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Brown and Caldwell is the largest engineering firm of its kind—solely focused on the U.S. environmental sector. With offices throughout the country, we have opportunities nationwide to work on some of our most exciting environmental projects.

Senior Construction Manager / Project Manager

Work Location: Sacramento, California, Walnut Creek, California
ID: 3242
Job Type: Full Time
Travel: 50%

For more than 70 years, Brown and Caldwell has been creating leading-edge environmental solutions for public agencies and private industry. We strive to be the environmental company of choice—to our clients, who benefit from our passion for delivering exceptional quality, and to our employees, present and future, who share our commitment to client service, collaboration and innovation. Join us, and you will find a home where you can do your best work, reach new levels of expertise and enjoy exceptional development opportunities. As a privately held firm with over 1,500 employee-owners in 50+ offices nationwide, the opportunity awaits for you to advance.


Senior Construction Manager/Project Manager

Brown and Caldwell is currently looking for a Construction Management professional to join our growing team! We are seeking a construction professional that is eager to win new project work and then deliver our construction services.

*This role can be based in Walnut Creek, CA OR Sacramento, CA

Position Expectations:

  • Be willing and able to go out and make client contacts, identify new project opportunities, and to lead efforts in winning new construction management contracts. Requirements include project team coordination, proposal writing, and interview preparation and delivery.
  • Serve as liaison in the interface between the design team and the projects’ construction teams (owner, contractor, construction manager, resident engineer).
  • Responsible for construction management and inspection activities on multiple projects for water and wastewater collection, transmission, treatment, storage, and distribution facilities.
  • Directly interact with clients’ representatives to negotiate work plans, administer construction contract terms and conditions, resolve field issues, and provide management system reporting to clients.
  • Review contract plans and specifications for constructability.
  • Ensure overall project quality and proper safety practices.
  • Meet project budget and schedule requirements.
  • Coordinate in the field with owner’s staff, design staff, contractors and subcontractors, third party inspectors, facility operations staff, and local regulatory agencies.
  • Keep detailed records of construction progress, changed conditions, and as-built drawings.
  • Manage progress reporting, inspection reporting, and project documentation requirements.
  • Effectively collaborate with project stakeholders to minimize and avoid claims. Analyze and negotiate cost and time impacts associated with change orders and claims.
  • Ability to work flexible or extended work schedules on different projects throughout Northern California and Central Valley locations.

Desired Experience and Skills:

  • BS in Civil or Construction Engineering required; MS in Engineering or Construction Management is also preferred.
  • Registered CA Professional Engineer (P.E.). Certified Construction Manager (CCM) is also desirable.
  • Experience in the engineering and construction management consulting industry and as construction contractor.
  • 20 years’ construction related experience on water and wastewater construction projects. Requires working knowledge of heavy construction, including civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical construction practices.  
  • Familiarity with the installation of small and large diameter pipe (welded steel, PVC, concrete, clay, stainless steel, ductile iron, composite, and HDPE).
  • Prior experience in the construction of concrete, steel/metal, masonry structures at pumping plants, water and wastewater treatment plants, or other facility improvement type projects.
  • Familiarity with tunneling construction methods (jack and bore, microtunnelling, directional drilling, tunnel boring machine).
  • Familiarity with various pipe rehabilitation and replacement techniques (Cured-In-Place Pipe, Pipe Bursting, Open Cut).
  • Familiarity in working within operational water and wastewater treatment facilities.
  • Familiarity with the start-up, testing, and commissioning of rehabilitated or new plant facility projects.
  • Familiarity with local design and construction standards, regulations, and specifications.
  • Experience in Alternative Delivery methods of contracting (Design-Build, Design Assist, Construction Manager at Risk).
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.
  • Knowledgeable in application of Primavera P6, Microsoft Project, Document Control Software (Procore, Primavera…), cost estimating systems, as well as demonstrated knowledge of MS Office Suite.
  • Ability to complete and maintain company required health and safety training and abide by company’s and client’s health and safety standards prior to going out in the field.
  • Valid California driver’s license and good driving record.



Join, Grow, Have Fun

We’re growing and having fun while doing it. Brown and Caldwell provides a comprehensive benefits program and a culture that promotes employee performance and success. We recognize that you are looking for a career path with opportunities to grow personally and professionally. We have a strong focus on employee development and offer defined advancement through our Career Path Framework; tuition reimbursement; honorariums for papers and presentation as well as project management training (BC is a PMI Registered Education Provider). Our work environment promotes a flexible and collaborative culture, an extensive knowledge-sharing infrastructure and more. Our values of working hard and with integrity combined with learning, growing and having fun make Brown and Caldwell your employer of choice.

This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test.

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer-Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.  

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