Senior Construction Manager at Geosyntec Consultants in Santa Barbara, California

Posted in Management 11 days ago.

Job Description:

Looking for a place where you can work with industry recognized professionals who are solving tough environmental problems? As a Senior Construction Manager with Geosyntec's Huntington Beach, Californiaoffice, you will plan, direct, and coordinate a wide variety of environmental and construction projects including the construction of remediation systems, landfill containment or closure systems, roads, tanks, and occasionally building construction or demolition; supervise and coordinate the construction process from the conceptual development stage through final construction, assuring the project is completed in a timely manner and within budget; work alongside clients, engineers, and architects involved in the construction process; and represent our clients in large multi-phase construction projects.

Our clients ask us to address their new ventures and most challenging problems involving the environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Ranked by ENR in the top 20 design firms for the environment, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service. Learn more by visiting


  • Implement, interpret and apply technical specifications, construction drawings, and work plans;

  • Effectively communicate proposed design modifications to the Engineer-of-Record in a timely and professional manner;

  • Ensure materials, tools, and equipment are delivered and utilized properly to facilitate quality construction;

  • Review, recommend and approve contractor change orders delegated under client authority;

  • Prepare detailed responses to contractor requests for information and clarification to the contract documents in a timely manner;

  • Review and approve contractors' construction quality control (CQC) procedures including material submittals and manufacturers' quality control (MQC) documents for completeness and compliance. Maintain complete and accurate files for each submittal;

  • Maintain time and production records, analyze construction schedules and critical path management (CPM), and monitor construction progress with respect to scheduling and CPM tasks;

  • Review, track, and approve contractor and subcontractor pay requests, invoices, and payments on a timely basis;

  • Prepare and approve subordinates' final reports, work plans, health and safety documents, and the assembly of report appendices;

  • Prepare progress meeting agendas and meeting minutes in an orderly and timely manner;

  • Approve and issue field change requests and request change orders;

  • Review and edit field document corrective action strategies to address substandard or non-compliant workmanship or materials;

  • Develop and prepare sampling, testing schedules, and detailed test data summaries;

  • Review field documentation and laboratory tests of construction materials and verify their accuracy and compliance with the project specifications;

  • Establish, organize, and maintain field offices to ensure accurate, secure, and well organized project records;

  • Identify project staffing requirements and prepare and maintain on-site personnel schedules to meet project deadlines;

  • Interact with project personnel including, contractors, project managers, engineers and clients to cultivate an integrated team approach through open lines of communication and participation in work progress meetings;

  • Implement and abide by the policies and procedures outlined in the site-specific project health and safety plans (HASP) and the company's Health and Safety policies and procedures; and

  • Identify and participate in new business development opportunities, proposal preparations, and negotiating scopes of work.

You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will guide and integrate you into Geosyntec's culture, as you expand your career.

Here are some other things you should know about this position:

  • Training: This position requires OSHA health and safety, first aid, and CPR training and medical monitoring, paid for by the firm. We also offer professional and technical development opportunities including in-house seminars, webinars, and mentoring, that allow our staff to build the technical and business skills necessary to become successful consultants.

  • Fieldwork: Up to 100%

  • Overnight travel: Up to 100%


  • Bachelor's degree in construction science, construction management, engineering, physical science, environmental science, or related subjects. (required)


  • Minimum of 8 years of applicable experience; or equivalent combination of experience, education and training that provides the required knowledge, ability and construction management skills. (required)

  • Prior experience managing large multi-task construction or environmental remediation projects and sophisticated estimating and scheduling techniques. (required)

  • Previous project management background and knowledge of CPM software. (preferred).

  • Technical understanding of site investigation, construction quality assurance, and/or construction management procedures for solid waste facility or environmental remediation projects. (required)

  • Ability to monitor several different types of construction and environmental activities simultaneously. (required)

  • Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Windows based software applications (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint etc.). (required)

  • Strong willingness to work outdoors with interest in a career in the environmental consulting field. (required)

  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 49 pounds unaided and 50-100 pounds with assistance and/or proper engineering controls. (required)

  • Ability to speak and hear, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or craw. (required)

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, be self-motivated, and possess a strong work ethic. (required)

  • Valid U.S. driver's license and satisfactory driving record for business travel. (required)


Geosyntec strives to hire and retain the best and brightest people in their fields. We look for exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities, plus the passion for technical excellence and quality. We seek individuals with leadership potential, a commitment to lifelong learning and growth, and the desire to build a long and rewarding career with a growing Firm.

Geosyntec is a great place to build a career. If you're looking for an exciting place to work, a place with challenging and rewarding projects, and a place that has been nationally recognized for its employees' quality of life, technical expertise, and business success, then Geosyntec may be the place for you. You can learn more about careers and employment at Geosyntec by visiting

We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package. Learn more by visiting