Position Available

Construction Manager

Kenmore, WA

Salary/Pay Rate

Monthly $9,193 - $12,098

Depending upon qualifications

Job Type

Regular Full-Time

Job Posted

1 month ago


Open until Filled

Northshore Utility District in Kenmore, Washington is seeking a Construction Manager.  

This position is open until filled and may be closed at any time a qualified candidate is selected. 

Application Requirements: A completed online application, resume and an accompanying cover letter are required to be considered for this position.  Applicants may attach additional information that will assist us in the review and selection process.

Work Schedule: Exempt, Full-Time, Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (No remote schedule or flex schedule)

Annual Salary Range: $110,322 – $145,176

Monthly Salary Range: $9,193 – $12,098

Hourly Rate Range: $53.04 – $69.80

SUMMARY JOB DUTIES: Under the direction of the Engineering Director the incumbent will provide sound management of multiple water and wastewater projects both Capital and Development, in accordance with contract specifications, federal, state, local laws/ordinances and District policies, and procedures. Assists in the successful completion of projects on schedule and within budget. Responsible for the supervision and management of the inspection of water and wastewater systems to ensure that developers and contractors meet the District requirements of the engineering drawings, contract specifications, and the quality of materials and standard of workmanship. Supervises and prioritizes work activities of the construction inspectors and provides technical guidance. Resolves difficult disputes with contractors, developers, and customers.

REPORTING DIRECTLY TO: Engineering Director


  • Supervises, trains, and advises staff regarding technical job knowledge, methods, techniques, and procedures; assigns work, assists Construction Inspection staff in resolving complex problems, and enforces current policies and procedures.
  • Evaluate the performance of Construction Inspectors and ensure that training credentials are up to date and relevant.
  • Administers contracts for construction of District capital improvements, development, and other projects.
  • Ensures that contractors and developers working on water and wastewater infrastructure meet design requirements, and that all construction, contractual, and regulatory requirements comply with District standards; may recommend alternative construction methods and/or materials.
  • Interprets and explains standards, regulations, policies and engineering plans and specifications for construction contractors.
  • Enforces regulations and policies; drafts amendments to standards and specifications for the installation of water and wastewater infrastructure and submits recommendations to the Engineering Director for approval.
  • Responsible for reports on construction activities and recording of all changes in plans and/or specifications made in the field; prepares logs of contract quantities for monthly pay request.
  • Reviews progress payments as well as plans and specifications and prepares change orders for construction projects.
  • Recommends bond amounts and releases and itemizes requirements for approval of interim system operation.
  • Coordinates with other utilities and regulatory agencies regarding permit requirements; and represents the District at inter-agency meetings.
  • Reviews design drawings for constructability. Provides information and recommendations regarding field installation of water and wastewater systems. Discusses construction implication of proposed plans with engineers, provides background and information on property sites and knowledge of construction practices for difficult or unique water and wastewater installations.
  • Attends pre-construction and planning meetings.
  • Coordinates with District Operations staff for activities associated with new construction.
  • Develops punch lists and recommends final approval/acceptance of completed projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.


 Knowledge of:

  • Theories, principles, and practices applied to construction management, construction inspection, engineering, surveying, and customer service.
  • Related laws, regulations, policies, codes, standards, specifications, and guidelines of public works utilities with emphasis on water and wastewater.
  • Contract administration and policy compliance methods.
  • Cost controls, application of measurement and payment specifications.
  • Electronic equipment and software required to accomplish tasks.
  • Job site safety practices, traffic control, and regulations.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training, and performance evaluations.
  • Effective leadership of an assigned work group by positively influencing employees.
  • Techniques for providing high level customer service to the Public and District staff.

Skills in:

  • Supervising staff, learning new processes and procedures, mentoring and advising staff.
  • Communicate both written and oral, clearly and concisely in technical and non-technical terms to contractors, employees, outside agency staff, and the general public.
  • Evaluate the work of staff and establish work performance standards.
  • Developing and administrating construction contract documents for capital and development projects and achieving compliance with policies, specifications and regulations.
  • Reviewing, understanding, and explaining construction contracts, plans, and specifications.
  • Resolving on-site construction problems encountered in water and wastewater infrastructure installations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, consultants, contractors, public officials and the general public.
  • Perform complex inspections and calculations accurately.
  • Apply and interpret codes, rules, and regulations.

 Experience/Education: Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be 10 years as a construction inspector, project manager, or related experience. Bachelor’s degree in construction management, civil engineering, or related field (experience may suffice as a replacement for a bachelor’s degree). Must have 5 years progressive supervisory management experience.

Licensing/Certification Requirements: Obtained within the first 12-months of employment

  • A/C Pipe Work practices and procedures certificate
  • Water Distribution Manager (WDM) – I certificate
  • Wastewater Collection (WWC) – I certificate
  • Cross Connection Specialist certification (CCS)
  • Erosion/Sediment Control Lead (CESCL)

Licensing/Certification Requirements:

  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License

 WORKING CONDITIONS: Work may be performed both indoors and outdoors. Outdoor work consists of field inspections that can expose the employee to inclement weather and the hazards of the construction site or traffic.  Ground surfaces may be shifting and uneven; employees are exposed to adverse weather conditions, construction equipment and machinery and other construction hazards.  Job tasks may also require climbing, walking, bending, stopping, kneeling, crawling, or entry to confined spaces.  Indoor work consists of using a computer and requires the incumbent to sit for long periods of time. Requires fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.  Some lifting up to 50 lbs may be required. Automobile travel is frequent.

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