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Jacobs Senior Program Construction Manager in Miami, Florida

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The Program Construction Manager (PCM) is responsible for careful planning, effective communication, and proactive risk management to mitigate or eliminate program risks that threaten the construction schedule, budget, safety, or quality.

The desirable candidate must be a self-motivated professional with a proven track record of successfully advising the client and leading the designer, contractor, design-builder and or construction management team on construction projects as well as someone who has the desire to grow personally and professionally. The candidate must exhibit experience with major construction programs and specifically Water/Wastewater Treatment Plants/Conveyance . The PCM must have 20 years’ experience in Construction Management; with a minimum of 5 years of experience as Construction Manager on a project/program over $1B construction cost.

The PCM supports the Program Manager in defining and leading the delivery processes, tools, and execution of construction projects within the program. This role will align to support pre-construction and construction activities as requested to meet the overall delivery needs of the program.

Some key responsibilities include the following:

  • Work with the program leadership and the client in development and execution of the overall construction approach and resource allocation of manpower and support resources required to meet the delivery needs.

  • Support program in establishing and implementing a safety culture and network of resources to engage with ongoing field operations to meet the needs of the delivery teams.

  • Work with the client to analyze the requirements for each project and provide recommendation on the appropriate delivery method for each project.

  • Define the resources required to meet the assigned obligations of the selected delivery method and contract type i.e. D/B/B, D/B, CMAR, PPP under a LS, GMP or T&M contract.

  • Support ongoing pre-construction efforts to establish deliverables that meet the needs of both procurement and construction field delivery.

  • Support the program controls leadership to establish schedule control, cost control, change management, risk management and reporting tools.

  • Act as the primary program interface with the designer, contractor, plant operations, and ongoing construction contracts as well as outside agencies/stakeholders.

  • Provide motivation and leadership to the construction program team through site mobilization, execution, and demobilization activities, consistent with established project delivery processes to ensure the orderly, efficient, and timely completion of the project scope.

  • Lead program meetings with contractor/design builder and stakeholders effectively delivering results in a timely manner.

  • Actively evaluate, manage, and report on the status of the construction schedule and budget. Monitor the contract progress and make recommendation to client for contractor payments.

  • Work to build a cooperative partnership between the client, contractors/design-builders, and all stakeholders to ensure timely resolution of project issues and the overall success of the project.

  • Work with the Regional and Geographic CM Leads to identify and assign CM and Inspection staff on the program.

  • Lead the Jacobs CM Team in monitoring construction contractor operations for process conformance with the approved quality control plan, schedules, proactive change management, pay requests, contract closeout, and record drawings in accordance with construction documents.

  • Implement, monitor, and adjust Risk Management Plan (RMP) as required to meet the needs of the project and the changing construction environment in conjunction with the program RMP.

  • Demonstrate effective risk management and mitigation practices through proper risk identification, assessment, tracking and communication.

  • Ensure completion of the scope of work to the satisfaction of our client, while simultaneously ensuring that Jacob’s safety, environmental, and project performance expectations are upheld. Including leading the construction team in establishing a site-wide safe working culture.

  • Work with the Engineers, owner, and Contractors/Design Builders to establish and implement start‐up and commissioning plans and associated resources as requested.

  • Establish and implement procedures to provide constructability and value engineering reviews during the design phase of projects that yield value to the owner.

  • Manage and assign resource to analyze claims and change order and to make recommendation to the client regarding merit and quantum.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelors or 4 Year Degree in Construction Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or related degree.

  • 20 plus years of progressively challenging leadership experience on major design and construction projects performing Project Management, Project Controls, Procurement Services and Construction Management for Water/Wastewater Treatment Plants/Conveyance.

  • A Minimum of 5 years’ experience managing multiple construction projects as Construction Manager on a project/program of $1B with construction work with multiple active construction projects.

  • Experience overseeing delivery of large scale, complex construction projects or leading multiple projects with individual project construction cost from $5M to $200M.

  • Willingness to relocate to Miami, Florida

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Experience with treatment plant, pump station, pipeline projects is mandatory.

  • Self-motivated professional with a proven track record of successfully leading owner, designer, contractor, and PCM staff during the pre-construction (support) and construction (lead) phases of utility and treatment plant projects.

  • Must be proficient in the use of computer to prepare reports using Microsoft Office programs such as Word and Excel.

  • Excellent working knowledge of construction scheduling. P6 in particular

  • Must be proficient with web-based construction document management platforms.

  • Must have highly effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent team leader and team player with exceptional interpersonal skills.

  • PE and/or CCM preferred.

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.

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