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Job Summary

Under the general guidance of the Vice President of Facilities Planning and Operations, the Senior Manager of Construction Management will oversee new construction projects at LSSC locations.
The Senior Manager Construction Management is responsible for the project oversight for major construction and renovation projects including the design, construction, renovation and remodeling of college buildings, site and utilities systems and ancillary plant.

Responsible for demonstrating LSSC’s core values of Caring, Communicating, Collaborating and Celebrating.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Works closely with the VP of Facilities Planning and Operations and the Director of Capital Projects in the planning, development and completion of college construction projects at various locations.
  • Leads multiple projects and other staff members and stakeholders and relate to executives and customers.
  • Ensures completion of projects in accordance with established standards, schedules and budget parameters.
  • Represents the College by leading and collaborating with the project team (campus groups, college officials, project architects, engineers, contractors, inspectors, etc.) during all phases.
  • Serves as liaison between the College and construction management firms in reviewing plans prepared by consultants and overseeing and managing project construction.
  • Conducts performance evaluations of contractors and consultants and communicates with Vice President to ensure contract compliance.
  • Develops inspection and regulatory compliance plan for assigned projects. Leads and oversees implementation of such plans including coordination of all required inspections, testing, and other activities. Supervises construction inspectors and consulting engineers and ensures the quality and timeliness of inspections and testing to ensure all code and regulatory requirements are adhered to. Reviews testing and inspection reports and the inspector's daily diary to ensure full understanding of project issues and status. Reports all failed inspections or tests to the Campus.
  • Acts as a liaison and interfaces with local and regional jurisdictions having authority, regulatory and entitlement agencies, utility providers, and governing bodies. Informs, advises, and recommends course of action necessary achieve approvals or resolve issues or challenges.
  • Directly responsible for managing all aspects of the project budget working collaboratively with the Finance & Facilities teams. To include maintaining accurate expense tracking and cost projections, projecting cash flows, and monitoring trends that affect the timely and cost-effective completion of assigned projects. Proactively brings forward issues or challenges and proposed solutions designed to successfully contain and mitigate risk.
  • Manages construction contracts. Tracks and monitors work in place and reviews pay applications with recommendations for approval or otherwise. Evaluates and makes recommendations concerning proposed contract changes. Ensures ongoing compliance with contractual requirements.
  • Manages professional service agreements and monitors the work effort of architectural, engineering, testing and inspection, and other professionals contracted by the campus to ensure all services are provided in a timely manner. Tracks and monitors progress and reviews invoices with recommendations for approval or otherwise.
  • Oversees budget and record keeping; personnel management; contract management; project schedule and meeting all applicable codes, inspections and legal requirements in the construction of educational facilities.
  • Reviews and authorizes payment of invoices develops contract documentation attends pre-bid and pre-construction meetings, manages the monitoring and the quality of work.
  • Oversees the preparation of status reports with initial estimates directs and evaluates the performance of staff and contractors through periodic inspections and direct daily supervision.
  • Utilizes advanced cost and scheduling control techniques for monitoring and controlling multiple projects and enterprise-wide resources Develops and coordinates multiple capital building programs for construction.
  • Serves as mentor and coach to Facilities staff, ensuring communication of contractual obligations throughout all phases.
  • Serves on College committees as appropriate and assists with the selection process for architectural/engineering and construction management services, monitors construction expenditures of the capital budget for each project.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Broad skills and advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: real estate development, architecture, civil, mechanical or electrical engineering or construction management.
  • Thorough knowledge of project management practices including that required to plan, lead and oversee large and complex construction projects and real estate developments. To include in-depth knowledge of typical real estate and public works construction processes, and skill to manage all phases of planning, design and construction of complex projects.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable state and federal codes and regulations pertaining to the real estate development and construction industry including understanding of the Florida Building Code, the American with Disabilities Act and other such regulatory agency requirements as pertains to large public construction projects. Ability to apply such knowledge successfully for assigned projects.
  • Advanced skills and knowledge in project scheduling including task/resource loading, and critical path sequencing methods required to run an efficient project. Ability to conduct in-depth analysis and review of complex project schedules to guide adjustment as needed to manage schedule and risk.
  • Knowledge in the use of multiple project delivery methods (including design-bid-build, design-build, collaborative design-build, CM at-risk, etc.,) and ability to select appropriate methods based on project plan.
  • Demonstrated experience managing assigned projects within the approved scope and agreed upon schedule and budget expectations including creativity in managing difficult schedule and budget challenges toward successful resolution.
  • Demonstrated financial management skills necessary to prepare, manage, oversee, track, and monitor detailed project budgets, analyze funding allocations, evaluate independent cost estimates, and review, track and approve payment requests.
  • Thorough analytical skills required to ensure adherence to requirements and assure a high level of quality control. Detail oriented to accurately review contracts and other documents necessary to successfully deliver assigned tasks and projects.
  • Ability to read and understand proposals, plans, blueprints, process drawings, contracts, purchase orders, and specifications for all phases of construction.
  • Experience effectively using personal computer software and electronic communications including digital graphic software for presentations, CAD drafting systems, geographical information systems (GIS), computer-based design and architectural applications, and complex project scheduling and analytical applications.
  • Ability to implement a customer (constituent) service approach, with a commitment to high ethical standards and to present work to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Experience in organizations with exposure to facilities management.
  • Experience managing million-dollar budgets, and to analyze budgets pertaining to facility service organizations or maintenance organizations.
  • Working applicable experience; including but not limited to, initial design and renovation design of higher education administrative and instructional facilities in Florida.
  • Ability to meet critical deadlines while manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated competency in interpreting, communicating and developing policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated Proficient in Microsoft Office products (e.g., Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of all applicable Federal, State, and local safety rules and regulations, including OSHA, Dept. of Health, and the Bureau of Fire Safety.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff members of every level, diverse backgrounds, and educational experience.
  • Ability to apply technical application of Florida Administrative Code and/or Department of Education Office of Educational Facilities regulations and guidelines
  • Knowledge of spreadsheets and scheduling programs.
  • Expertise in end-to-end project management and preparation of change orders and modification of drawings
  • Expertise in the use of punch lists and final records retention
Minimum Qualifications & Education

  • Bachelor's degree in construction management, Mechanical Engineering, architecture, engineering, real estate development, construction management, business or a related field from an accredited institution OR which may be obtained through equivalent experience such as might be attained through five (5) years of project management experience.
  • Five (5) years of demonstrated project management experience in a lead role for all phases of complex construction projects delivered within budget and schedule requirements.
  • Any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential responsibilities.
  • Master's degree in construction management, Mechanical Engineering or related field and four (4) years of experience in a large industrial, commercial or educational complex.
  • Six to ten years of demonstrated project management experience in a lead role for all phases of complex real estate development or capital construction projects.
  • Two years of experience/training in one or more of the following areas: real estate development, construction project management, cost estimating, scheduling and schedule analysis, contract management, and/or financial analysis/management.
  • Demonstrated experience managing real estate development and/or construction projects for a State facility, College or University, or other multi-facility commercial complex.
  • Experience working in a college or University setting.

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