Construction Manager- Iceland

Keflavik, Iceland | Full-time


Planate Management Group is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, USA with a technical support center in the Philippines that provides program management and facilities engineering services worldwide. Planate is a small business provider of planning, design, infrastructure management, technical consulting, engineering, and construction management services in support of the US Department of Defense (DOD) and its Service (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps) missions, along with other US federal agencies.

The Construction Manager will be responsible for managing the planning, design; construction and post-construction phases for NAVFAC Europe and Southwest Asia projects.

The work assignment will be in Keflavik, Iceland.

This position is contingent on the award of the contract. The contract duration is one year with four option years.

Key responsibilities:

  • 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, workflow, material deliveries, test dates, etc.
  • Analyze construction schedule submittals by construction contractors for appropriate logic and compliance with contract terms
  • Monitor the design and construction clarification process and, when appropriate, remind the designer and other parties involved in the need for timely actions
  • Provide technical assistance in answering requests for information (RFI) from construction contractors
  • Monitor ongoing construction to check contractor progress and verify compliance with plans and specifications.
  • 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 the finalization of government solicitations and requests for proposal (RFPs)
  • Maintain proper construction contract document files according to NAVFAC standards
  • Regularly review Quality Assurance reports from engineering technicians and ensure daily reports are filed in the contract file
  • 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 systems
  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

Qualifications to be successful in the role:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in engineering, or construction management
  • 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, or Host Nation similar programs
  • Registered/licensed Professional Foreign Engineers/Architects are exempt from education requirements
  • 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. Local national engineers shall be a registered professional (“colegiado”) engineer with an active registration.
  • 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 operation
  • Able to read, write, and speak fluent English (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) C1 level preferred but minimum B2) in order to report on progress and outcome of technical assignments and to present recommendations to government personnel
  • Able to read, write, and speak fluent Host Nation (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) C1 level preferred but minimum B2) in order to report on progress and outcome of technical assignments and to present recommendations to government personnel
  • 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

Why Planate?

Planate Management Group is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Joining the Planate team opens you to an experience working for a Global company where you are among a team that is considered a premier trusted partner for planning, design, engineering, asset management, and professional service solutions anytime, anywhere.  We Take Care of Our Own; Personally and Professionally, Up and Down The Line.  

We’d love for you to be a part of our Global workforce, helping us serve as an effective and integrated partner to advance every client's mission!