The Director, Construction Management oversees construction management staff and manages, oversees, and coordinates major rail construction projects.
Essential Knowledge and Abilities
Theories, principles, and practices of engineering and construction of complex, heavy civil engineering projects
Construction of underground rail transit projects
Construction and monitoring of deep excavations in urban areas
Equipment and construction techniques related to the installation and construction of various rail facilities
Applicable local, state, and federal requirements and standards governing environmental, engineering, equipment, construction standards, and rail transit operations
Construction inspection procedures and techniques
Monitor major, multiple contracts, to ensure compliance with schedule, budget, and specifications
Analyze situations, identify problems, and recommend solutions
Mediate and negotiate construction contract terms
Plan financial and staffing needs
Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, budgets, and labor/management agreements
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Oversees and manages major underground rail (subway) construction projects including the development of work plans, schedules, cost estimates, and specifications
Oversees and manages the work of Construction Managers and Construction Management Consultants in the performance of their duties
Administers and monitors work for compliance with schedule, budget, technical, safety, and legal requirements
Oversees the review of contract documents and preparation of bid forms, pre-bid conferences, proposal evaluations and recommendations, and negotiations with Consultants and Contractors
Coordinates activities/operations with other Metro staff and public agencies
Represents Metro before outside agencies
Reviews contractors’ request for change and employees’ preparation of contract change notices and justifications
Supervises and provides feedback to staff during change order negotiations
Coordinates with Operations Staff during testing, start-up and project activation ?
Recommends policy & procedure improvements
Reviews claims entitlement position papers
Communicates and implements safety rules, policies, and procedures in support of the agency's safety vision and goals; and maintains accountability for the safety performance of all subordinate employees
Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out
Experience and Education
Bachelor's degree – Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or other related field ?
Five (5) years of senior-level experience in the management of major construction, engineering or architectural contracts
Preferred Qualifications: Professional certificates/licenses: State of California registration as a Professional Engineer or Architect or Certified Construction Manager
Application and Selection Procedure
Closing date is October 15, 2019
Submit a cover letter and resume to
Attention: Michele James
Additional Salary Information: Salary placement will be determined by education and experience.
About Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
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