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Construction Manager

Cyclotron Road

Cyclotron Road

California, USA
Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s (LBNL) Projects & Infrastructure Modernization Division has an opening for a Construction Manager to join the team.

In this role, you will manage planning and oversight of construction and demolition performed by outside contractors and oversee day-to-day construction activities including safety/permitting compliance and quality control while minimizing operational impacts. The Construction Manager ensures safe working conditions on all projects and assists the Project Manager in the development of scope, schedule and budget as requested. Typical projects include research laboratories, offices, data centers, as well as infrastructure improvements including civil, telecom, electrical, mechanical, controls projects, remediation and demolition. The Construction Manager may manage multiple projects or a single large, complex project.

What You Will Do:

  • Provide oversight and supervise/manage construction activities.
  • Ensure work is performed in a safe manner in compliance with LBNL and DOE health and safety policies and other applicable Federal, State, and local fire, health, safety, and environmental protection policies.
  • Assure all contractors are properly orientated to LBNL requirements prior to starting work.
  • Participate in evaluation or selection of potential contractors.
  • Coordinate equipment access/shutdowns, obtain permits, and develop project schedules to support subcontractor activities and minimize interference with others’ work. Coordinate site surveys.
  • Issue work orders for LBNL craft support of construction work.
  • Coordinate activities of subcontractors, LBNL in-house Construction Services staff and vendors performing work or supplying materials to the project.
  • Maintain a daily log of work activities for each active construction project.
  • Lead the planning and scheduling of tasks that may involve complex preparations for streamlined and safe execution of work.
  • Monitor work and coordinate inspections to confirm work is performed in accordance with code, drawings and specifications.
  • Communicate with multiple stakeholders, including EH&S staff, building managers, Fire Marshal, Inspectors, and applicable Authorities Having Jurisdictions (AHJs), keeping them informed of work status and schedule.
  • Support the Project Manager in the review of contractor submittals, Requests for Information (RFIs) and change order requests.
  • The CM is the “Responsible Individual” for LBNL issued permits.
  • Perform “Simple But Needed (SBN)” inspections and entries as required.
  • Support the Project Manager as requested as a liaison with LBNL clients to keep them informed of construction activity and ensure client needs are being met.
  • Develop and/or review construction schedules, evaluate construction estimates.
  • Verify work performed to support contractor progress payment requests.
  • Review project plans and specifications for constructability, maintainability & cost effectiveness.
  • Ensure “as built” drawings are properly updated throughout the project and turned over to LBNL at project completion.
  • Interface with LBNL personnel, contractors and/or vendors as necessary to fulfill customer requirements.
  • Ensure that work controls are in place and that safety requirements are identified.

What is Required:

  • Minimum of 8 years of related experience; or 4 years and a Bachelor’s; or equivalent experience.
  • Must have a valid California Driver’s License.
  • Experience planning and organizing support effort and material needed to complete a specific project or task.
  • Experience in making decisions based on stated organizational goals and objectives. Ability to analyze and solve complex problems meeting a management or budget goal.
  • Experience in applying planning and scheduling principles to the design, planning and scheduling of tasks or projects.
  • Experience in developing and evaluating procedures, analyzing work requirements, and developing effective and collaborative solutions applying advanced technological skills and knowledge.
  • Experience in the management of schedules.
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution, and customer service skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues from a variety of expertise.
  • Proven leadership and demonstrated experience in collaborating with a diverse team, and coordinating assignments as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated success in implementation of work plans, strategies, and directives in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
  • Demonstrated experience as a superintendent or professional construction manager-coordinating demolition, remodel and/or new construction projects of a broadly diverse scope, preferably on highly complex buildings for government or institutional or industrial use.
  • Knowledgeable of State and local applicable building and safety codes with demonstrated experience in applying and/or performing plan checks and code compliance reviews. Broad knowledge of California Building Codes and industry standards and practices in the facilities arena.
  • Working knowledge of the regulations associated with asbestos abatement (EPA & CAL OSHA). Working knowledge of the UBC and Fire Code as related to commercial and industrial buildings. Understanding of biological and chemical hazards. Knowledgeable in the area of construction safety consistent with OSHA, NEC etc. standards.
  • Extensive experience with electrical and/or mechanical projects is a plus.
  • Ability to plan, organize and estimate multi-craft institutional building renovation/tenant improvement, remediation and demolition projects.
  • Ability to interface between engineers, clients and craftsmen. Demonstrated client relationship skills with excellent interpersonal skills for customer-focus approach.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Demonstrated ability to use computers effectively for record keeping, report writing and communication.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, prioritizing, organizing and applying time management skills to handle multiple projects at once.
  • Experience applying analytical and problem-solving skills to complex problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, use sound judgment and provide solutions to ensure results.
  • Demonstrated skills in conflict resolution, balancing workload, and performing effectively under fluctuating priorities.

Additional Requirements for Level 4:

  • Minimum of 10 years of related experience; or 6 years and a Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent experience.


  • This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
  • The Construction Manager 3 position is expected to pay $130,000 - $156,000 annually, which fits within the full salary range of $104,844 - $176,952 annually for the job classification of G62.3.
  • The Construction Manager 4 position is expected to pay $160,000 - $180,000 annually, which fits within the full salary range of $121,956 - $205,788 annually for the job classification of G62.4.
  • Salary for this position will commensurate with the final candidate’s qualification and experience, including skills, knowledge, relevant education, certifications, plus also aligned with the internal peer group.
  • It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on the final candidate's qualifications and experience.
  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
  • Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

Learn About Us:

Berkeley Lab is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory managed by the University of California and designated a Federally Funded Research and Development Center. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, we have a close relationship with UC Berkeley, as well as robust partnerships with other academic institutions and industries, including those in Silicon Valley. The Laboratory conducts world-class research that supports clean energy, a healthy planet, and solution-inspired discovery science. Berkeley Lab is defined by our deeply felt sense of stewardship, which we describe as a commitment to taking care of the Laboratory's research, people, and resources that are entrusted to us. Our values of team science, innovation, service, trust, and respect knit us together as a community. We practice these values and prioritize our principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability (IDEA) to build highly effective teams that produce world-class science and technology and where all individuals, regardless of their backgrounds, disciplines, and experiences, can thrive.

Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities. To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.

Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab’s mission of leading scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global community, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

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