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Contract Manager, Construction Maintenance (Temple Hills, MD)

Company: WSSC Water
Location: Temple Hills
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Manages the Utility Services Department's emergency and complex repair contracts and is also responsible for managing non-core work repair and maintenance contracts. Performs responsible work at the highest level as it relates to emergency and non-core work for repairs and maintenance of the infrastructure and management of the sewer house connection renewal program.Essential Functions

  • Plans and prepares contracts for bid
    • Inputs data in MMIS/WAM regarding the emergency contracting program and the sewer house connection renewal program
      • Plans and coordinates contract personnel in tasks associated with emergency and routine maintenance of the WSSC Water water and sewer systems including but not limited to conducting field inspections at contract work locations
        • Assists Water/Wastewater Systems Assessment Division's Section Manager and Supervisory Project Engineer with bid specifications
          • Conducts the design, reviews and distribution of sewer house connection renewal work
            • Conducts work site pre-inspections while in the process of preparing for contractor assignment
              • Holds pre-construction meeting with contractor, state, county and local agencies, and sediment control specialists
                • Negotiates, writes, approves, issues change orders on contracts
                  • Receives, reviews, investigates and approves/disapproves claims
                    • Responsible for contract administration including but not limited to the preparation of engineer presentations on matters of dispute with contractors, field orders and payments to the contractor, approval of change orders, compliance with the delegated level authority relative to costs and time
                      • Reviews and approves the by-pass plans
                        • Collects pertinent data related to the specific repair and maintenance of the WSSC Water system
                          • Confers with the members of various departments within WSSC Water, representatives from local government agencies, other utilities and WSSC Water customers to communicate and coordinate the progression of contract work
                            • Records pertinent information on sketches and submits clear and detailed drawings of changes to the WSSC Water systems to the Mapping Section for addition to the GIS
                              • Prepares verbal and written reports
                                • Conducts a thorough review of construction plans and proposed extensions to the WSSC Water system for deviations from construction standards
                                  • Drives a vehicle to conduct WSSC Water businessOther Functions
                                    • Writes and issues field orders when contractor is out of compliance with specifications
                                      • Writes final decision of the Engineer on contracts when claim cannot be resolved
                                        • Receives, reviews and approves and/or disapproves submittals
                                          • Schedules shutdowns, chlorination sampling and bacteriological testing
                                            • Works with Stakeholders to manage problems and information flow on the contracts
                                              • Attends after-hours meetings and work with homeowner's associations
                                                • Participates in project design
                                                  • Assists in the formulation of short and long-range programs for operational and engineering improvements in the WSSC water and sewer systems
                                                    • Provides technical engineering assistance and assists Utility Services Department members in solving difficult system shutdowns or bypasses
                                                      • Leads in the investigating and resolving of Customer complaints, as required
                                                        • Guides and instructs contractor workers while specified work is in progress
                                                          • Locates underground pipelines and appurtenances with electromagnetic locating devices
                                                            • Obtains permits as needed
                                                              • Performs other related duties as requiredWork Environment And Physical Demands
                                                                • Work performed primarily in the field
                                                                  • Some duties performed in office environmentRequired Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities
                                                                    • Considerable knowledge of the materials, equipment, methods and techniques commonly used in public works maintenance and repair operations of water distribution and wastewater collection systems
                                                                      • Ability to apply engineering principles in field situations, skills in making engineering computations, estimates and measurements
                                                                        • Knowledge of standard operating procedures
                                                                          • Knowledge or understanding of hydraulic principles including static and dynamic pressures, hydraulic gradients, head loss in pressure and flow calculations in pipe systems
                                                                            • Considerable knowledge in how to locate underground utilities by use of drawings and locating devices
                                                                              • Ability to demonstrate conducting independent investigations and making determinations in field problems related to the WSSC Water systems
                                                                                • Ability to work effectively with contract personnel and to apply enforcement of specifications tactfully and with impartiality
                                                                                  • Ability to work with State, County and local agencies and the general public
                                                                                    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of various department outside of the Utility Services Department
                                                                                      • Effective verbal and written communication skills
                                                                                        • Knowledge of basic construction management techniques
                                                                                          • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel and Outlook)Minimum Education, Experience Requirements
                                                                                            • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field
                                                                                              • 2 years experience in contract management
                                                                                                • 1 year experience in maintenance and/or construction of water/sewer systemsOR
                                                                                                  • High School diploma or equivalent
                                                                                                    • 2 years experience in contract management
                                                                                                      • 5 years progressively responsible experience in maintenance and/or construction of water/sewer systemsManages the Utility Services Department's emergency and complex repair contracts and is also responsible for managing non-core work repair and maintenance contracts. Performs responsible work at the highest level as it relates to emergency and non-core work for repairs and maintenance of the infrastructure and management of the sewer house connection renewal program.

Keywords: WSSC Water, Washington DC , Contract Manager, Construction Maintenance (Temple Hills, MD), Executive , Temple Hills, DC

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