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Construction Manager - Scheduler (CM-S)


ISI Professional Services is seeking a Construction Manager - Scheduler (CM-S) in New York, NY who can provide scheduling interpretation and manipulation of the General Contractor's CPM schedule. The ideal candidate must have practical building construction understanding of the activities and durations associated with major construction, the ability to review design and construction plans against existing site conditions, including appropriateness of modification fragnets insertion to real time construction schedules, and be able to review contractor’s schedule and updates to determine if the schedule reflects the actual sequence of work being performed, and identify contractor problems and or other areas of concern.

In supporting the Resident Engineer Staff in the management of the construction project schedule, the Construction Manager Scheduler will be required to perform services including, but not limited to the duties below:

  • Evaluate submissions, monitor and confirm compliance with Critical Path Methods specifications section of each construction contract.
  • Attend monthly meetings (teleconference) to update the schedule with the SRE and the construction contractor. All changes to the schedule will be presented by the construction contractor and approved by the customer and then included in the schedule by the construction contractor with the approved logic and fragnets.
  • Perform monthly analysis of critical path, upcoming submittals and critical submittals that will impact the schedule, time growth from the previous month and reason for the growth, an expenditure S-curve and clear graph showing the project status with regards to the expenditures and the time as it relates to budget and schedule, etc. Also, evaluate any challenges that are impacting the schedule such as logic issues, crew size, etc. and make recommendation to the SRE.
  • Develop, implement and maintain cost control systems, that will alert SRE of potential construction progress schedule delays. Assist VA/SRE in predicting the duration of the project and the scheduled cost involved.
  • Utilize computerized management system applications such as PRIMAVERA for documenting progress, processing requests for information (RFI’s), preparing draft contract modification documents for the Senior Resident Engineer’s. Maintaining an inventory of materials, supplies and equipment and monitoring the quantity of materials used in the general administration and conduct of office operations.
  • Project complications may require specialized evaluation and unique scheduling analysis techniques. CM-S shall be prepared to provide creative recommendations that will best serve the health of the project schedule and represent the government’s best interest.
  • Review the Architect / Engineers (AE) design from conceptual to the final construction documents; facilitate the development of phasing, construction schedule and Risk analysis and mitigation plan. Support the Project team in managing cost loaded design and also the Project Integrated Master schedules.
  • Analyze risks and advise Project and Field construction management teams in schedule risk management.
  • Review quality and relevance of updates during construction; study inclusion of change orders and determine impact on duration and logic of other work activities and project completion. Develop “Fragnets” for CO analysis.
  • Make recommendations to the Contracting Officer of the amount of compensable damages and other contract adjustments which may be appropriate, including any credits or offsets which may be due to Specific issues include the allocability of overhead and other impact costs, reasonableness of claimed costs, and contractor proof methodologies. Review and comment on any agency audit reports.
  • Analyze trends in construction claims, identify causes and develop new policy and operating guidelines on claims reduction.
  • Resolve the difficult technical issues and problems that arise within construction scheduling and serve as the “expert” in support of the difficult litigation cases for the Office of General Counsel. Review overall merit of claims pertaining to time delays and technical issues.
  • Develop a written analysis of contractors’ claims or requests for equitable adjustment for purposes of assisting the Contracting Officer in rendering a final decision or in anticipation of litigation. Serve as consultant to Contracting Officers and General Counsel and assist to the Office of the General Counsel in discovery.
  • Prepare final written report for internal VA use. The report shall address documents reviewed, problems encountered, factual discussion and graphics such as CPM schedules, bar graphs, charts, exhibits, and recommendations for final disposition. The report will be developed under the direction of general counsel and, accordingly, subject to attorney-work product protection.
  • Meet with the Office of the General Counsel and the Contracting Officer and presents findings. Serve as the technical expert and advise higher level officials in preparation for litigation at the Contract Appeals Board and the U.S. Claims Court.
  • Research the development of new technology, methodology (such as Building Information Modeling and Risk management) and software; interact with the industry groups for the purchase and implementation of new scheduling techniques. Adapt rapidly and train other CFM personnel in new applications.

Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Ability to analyze Change Order Fragnets, critical path, activity duration, schedule delays and potential claim situations.
  • Review contractor’s schedule and updates to determine if the schedule reflects the actual sequence of work being performed and identify contractor problems and or other areas of concern.
  • Ability to review and make recommendations to the Contracting Officer with regard to the contractor’s request for time extensions and requests for equitable adjustments in compliance with the project network analysis specification. This will include a written analysis of the contractor’s claim or request for equitable adjustment for the purpose of assisting the Contracting Officer in rendering final decision or in anticipation of litigation.
  • Ability to analyze the initial baseline schedule for compliance with the project specifications and provide comments and recommendations with regard to acceptance of the schedule including any phasing and sequencing of construction activities and cost loading of work activities to ensure monthly invoices are reasonable and not front-end loaded.

Education, Certification, Affiliations:

  • The Scheduling Key personnel shall possess a degree in Architectural or Engineering from an accredited institution of higher learning. Specialized Schedule Evaluation education will be considered.

Communication, Language, and Software Skills: 

  • Ability to utilize a variety of software programs to monitor, update, and produce work products by applying knowledge of computer literacy.
  • Ability to exercise good interpersonal skills.

ISI is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO M/F/Disability/Veteran) employer.

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