Senior Construction Manager / Senior Resident Engineer
Santa Cruz, CA  / Walnut Creek, CA  / Oakland, CA 
Posted 1 month ago
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.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

In the role of Construction Manager 2, we'll count on you to:

  • Take responsibility for subcontractor coordination, scheduling and quality control
  • Develop procedures for executing such activities, and implement procedures in coordination with the project team
  • Perform additional construction management activities, including development procurement - construction schedules, construction subcontract scopes, review of subcontract terms and conditions, performance of constructability and value engineering reviews, construction estimating and schedule reviews, and project construction performance presentations
  • Administer and manage construction activities
  • Monitor progress of the overall design as related to construction requirements
  • Perform value engineering and constructability reviews
  • Coordinate local bidding efforts for quotes obtained in the field
  • Assist in procurement of purchase orders and subcontract packages
  • Coordinate, expedite and reviewing construction submittals
  • Control the project budget and schedule
  • Coordinate and manage project quality assurance and control, and inspection services
  • Ensure subcontractor compliance with the Health and Safety Program through communication and inspections
  • Prepare and update project schedules, pay requests, and daily, weekly, and monthly progress, budget, and schedule management reports
  • Coordinate local bidding efforts
  • Take responsibility for project setup and temporary facilities
  • Perform other duties as needed
  • This position is located in SAN JOSE, CA

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction, Construction Science or closely related field
  • Water or Wastewater treatment plant CM experience.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in various aspects of construction planning and management, including but not limited to estimating, bidding, preparing and administering purchase orders and subcontracts, scheduling, cost control, etc
  • Experience with construction management software packages and Microsoft Office, Prolog, Primavera, etc
  • Must have strong people skills and the ability to interact with the design team
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must
  • This position is located in SAN JOSE, CA

Preferred Qualifications

  • Construction or design certifications
  • Experience with estimating software (Timberline ), scheduling software (Primavera P3 or SureTrak), and project management software (Prolog)
  • Ability to interpret construction schedules
  • PE, CCM, or PMP


At 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.

Primary Location: United States-California-Santa Cruz
Other Locations: United States-California-Oakland, United States-California-Walnut Creek, United States-California-San Jose
Industry: Construction, Project Controls & Design/Build
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Construction Services (HDRE)
Job Posting: Oct 13, 2021

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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