Construction Manager

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Construction Manager

  • Post Date:July 27, 2023
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  • Career Level Manager
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Construction
Job Description

Requisition Number: ISS-13351
Location:  Harare – Zimbabwe

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

The project sites are located in Harare, Zimbabwe. The sites comprise the Embassy of the U.S. at 2 Lorraine Drive and five embassy residences. The project consists of a D/B construction of photovoltaic systems at each site. At the embassy, this includes vehicle canopy mounted systems with battery backup and electric Vehicle charging systems, installed in four phases to limit the impact on the availability of parking at the embassy. The five residences will each have ground mounted PV systems installed.

  • Performs a wide range of construction management functions, assisting the OBO Project Director (PD) as a Construction Manager (CM) and management expert for planning, directing, managing, and coordinating the Department’s overseas construction projects, and working with assigned project team members to achieve the highest possible priority and effectiveness in meeting the scope, schedule and cost goals of the OBO Construction Management projects.
  • Works closely with the PD or OBO Construction Management Construction Executive in coordinating the efforts of the OBO project staff providing leadership and guidance to the OBO project staff
  • Ensures that an appropriate safety and accident prevention plan is implemented on each project contract; and reviews, monitors and coordinates project safety issues with the Contractor, the Post Occupational Safety and Health Officer (POSHO), and the Safety Officer in CM’s Construction Support Division (OBO/CFSM/CS), in accordance with the requirements of the US Corp of Engineers Safety and Health Requirements Manual and host country health and safety requirements when more stringent
  • Assists post and/or manages the work of the OBO CM Project Contractor(s) in planning, coordinating, evaluating, and scheduling the work to ensure that Project Contractor(s) meet required standards of quality, civil schedule, cost goals, and contract compliance
  • Interprets and explains plans and contract document terms to administrative staff, contractor superintendents, vendors, and OBO clients, representing the interests of OBO while ensuring the understanding of all that the Contracting Officer for the project contract is the only individual with authority to direct changes to the scope of work through written modifications
  • Ensures that the project contractor(s) have obtained any necessary licenses and permits; and that they are properly displayed with a copy in the project files prior to commencement of related works
  • Ensures project contractors provide appropriate supervision and quality control inspections of the work
  • Studies the International Building Code and job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods providing quality assurance inspections and field verification of all aspects of the contractor’s quality control program; and supervises owner-sponsored field / laboratory tests as required to verify the contractor’s quality control program
  • Confers with supervisory personnel, Post clients, contractors, and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, and construction problems
  • Receives contractor submittals and reviews for completeness and determines whether OBO project staff, OBO Design Engineer, or the Architectural/Engineering (A/E) performing construction phase services shall review and provide comments and recommendations for acceptance of the submittals. The CM tracks the timeliness of submittals due from the contractor, their review by OBO, and response/return to the contractor
  • Evaluates contractor’s proposed submittal substitutions with construction engineering implications and makes recommendations to the PD concerning the disposition of the contractor’s request
  • Evaluates the necessity and accuracy of any contractor change order proposals; and prepare Statements of Work and Independent Government Estimates for modifications and change orders as may be required
  • Reviews and evaluates design calculations and data provided by the contractor(s) from a construction engineering perspective
  • Ensures that the project contractors maintain as-built documentation;
  • Provides the PD with draft responses to the contractor’s and other organization’s requests for information
  • Reviews the contractor’s monthly pay request accurately represents the work performed by the Project Contractors
  • Ensures that materials for which payment has been requested are properly accounted for, in acceptable condition, and stored correctly
  • Maintains a “Daily Project Log” as defined in the Construction Management Guidebook
  • Prepares a CM Monthly Progress Report summarizing the status of construction projects; publishes and distributes the CM Monthly Report as directed, maintaining progress photo albums for each contract project; and implements and monitors project reporting in accordance with the Construction Management Guidebook

Requirements

MINIMUM SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • An engineering, architecture, or construction management degree from an accredited program and a minimum of seven years of experience required on construction projects of similar scope and dollar value to the project supported by this Task Order. Design office experience shall not count toward an employee’s experience. A Professional Engineering License (PE) is acceptable in lieu of a degree.
  • Overseas experience is preferred
  • Must have Final Secret, Interim Top Secret (TS), or Final TS security clearance issued by the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) at the time of consideration
  • Knowledge of International Codes required
  • Develops working knowledge of all technical requirements of project
  • Experience in assessing and responding to Requests for Information (RFI)
  • Experience in reviewing and evaluating design calculations and data from an engineering perspective.
  • Knowledge of Construction Safety regulations, i.e. EM 385-1-1, OSHA, etc.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite, i.e., PowerPoint, Excel, and Word required
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Project Director

DESIRED SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:

Physical Requirements:

Some of the essential functions of the job have a physically demanding component. In the execution of the duties and tasks listed above, Construction Engineers MUST have the ability to:

  • Work in confined areas such as crawl spaces, attics, utility pits, tunnels, manholes, and other confined spaces
  • Work from heights such as rooftops, ledges, scaffolding, including climbing extension ladders and scaffolding
  • Move and handle heavy objects (up to 50 pounds of weight) such as equipment, tools, and other building materials
  • See objects that are near, far, in color, or at night, possibly including depth perception
  • Hear speech or other sounds, possibly including sufficient sensitivity to hear sounds of low volume or in noisy environments
  • Manage periodic work that requires regular and recurring periods of prolonged standing, bending, and stretching

SRC IS A CONTRACTOR FOR THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, THIS POSITION WILL REQUIRE U.S. CITIZENSHIP AS WELL AS, A U.S. GOVERNMENT SECURITY CLEARANCE AT THE SECRET LEVEL WITH TOP SECRET ELIGIBILITY

WORK LOCATION: HARARE, ZIMBABWE (U.S. EMBASSY)
PROJECT DURATION: 12 MONTHS WITH EXPECTED FOLLOW-ON WORK WITHIN THE DoS PROGRAM

ABOUT US

Scientific Research Corporation is an advanced information technology and engineering company that provides innovative products and services to government and private industry, as well as independent institutions. At the core of our capabilities is a seasoned team of highly skilled engineers and scientists with multidisciplinary backgrounds. This team is challenged daily to provide cutting edge technology solutions to our clients.

Scientific Research Corporation offers a competitive salary, an extensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages excellence. For positions requiring a security clearance, selected applicants will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

We strongly believe in the abundance of differences among individuals. We value different points of view and appreciate diverse perspectives. We truly believe this is what makes our organization inclusive and more responsive to the needs of our diverse customers.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Scientific Research Corporation is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate in employment.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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