Construction Manager

Napa Valley Transportation Authority

Napa, CA
  • $51.58 - $62.03
  • Full-Time
  • Napa Valley Transportation Authority

  • The Napa Valley Transportation Authority (NVTA) is a Congestion Management Agency formed in 1998 as a joint effort by the cities of American Canyon, Calistoga, Napa, St. Helena, the town of Yountville and the County of Napa. NVTA serves as the countywide transportation planning agency. The agency's goals, duties and composition make it easier for local governments to tackle the increasingly complex problem of traffic congestion.


    Under general direction of the Program Manager, Engineer or other supervisory staff, assumes responsibility for the day to day oversight of the public projects. This includes planning, coordinating and directing of all NVTA’s capital construction and improvements, contract management, compliance inspections and materials testing. The Construction Manager performs a full range of complex engineering work requiring the use of independent judgment and initiative in developing solutions to problems, interpreting general policies, and determining work assignments. The position may work with Caltrans, the Federal Transit Administration, Regional, County and Local partners to facilitate/expedite project delivery. The position is currently posted as a two-year temporary position but could transition into a permanent project management/development position if funding for additional project development becomes available.


    Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

    1. Provide full-time support for construction management and inspection activities on projects for transportation capital projects of the Agency. Projects will include construction of the Vine Maintenance Facility, Class 1 Facility, Park and Ride/On Highway System passenger facilities. It may also include peripheral responsibilities of highway projects and other multi-modal facilities in Napa County. Perform complex professional engineering work and construction management requiring a substantial level of professional training and experience.
    2. Assist in the review contract plans and specifications for constructability and sequencing analysis of project alternatives. Support day to day administration of contracts for the construction work including review and comment on contractor applications, progress payments, change order requests and directives, and construction schedule updates.
    3. Assist in the management of progress reporting, inspection reporting and project documentation requirements.
    4. Work closely with project teams and coordinate in the field of the Agency’s staff, field Inspectors, design staff, contractors and subcontractors. Handle routine correspondence with engineers, contractors and other stakeholders. Oversee consultant personnel/construction managers to ensure proper inspection, record keeping and report writing practices and procedures.
    5. Effectively collaborate with project stakeholders to minimize and avoid claims. Analyze and assist in the negotiation of cost and time impacts associated with change orders and claims. Resolve disputes between the Agency and contractors concerning plans, specifications and extra work.
    6. Review, analyze, negotiate and recommend all requests for construction contractor adjustments, claims and notices to Project Manager(s). Ensure adherence to applicable laws, codes, regulations and guidelines applicable to the construction industry. Provide closeout support including operation manuals, receiving as-built documentation, warranties, training and other required documentation. Manages the turnover of all archive documents to the Agency and other duties. Represents agency at weekly Progress Meetings, provide meeting minutes and manage all submittals including maintaining submittal log. Attend board meetings as needed and present clear and concise project status reports.
    7. Review and approve progress reports, invoices, disadvantage enterprise documentation and other reports required by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Federal Transit Administration, and other public agencies with interest/oversight.
    8. Ability to work flexible or extended work schedules on different projects throughout Napa County.
    9. Perform related duties as assigned.


    To qualify for this position, an individual must possess a combination of experience, education, and/or training that would likely produce the knowledge and abilities required to perform the work. A desirable combination of qualifications is described as follows:

    Education: Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering, architecture, construction management or closely related field.

    Experience: A minimum of five (5) years progressively responsible professional engineering experience, preferably with experience executing federally funded capital projects in a public agency setting and/or supporting local agency projects specific to Transit, State highways and trail projects. Knowledge of Caltrans specification, Local Assistance Procedure Manual (LAPM) procedures, and Federal Transit Administration procedures. Ability to use Bluebeam, Microsoft Office Suite and Project (or other Gantt chart program). Ability to use computer aided design (CAD) software highly desirable. Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California with good standing.


    Knowledge of:

    • Engineering and construction management consulting principles and practices; specifically as a Project Manager, construction manager or related position. At least 5 years of construction related experience on Capital Improvement Projects (i.e. construction of bus maintenance facility, streets, highways, storm drains, commercial or industrial facilities, trails, parks, traffic control systems, water and wastewater facilities, etc.) Requires working knowledge of heavy construction, including civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical construction practices; material testing procedures and requirements.
    • Familiarity with the construction of concrete, steel/metal, and masonry structures at facility improvement type projects. Familiarity in working within operational facilities. Including start up, testing and commissioning of rehabilitated or new facility projects. Familiarity with local design and construction standards, regulations and specifications. Effective communication and documentation skills.

    Ability to:

    • Complete and maintain Agency required health and safety training and abide by Agency’s health and safety standards. Including knowledge of accepted construction safety standards and regulations. Outline and analyze project data and prepare and complete comprehensive reports;
    • Prepare clear and concise correspondence, reports, and records;
    • Represent the agency to a variety of boards, commissions, groups, other agencies and business, and the public;
    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
    • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, other agencies, the private sector, and the public;
    • Operate a personal computer with word processing, spreadsheet, project management and database programs with competence in MS Office Suite, Microsoft Project, Document Control Software and cost estimating systems.


    While performing this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; sit; use hands to handle objects; operate keyboards, tools, or controls; and make condition assessments. The employee may be required to work after hours and on an emergency basis, and attend meetings, conferences and seminars during work and non-work hours. The employee may be required to work under adverse conditions as in traffic, around heavy construction equipment and in inclement weather. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Able to lift 20 pounds, and handle office equipment.


    Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer with the State of California in good standing. Possession of a valid California driver’s license is required.


A completed NVTA application, along with any required documents to be submitted with your application (certifications, DMV printout, etc.), can be submitted by: (1) faxing to Human Resources at (707) 259-8638, (2) delivered/mailed to the Napa Valley Transportation Authority, Attention: Human Resources, 625 Burnell Street Napa, CA 94559 or (3) Email to: jobs@nvta.ca.gov

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