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Construction Management (CM)-UAE

PABULUM Consulting, LLC (


  Full Time   Employee   Contractor

Jebel Ali Quay 9, UAE
United Arab Emirates



The Construction Manager's role is to assist NAVFAC and the Client with identifying, defining, scoping, estimating and developing job packages requirements for repairs, alterations and minor construction projects (CAT III/IV). The Construction Manager's role is to assist NAVFAC in overseeing the quality of services provided by the Base Operations Support (BOS) contract, Job Order Contract (JOC), and other support service contracts. Inasmuch as the aforementioned work packages will be executed primarily by contract, the Construction Manager's role also includes monitoring these subsequent contracts for adherence to contract provisions and applicable trade and safety standards. Based on observations, the Construction Manager will make recommendations to the Government regarding the acceptability of the work performed. Construction Manager has the authority to stop any work that poses an imminent danger to personnel, equipment, or property.

• Review, monitor, and/or recommend approval of the construction contractor’s Quality Control Plan. Review and recommend approval of the construction contractor’s safety/accident prevention plans.
• Ensure contractor compliance with safety requirements.
• Review project plans and specifications for technical soundness and determine practicability from a construction management standpoint.
• Make visits to project sites to obtain information on facility/site conditions and develop recommendations during project development.
• Schedule and conduct post-award kickoff meetings and pre-construction conferences.
• Review and monitor project schedules for construction progress with emphasis on milestone completion dates, phasing requirements, work flow, material deliveries, test dates, etc.
• Analyze construction schedule submittals by construction contractors for appropriate logic and compliance with contract terms.
• Assist in problem resolution and handling of disputed issues including development of Government negotiating position for changes to the contract.
• Administer technical aspects of construction contract modifications (prepare cost estimates, review cost proposals, assist contract specialist or contracting officer in negotiations, prepare modification packages for processing by contracting officer).
• Schedule, conduct, and document regular progress meetings and other construction related project meetings with all interested parties to review project status, discuss problems, and resolve issues.
• Monitor the design and construction clarification process and, when appropriate, remind the designer and other parties involved of the need for timely actions.
• Participate in all "Partnering" activities during construction (workshops, meetings, etc.) as required.
• Provide technical assistance in answering requests for information (RFI) from construction contractors.
• Coordinate construction operations between contractors, station personnel, and other government agencies.
• Monitor ongoing construction to check contractor progress and verify compliance with plans and specifications.
• Resolve problems not involving changes to contract value or duration and recommend solutions to the government construction manager for problems that may result in a change of contract value or duration.
• Review construction contractor invoices for accurate reporting on percentage of work complete.
• Ensure construction contractor maintains and regularly updates as-built drawings and that a complete set of as-built drawings is turned over at the close of the contract.
• Participate in final acceptance and testing of major building systems including but not limited to fire protection certification, elevator certifications, ensuring contractor compliance in the areas of Testing and Balancing (TABs), Duct Air Leakage Testing (DALTS), Digital Control Systems (DDC) for HVAC systems.
• Ensure the contractor provides a complete set of Operation and Maintenance Support Information (OMSI) Manuals and conducts any user training for equipment installed on the project as required by the construction contract.
• Coordinate the closeout process including punch list preparation and completion, testing and startup of major systems, training, final acceptance, contractor evaluation and final payment
• Review Project Manager and Design Manager prepared project Statements of Work (SOWs) and Independent Government Estimates (IGEs) for accuracy and constructability before finalization of government solicitations and requests for proposal (RFPs).
• Maintain proper construction contract document files according to NAVFAC standards.
• Use and prepare standard template documents for correspondence to construction contractors for deviations from contract schedule or quality.
• Prepare bi-weekly project status reports using NAVFAC enterprise contract management system.


• Must be US Citizen and Must have a Secret Level Clearance
• Extensive technical and practical knowledge and experience (at least 5 years) as a Construction Manager, Project Manager, Project Controls Manager, or Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative on Department of Navy or other Department of Defense Construction Projects
• Construction Managers shall possess at least a Bachelor of Science degree (or European equivalent) in engineering, architecture, building construction, construction science or construction management.
• Registration or Certification as a professional engineer (PE), registered architect (RA), certified construction manager (CCM), Project Management Professional (PMP), or certified facility manager (CFM) is desirable but not required.
• Current certification of successful completion of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Construction Quality Management for Contractors course.
• Knowledge of the three-phases of control and Construction Quality Management process is required.
• Sound understanding of construction concepts, principles and practices applicable to multi-disciplined engineering projects and the design, layout, and supervision of construction operations.
• Ability to review technical engineering specifications and statements of work covering complex and diverse engineering designs or changes to the contract documents.
• Thorough knowledge of construction practices and methods and construction management skills.
• Ability to read, write, and speak fluent English in order to report on progress and outcome of technical assignments and to present recommendations to government personnel.
• Working proficiency of host nation language is desirable but not required.
• Ability to monitor construction projects to a successful and timely completion with respect to schedule and budget.
• Knowledge of Primavera scheduling software and/or other construction scheduling software packages including logic networking, critical path scheduling, and cost loaded schedules.
• Ability to perform strenuous activity while working outdoors in extreme heat or cold, working in confined spaces, climbing and using fall protection equipment will be required on this contract.
• Knowledge of safety and occupational health principles, practices, procedures, laws and regulations as they relate to engineering performance requirements and as outlined in the EM-385-1-1 and 29 CFR. Record of completion of the full 40-hour EM 385-1-1 Construction Safety Course (NAVFAC or USACE).The eight-hour online course is not an acceptable alternative.
• Must successfully pass required security background investigations.

To apply for this job, contact:
Ferrel Bonner

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