BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ
Under direction, coordinates initial project construction design phase
through coordination with County departments, Architecture, and/or engineering
firms.á This position is responsible for approval of plans and specifications
prior to the issuance of bids.á Once the contracts are approved the position
will administer contracts for the construction of major public buildings; to
coordinate and inspect construction on major public building projects; to
ensure contract compliance with plans, specifications and applicable codes and
regulations; coordinate and communicate with user departments and to do other
work as required.
This class is characterized by the responsibility and coordinating the
administrative, fiscal, planning, design, and construction of County projects
in the program areas of capital improvement or major repairs and maintenance of
County facilities.á Incumbents are responsible for supervising County staff,
the private and non-profit sections, consultants, and the community to provide
input at all phases of project development.
- Coordinate and communicate with departments on potential capital
improvements and/or new construction needs;
- Studies and becomes familiar with contract drawings,
specifications, and other documents related to the assigned projects;
- Holds pre-construction conferences with the representatives of
the contractor, architect, and pertinent county departments to clarify all
terms and conditions
- Serves as a construction project manager and regular inspector on
major building construction projects;
- May supervise County and contract staff;
- Coordinates all phases of construction with the general
superintendent or contractor's representatives;
- Coordinates all construction phases of the project with the
architect and representatives for the county departments involved;
- Confers with architects, engineers and pertinent county
representatives on items requiring engineering consultation or decisions on
- >Coordinates building code inspections;
- Interprets plans and specifications or obtains interpretation
from architects; recommends field changes to supervisor where job scope is
- Reviews change orders to ensure that the work involved is
necessary, that the cost is in line with the work to be accomplished, and that
full credit is received by county for any savings;
- Maintains "as built" drawings on job sites and makes
revisions when necessary
- Administers construction contracts, including negotiations with
contractors on supplemental agreements, change orders, time extensions,
substitutions of subcontractors, releases, specification requirements and
- Reviews construction progress reports;
- Recommends on progress payments and full payment on completion;
- Maintains complete record file for each assigned project;
- Keeps progress notebooks, testing laboratory reports, pay
quantities, and other records such as change orders or time extensions;
- Reviews and verifies general contractor's monthly payment
request; prepares construction progress summary reports for superiors;
- Ensures all work and materials being used are in accordance with
contract drawings and specifications;
- Approves methods and procedures of construction and installation
- Orders removal of any material not complying with specifications;
- Ensures that safe construction practices are being followed and
initiates memos to contractor where unsafe building conditions exist;
- Keeps in close contact with general contractor through the
general superintendent and foreman;
- Conducts meetings at the project site with the general contractor
and architect to review and correct construction problems;
- Monitors contractor's progress to assure project will remain on
- Coordinates with interested county departments on the purchase
and installation of non-contract items to be incorporated in the project;
- Coordinates the final preparation of building for occupancy,
including ordering furniture, drapes, and carpeting, determines if contractor,
manufacturer, or the county is responsible for repairs or deficiencies;
- Coordinates building occupancy, equipment operation and
maintenance, and lock and key control with general contractor and county
- Coordinates installation of utility services;
- Observes operating test of mechanical facilities to ensure
compliance with specifications;
- At the completion of projects, conducts a final inspection with
architect, contractor, and other interested parties to determine acceptance of
the project as complete;
- Writes notice of completion recommending final acceptance of
Working knowledge of:
- Contract administration, including the legal relationships
between owner, architect, contractor, subcontractor, and consultants.
- Construction methods and techniques for wood, steel
masonry and reinforced concrete buildings.
- Construction methods and techniques for electrical and
mechanical systems installations, including air conditioning and plumbing.
- Uniform Building Codes, CALOSHA building construction
regulations and other pertinent safety rules.
Some knowledge of:
- Basic structural, mechanical and electrical engineering as
they apply to building structures and building systems construction.
- Materials currently used in building construction.
- Identify safety hazards or construction problems of work
in progress and initiate appropriate changes to enforce compliance with
plans and specifications.
- Read and interpret detailed engineering plans and
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with
contractors, architects and engineers, and representatives of other departments.
- Understand, interpret, and enforce compliance with plans,
specifications, schedules, and contract provisions.
- Recognize problems of job scope, design plans or
specifications and initiate necessary changes.
- Communicate orally and in writing to clearly represent
progress of projects and necessity for appropriate changes to the
- Perform basic mathematical functions including
calculations of geometric areas in order to estimate costs on change
- Maintain accurate files of all relevant project documents.
- Prepare necessary contract administration and record
from an accredited college with major coursework in architecture, engineering
or construction management and three years of increasingly responsible
experience subsequent to graduation which would have applied or developed the
knowledge and abilities listed below.
Seven years of increasingly responsible experience which would have applied
or developed the knowledge and abilities listed below.
Possession and maintenance of a valid California Class C
Driver License or the incumbent must provide suitable transportation approved
by the appointing authority.á Physically and mentally capable of performing the
classificationls essential functions as summarized in the typical tasks section
of this specification.
Previous Class Titles:
Bargaining Unit:áá 11
EEOC Job Category: 02
Occupational Grouping: 25
Workersl Compensation Code: 0285