Sr. Construction Manager (OAR II)

Los Angeles, CA posted on May 17

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Kal Krishnan Consulting Services, Inc. (KKCS), a California Corporation, is a full-service engineering & design, construction management, and program management organization. The firm has grown steadily in size and capability since its founding in 1987, and today employs more than 85 professionals in our regional offices. KKCS has attracted to its staff a full complement of highly experienced, talented, and dedicated professionals who bring a collaborative, integrated team approach to our clients’ projects.

KKCS experience includes work on rail, airports, ports, freeways, schools, universities, facilities, water, wastewater, bridges, and roadways. Our client list includes federal agencies, state agencies, regional agencies, and private clients. KKCS has broad experience and expertise in engineering design, project management and project controls services.

The KKCS culture is rooted in the ideals of integrity, safety, diversity, and ethical business practices, which is a commitment shared by all KKCS employees throughout our offices and project sites around the country. We have a positive impact on the communities we serve by not only improving infrastructure but also providing service at a relatively low cost to the taxpayer. This allows for more money to be available to the agencies we serve, that inevitably will be reinvested in the community. At KKCS, we value the individual employee and the importance of their contributions toward quality improvement.


We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following:

  • Company-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees
  • 401K retirement plan with company matching contribution
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid time off
  • Company-paid life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) benefits
  • Company-paid long-term (LTD) insurance
  • Annual tuition assistance allowance for employees
  • Employee Assistance Program


KKCS is seeking an advanced-level construction project manager with educational facility experience for a full-time OAR II opportunity in Los Angeles, CA. The OAR II manages, oversees and coordinates all facets of the pre-construction, bid and award, construction and close-out phase of all assigned projects. The position is scheduled to start as soon as possible.


  • Manages, oversees and coordinates all facets of the pre-construction, bid and award, construction and closeout phase of all assigned projects.
  • Reviews pre-construction documents and submits comments to the Designer as necessary.
  • Plans, organizes and prepares reports to upper management with respect to the status and/or progress of the projects.
  • Coordinates with all pertinent public agencies during pre-construction and construction to comply with all off-site work; coordinates with various client and project staff.
  • Manages both the project budget and schedule to meet the Client’s qualitative standards; monitors the project budget monthly and ensures that the budget accurately reflects the project status/progress.
  • Manages daily activities of the contractor, reviews contractors’ construction schedules and submittals; coordinates responses to the contractors’ inquiries through Requests for Clarifications (RFC) and other related documents.
  • Reviews substitution submittals from contractors to ensure compliance with specification and/or district requirements.
  • Receives, reviews, and negotiates contractor change order proposal(s) to achieve a fair and reasonable price according to the general conditions; reviews and addresses any and all schedule impacts according to the project specifications in a timely manner.
  • Reviews the process and monitors payments for the contractor, architects, engineers and any other pertinent parties.
  • Administers provisions of Professional Service Agreements between architects and the Client.
  • Coordinates client delivery of related fixtures, furniture and equipment.
  • Monitors and manages project closeout with respect to project certification with the Division of State Architects (DSA) and project financial closeout.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

When duties and responsibilities change and develop, the job description will be reviewed and subject to changes of business necessity.


Required Experience & Education

  • Fifteen (15) years of full-time paid professional experience in project/construction management of commercial and/or public/educational facility construction with full responsibility for coordinating complex projects with construction values more than $30M-$50M (not cumulative)
  • Five (5) years of experience in managing projects for an educational institution or public agency
  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management from a recognized college or university
  • Possession of a valid Certified Construction Manager (CCM) credential may be substituted for the required education

Preferred Experience & Education

  • Experience utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Experience with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified projects and/or the Collaborative for High Performing Schools (CHPS)
  • Experience in formal construction partnering
  • Experience with Division of the State Architect (DSA) construction/design processes
  • A valid Certificate of Registration as an Architect by the California Architectural Board or Professional Engineer by the State Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
  • A valid Construction Manager (CCM) credential by the Construction Manager Certification Institute (CMCI)
  • Safety and OSHA Safety Regulations (OSHA 30 minimum)