Construction Associate 3 #2971


  • CU-FPO, AE
  • Construction
  • No Clearance Needed
  • On-site only
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GovCIO is currently hiring for a Constrcution Manager toto support the Facilities
Engineering & Acquisition Division (FEAD) Division of Public Works Department (PWD) Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (NSGB), Cuba. This position will be located in NSGB and will be an Onsite position.


The successful candidate shall assist NAVFAC SE with the enforcement of construction contract provisions, specifically the project budget, schedule, quality, and scope. The CM shall be responsible for managing the planning, design (in the case of design build projects), construction and post-construction phases, or portions thereof. The CM shall represent the interests of the project and of NAVFAC SE in its dealings with other construction professionals, and with other private and public entities. The CM contractor has the authority to stop any portion of the construction contractor’s work that poses an imminent danger to personnel, equipment, or property. The required tasks/services include but are not limited to:

  • Schedule and conduct post-award kickoff meetings and pre-construction conferences (PreCon)
  • Maintain proper construction contract document files according to NAVFAC standards
  • Schedule, conduct, and document regular progress meetings and other construction related project meetings with all interested parties to review project status, discuss problems, and resolve issues
  • Coordinate construction operations between contractors, station personnel, and other Government agencies
  • Participate in all Partnering activities during construction (workshops, meetings, etc.) as required Prepare bi-weekly project status reports using NAVFAC enterprise contract management systems
  • Use and prepare standard template documents for correspondence to construction contractors for deviations from contract schedule or quality
  • Review project plans and specifications for technical soundness and provide constructability review comments
  • Make visits to project sites to obtain information on facility/site conditions and develop recommendations during project development
  • Monitor the design and construction clarification process and, when appropriate, remind the designer and other parties involved of the need for timely actions
  • Provide technical assistance in answering requests for information (RFI) from construction contractors
  • Analyze construction schedule submittals by construction contractors for appropriate logic and compliance with contract terms
  • Review and monitor project schedules for construction progress with emphasis on milestone completion dates, phasing requirements, workflow, material deliveries, test dates, etc.
  • Perform cost and price review on change order proposals that are within the scope of work to highlight hidden and unnecessary costs. Provide input the Contract Specialist or Contracting Officer for preparation of the pre-and post-negotiation documentation
  • Administer technical aspects of construction contract modifications (prepare cost estimates, review cost proposals, assist Contract Specialist or Contracting Officer in negotiations, prepare modification packages for processing by Contracting Officer)
  • Assist in problem resolution and handling of disputed issues including development of Government negotiating position for changes to the contract
  • Resolve problems not involving changes to contract value or duration and recommend solutions to the Government Contract Specialist for problem that may result in a change of contract value or duration
  • Review construction contractor invoices for accurate reporting on percentage of work complete
  • Review and recommend approval of the construction contractor’s Quality Control Plan
  • Monitor ongoing construction to check contractor progress and verify compliance with plans and specifications
  • Regularly review project reports from contractor and ensure reports are filed in the contract file
  • Review and recommend approval of the construction contractor’s safety/accident prevention plans
  • Ensure contractor compliance with safety requirements
  • Ensure construction contractor maintains and regularly updates as-built drawings and that a complete set of as-built drawings is turned over at the close of the contract
  • Manage the NAVFAC Red Zone process for completing jobs, beginning at 75% construction complete or 90 days before the construction contract completion date, whichever is earlier
  • Participate in final acceptance and testing of major building systems including but not limited to fire protection certification, elevator certificationsensuring contractor compliance in the areas of Testing and Balancing (TABs), Duct Air Leakage Testing (DALTS), Digital Control Systems (DDCfor Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems
  • Ensure the contractor provides a complete set of Operation and Maintenance Support Information (OMSI) Manuals and conducts any user trainingfor equipment installed on the project as required by the construction contract
  • Coordinate the closeout process including punch list preparation and completion, testing and startup of major systems, training, final acceptance, contractor evaluation and final payment
  • Utilize NAVFAC’s Electronic Construction and Facility Support Contract Management System (eCMS) to manage electronic submittals and documents. Refer to Uniform Facilities Guide Specification (UFGS) Section 01 31 23.13 20
  • Submit a weekly project status report for any assigned project to the resource manager (Project Management and Engineering Branch Head/Supervisory General Engineer) and attend any project meetings as required
  • Submit a monthly report to the Contracting Officer summarizing service provider actions for each month


Bachelor's with 5 - 8 years (or commensurate experience)

Required Skills and Experience


  • A minimum of five (5) years experience as a Construction Manager, Field Engineer, Project Engineer, or Quality Control Manager on commercial/industrial type facilities. Residential experience does not qualify.
  • Construction Managers shall possess a Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following areas: a degree in engineering from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited university; a degree in construction management from an ABET or Accreditation for Construction Education (ACCE) accredited university; or a degree in architecture from a National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accredited university. The CM may substitute the degree requirement with an additional five (5) years of experience (i.e., 10 years total if no degree). Residential experience does not qualify as experience.
  • Current certification of successful completion of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)/Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Construction Quality Management for Contractors (CQM-C) course. A record of completion for the Course is required within 60 calendar days of performance start. Failure to provide record of completion within 60 calendar days is automatic cause for dismissal unless an exception is approved by the Contracting Officer.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the NAVFAC & USACE Three-Phases of Control and Construction Quality Management process is required
  • Sound understanding of construction concepts, principles and practices applicable to multi-disciplined engineering projects and the design, layout, and supervision of construction operations
  • Ability to review technical engineering specifications and statements of work covering complex and diverse engineering designs or changes to the contract documents
  • Thorough knowledge of construction practices and methods and construction management skills
  • Ability to write and speak English fluently in order to report on progress and outcome of technical assignments and to present recommendations to Government personnel
  • Ability to monitor construction projects to a successful and timely completion with respect to schedule and budget
  • Expert in the knowledge and usage of Primavera scheduling software and/or other construction scheduling software packages including logic networking, critical path scheduling, and cost loaded schedules
  • Ability to perform strenuous activity while working outdoors in extreme heat or cold, working in confined spaces, climbing and using fall protection equipment
  • Knowledge of safety and occupational health principles, practices, procedures, laws and regulations as they relate to engineering performance requirements and as outlined in the EM-385-1-1 Safety and Health Requirements Manual and 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
  • At a minimum, a record of completion for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 30-hour Construction Training Course is required
  • Current certification of successful completion of EM 385-1-1 Construction Safety Course (NAVFAC or USACE). A record of completion for the Course is required within 45 calendar days of performance start. Failure to provide record of completion for the EM 385-1-1 Course within 45 calendar days is automatic cause for dismissal unless an exception is approved by the Contracting Officer.
  • Must be a US citizen and have the ability to pass TIER 3 (Secret) background investigation
  • Preferred Skills and Experience include a secret clearance


Company Overview

GovCIO is a team of transformers--people who are passionate about transforming government IT. Every day, we make a positive impact by delivering innovative IT services and solutions that improve how government agencies operate and serve our citizens.

But we can't do it alone. We need great people to help us do great things - for our customers, our culture, and our ability to attract other great people. We are changing the face of government IT and building a workforce that fuels this mission. Are you ready to be a transformer?

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. EOE, including disability/vets.


Posted Pay Range


The posted pay range, if referenced, reflects the range expected for this position at the commencement of employment, however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, education, experience, and internal equity. The total compensation package for this position may also include other compensation elements, to be discussed during the hiring process. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the GovCIO reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, GovCIO or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Pay range: $100,000 - $110,000 Annually

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