Construction Manager - Water/Wastewater

San Diego, CA posted on September 26

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About Us

Vali Cooper and Associates, Inc. (VC&A), now proudly a part of TRC, is a leading construction management firm providing professional services to a wide range of public and private sector clients.  With more than 180+ licensed engineers, inspectors, and other support professionals in 9 offices in California and Colorado.  VC&A has the proven capabilities and consistency of service by local professionals to successfully manage the construction of virtually any project. For the past 15 years, VC&A has been listed by Engineering News-Record as one of the nation’s top 100 construction management firms. 



We are seeking experienced and motivated Construction Managers in San Diego for upcoming and future projects. The person in this position will act as the owner’s representative. The ideal candidate will have experience involving the construction of water supply, wastewater collection and treatment facilities including municipal water and wastewater treatment plants, pipelines, storage facilities, and pump stations, for projects throughout the San Diego region.



The principal duties and responsibilities of the Construction Manager include:

  • Ensures the project is constructed on time and within budget per contract plans and specifications
  • Responsible for overall budget including monitoring contingency
  • Determines all significant and final decisions regarding contract administration
  • Supervises all subordinates and sub consultants
  • Maintains constructive working relationships with the contractor and client
  • Project safety
    • Oversees, monitors, enforces the safety of personnel
    • Monitors the contractor’s safety program
    • Conducts/attends bi-weekly safety meetings

Other Duties: 

  • Exhibits working knowledge of the pertinent contract documents and references specific to the project
    • Understands, interprets and makes sound engineering determinations regarding the contract documents, including but not limited to Contract Change Orders, project specifications and claims
    • Exercises sound engineering judgment and follows through on determinations made during oversight of all field operations
    • Resolves, or facilitates the resolution of all discrepancies or problems with the contract documents and issues arising from field operations
  • Creates and maintains open and productive communications among subordinates, sub consultants, VC&A management, contractors, clients and the public.
  • Verifies all contract documentation is generated and filed in proper order
    • Receives and generates all contract correspondence
    • Writes clear, concise and thorough diaries
    • Conducts project construction update meetings.
    • Generates and processes all contract change orders, requests for information and notices of potential claims
    • Processes all submittals from the contractor timely
    • The RE/CM/SrCM has full authority, in matters of safety related to imminent hazard or danger
    • Performs other duties as required


  • High School diploma/GED with a minimum seven years construction experience,
    • or Bachelor Degree with a minimum five years construction experience or equivalent
  • Inspection certifications preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with the following:
    • Computers, computer applications, and computer software programs in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, or equivalent)
    • Equipment used in inspection, surveying, and construction office engineering


Compensation & Benefits

Vali Cooper & Associates, Inc. offers an attractive compensation package that is negotiable depending upon experience.  In addition we offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Life, AD&D, LTD, Medical, Dental, & Vision insurance
  • Profit Sharing Plan including 401-k with matching funds feature
  • Fitness program
  • Educational & Professional development opportunities
  • Reimbursement for Membership in Professional Associations
  • Paid Time Off and Holiday Program