Senior Construction Manager

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Construction

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IPS is Hiring for our Construction Team! We are actively seeking an experience Senior Construction Manager for Irvine, CA office. This position requires life science (pharmaceutical, biotechnology, etc.) or solid construction management experience. 

The Senior Construction Manager leads construction site activities, manages all field operations, and takes primary responsibility for site safety.


  • Establish IPS site office and supporting utilities/logistics. Ensure successful demobilization/removals of same.
  • Participate in the development of Site Logistics Planning.
  • Ensure that all Subcontractors are not permitted on site unless acceptable insurance certificates are obtained in advance. Monitor insurance certificate status in coordination with the Site Safety Engineer and Insurance Log.
  • Review/be familiar with all Contract Documents (Plans, Specifications, etc.). Establish plan room document review space and files. (Plan conformance by Project Engineer.)
  • Review all sketches, field directives, RFI’s, etc. revising the Documents and ensure maintenance of plan room documents.
  • Participate in Bulletin plan review and issuance/distribution.
  • Interface with Project Engineers on all aspects of Contract Documents.
  • Review/be familiar with all Subcontractor/VendorsSubcontract/APM terms (Scope and Schedule).Approved shop drawings and equipment cuts.
  • Coordinate/schedule inspections by City/Local officials.
  • Perform daily inspections on site for all work within area of responsibility. Report and pursue remedial measures for any/all deviations and deficiencies.
  • Identify any/all additional or forthcoming extra costs (PCO’s) to IPS Managers/Engineers on a daily basis.
  • Review Subcontractor monthly Estimate for Payment progress billings and offer comments to Project manager.
  • Must assist and contribute to the development of the Monthly Report and PSR.
  • Prepare correspondence to Owner/Subcontractors whenever appropriate to protect IPS’s interest and/or to document direction, needed actions, information, etc.
  • Attend, and participate in, weekly meetings as follows (but not limited to):Subcontractor Job Meetings – Project Manager MeetingsOwner Meetings (as required by Project Manager)Staff MeetingsSafety Meetings
  • Organize, chair and record minutes of Field Coordination (Foremen) Meetings.
  • Maintain Project Reporting documentation.
  • Prepare IPS daily reports each day and establish/maintain report files in chronological/date order. Include weather data each day on reports.
  • Inspect delivered materials, equipment and field installations for compliance with Contract Documents and approved submittals.
  • Perform quality inspections continuously during construction.
  • Become familiar with Quality Management Plan/Strategy and expectations as established by IPS Construction Department.
  • Enforce permit related quality requirements/expectations.
  • Identify all field testing required to be performed by Subcontractors and witnessed by IPS. Witness and sign-off tests conducted by Site/ Subcontractors. Maintain files for all testing and report deviations/corrective measure status.
  • Responsible and accountable for project subcontractor safety planning and execution in accordance with all client and IPS safety policies and procedures.
  • Prepare for and participate in site safety audits and/or OSHA inspections.
  • Completes job safety analysis documentation and other safety documentation as required by corporate safety program.
  • Provide all necessary trade-related coordination efforts as required to successfully manage the construction effort (trade to trade, IPS to trade, A/E to trade, M/E/P to G/C coordination, etc.).
  • Dispute resolution (trade jurisdiction).
  • Answer Subcontractor field inquiries. Initiate inquiries to A/E and/or IPS Engineering Staff pertaining to Contract Documents whenever necessary. Document questions/answers whenever appropriate (RFI initiation/confirmation RFI’s).
  • Issue Field Directives to Subcontractors.
  • Interface with A/E site personnel and Owner representatives routinely.
  • Oversees startup & commissioning activities.
  • Assist in the preparation of CPM Schedules.
  • Supports the Project Manager in the development and maintenance of preconstruction, construction, and closeout execution plans.
  • Supports Project Manager in the procurement and coordination of all required extra corporate project resources. Writes scopes of work and assists in evaluation of bids and proposals. Works with Project Manager to conduct pre-bid walk-through and descope meetings. Works with Project Manager to select subcontractors and vendors.
  • Supports Project Managers and Executives in the preparation of proposals, presentations, and other sales and marketing documents.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • The complete job duties will be provided during the interview process.

    Qualifications & Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management or a related discipline or an equivalent technical degree.
  • A minimum of 20 years of experience in Project Delivery or a related discipline that includes life sciences.
  • Skilled with Procore, Destini software and MS Project. 

  • This position will have 25% - 50% travel in Southern California, the West Region or across all US regions as required by the assigned project. Position may be assigned to client site for an extended period of time. Overnight travel or staying in the city of Client’s location is possible depending on assignment. Please review IPS Travel Policy. Position will visit Client sites and will be required to adhere to stated safety rules. Position will visit construction sites and will be required to take site safety training and adhere to site safety rules.
  • This position is a safety sensitive position. The employee is considered a field contractor supervisor and acts in a supervisory role for field work. For IPS employees or subcontractors.

  • Must exhibit an entrepreneurial spirit by consistently seeking new opportunities to add value to the organization. Must strive for excellence in all aspects of job performance.
  • Must approach their work enthusiastically with a contagious energy and drive that shows everyone they love what they do.
  • Must display creativity and innovation by continually working to improve solutions, tools, methods and service delivery system.
  • Must conduct oneself with an uncompromising commitment to the welfare of our clients and each other. Must act in an ethical, professional and respectful manner at all times.
  • Must exhibit the ability to build and sustain long term relationships of mutual value through teamwork.
  • Must be driven to succeed and committed to goal attainment.
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    Company Overview

    About Us

    IPS-Integrated Project Services is a global leader in developing innovative and cost effective solutions for the engineering, construction, commissioning and qualification of complex pharmaceutical and biotech research and manufacturing facilities. With technical expertise spanning R&D to pilot-scale to large-scale production, our team specializes in the technology, trends and regulatory environment to successfully deliver capital projects and improve operations. For over thirty years, we have applied unique LEAN methodologies throughout the project life cycle, continually finding ways to do things better and more efficiently, delivering higher quality and controlling costs. Headquartered in Blue Bell, PA, IPS is a multi-national company with over 1,350 professionals worldwide and offices in California, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Brazil, Canada, China, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, Germany, UK and four locations in India. Visit our website at


    Process Architecture, Process Design, Engineering, Construction, Commissioning, Qualification, LEAN Project Delivery, Strategic Master Planning, Energy Conservation Management, Project Controls, Program/Project Management, Operations/Logistics Strategy and Planning, EPCMV and Staffing Services.

    IPS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans (M/F/D/V). IPS will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories.

    Attention Search Firms / Third Party Recruiters: IPS is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for employment opportunities with IPS. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at IPS via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at IPS in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for a specific position will be deemed the sole property of IPS, and no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by IPS as a result of the referral or through other means.

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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