Job: Construction Project Manager (Open & Promotional)

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Job Title:Construction Project Manager (Open & Promotional)
Closing Date/Time:Thu. 12/21/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$41.21 - $51.51 Hourly
$3,296.80 - $4,120.80 Biweekly
$7,143.07 - $8,928.40 Monthly
$85,716.80 - $107,140.80 Annually
Job Type:Full-Time
Location:San Mateo County, California
NOTE: This recruitment schedule was amended on Thursday, December 7, 2017 to extend the closing date. Final Closing Date will be Thursday, December 21, 2017.

NOTE: This recruitment schedule was amended on Thursday, November 16, 2017 to extend the closing date. Final Closing Date will be Thursday, December 7, 2017.

San Mateo County Department of Public Works invites applications for Construction Project Manager (CPM). Under general supervision, the CPM is responsible for coordinating technical, administrative and management activities related to County facilities construction projects. The CPM will also manage a number of simultaneous construction improvements and major maintenance projects, which may include infrastructure, underground, structural, system upgrades, retrofits, replacement of building equipment and components, remodels, expansions, and new construction.

The ideal candidate will have at least three years of experience managing projects that involve countywide public, administrative, medical, detention, judicial, parks, and support facilities and at least three years of experience working with multidisciplinary design and construction teams of engineering, architectural, planning, geotechnical, environmental, mechanical, electrical, drafting, inspection and support staff on a wide variety of projects.
In addition, the ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Strong project management and communication skills, with an established background in civil engineering principles.
  • Knowledge and experience with government contracting and procurement.
  • Knowledge and experience with the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) permitting projects is highly desired. 
  • Excellent analytical and report-writing skills to formulate and write comprehensive technical reports, specifications and business correspondence.
  • Strong organization and coordination skills to manage a large number of projects simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers for complex spreadsheets, word-processing, cost-tracking, scheduling and project management programs.
  • Solicit bids, conduct pre-bid walks, conferences, analyze and qualify bids and proposals, vendor selections.
  • Familiarity with current technological resources for project development and monitoring, e.g., BIM, Job Order Contracting (JOC), Design Bid Build etc.
  • Coordinate and monitor contract performance, acceptance of work and other related activities associated with completion of projects.
  • Work with, but are not limited to consultants, architects, engineers, end users, building inspectors, maintenance and operations staff, contractors and vendors during the course of projects.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients and co-workers.
  • Superior communication skills, both orally and in writing.

Note: The list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill regular, term, temporary and extra help positions.

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is three years of experience as a construction superintendent, project manager or estimator for commercial or industrial construction, or as a superintendent of buildings and grounds for large complexes, or as a construction contract administrator in a public agency.

Knowledge of:
  • Design and construction processes, practices, means and methods, costs, schedules, contracts, insurance, and legal requirements applicable to public works projects.
  • Building Codes, operations, maintenance and repair work, and general construction including but not limited to grading, concrete, foundations, framing, structural, heating and air conditioning, controls, hazmat abatement, electrical, plumbing, roofing, sheet metal, masonry, finish carpentry, painting, signage, specialty equipment, etc.
  • Contracting modes (e.g. unit prices, lump sum, not-to-exceed, time-and-material, negotiated, etc.), and methods (informal bid, Board approved bids, Job Order Contracting, etc.).
  • Tools, materials, methods and practices employed in the operation, maintenance, remodel, and repair of countywide facilities.
  • Administrative and clerical procedures and practices.
  • Construction project management software.
  • Construction safety standards, procedures, best practices and personal protective equipment.
  • Current environmental standards and requirements, including but not limited to C3, CalGreen, and LEED® processes.
Skill/Ability to:
  • Drive to and from job sites located throughout County; walk construction sites and/or natural terrain; climb stairs, ladders, scaffolds, lifts, and inspect confined spaces.
  • Effectively use computer and applications related to construction project management (e.g. MSOffice®, MSProject®, Primavera®, Suretrack©, Expedition®, Prolog®, others).
  • Estimate multi discipline, budgetary, and detailed cost for construction labor, materials and equipment.
  • Interpret and develop contractual clauses, negotiate scopes and costs on proposals and change orders with consultants and contractors to the County's benefit.
  • Formulate and write comprehensive technical reports, specifications, and business correspondence.
  • Organize and coordinate the various elements and logistics of a major project, including scheduling and documenting progress meetings with stakeholders.
  • Direct and maintain a large number of simultaneous projects countywide.
  • Prepare and maintain work schedules, monitor budgets and present progress reports.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with project's stakeholders.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Anyone may apply. Current San Mateo County employees and San Mateo County Superior Court employees with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, SEIU or AFSCME represented extra-help/term position prior to the final filing date will receive five points added to their final passing score on this examination. 

Thorough and detailed responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to the standard San Mateo County employment application. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire.

The examination will consist of an application screening (weight: pass/fail) based on the candidate's application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview (weight: 100%). Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations, or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualification. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California, and applicants must participate at their own expense

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the ''Apply Online" button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.

Final Filing Date: December 21, 2017
Application Screening: TBD
Civil Service Panel Interviews: TBD

County of San Mateo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Analyst: Christina Chan (110317) (Construction Project Manager - N001)

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