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Construction Manager

  • Full Time
  • Wenatchee, Wash
  • Salary: $59,200 - $90,800 per year, DOE
  • Posting End Date: August 10, 2021

Website Chelan County PUD

Wage or Salary:
$59,200 - $90,800 per year, DOE

This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED and applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. The first review date for application materials is scheduled for July 21. Apply online at

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

Applicants are required to submit a combined cover letter and resume in one document. Your cover letter must summarize your directly related experience. Incomplete materials will not be considered.

To expedite the application process, combine your cover letter and resume into one PDF or WORD 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 July 21.

Interested parties are also invited to contact HR to discuss the position.

In addition to a competitive starting salary range (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.

The position will be filled at a level I or level II (level I $59,200 – $74,000 and level II $72,640 – $90,800).

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

This position will be filled at a level I or II. The incumbent is responsible for performing Construction Management activities for a variety of small to intermediate sized projects with low to significant risks. Projects may include civil, mechanical, electrical and/or general construction projects. This position may be assigned to manage specific types of utility industry construction work such as line distribution construction, power plant construction, or technology infrastructure construction on an ongoing or project basis. Oversight of fieldwork will be required in addition to office work for the completion of administrative requirements.

JOB FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job satisfactorily. Essential functions (EF) are those activities that, if not performed, would significantly and fundamentally alter the position.

# EF Job Functions
1. EF 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.

2. EF 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.

3. EF 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.

4. EF 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.

5. EF Prepare construction cost and time estimates for use in developing budgets, procuring labor and equipment services, and analyzing field work orders and change orders.

6. EF Procure materials, equipment and labor resources as required in accordance with District procedures.

7. EF Prepares or assists in preparing construction plans, project cost estimates and schedules, drawings and bid specifications, and building documents. Level II incumbents are responsible to review construction plans.

8. EF Ongoing Drive a motorized vehicle while conducting business on behalf of the District.

9. EF Ongoing Maintain regular and predictable attendance. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Comply with District policies. Complete all required training. Maintain a working knowledge and comply with District safety procedures and specific safety requirements of this position, and those in accordance with applicable provisions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC).

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 or bachelor’s degree (B.S., B.A.) in Construction Management, Construction Technologies, or related degree from a college or university or equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skill and abilities.

Requires a minimum of one (1) year experience performing job site management, construction scheduling, administration and/or cost estimating, project superintendent role, field engineering or other related activities. Level II incumbents will have five (5) years’ experience as a construction manager or a minimum of eight (8) years as a field engineer, construction superintendent, or equivalent.

Specific KSA’s: A fully skilled incumbent will have the following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• This position demands an understanding of construction management practices, techniques, and principles necessary to manage relatively small construction projects.
• Knowledge of District standards
• Related regulatory requirements
• Proficiency in the use of computers and other technical equipment.
• Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
• Ability to manage the work of field inspectors or field crews, receive direction from Project Managers and oversee contract personnel to ensure compliance with District standards.

Language Skills:
Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is desired.

Computers & Equipment: A fully skilled incumbent will have the ability to utilize the following software, hardware, or equipment:
To perform this job successfully, an individual is required to have knowledge of PeopleSoft Financials; PeopleSoft Time Entry/HRIS; Microsoft PowerPoint; Maximo Order Processing; Maximo Asset Management; PC Hardware; Servers; Heavy Equipment; Power Equipment and Survey Equipment. Intermediate knowledge is preferred in Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Word; Microsoft Project; Primavera and General Office Equipment.

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.
The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or twist torso; pull, push, or exert force; perform repetitive hand or arm motion; talk, hear and taste, smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, unassisted, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100+ pounds with assistance. 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 occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather); work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; in confined spaces; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outdoor weather conditions; extreme cold (non-weather); extreme heat (non-weather); risk of electrical shock; risk of radiation 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.

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.

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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