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Company: Scientific Research Corporation
Location: North Charleston, SC
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


The Construction Manager performs a wide range of construction management functions, assisting the OBO Project Director (PD) as a Construction Manager (CM) and management expert for planning, directing, managing, and coordinating the Department's overseas construction projects, and working with assigned project team members to achieve the highest possible priority and effectiveness in meeting the scope, schedule and cost goals of the OBO Construction Management projects.


  • Develops working knowledge of all technical requirements of projects
  • Provides Quality Assurance for ongoing construction project
  • Reviews contractor submittals
  • Prepares responses to Requests for information (RFI) for questions related to engineering
  • Evaluates proposed submittal substitutions with engineering implications; makes recommendations to the Project Director
  • Coordinates the development of Independent Government Estimates (IGEs) for modifications and change orders
  • Reviews and evaluates design calculations and data from an engineering perspective
  • Prepares Monthly Progress Report summarizing project status, with emphasis on engineering
  • The Construction Manager works closely with the PD or OBO Construction Management Construction Executive in coordinating the efforts of the OBO project staff providing leadership and guidance to the OBO project staff
  • Ensures that an appropriate safety and accident prevention plan is implemented on each project contract; and reviews, monitors and coordinates project safety issues with the Contractor, the Post Occupational Safety and Health Officer (POSHO), and the Safety Officer in CM's Construction Support Division (OBO/CFSM/CS), in accordance with the requirements of the US Corp of Engineers Safety and Health Requirements Manual and host country health and safety requirements when more stringent
  • Assists post and/or manages the work of the OBO CM Project Contractor(s) in planning, coordinating, evaluating, and scheduling the work to ensure that Project Contractor(s) meet required standards of quality, civil schedule, cost goals, and contract compliance
  • Interprets and explains plans and contract document terms to administrative staff, contractor superintendents, vendors, and OBO clients, representing the interests of OBO while ensuring the understanding of all that the Contracting Officer for the project contract is the only individual with authority to direct changes to the scope of work through written modifications
  • Ensures that the project contractor(s) have obtained any necessary licenses and permits; and that they are properly displayed with a copy in the project files prior to commencement of related works
  • Ensures project contractors provide appropriate supervision and quality control inspections of the work
  • The Construction Manager studies the International Building Code and job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods providing quality assurance inspections and field verification of all aspects of the contractor's quality control program; and supervises owner-sponsored field / laboratory tests as required to verify the contractor's quality control program
  • Confers with supervisory personnel, Post clients, contractors, and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, and construction problems
  • Receives contractor submittals and reviews for completeness and determines whether OBO project staff, OBO Design Engineer, or the Architectural/Engineering (A/E) performing construction phase services shall review and provide comments and recommendations for acceptance of the submittals. The CM tracks the timeliness of submittals due from the contractor, their review by OBO, and response/return to the contractor
  • Evaluates contractor's proposed submittal substitutions with construction engineering implications and makes recommendations to the PD concerning the disposition of the contractor's request
  • Evaluates the necessity and accuracy of any contractor change order proposals; and prepare Statements of Work and Independent Government Estimates for modifications and change orders as may be required
  • Reviews and evaluates design calculations and data provided by the contractor(s) from a construction engineering perspective
  • Ensures that the project contractors maintain as-built documentation
  • Provides the PD with draft responses to the contractor's and other organization's requests for information
  • Reviews the contractor's monthly pay request accurately represents the work performed by the Project Contractors
  • Ensures that materials for which payment has been requested are properly accounted for, in acceptable condition, and stored correctly
  • Maintains a "Daily Project Log" as defined in the Construction Management Guidebook
  • Prepares a CM Monthly Progress Report summarizing the status of construction projects; publishes and distributes the CM Monthly Report as directed, maintaining progress photo albums for each contract project; and implements and monitors project reporting in accordance with the Construction Management Guidebook
  • As required, assists the Project Director and/or Post in acquiring and utilizing local construction professionals and construction contractors; and ensures scopes of services required of Local Employee Staff (LES) and local A/E firms are appropriately defined from an engineering standpoint
  • Supports the PD in all contract administration matters, including negotiation of modifications and/or claims and interpretation of contract requirements
  • Develops and maintains an inventory of property to include domestic and overseas project property procured for the CM Projects, ensuring that inventory reporting complies with the requirements of the Department, the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM), and directions promulgated by the Office of the Deputy Director for Resource Management (OBO/RM)
  • As required, assists with the development of presentations, special reports, and special projects as related to the engineering aspects of the overseas construction program
  • Participates in project meetings and conferences as appropriate, and, when required, prepares minutes of project meetings
  • Cooperates and coordinates with the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and other members of the CM and OBO staff
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Project Director

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