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Director of Construction
Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation

Company Description

Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation

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Job Location:
Honolulu, HI, United States
Primary Category:
Construction Management
Secondary Category:
Construction Manager
Job Type:
Full Time
Last Modified:
$95988.00 - $159708.00  year

Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation

Director of Construction

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Under the direction of the HART Project Director, the Director of Construction leads construction management efforts on this major program and has accountability for construction management, schedule, budget, quality, and oversight of the construction management teams assigned to deliver this mass transit program.  Incumbent administers, manages, and coordinates the Construction Group, which consists of Utilities Management and Construction Management.  The incumbent is responsible for directing construction of the HART Rail Transit Project and operates at a key decision making level for engineering projects under management by HART in coordination with the Design and Core Systems Departments.  This position ensures that work is delivered safely and in accordance with approved plans specifications, while adhering to both budget and schedule needs and ensuring project deliverables are accurate, complete and in accordance with FTA requirements. 

  • Provides leadership, direction and coordination that will advance HART’s goals and objectives, having overall responsibility for project development, and construction of the Rail Project.  Directs all areas of the project related to construction and utilities activities
  • Develops and implements broad policy guidance for the Project construction management team.   
  • Manages the Construction group, including establishing goals, program plans and priorities and allocating resources.  Communicates organizational goals and establishes review and control systems.  Reviews costs, manages fiscal resources and maintains control of assigned resources and assets.  Manages human resources, evaluates employee performances and adheres to EEO requirements. 
  • Establishes reporting requirements and reviews technical reports and administrative documents.  Meets with subordinate managers and agency staff to monitor long term efforts and to discuss the progress of individual projects (technical issues, cost control and a wide variety of other concerns); identifies and defines problems, analyzes options and decides on best course of action; then ensures coordination of action by/with subordinates, local governments and intergovernmental agencies, Federal regulatory agencies (e.g., FTA) and public interest groups. 
  • Serves on the Change Control Committee and plays a key role in assessing, evaluating, and managing construction claims.
  • Reviews program quality and progress toward achieving goals and program results with a strong emphasis on interface and coordination between major contractors.  Takes corrective actions to maintain the work progress on schedule, to improve employee performance, or to modify goals and operations as appropriate.
  • Coordinates with management level personnel and key staff in financial and procurement management to assure adequate support and to ensure that operations are conducted within the bounds of budget/accounting regulations, procurement requirements and other laws, regulations, requirements and policies concerning general management operations at the HART. 
  • Provides high-level technical assistance and advice to executive level management on complex engineering, construction and related operational issues.  Ensures that information provided is accurate and timely.  Keeps the Project Director informed of “high visibility,” particularly complex or sensitive problems, and other matters that require their awareness/response or must/should be presented to the CEO for approval or informational purposes. 
  • Works effectively with a wide range of interested parties, including local public officials, private businesses, oversight consultants, and federal regulators.  Attends meetings and makes presentations; hosts tours or site visits of facilities in construction.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned and as a member of HART Senior Staff. 

Minimal Requirements

  • BA/BS Degree required.  Preferred areas of emphasis in construction management or engineering.

  • 20+ years of experience in the management of large scale complex engineering and construction projects including experience on rail transit projects. 

  • Previous experience dealing with FTA funded projects required.  

To apply, send resume to: mdo@honolulu.gov







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