Vanir Construction Management, Inc.

  • Senior Project Manager

    Job Locations US-CA-Hayward | US-CA-Livermore
    Job ID
    Construction / Project Management
  • About Vanir

    Vanir Construction Management, Inc. has been exceeding client expectations for 35 years. Our progressive growth and quality of service has led Vanir to become consistently ranked among the top construction management firms in the nation by Engineering News-Record. As we continue growing into new areas and markets, our focus is to maintain a team of creative, ambitious, and visionary individuals.

    Job Description

    The Senior Project Manager provides the overall planning, coordination, and direction for project management activities to ensure they meet owner needs, specifications, cost, and schedule, from initial project identification through construction closeout. May supervise and Field Engineer or Assistant Construction Manager.

    The Senior Project Manager will provide design phase management services and onsite construction coordination, and direction for construction management activities. The focus of this position is the day‐to‐day management of library learning center on a Community College campus. Duties include ensuring the project is on budget, schedule, and the design fits the requirements for the contract.

    The Senior Project Manager is responsible for providing the following services or for supervising the Project Management team members that perform these services:

    • Provide thorough review of the design document plans and specifications.
    • Need to be familiar with common construction materials, methods and equipment.
    • Experience with general computer usage and applications including word, excel, Microsoft project, Power Point, Outlook, etc.
    • Knowledge of jobsite safety practices.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal forms.
    • Anticipate and resolve project challenges or issues.
    • Be able to prioritize the critical issues on projects and work towards solutions.
    • Conduct pre-bid meetings.
    • Field review and report on quality of work (control and assurance).
    • Conduct and participate in all Owner-Contractor-Design project meetings.
    • Coordinate RFI and shop drawing/submittal review and approval process.
    • Field review of conformance of work to contract documents
    • Ensure project contract deliverables and reporting are being executed
    • Document (photograph) work progression.
    • Field review of current scope of work completed to date.
    • Assist with creative constructability ideas to reduce overall exposure (cost & time).
    • Develop independent estimates for proposed change orders.
    • Change Order COR/FCO review and validation
    • 3 Week Look Ahead & Project Construction Schedule review and validation
    • Ensure that the scheduling logic is valid and adequate.
    • Ensure that overall durations are on target and within expectations.
    • Make recommendations on where and what can be shifted based on the contractor provided schedule and/or altered in order to make up for delays if applicable.
    • Review monthly pay applications by contractor.
    • Coordinate the initial start-up and testing of utilities, building, electrical and mechanical systems and equipment.
    • Coordinate final inspections, punchlists and training.
    • Performs other duties as requried


    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, or equivalent
    • Minimum of 9 years of experience as a Project Manager and an additional 3 years of experience as a Senior Project Manager supervising staff and project team is required
    • Advanced knowledge and application of master planning, A/E solicitation, project development, design-phase management, construction estimating, cost, project controls/scheduling, documentation, engineering/construction principles, contracts and delivery methods are required
    • Thorough understanding of contracts, documents, drawings, and specifications and applied experience in the areas of project accounting, cost, administrative, and personnel interaction in professional settings are required
    • Certified Construction Manager preferred

    How to Apply

    If you're interested in working for Vanir Construction Management, Inc., please visit our website to learn more and to apply online at


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