Construction Manager

  • Clark College
Full Time Construction Facilities Installation

Job Description

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, exempt Construction Manager position.  This position is responsible for management of small and large construction, remodel, and renovation building and utility projects including general, mechanical and electrical work. This includes in-house projects and contract projects. This position serves as the institution’s representative and is a primary contract administrator for projects assigned.


Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as institution’s representative at the project site; attend meetings and conduct negotiations with the contractor and/or department representative.
  • Develop and manage project/construction timeline; coordinate scheduling with contractors and subcontractors with campus clientele as needed.
  • Prepare and respond to correspondence to and from campus clientele, contractors, consultants, and regulatory agencies.
  • Prepare project/construction change notifications; process change orders and negotiate pricing with the project contractor.
  • Manage project budget with fiscal specialist; approve expenditures; report on project budget status.
  • Establish and implement a process for dispute resolution and problem identification and resolution.
  • Conduct field inspections to determine construction site conditions; evaluate and/or initiate changes to contract documents to resolve field problems.
  • Prepare construction progress reports and review and approve contractor’s requests for payment review and recommend project final acceptance.
  • Coordinate all hazardous material abatement work with the general contractor and campus department.
  • Perform tasks necessary to ensure site access for contractors, consultants, inspectors, etc.
  • Coordinate inspections of the quality of work and materials; review contractor’s work plan and schedule pre-installation meeting. Coordinate with in-house Facilities personnel for associated and in-house work.
  • Obtain necessary approvals/permits for and coordinate building occupancy.
  • Coordinate building commissioning process including equipment startup and testing.
  • Assist with the development of and maintain compliance with institutional policies and procedures relating to the administration of capital and minor construction projects.
  • Train and evaluate employees in accordance with negotiated agreements, applicable state and federal laws and College policies and procedures.
  • Attend on-the-job support trainings.
  • Serve as chair or member of designated College committees, councils and teams.
  • Provide leadership in accordance with the Vision, Values, and Core themes established by the college to achieve mission fulfillment.
  • Ensure areas of responsibility operate effectively within the policies and procedures of the college and applicable governing agencies.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of policies and procedures for Facilities Services.
  • Exercise effective stewardship over college resources.
  • Prepare reports and analytical materials to illustrate objectives, activities, and accomplishments of areas of responsibility.
  • Create a safe, bias-free working environment, which engenders respect for differences.
  • Engage in and promote shared governance.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or closely related field and two years of experience in facilities planning, management and construction, or two year degree and four years of experience in facilities planning, management and construction. Applicable professional experience may be substituted for educational requirement.
  • Understanding of all aspects of construction project planning and management, including budgeting, scheduling, permitting, and commissioning.
  • Experience with interpreting and implementing rules, regulations, and codes related to facility development and operations.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and proven ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders.
  • Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Exceptional leadership and management skills.
  • Extensive experience with all aspects of construction project planning and management.

Salary Statement:

$49,236 - $54,960 annually

Benefits include vacation/ sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.


Required Online Application Materials:

  • Clark College Online Application
  • Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
  • Current résumé
  • Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office in person or by fax (360-992-2873).

Please apply online at

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.


Application Deadline: 

Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., June 8, 2017.


Condition of employment:

Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.


Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.



The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on the campus, and crime statistics for the most recent 4-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133.  The most recent Annual Security Report can be viewed here:



If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.


Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.



Clark College Human Resources

May 25, 2017



$49,236 - $54,960