Construction Manager - Design Build

Natural Systems Utilities - San Francisco Bay Area, CA4.0



Develops, plans, directs, and executes several, concurrent water resource projects to ensure that the objectives of each project are accomplished within schedule and budget by performing the following duties personally or through the work of team members.


Performance of a construction manager in the Design/Build group will be primarily measured against demonstrated success in developing and delivering project work products that are of high quality, and prepared within the limits of contracted schedule and budget. In addition, the performance of a construction manager will be measured against success in training and mentoring subordinate staff, and in identifying and capturing repeat and new business. Additional goals will be established at yearly performance reviews.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Plans and directs construction of water and wastewater infrastructure projects including project development, scheduling, cost estimating, permitting, procurement, labor utilization, client management, vendor and subcontractor management, accounts payable and accounts receivable, and general financial reporting. Requires thorough knowledge and understanding of construction management standards of practices including time management, cost management, quality management, and risk management. Strong knowledge of contracts, drawings, estimates, and specifications to ensure relation and compliance to project requirements. Reviews project goals and requirements to determine schedule, budget, activity breakdown, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of the project. Establishes work plan and staffing chart for each project activity, and arranges for recruitment or assignment of project personnel. Confers with project team to outline work plan and to assign duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority. Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule, within prescribed budget and in conformance with scope and quality requirements. Develops status reports and reviews status reports prepared by team and develops action plans, as required, in order to maintain progress on project. Prepares project reports for management, client, or others. Confers with project personnel to provide technical advice and to resolve problems. Coordinates project activities with activities of government regulatory or other governmental agencies. Candidate will be directly involved in retention, oversight, training, and recruitment of staff. May supervise additional project staff such as: Project Managers, Construction Managers, Field Engineers, Coordinators, Inspectors, or Administrative staff.


Directly supervises up to 10 employees in the Design/Build group. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Minimum of bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year engineering/technical college or university, or acceptable alternative experience and training along with a minimum of ten years of increasingly responsible experience related to the construction of water resources infrastructure. The candidate should have passed the CSLB General Engineering Contractor (Class-A) license exam and be capable of being the qualifier for the company contractor license. Strong familiarity with California and Bay Area regulatory and permitting agencies is desired. Knowledge and application of construction estimating, cost, project controls/scheduling, documentation, engineering/construction principles, techniques, materials, applications, and practices are required. A candidate who also holds a California Professional Engineering License (Civil) is preferred.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret engineering plans and specifications, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write memoranda and reports that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.


Ability to apply basic mathematical concepts such as trigonometry, algebra, exponents and logarithms.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Construction Project Management: 5 years (Required)
  • Water and Wastewater infrastructure projects: 5 years (Required)
  • Risk Management: 5 years (Required)
  • Supervisory: 5 years (Required)
  • Cost Management: 5 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Bay Area, CA (Preferred)


  • CSLB General Engineering Contractor (CLass A) (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)