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Project Manager

Company: California Trout Inc.
Location: San Diego
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

POSITION: -Project Manager
OFFICE LOCATION: -South Coast - San Diego office
COMPENSATION: -$68,000- $ 72,000 /year with comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, and a 403(b) retirement plan with a 5% employer contribution.
Position Summary: The Project Manager position is a full-time position in bridge construction in California Trout's regional office in San Diego, California. California Trout (CalTrout) is an environmental nonprofit organization, based in San Francisco with eight regional offices state-wide, whose mission is to protect and restore wild trout, steelhead, salmon and their waters throughout California. The Project Manager will be the Owner's representative during implementation of a major bridge construction project in San Diego County to benefit endangered Southern California steelhead.
This position offers an exciting opportunity to participate in an $18M environmental construction project that is underway to help restore the Santa Margarita River and its aquatic ecosystems. The successful candidate will have strong project and construction management skills; experience in bridge construction and contracting; will provide guidance on risk assessment and liability issues; and will work internally with CalTrout staff and externally with the Construction Manager, County of San Diego, landowner and stakeholders to successfully complete this bridge construction project by mid-2024.
Job Description: The Project Manager will work externally with contracted Construction Manager, engineers, biologists, permitting consultants, San Diego County staff, state and federal agency personnel, landowner and stakeholders; and internally with CalTrout project and finance staff to implement the project on time and on budget. Externally, the PM will work with Construction Manager on construction implementation. The PM will work with stakeholders and landowner to communicate project schedule to trail users and oversee project site restoration and associated contracting. Internally, the PM will manage all aspects of CalTrout's bridge project finances including cash flow, invoicing to multiple state agencies, progress reporting, prevailing wage compliance; perform contracting and procurement functions, and advise on risk and liability issues. The PM will report to the Regional Director and work with CalTrout administrative staff to implement the Project Data Management Plan, Long-Term Monitoring Plan and Land Management Plan.
CalTrout strongly embraces diversity and inclusion principles throughout our organization. - We value the many perspectives that arise from a variety of cultures, races, gender, religions, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, and other ways we identify ourselves. CalTrout recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status. Our organization expects its employees to both respect and encourage the range of perspectives present inside the organization and with our valued partners.
Primary Responsibilities

  • Project Construction Management: provide technical and administrative activities to complete the work as stated in the Job Description. This includes external and internal project management functions as described, managing multiple grant agreements running concurrently, assuring all permit conditions met, oversight of data collection and reporting, natural resource monitoring and land management; knowledge of construction terms and AASHTO standards, risk assessment and mitigation, contractual liability terms
  • Budget management: Keep gold-standard financial records in an audit-compatible format consistent with organizational needs for projecting cash flow across multiple funders, tasks and quarters; administering subcontracts, invoicing and payment tracking; tracking project schedules; drafting and finalizing quarterly progress and final reports
  • Grant administration: Prepare invoices and reports, track deliverables
  • Reporting: Create reports and high-quality presentations utilizing Excel and PowerPoint, WebEx; deliver presentations at professional conferences
  • Public Outreach: Lead public outreach and engagement activities as requested, communicate with The Wildlands Conservancy, Fallbrook Trails Council, and other local interest groups

    Education and Experience

    • A bachelor's degree in construction management with an emphasis on conservation biology or related discipline, with at least five years directly relevant construction experience
    • Bridge construction experience preferred; examples of three similar work products required
    • Demonstrated leadership experience, including ability to motivate, lead, set objectives and project schedules
    • Experience designing, implementing and directing complex projects, meeting deadlines and ensuring program accountability and legal compliance
    • Experience working with state/federal agencies and knowledge of government workings, and of federal, state and local laws that affect construction, permitting and restoration objectives
    • Working knowledge of computers and software including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project and/or GIS required

      Skills and Knowledge

      • At least five years as lead project manager demonstrating technical, industry, contractual and construction expertise
      • Professionalism and excellent communication skills
      • Strong writing and analytical skills; and ability to prioritize workload
      • Ability to implement construction and safety plans; communicate change orders
      • Ability to recognize and resolve issues effectively and quickly
      • Interdisciplinary team building skills; ability to work within multi-regional staff structure
      • Advanced computer skills for MS Project, excel, word, ppt, GIS, Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD
      • Self-starter with strong sense of ownership; ability to work independently and in teams.

Keywords: California Trout Inc., San Diego , Project Manager, Executive , San Diego, California

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