@Orchard LLC has been retained by a well-established solutions provider within the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure sector to identify an experienced Construction Manager to support their federal work in Ridgecrest, CA. If you are a Construction Manager experienced in managing commercial or industrial projects looking for a challenge, then our client has a challenge for you. Owing to the nature of the work and client requirements, applicants must be able eligible to obtain a minimum federal clearance when required. Period of Performance is 4 Months with potential extension beyond the said period and a strong possibility for an FTE opportunity after 4 months on the contract.


Duties include:

  • Review contract drawings and specifications for constructability and conformance to base operations constraints and existing field conditions.
  • Participate in pre-award meetings.
  • Coordinate and/or attend post-award contract meetings, such as post-award kickoff meetings (PAK), preconstruction conferences, informal or formal partnering meetings, schedule acceptance meetings, design review meetings, weekly progress meetings, and Facility Turnover Planning Meetings (NAVFAC Red Zone).
  • Review contractor administrative submittals. such as schedule s (both bar charts and networks), environmental protection plans, designs, and construction quality control plans: health and safety plan: and accident prevention plan, and coordinate review and recommend approval or rejection of technical “Government-approved” submittals; in a timely manner.
  • Visit construction sites to monitor progress and solicit input from the Engineering Technician/Quality Assurance (ET/QA) representatives, review CQC reports, and attend QC and progress meetings. Recommend necessary action to assure contractor’s quality control program is operating effectively and in accordance with the contract requirements
  • Provide technical solutions to unforeseen problems that arise during the contract duration in coordination with the designer of record and construction contractor.
  • Provide project status updates to senior Government personnel within the field office.
  • Coordinate property record inventory documents. DD1354 Transfer and Acceptance of Military Real Property and Disposal of DoN Real Property. in accordance with NAYFAC Business Management System (BMS) and in coordination with Project Managers and Installation Real Property Accountable Officer (RPAO).
  • Complete required items to assist in effectively closing out a contract, including tracking receipt and delivery of as-built drawings, O&M manuals /eOMSI, and warranty documents for the Supported Command/facility manager or local Public Works Department. in accordance with NAVFAC BMS.
  • Keep the Government sponsor advised as to the status of projects.
  • Identify the need (and subsequent reason code) for a modification to scope, cost, and/or schedule based on collaboration with the construction contractor. Supported Command, designer of record, and/or other entities.
  • Support the issuance of requests for proposals by determining the needed change and writing the scope of work.
  • Ensure funds are reserved for the modification.
  • Develop or coordinate the preparation of an independent government estimate (GE), if the requirement exceeds the Simplified Acquisition Threshold.
  • Prepare or coordinate the preparation of sketches and drawings in support of negotiations and issuance of the modification.
  • Provide technical support for claims/disputes/terminations processing negotiation and resolution.
  • Review and recommend approval of contractors’ requests for payments and subsequent invoices.
  • Notify the Contracting Officer immediately of any significant event or deficiency associated with contract performance.
  • Coordinate with the contracting officer to ensure no unauthorized commitments are enacted.
  • Review construction contractor quarterly reports to the Contracting Officer documenting the contractor’s progress and identifying any problems/issues with the contractor’s performance and recommending possible notice or action to be taken by the Contracting Officer.
  • Note any significant quality and performance failures in a report to the Contracting Officer
  • Maintain a contract file to support the completion of requirements under FAR 1.604 and DFARS PGI 20 I .60 2-2(v).
  • Review Activity Hazard Analyses (AHAs) and ensure these are discussed by the construction contractor and their respective subcontractors beginning each work activity or when a new work crew is to perform the work in accordance with the three phases of QC.


Skills/Experience Required

  • BA in Engineering or Construction Manager or related field (Architecture or Engineering Technology)
  • Minimum 7 years of experience as a Construction Manager, Project Manager, or Project Field Engineer in commercial/industrial type facilities contracts valued in excess of $10 million.
  • Ability and willingness to traverse construction job sites.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) / Registered Architect (RA) desired.
  • PMP Certification from PMI or CCM from the Construction Management Association of American (CMAA) is strongly preferred.
  • Experience working on Naval Facilities Engineering Command or United States Army Corps of Engineers projects is preferred.