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Superintendent/Construction Support Construction Manager (CSCM), China Lake

Requisition ID:  229776

Project Information:

Bechtel is preparing to provide program management and construction management support services at the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. Following an earthquake that devastated the U.S. Navy installation in July 2019, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) is undertaking a massive $2.5B recovery effort to repair the installation.


The mission at China Lake is critical to our national security and the amount of funding over a short period of time is significant. As a result, having the right tools and experienced personnel will be necessary to keep the complex recovery program on track to deliver NAVFAC’s crucial mission.


The Bechtel team will be collocated on-site with the client and based in Ridgecrest, California, a city that is approximately 150 miles north of Los Angeles. For base access, U.S citizenship is required, and all candidates must complete and pass an SF-85-P, Questionnaire for Public Trust Positions, and obtain Secret clearance.


This project may have multiple work schedules that are subject to change and may require employees to work overtime, weekends and/or night shift when a business need arises.


This posting is for multiple positions, that are contingent upon contract award.


We invite you to join our team for this very interesting opportunity!


Position Overview:

The individual will be assigned to a construction contract management team as part of the Construction Management Services Bechtel is providing to NAVFAC. The individual will work with Bechtel Field Engineers, Superintendents and NAVFAC personnel to provide oversight of NAVFAC subcontractors.


Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Monitors work activities, ensures the quality of work performed.
  • Ensures the most current design document is used to complete the work and that all design changes are approved prior to implementation. 
  • Assists Project Controls Engineer with generating formal estimates, scheduling, and planning as assigned.
  • Monitors the activities of subcontractors to ensure compliance with specifications and schedules.
  • Monitors job site work rule compliance.
  • Review contract drawings and specifications (including RFPs) for constructability and conformance to base operations constraints and existing field conditions.
  • Participate in pre-award meetings.
  • Coordinate and/or attend post-award contract meetings, such as post-award kickoff meetings (PAK), preconstruction conferences, informal or formal partnering meetings, schedule acceptance meeting, design review meetings, weekly progress meetings, and Facility Turnover Planning Meetings (NAVFAC Red Zone).
  • Review contractor administrative submittals, such as: schedules (both bar charts and networks); environmental protection plan; design and construction quality control plans; health and safety plan; and accident prevention plan, and coordinate review and recommend approval or reject of technical “Government-approved” submittals, such as shop drawings, product data, samples, design data, manufacturer’s instructions, test plans/reports, certificates, and O&M data in a timely manner.
  • Visit construction sites to monitor progress and solicit input from the Engineering Technician/Quality Assurance (ET/QA) representatives, review CQC reports and attend QC and progress meetings. Recommend necessary action to assure contractor’s quality control program is operating effectively and in accordance with the contract requirements.
  • Provide technical solutions to unforeseen problems that arise during the contract duration in coordination with the designer of record and construction contractor.
  • Provide project status updates to senior Government personnel within the field office.
  • Coordinate property record inventory documents, DD1354 Transfer and Acceptance of Military Real Property and Disposal of DoN Real Property, in accordance with NAVFAC Business Management System (BMS) and in coordination with Project Managers and Installation Real Property Accountable Officer (RPAO).
  • Complete required items to assist in effectively closing out a contract, including tracking receipt and delivery of as-built drawings, O&M manuals/eOMSI and warranty documents for the Supported Command/facility manager or local Public Works Department, in accordance with NAVFAC BMS.
  • Keep the Government sponsor advised as to the status of projects.
  • Identify the need (and subsequent reason code) for a modification to scope, cost and/or schedule based on collaboration with the construction contractor, Supported Command, designer of record and/or other entities.
  • Support the issuance of requests for proposal by determining the needed change and writing the scope of work.
  • Ensure funds are reserved for the modification.
  • Develop or coordinate the preparation of an independent government estimate (IGE), if the requirement exceeds the Simplified Acquisition Threshold.
  • Prepare or coordinate the preparation of sketches and drawings in support of negotiations and issuance of the modification.
  • Provide technical support for claims/disputes/terminations processing, negotiation and resolution.
  • Review and recommend approval of contractors' requests for payments and subsequent invoices.
  • Provide recommendations for retainage and/or withholding on contractors’ payment requests/invoices, as required.
  • Monitor and document the contractor’s technical compliance with contractual requirements, and progress relative to their accepted progress schedule and the contract completion date.
  • Notify the Contracting Officer immediately of any significant event or deficiency associated with contract performance.
  • Coordinate with the contracting officer to ensure no unauthorized commitments are enacted.
  • Review construction contractor quarterly reports to the Contracting Officer documenting the contractor’s progress and identifying any problems/issues with the contractor’s performance and recommending possible notice or action to be taken by the Contracting Officer.
  • Note any significant quality and performance failures in a report to the Contracting Officer (such as adverse QA reports, non-compliance notice deficiencies or delays).
  • Document and report any known or perceived vulnerability to fraud associated with contract performance.
  • Maintain a contract file to support the completion of requirements under FAR 1.604 and DFARS PGI 201.602-2(v).
  • Review Activity Hazard Analyses (AHAs) and ensure these are discussed by the construction contractor and their respective subcontractors prior to beginning each work activity or when a new work crew is to perform the work in accordance with the three phases of QC.


Required Qualifications

Must have:

1.      A degree in engineering from a four-year college/university accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), an architecture degree from a National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accredited university OR a degree in construction management or engineering technology from a four-year accredited Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) university


AND the following:


2.      A minimum or seven (7) years of experience as a Construction Manager, Project Manager, or Project/Field Engineer on commercial/industrial type facilities contracts valued in excess of $10 million

3.      Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check, including verification of employment and education

4.      Must be able to obtain a site security badge

5.      Must be physically capable to participate in project walkdowns, which may require the following activities: extensive walking in and around a construction site, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, walking on elevated platforms, walking on uneven surfaces, climbing in or maneuvering around very small and/or confined spaces, and lifting up to 40lbs without assistance.

6.      This project may have multiple work schedules that are subject to change and may require employees to work overtime, weekends and/or night shift when a business need arises

7. Must have a valid driver's license

8. Must be a U.S. Citizen


Basic Qualifications

  • Possess knowledge of a single or multi‑discipline construction operation.
  • Working knowledge of unionized labor.
  • Demonstrated leadership in a team-based environment.
  • Knowledge of project-specific environmental compliance requirements. General awareness of environmental laws.
  • Knowledge of government compliance standards.
  • Knowledge of project and Bechtel Quality Assurance program.
  • Knowledge of local labor laws and issues.
  • Knowledge of state, federal and local contracting requirements.
  • Experience working with subcontractors.
  • Knowledge of the use of subcontracts, and the contractor and subcontractor’s responsibilities contained in subcontract documents.
  • Tactful and professional communications both orally and in writing to all levels of authority and stakeholders. Must be proactive and astute at obtaining decisive action from all affected parties, including the Construction Contractor (Contractor), Supported Commands, and other Agencies overcome issues at all phases of a contract. Must understand that his/her recommendations will be strongly considered in forming the basis for fi action by field office leadership.
  • Ability to perform constructability reviews on solicitation packages whether they consist of performance and prescriptive requirements for design-build procurements or plans and specifications for design-bid-build procurements.
  • Ability to prepare cost estimates at all levels and every phase of a contract
  • Ability to perform technical analysis on contractor cost proposals and develop recommended negotiation positions.
  • Ability to identify risks at all phases of a project, determine their potential impact, and develop mitigation plans to alleviate or reduce the potential impact.
  • Knowledge and use of Primavera P6 scheduling software, along with an understanding of basic scheduling concepts.
  • Fundamental knowledge and skill with the Microsoft Office suite of applications (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access).
  • General computer literacy and comfort with use of email, browsers, and other computer-based applications.
  • Developed soft skills that allow one to work effectively with other government professionals, client representatives, contractor management and labor personnel, and others of varying backgrounds and experiences.
  • Understanding of quality control processes as they relate to construction projects.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the requirements within the Army Corps of Engineers EM-385-1-1, Safety and Health manual and/or the OS 29 CFR 1926, Construction Regulations.
  • Ability to prepare pertinent meeting agendas, coordinate meetings to assure attendance by critical stakeholders, maintain meeting order and scope and drive the development of action items and resolutions.


Grade 26

 Larger and more complex scope assignments will require Grade 26 level of performance. 


Grade 25

 Scope assignments determined to not fall into the large or complex category will utilize Grade 25 experience.





*This position is contingent upon award of the contract*

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.