Vanir Construction Management, Inc.

  • Senior Project Manager

    Job Locations US-CA-Ukiah
    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. May supervise office/field administrative staff, project/field engineers, assistant project/construction managers, project/construction managers and other assigned staff.


    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

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

    • Primary contact and liaison for owner and principle partner entities for administering the construction contract, procedures and all related deliverables
    • Manages pre‐construction services including but not limited to; Constructability plan review; plan check coordination with project architect; Division 00 and 01 Specification preparations; Cost estimate; Project advertisement and bid reviews
    • Ensures contracts, drawings, estimates, and specifications comply with construction/project requirements
    • Attends and presents at project status presentations to committees and the Board of Supervisors
    • Obtains, maintains, and manages data, information, communications, and approvals required by project and company requirements between owner, architects, engineers, and other project-related entities
    • Manages project controls, cost, schedules, and performance activities and procedures, project logistics, organization, systems commissioning and training, and project closeout
    • Experience with Change Order analyses and contract delay negotiations a must
    • Coordinates with the (IOR) and manages the materials testing agency in the field for adherence to the project plans and specifications and all contractual requirements
    • Leads weekly construction meetings including preparation of meeting agendas and minutes, and tracks relevant information and statuses; prepares construction progress reports
    • Coordination with contractor and County’s design consultants regarding Requests for Information (RFIs), Submittals, Requests for Quotes/Proposals; manages the Change Order review and negotiations with contractor
    • Collection and review of certified payroll records from contractor
    • Monitoring and documentation of environmental and general permit requirements
    • Assistance with BSCC state agency’s change order approval process as required
    • Assistance with adherence to all SB 844 requirements including all required documentation and communications with State staff during construction and project close‐out
    • Coordination of FF&E installations, commissioning and training, construction punch list preparation and completion and project close-out;
    • Ensures project team adheres to safety requirements
    • Performs other duties as required

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, or equivalent is required
    • Minimum of 9 years of experience as a Senior Project Manager and an additional 3 years of experience supervising staff is required
    • Advanced knowledge and experience managing pre-construction/design-phase management, construction estimating, project budget controls, project controls/scheduling, documentation, engineering/construction materials, methods and principles, contracts and delivery methods are required
    • Strong computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite products, and experience with project-related systems such as MS Project, Prolog, or Primavera are required
    • Experience building correctional facilities is preferred
    • Experience managing buildings with EIFS systems is preferred
    • Certified Construction Manager is a plus
    • Experience managing underground, unforeseen conditions including large soil export and fill, and major utility installations
    • Experience managing pre-construction services (overseeing constructability reviews and estimates, etc.), the bid process, and the contractor prequalification process in addition to managing the construction, commissioning and project close-out
    • Thorough understanding of drawings and specifications and applied experience in the areas of project accounting, cost and schedule controls, client and personnel interaction in professional settings are required
    • Experience managing subconsultants and their work including the materials testing and commissioning agents
    • Experience managing Design-Bid-Build projects in the North Bay Area and experience with local contractors a plus

    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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    Persons with medical limitations may, with reasonable accommodations, be capable of performing the duties of this position. Such a determination must be made on an individual basis considering the person's limitations, the requirements of the position, and the company's ability to make reasonable accommodations to the person's limitations.


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