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Manager of Facilities Construction

At the Monterey Bay Aquarium, we are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that celebrates and values diversity. We firmly believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together increases our capacity to serve our visitors and fulfill our mission.  We welcome people from all walks of life into our team and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

Job Summary:

The Manager of Facilities Construction will provide research, development, estimation and management of Monterey Bay Aquarium projects on behalf of internal customer requests on time and within set budgets. Projects may involve construction, remodeling, furniture and engineering or other research and planning. This role will manage resources for maintaining Aquarium property space management, existing conditions documentation. Additionally, this role will manage and supervise the Facilities Construction staff, while also providing project management leadership and guidance.

Core Activities:

  • Manage, oversee, and report on the portfolio of assigned capital construction projects, including the work of MBA staff and external teams (i.e., architects, designers, engineers, contractors, consultants, vendors, and governmental authorities.
  • Act as overall project manager for major cross-departmental projects that include the planning, development, design, maintenance, and construction of building/workspaces.
  • Contribute to preconstruction planning, costing, and consults on material selection, fabrication approach and specialty construction solutions.
  • Manage, hire, coach and develop direct-report staff personnel with respect to project management, assignments, schedules, performance criteria, procedures, and expectations.
  • Negotiate and prepare contract with vendors. Identify viable vendors, determine scopes of work and schedules, obtain competitive bids or negotiate pricing, select and contract with successful vendors.
  • Ensure compliance to building/safety regulations, sustainability practices, and social justice throughout vendor relationships.
  • Research and stay current with industry best practices, including those for collaboration and communication.
  • Implement best practice standards and process improvements (e.g., automation, guidelines, etc.), including those for cross functional collaboration and communication.
  • Manage capital expense forecasts and budgets.
  • Respond to emergency situations at GA properties to assess, stabilize, and mitigate as necessary with follow-up to provide long-term repair/ replacement services via vendor contracts.

Preferred knowledge, skills & abilities:

  • B.S. or B.A. of Architecture, engineering (Civil, Structural, mechanical, Electrical) or Construction Management, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Certification/Licensed: PMP, LEED AP, General Contractor, CCM, Registered Architect
  • Demonstrated knowledge of: Construction Documents interpretation
  • Construction Administration and quality assurance
  • Construction Safety requirements and programs
  • Character, quality and cost of building materials and equipment
    Construction technology and operations
  • Building codes, ordinances, and regulations
  • Microsoft Windows computer environment using MS; Word, Excel, Access, Project etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to: Lead, direct and coordinate work of a project construction team
  • Plan, Budget and Manage assigned construction projects
  • Facilitate multiple complex projects with constant attention to detail
  • Ability to create and maintain productive relationships across the organization that includes understanding issues, providing solution options, executing implementation plans while clearing communicating progress to all stakeholders
  • Proficiency with Construction administration and graphic communication software tools such as ProCor or Bluebeam, MS Project, Smartsheet, etc.

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