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Job Description

Title: Construction Manager
State Role Title: Engineering Technician IV
Hiring Range: $80,694 – $131,128
Pay Band: 5
Agency: VA Dept of Transportation
Location: Williamsburg Residency
Agency Website:
Recruitment Type: General Public – G
Job Duties
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for building, maintaining and operating the state’s roads, bridges and tunnels. We are a diverse workforce with the common goal to positively impact our communities and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our work in transportation touches every person who lives in or travels through the state. We are looking for team members to bring creativity, knowledge, leadership and passion as we continuously work to innovate and reinvent the future of transportation. VDOT’s Hampton Roads District Construction Program is seeking a Construction Manager for the Peninsula to manage highway construction and inspection activities on all phases of projects to ensure quality in accordance with plans and specifications and provide a quality transportation system for the traveling public.

Schedule and Budget- Ensure CEI Budget and Staffing Plan are developed and submitted. Complete all required status reports. Thoroughly review plans and contract documents, coordinate required meetings, contact and coordinate the participation of internal and external stakeholders, and provide information to make informed recommendations for proactive issue resolution. Ensure electronic data related to NOI issues are preserved and protected during project life. Participate in constructability and biddability reviews and provide accurate feedback and information. Ensure daily pay quantities are provided independent from those of the contractor and are reconciled with the contractor. Provide contractor acknowledgement of NOI and coordinate VDOT’s response with project controls. Submit NOI response to Central Office and Attorney General’s Office. Prepare claims. Ensure compliance with RW-24 Reports.
Compliance and Recordkeeping- Review daily records for compliance to VDOT policies and procedures. Review and certify project records. Assure project operations conform to all OSHA, VOSH, MUTCD, Environmental, and Work Zone Protection Manual regulations. Ensure specification compliance for field work, sublet requests, work orders and force accounts. Ensure materials testing meets frequency requirements set forth in the Materials Manual of Instructions and all deficiencies are corrected. Ensure utility conflicts are documented and resolved. Ensure the issuance of C-5 and notification to contractor to proceed with work. Assure that all CR documentation is on file in accordance with VDOT policy. Be actively involved in appeals process for all prime contractors and subcontractors, in annual or final CPE, and in project closeouts. Update project website. Ensure project records are submitted to ACE and final payment (or request for extension) is processed.
Resource Management and Coordination- Identify and provide on-site technical training for inspection staff. Utilize project schedule to assure inspection tasks are adequately covered. Present requests to augment staff and adjust work schedules in an effort to minimize overtime expenses. Document and bring forth any performance issues that cannot be resolved to the ACE. Make recommendations to the ACE regarding employee recognition for high performing project staff members. Remain responsive to the concerns of inspection staff and promote open two-way communications on the project. Coordinate with project stakeholders. Conduct required meetings. Participate in hiring process. Licensure and Certification- Ensure required certifications have been obtained by staff and take remedial measures or develop action plans to assure program compliance with certification requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience in engineering or surveying related to construction and inspection requirements on highways and structures. Experience supervising and training others.
Ability to manage construction activities on a wide variety of roadway, structure and bridge construction projects.
Knowledge of federal, state and local transportation rules, regulations and policies.
Knowledge of road and bridge construction standards, specifications, MUTCD, environmental regulations, safety requirements, and DBE, EO and CR guidelines, rules and regulations.
Valid driver’s license and safety shoes required.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with contractors, political entities and general public.
Possession of or ability to obtain required certifications within 12 months of employment.
Knowledge of preliminary engineering practices and contract development and management processes (contracts, special provisions and specifications).
Knowledge of strategic, managerial, operational, human resource, supervisory, administrative and financial management principles, practices and techniques.
Skill in the use of computers and software applications to include project management software.
Considerable knowledge of highway construction management techniques, methods, procedures, practices, materials and equipment.

Additional Considerations

Possession of current certifications and completion of fall protection and confined space training.
Professional Engineer’s license or Certified Construction Manager (CCM) certification.
Experience supervising consultant or in-house inspection staff.
Experience with VDOT contract specifications.
Significant knowledge on the preparation of Independent Cost Estimates using RSMeans Data, Equipment Watch, Bid History and/or other acceptable industry resources and processing Work Orders (Change Orders).
Demonstrated ability to resolve construction related issues in coordination with designers and other internal and external stakeholders.
A combination of training, experience or education in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or related field desired

Special Instructions
You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.
Fingerprint-based background checks, references, work history, and DMV records will be verified prior to employment. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. H1B VISA Sponsorship is not available. Work schedule varies according to job assignments and/or contractors schedule, to include night work, weekends, and holidays. All employees are required to work in emergency situations, to include weekends, holidays, and outside normal work hours; assignments may vary based on business needs. Multiple positions may be filled from this recruitment. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided on the application and optional resume, therefore, those who fully represent their qualifications and work history will be more successful obtaining an interview. VDOT utilizes a market based pay program, which has been approved by DHRM. Therefore, advertised rates of pay may or may not align with the Commonwealth pay bands.
Contact Information
Name: Tina Kittrell
Phone: 757-956-3288

In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their AHP Letter (formerly COD) provided by the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Service-Connected Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their AHP Letter. Requesting an AHP Letter can be found at AHP Letter or by calling DARS at 800-552-5019.
Note: Applicants who received a Certificate of Disability from DARS or DBVI dated between April 1, 2022- February 29, 2024, can still use that COD as applicable documentation for the Alternative Hiring Process.

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer