AECOM Construction Manager in Bakersfield, California

Business Line Construction Services

Position Title Construction Manager

United States of America - California


Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Senior Construction Manager for upcoming projects in the Bakersfield, CA office. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, those listed below:

  • Review, edit, and interpret plans, specifications, and other construction contract documents for constructability, bid ability, site access, and recommend changes to maximize the ultimate success of the project

  • Meet with professional consultants, project manager, and site staff to develop phasing plan, work restrictions, and construction schedule.

  • Participate in pre-bid walk and bid opening

  • Chair preconstruction meeting and weekly construction progress meetings

  • Resolve unforeseen site conditions, unplanned interferences, contract discrepancies, and other construction conflict problems and disputes between contractor, site staff, inspector, project manager, and professional consultants

  • Monitor construction progress and costs; take corrective action as required to manage both schedule and budget

  • Provide continuous coordination between all stakeholders

  • Direct architects and engineer consultants to provide services as necessary to support the project

  • Administer the change order and allowance process; review requests for schedule or cost adjustment and negotiate changes to the contract; prepare change order documents for approval

  • Evaluate, approve, and process the contractor’s request for payment

  • Maintain project documentation files

  • Visit construction sites to observe work in progress

  • Provide guidance and direction as needed to the project inspector

  • Respond to questions and concerns and ensure that all complaints from site staff, parents, and the community are handled promptly and properly

  • Manage the project close out phase, including certificate of substantial completion, punchlist, and receipt of as-builts, warrantees, and manuals

  • Use word processing, spreadsheet, database, and scheduling software applications to prepare correspondence, reports, schedule, and other documents related to the project

  • Provide continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality, seamless customer service

  • Perform related duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, construction management, engineering, or related field

  • 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in commercial, industrial, or public sector construction management

  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license and availability of private transportation (mileage expense allowance provided)

  • Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required

Knowledge of:

  • State and local building codes, ordinances, and regulations

  • Pertinent state safety regulations

  • Methods of construction

  • Inspection records and their practical application

  • Building trade terminology

  • Technical aspects of field of specialty

  • Reading and writing English communication skills

Ability to:

  • Climb ladders, stairs, and scaffolding

  • Resolve difficult construction problems in the field

  • Collect, analyze, and report on construction project and program data

  • Lead and direct the work of others

  • Read and interpret building plans and specifications

  • Operate standard office equipment including microcomputers and related software applications

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

  • Plan and organize work

  • Meet schedules and time lines

  • Maintain records and prepare reports

  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action

  • Work independently with little direction

  • Read, interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures

Preferred Qualifications

  • None

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Construction Management

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 183018BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.