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Construction Manager I, II or III

  • Full Time
  • Wenatchee, Wash.
  • Salary: $60,880 - $112,100 per year
  • Posting End Date: September 30, 2022

Website Chelan County PUD

Wage or Salary:
$60,880 - $112,100 per year

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 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 September 6, 2022. View the full description and apply at

Interested parties are also invited to contact Human Resources at to discuss the position.

In addition to a competitive starting salary range of $60,880 – $76,100 (Construction Manager I); $74,640 – $93,300 (Construction Manager II); $89,680 – $112,100 (Construction Manager III) (based on qualifications, skills and abilities), Chelan PUD employees also enjoy outstanding benefits which include the option of a zero cost medical plan (medical, dental and vision for all eligible dependents), short and long-term disability, Washington State Public Employee’s Retirement System, Deferred Compensation (with company matching funds up to 5%), 11 holidays and initial personal leave accrual at 21 days per year.

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

This position will be filled at the Construction Manager I, II or III level depending on candidate qualifications. Full job descriptions for each will be provided at the time of interview.


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. Higher levels manage a variety of construction work such as power plant construction, water systems, building constructions, line distribution construction, technology infrastructure construction, etc.

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.

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.

Construction Manager III 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.

JOB FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job satisfactorily.

  • 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. Higher levels collaborate with contractors, District work groups, stakeholders and local regulatory agencies.
  • 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. Higher levels report work progress, keep a log of labor/equipment/materials, develop project schedules and track costs.
  • 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. Higher levels perform and schedule inspections and provide results to engineers/clients/project managers. Assist with development of inspection and test plans.
  • 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. Higher levels procure materials, equipment and labor resources.
  • Monitor and report contract schedule delays and status to the project leader. Higher levels assist with project close out and transition to ongoing operations and maintenance including training, as-built documentation, OMI’s, preventive maintenance plans, and spare parts.
  • Perform site assessments and verifications, take measurements, constructability reviews, construction estimates, and attend meetings as requested by the project leader. Higher levels review construction plans, project cost estimates and schedules, drawings, specifications and building documents.

QUALIFICATIONS: The qualifications listed below are representative of those required, but reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Post-Secondary Education:

Journey-level certification in a related construction field such as electrician, millwright, or line worker or equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.   Candidates with bachelor’s degree (B.S., B.A.) in Construction Management, Construction Technologies, or related degree from a college or university are preferred.


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

Construction Manager II: Requires a minimum of three (3) year experience performing construction management work including construction scheduling, cost estimating, and coordination of work between workers, vendors and project leaders.  Utility industry experience preferred.

Construction Manager III: Requires a minimum of six (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. Candidates with experience managing construction projects in a utility operating facility such as a power plant, switchyard or water treatment plant are preferred.

Specific KSA’s: A fully skilled incumbent will have the following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities:


  • Working knowledge of construction codes, methods, practices, and QA/QC policies, practices and procedures. CM II and III: Understanding of construction management practices, techniques, and principles, and knowledge of contractor management techniques necessary for moderately complex construction projects.
  • Knowledge of applicable safety regulations, and safe work practices. CM II and III: In depth knowledge of applicable industrial, construction safety regulations, and safe work practices in assigned utility operating facilities.
  • Knowledge of District policies and procedures

Skills & Abilities

  • 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.

CM II and III: Ability to provide work direction to others as well as train or mentor others. Work toward certification in at least one specialty inspection.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or twist torso; pull, push or exert force; repetitive hand or arm motion; taste and smell.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds above shoulder height unassisted. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and outdoor weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather); work in high, precarious places; in confined spaces; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level is usually very loud. Working in this role may require occasional overnight travel and the ability to work in confined spaces.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: An employee may not be hired or transferred to a job, or continue in a job if currently employed, if they do not satisfy the following job requirements.  These District requirements cannot be waived by supervisors.

A valid driver’s license is required at hire.  A valid Washington State driver’s license is required within 30 days of employment.

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.

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.

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)

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