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Senior Construction Manager (Water)

HDR, Inc. Calverton, MD

Job Description



About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.


HDR is currently seeking a Senior Construction Manager to join our growing water business group in the mid-Atlantic area. Successful candidates will have spent at least 15 years in responsible construction management (CM) positions for a contractor, municipal agency or CM consultant.  Ideal candidates will have broad experience with different contract delivery methods, including design-build, CMAR, and design-bid-build on large water/wastewater treatment -exceeding $50 million in value and the CM activities required during all project delivery phases including preconstruction, construction, commissioning & validation.

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Primary Responsibilities

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Perform as the Construction Management role as the Owner's advisor and on-site field representative.
  • Perform constructability reviews.  
  • Review and approve cost estimates that include conceptual estimates prior to design as well as detailed time and materials estimates from design documents including independent estimates of construction change orders.
  • Review and approve pre-bid CPM schedules from design documents.
  • Staff and lead a CM team performing field engineering, construction inspection, construction contract administration and project controls activities.
  • Develop or implement existing policies and procedures for construction contract administration, performance reporting (cost & schedule), submittal review, quality assurance, progress payments, document control, change order/claim analysis, commissioning and project acceptance/close-out. 
  • Review and approve monthly construction contractor CPM schedule updates; progress payments based on schedule updates; recovery schedules.
  • Perform effective change management negotiations and contract administration services. Prepare independent cost estimate, analyze proposed changes, prepare a negotiation plan, and negotiate change orders on behalf of the Owner.
  • Review and analyze construction claims and develop sound recommendations to the client.
  • Supervise the CM's efforts as part of the Quality Program. Manage a staff of individuals performing quality assurance tasks associated with observing the source and field Contractor's Quality Program activities.

Keywords:  Civil, Construction, Water, Wastewater 



Required Qualifications

  • Excellent written communication abilities required. Proven report writing abilities required; ability to independently write reports and correspondence.
  • Strong leadership and oral communication skills.
  •  Project and/or Construction Management experience required in water/wastewater treatment facilities.
  • Cost Estimating and change order negotiation experience required
  • A knowledge of CPM scheduling techniques and various software platforms to include Primavera P6 software.
Preferred Qualifications
Certifications desired, but not required, include: PE, CCM, or PMP



Why HDRAt HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.  

Job Details

Date Posted June 28, 2017
Date Closes June 28, 2018
Requisition 146100
Located In Calverton, MD
SOC Category 00-0000.00