Construction Manager

Cesar Chavez Foundation

Date: Sep 23, 2022
City: Los Angeles, CA
Contract type: Full time
Cesar Chavez Foundation

The Construction Manager is responsible for the day-to-day stewardship of construction projects. The Construction Manager enforces company policies, procedures, tools and lines of communication to monitor the progress of construction. The Construction manager is responsible to ensure that all contractors are complying with construction standards and specifications set forth by our company policy. It is a position of high responsibility and pressure that requires an individual with keen analytical skills, negotiating savvy, precise coordination and detailed documentation, while at the same time achieving maximum efficiency while outside the office.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Develops and manages relationships between construction division and property management, contractors, administration, accounting and executive management
  • Develops preliminary estimates on buildings including hard and direct soft costs
  • Helps to establish the construction budget
  • Develops preliminary project master schedule
  • Inspects potential properties, completes an inspection checklist and reports to the Director of Construction.
  • Research design parameters based on requirements of local codes, moderate rehabilitation and historic review, including coordinating input from Property Management on long-term maintenance issues
  • Identify areas of negotiation and/or waiver with local agencies
  • Develops standards and outlines specifications compatible with budgets. Conduct value engineering for alternative materials and methods to present to the Director of Construction.
  • Recommends the feasibility of new construction and rehabilitation projects.
  • Coordinates the development of detailed specifications along with architects and contractors and prepares bid documentation
  • Prepares preliminary construction estimate and construction schedule
  • Coordinate approvals, inspections and contract work with government agencies and utilities
  • Coordinates the execution of construction documents that include subcontracts, submittals and project logs established per company policy.
  • Works with accounting department each month to develop our monthly draw package that will be submitted to the LP.
  • CM will be responsible to review all monthly invoices from our selected subcontractors to ensure accuracy.
  • CM is responsible to collect all necessary back-up for all subcontractor change orders that will be submitted to the contract administrator for execution.
  • Develops and implements cost control system, reporting procedures, contingency and damage control
  • CM will be expected to attend all design meetings with the Director of Construction on the projects that they are assigned too.
  • Monitors construction work by contractors, initiates project progress meetings, negotiates and authorizes draws in relation to construction progress.
  • Keeps detailed accounting of construction expenditures.
  • Prepares and oversees punch list and follow.
  • Perform post-construction evaluation, including the facilitation of the Certificate of Occupancy, final close out documents and turn over to Property Management.
  • Responsible for managing professional trades
  • Responsible for all construction related documentation as it relates to the projects commitments to lenders, investors or state.
Supervisory Responsibilities

The job has supervisory responsibilities overseeing job superintendents and other additional staff. Carries out coordinating responsibilities in accordance with job duties, organization s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include participation in planning, assigning, and directing work.


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.

Education and/or Experience

Construction management degree or 2-3 years project engineer or 5 years or more as a project superintendent.

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