quality meetings. Perform safety/clearance tagging or other safety procedures applicable to the job site; provide coordination between construction activities and operational activities; and provide data and make recommendations to engineer or project manager regarding change requests.
  • Document construction activities: Report work progress, keep log of labor, equipment and materials. Collect as-built data and related records; record pre-operational and commissioning data. Collect information required to analyze and process variances, field orders, change orders, stop work directives, and progress payments. Develop, monitor and update project schedules and track costs using spreadsheets and project scheduling software.
  • Perform inspections. Schedule inspections and testing performed by third parties. Provide inspection results to engineers, clients and project managers. Turnover inspection reports to clients/project files for long-term retention. Assist with development of inspection and test plans.
  • Assist with project close out and transition to ongoing operation and maintenance including training, as-built documentation, OMI’s, preventive maintenance plans, and spare parts.
  • Prepare construction cost and time estimates for use in developing budgets and project schedules, procuring labor and equipment services, and analyzing field work orders and change orders. Perform constructability reviews.
  • Procure materials, equipment and labor resources as required in accordance with District procedures.
  • Review construction plans, project cost estimates and schedules, drawings and specifications, and building documents.

Reports To
Manager – Engineering & Project Management

Overtime exemption
Exempt

Qualifications

Education
Equivalent experience (year for year) may substitute for required education.

Journeyman Certification in a related construction field such as electrician, millwright, or line work -OR-
Bachelor’s degree in construction management, construction technologies or closely related field -OR-
The equivalent combination of education and experience is typically required.

Experience
Construction Manager I:

  • No prior construction management experience required
  • 3+ years For candidates not meeting the minimum education requirements, requires three (3) years field engineering, construction contract administration, project scheduling, or similar related work. Required and
  • Utility industry experience preferred

Construction Manager II:

  • 3+ years Performing construction management work including construction scheduling, cost estimating, and coordination of work between workers, vendors and project leaders. Required and
  • Utility industry experience preferred

Construction Manager III:

  • 6+ years Experience as performing increasingly complex construction management including construction scheduling, cost estimating, and coordination of work between skilled trade workers, contractors, and management. Required and
  • Candidates with experience managing construction projects in a utility operating facility such as a power plant, switchyard or water treatment plant are preferred. preferred

Licenses and Certifications

Valid Driver’s License at hire and WA Driver’s License within 30 days of hire required

Skills and Abilities
A fully skilled incumbent will have the following knowledge skills & abilities:

Working knowledge of construction codes, methods, practices, and QA/QC policies, practices and procedures.
Knowledge of applicable safety regulations, and safe work practices.
Must possess good listening, negotiation, communication, writing and interpersonal skills, as well as excellent observation skills.
Requires ability to read, understand and interpret construction drawings and specifications,
Must be able to use various instruments of measure including meters, gauges, linear and digital rules and other devices used in construction for maintaining quality and accuracy in work.
Ability to accurately identify materials and equipment in use at a job site.
To perform this job successfully, an individual is required to have knowledge of Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Word; Primavera; and must be able to operate a computer and related equipment; thermometers; gauges; rules; levels; transits; digital cameras; personal protective safety equipment; and various small tools.
Must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.
This position communicates with the public 5 – 20% of the time. Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is desired.
Ability to provide work direction to others. (Level II and III)
Ability to provide work direction to others. (Level III)
Ability to provide work direction to others. (Level III)

Background Screening (applicable at all levels)

Pursuant to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards, Chelan County Public Utility District #1 conducts background screening of personnel who have access to the District’s critical physical and/or cyber assets.

Physical Demands & Working Conditions: see full posting at www.chelanpud.org/careers

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
A valid driver’s license is required for this position (verified upon hire). A valid Washington State driver’s license is required within 30 days of employment.

BACKGROUND SCREENING
Pursuant to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards, Chelan County Public Utility District #1 conducts background screening of personnel who have access to the District’s critical physical and/or cyber assets.

DISCLAIMER
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. This should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.

EEO
Chelan PUD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled). We value diversity at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected classifications as defined by law.

EEO Law Posters can be found on the main Careers page in English and Spanish.

Chelan PUD will not be offering any work visa sponsorship for this role.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-I.35(c)

To apply for this job please visit www.chelanpud.org.