Construction Manager

Company Name: Chelan PUD
City: Wenatchee
State/Provence: Washington
Zip: 98801
Job Title: Construction Manager
Number of Openings: 2
Position Type: Miscellaneous Positions
Posting Start Date: July 19, 2016
Salary: $65,000 - $90,000
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

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 National Geographic as one of the top 10 mountain towns in the U.S., Wenatchee is a recreational paradise with an abundance of adventure. The natural 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 about 300 days of sunshine!

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.

The position will be filled at a level I or II based on candidate’s knowledge, skills and abilities.  The incumbent is responsible for performing construction management activities for a variety of small to intermediate sized projects with low to significant financial, reputational and/or safety risk.  Projects will include civil, mechanical, electrical and general construction projects.  Oversight of field work 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.  Secondary functions (SF) are activities not fundamental to the job and may need to be relaxed to accommodate an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability.

#  EF/SF Job Functions
1. EF 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 plans and construction documents; conduct pre-construction, progress, and quality meetings,: perform safety/clearance tagging; provide coordination between construction activities and operational activities; provide data and make recommendations to engineer or project manager regarding change requests (level II incumbent negotiates construction change requests up to $10,000).

2. EF Document construction activities: Report work progress, keep log of labor, equipment and materials; Collect as-built data; 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.

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 Prepare or assist in preparing and/or reviewing construction plans, project cost estimates and schedules, drawings and specifications, and building documents.

8. 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).

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


Experience Required:

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:
Bachelors Degree in Construction Management, Construction Technologies, related degree, or the 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 engineer or related activities. Level II candidates must possess five (5) years experience as a construction manager, or a minimum of eight (8) years as field engineer, construction superintendent or equivalent. For either level position, an additional five (5) years experience may substitute for a bachelor’s degree.

Specific KSA’s: A fully skilled incumbent will have the following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities:
This position demands an understanding of construction practices and principles, and knowledge of contractor management techniques necessary for moderately complex construction projects.  It also requires the ability to communicate effectively at all levels, proficiency in the use of computers and other technical equipment, as well as the ability to manage the work of field inspectors and oversee contract personnel to ensure compliance with District standards.

Language Skills:
Must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.

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 Timekeeping/HR; PeopleSoft Financials; Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Word; Microsoft PowerPoint; Microsoft Project; Primavera; Maximo Order Processing; Maximo Asset Management; PC Hardware; Servers; General Office Equipment; Heavy Equipment; Power Equipment; and Survey 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.

While performing the duties of this job, 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 more than 100 pounds.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color 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; 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 moderately loud.

How to Apply:

See the full job description and application procedure requirements under Careers at

Interested parties must submit a resume and cover letter summarizing specific experience and interest in position/community.

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Posting End Date: August 9, 2016