Loyal Source Government Services is seeking a Construction Manager (CM) to assist NAVFAC SE with the enforcement of construction contract provisions, specifically the quality control, safety requirements, scope control and schedule management. The CM, through their application of project management and construction oversight, will recommend approval of work in accordance with contract terms and have the authority to stop any portion of the construction contractor's work that poses an imminent danger to personnel, equipment, or property.
The required tasks/services include but are not limited to:
- Review pre-final contract drawings and specifications with respect to constructability and compatibility with actual field conditions
- As required, coordinate mandatory post-award contract meetings such as post-award kickoff meetings, preconstruction conferences, partnering meetings, schedule acceptance meeting, design review meetings, coordination and mutual understanding meeting, Facility Turnover Planning Meetings (NAVFAC Red Zone), and final inspections. Schedule, conduct, and document regular progress meetings and other construction related project meetings with all interested parties to review project status, discuss problems, and resolve issues.
- Reviewing and recommending approval of contractor administrative submittals such as schedules (both bar charts and networks), environmental protection plan, design and construction quality control plan, health and safety plan, accident prevention plan; and coordinate review and approval of technical “Government-approved” submittals such as shop drawings, product data, samples, design data, manufacturer’s instructions, test plans/reports, certificates, and O&M data in a timely manner.
- Managing the contractor Requests for Information (RFIs) and ensuring timely responses.
- Ensuring effective communication with the project manager, design manager, contract specialist, the contractor, the construction engineering technician, the client, and others as appropriate. The post-award responsibility to drive the design-build project including design acceptance lies primarily with the CM.
- Reviewing daily construction progress at the site as well as through the Engineering Technician/Quality Assurance (ET/QA) representatives and CQC reports; and attending QC meetings including preparatory meetings involving critical work activities. Take necessary action (including possibly recommending dismissal of QC Manager and/or other QC staff) to assure contractor’s quality control program is provided in accordance with the contract requirements and that three phases of quality control are being utilized
- Administering technical aspects of construction contract modifications (prepare cost estimates, review cost proposals, assist contract specialist or contracting officer in negotiations, prepare modification packages for processing by contracting officer)
- Based on technical knowledge and coordinating with designer and contractor, providing technical solutions to unforeseen problems during construction. This may include making recommendations to the official government liaison to approve field changes that have no impact on function of the facility or cost and schedule of the contract (no change in scope)
- Providing project status updates to senior personnel within the field office or Supported Command. This may entail providing contract information required in NAVFAC enterprise IT systems (primarily eContracts, but also other systems as necessary). This may include updates to the Notes field, project completion date updates, and other information required by field office and NAVFAC leadership. If system access is not granted, the information with be provided to a government employee with access who will enter the required information into the appropriate system.
- Assisting the NAVFAC Project Manager in management of Post Construction Award Services (PCAS)
- Coordinating construction operations between contractors, station personnel, and other government agencies. This includes coordinating delivery, acceptance, inspection and installation of Government Furnished equipment and collateral equipment.
- Preparing property record inventory documents, DD1354 Transfer and Acceptance of Military Real Property, in accordance with NAVFAC Business Management System (BMS) and in coordination with Project Managers and Installation Real Property Accountable Officer (RPAO).
- Completing required items to effectively close out a contract including receipt and delivery of as-built drawings, O&M manuals and warranty documents to the local PWD. Manage the NAVFAC Red Zone process for completing jobs, beginning at 75% construction complete or 90 days before the construction contract completion date, whichever is earlier.
- Reporting to official government liaison on contractor performance for evaluations and the processing of awards for outstanding performance if applicable
- Identifying the need for a modification to scope, cost and/or schedule based on collaboration with the contractor, Supported Command, designer and/or other entities and develop or evaluate cost estimates
- Providing effective and timely contractual correspondence
- Maintaining proper construction contract document files according to NAVFAC standards and ensuring official contractor correspondence and submittals are included in the contract file
- In conjunction with the ET, reviewing Activity Hazard Analyses (AHAs) and ensuring these are discussed by the prime contractor and their respective subcontractors prior to beginning each work activity or when a new work crew is to perform the work in accordance with the three
phases of Quality Control. Regularly review Quality Assurance reports from ETs and ensure daily reports are filed in the contract file.
- In conjunction with the ET, reviewing and recommending acceptance of Accident Prevention Plans and Crane Critical Lift Plans, along with crane operation qualifications and certificate of compliance
- Ensuring contractor is conducting monthly site safety self-evaluations and taking appropriate, timely action to ensure contractor compliance of safety and health requirements, including recommended dismissal of key contractor staff due to non-performance or recurring violations
- Provide support to the ET in securing/coordinating outages
- Incumbent will be capable of tactfully and professionally communicating (orally and in writing) NAVFAC requirements and positions and be capable of engaging at multiple levels of authority to obtain decisive action from all affected parties including the contractor, Supported Commands, and other Agencies. The incumbent must understand that his/her recommendations and decisions are usually accepted as the basis for final action by field office leadership.
- Monitor the design and construction clarification process and, when appropriate, remind the designer and other parties involved of the need for timely actions.
- Monitor ongoing construction to check contractor progress and verify compliance with plans and specifications. Keep supervisor advised as to the specific status of projects under his/her administrative and technical control.
- Review construction contractor status reports for accurate reporting on percentage of work complete and oversee construction acceptance process to include commissioning of facilities and equipment.
- Coordinate the closeout process including punch list preparation and completion, testing and startup of major systems, training, final acceptance, contractor evaluation and final payment
- Participate in final acceptance and testing of major building systems including but not limited to fire protection certification, elevator certifications, ensuring contractor compliance in the areas of Testing and Balancing (TABs), Duct Air Leakage Testing (DALTS), Digital Control Systems (DDC) for HVAC systems.
- 3.28 Ensure the contractor provides a complete set of Operation and Maintenance Support Information (OMSI) Manuals and conducts any user training for equipment installed on the project as required by the construction contract.
- Submit a weekly project status report for any assigned project to the resource manager (Project Management and Engineering Branch Head/Supervisory General Engineer) and attend any project meetings as required.
- Submit a monthly report to the Contracting Officer summarizing service provider actions for each month.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED
Contractor employees performing services must meet the following requirements and have the following licenses and/or certifications, knowledge,
skills, and abilities:
- The contractor must have a degree in engineering from a four year ABET accredited university. A degree in mechanical or electrical engineering is preferred, but other disciplines are acceptable if combined with the required experience outlined below.
- A minimum of eight (8) years combined experience as a Construction Manager or Project Engineer on projects of similar size and complexity.
- The individual must have at least two (2) years’ experience on energy, utilities and/or power distribution projects. Experience with turbine generators and/or liquefied natural gas facilities preferred.
- Sound understanding of engineering concepts, principles and practices applicable to civil, mechanical, electrical, and energy engineering concerned with the design, construction and equipment installation related to energy conservation, utilities and power generation projects.
- Ability to obtain a Department of Defense Confidential Clearance for unescorted visits in restricted areas.
- Ability to prepare or review technical engineering specifications and statements of work covering complex and diverse engineering designs or changes.
- Thorough knowledge of construction practices and methods as well as construction management.
- Ability to write and speak to report on progress and outcome of technical assignments and to present recommendations.
- Ability to monitor construction projects to a successful and timely completion
- Knowledge of Primavera SureTrak scheduling software and/or other construction scheduling software packages.
- Knowledge of Submittal Exchange and/or other online system for exchanging, reviewing, and archiving construction submittals, RFI’s and other design and construction communications electronica.
- Knowledge of safety and occupational health principles, practices, procedures, laws and regulations as they relate to engineering performance requirements.
- Ability to perform strenuous activity while working outdoors in extreme heat or cold, working in confined spaces, climbing and using fall protection equipment.
- Demonstrated knowledge of safety and occupational health principles, practices, procedures, laws and regulations as they relate to engineering performance requirements and as outlined in the EM-385-1-1 and 29 CFR.
- At a minimum, a record of completion for the OSHA 30-hour Construction Training Course is required for the candidate at the time of award.
- Additionally, within 60 days of performance start, a record of completion for the EM 385-1-1 Construction Safety Course (NAVFAC or USACE) is required. Preference is to have this required training completed prior to reporting for duty. The government will not provide this training.
- Failure to provide record of completion for the EM 385-1-1 Course within 60 calendar days is automatic cause for dismissal and the contractor shall provide a replacement at no cost to the Government.
- Current certification of successful completion of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)/Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
- Construction Quality Management for Contractors (CQM-C) course. A record of completion for the Course is required within 60 days of performance start. Preference is to have this required training completed prior to reporting for duty. The government will not provide this training. Failure to provide record of completion within 60 calendar days is automatic cause for dismissal and the contractor shall provide a replacement at no cost to the Government.
- Candidate must be eligible for a government-issued Common Access Card (CAC) identification card. The CAC will be, used to regularly access government systems during the normal course of their duties. CAC requirements are outlined in DOD Instruction 1000.13.