Water/Wastewater Construction Manager

Posted Date 1 month ago(5/6/2024 3:36 PM)
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# of Openings
Job Location
US-CA-Rancho Cordova
Expected Start Date
Relocation Assistance
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Job Description

Dewberry is currently seeking a Construction Manager to join our Construction Management Group in either Rancho Cordova, CA or Manteca, CA. This candidate will possess a background and experience in water-wastewater, storm water, flood control, pipeline, commercial/public buildings related infrastructure, to include pump stations, pressure pipeline, gravity pipeline, mechanical and electrical systems and associated structures. The construction manager will be responsible for inspection, supervision of other inspectors, resident engineering, and constructability reviews during the design process. Candidates are expected to assist other Dewberry functional units in the review of deliverables, estimating and to provide expertise during design.  Client types are expected to be both municipal/government and private (e.g., developers, builders, etc.). Candidates who will be considered must have at least 15 years of experience in the fields of construction management, construction engineering and construction inspection.  The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate an extensive background and the certifications, skills, and ability to work with a diverse inspection staff, providing resident project representation (RPR), construction inspection, management, and administration.  Experience with alternative delivery methods is desired, including construction management-at-risk, design-build, and traditional design-bid-build.  CMP certification is desirable, but not required.  Other education, engineering, or construction management degree(s) are desirable, but not required. 


Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors is our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century. 


This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and talented individual to join a team of outstanding professionals.  This position offers potential for professional growth in a great working environment and the opportunity to apply the latest technology to assist our clients in solving their most challenging problems.


Dewberry offers a comprehensive and very competitive package of insurance programs to regular full-time employees and their eligible dependents the first of the month following their date of hire. The insurance package includes: medical, dental, vision, and supplemental life. Additional insurances, at no cost to the employee: life (employee only), accidental death and dismemberment, business travel and accident, and short- and long-term disability are also provided. Employees pay a share of Dewberry’s premium expenses (on a pre-tax basis) for medical and dental insurance plans.


Dewberry offers a wide range of other employee benefits, including: 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan, 529 College Savings Plans, Travel Assistance, Tuition Reimbursement, Flexible Spending Accounts and Supplemental Life Insurance for employee, spouse, and children.


Positions within our officer program are also eligible for an annual bonus and stipend.  Both vary based on level within the program and bonuses are dependent upon company performance.


In addition, a host of discounted purchase programs are available to all employees.


  • Responsible for oversight of construction projects and programs for private, public, state, and federal projects.
  • Monitor scope, schedule, and budget for construction projects.
  • Prepare and participate in price and technical proposals for client and internal entities within Dewberry.
  • Accountable for supporting growth and ensuring continued success of the construction services associated with water, wastewater, storm water, flood control, pipeline and related  infrastructure while maintaining professionalism and strong client retention.
  • Recruiting, mentoring and managing a full range of qualified personnel. 
  • Support business development activities, pursue new clients and potential project leads, support other business units/departments and offices by providing construction management-related and construction inspection and observation services on planning, design and construction projects.
  • Must be successful in financial management, strategic planning, and quality improvement of the delivery of design and construction management services.
  • Experience in claims avoidance, Risk Management, and Schedule Control.
  • Relevant certifications for water- and wastewater-related construction management and inspection. 

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • 6+ years of experience in increasing levels of project and client management with proven experience in the consulting, design and construction industries.
  • 6+ years of RPR or RE experience.
  • BS/BA in Construction Management or Civil Engineering is preferred, but not required.
  • Experience in CMAR, Design-Build and Design-Bid-Build methods of project delivery.
  • Knowledge of current state and federal environmental laws and policies related to design and construction.
  • Experience and working knowledge of construction management, cost estimation and scheduling software tools.
  • Accomplished technical professional and proven leadership skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate with clients and the public and respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Strong leadership qualities and ability to coach and mentor staff.
  • Driving is a requirement of the position. A clean driving record is required.

The projected range for this position is $111,000-$169,000 annually. Depending upon other factors, i.e., skills, experience, location, market conditions, the range may vary slightly.


Don’t meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace for our employee’s. So if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.


*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.


*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.


Notice to Third Party Recruiters:  Dewberry only compensates job placement recruiters that have a valid Dewberry-approved written agreement in place for recruiting services. Dewberry does not compensate third party recruiters for unsolicited job placement candidate information.




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