Project Manager, Facilities and Construction

New Haven Unified School District


Under the direction and general supervision of the Director of Facilities and Construction, the Project Manager provides technical and construction project management support services in connection with school site improvements, modification of facilities, and new construction projects. The Project Manager assists in the preparation and review of project plans and specifications, coordinates, inspect projects, and prepares all documentation required for the successful completion of projects.


Directly responsible to Director of Facilities & Construction.


  • Review plan, estimate, and schedule work assignments on school site improvements, modification of facilities, and/or new construction projects.
  • Assist in the development of formal project specifications for bid purposes and review bid specifications to assure their thoroughness and accuracy in relation to approved plans.
  • Confer with prospective contractors and solicit formal and informal bids; solicit and review proposals.
  • Review payment requests
  • Coordinate and submit payment applications for projects to assure the timely payment of work completed according to established policies and procedures.
  • Monitor and assure timely and appropriate development of projects and project schedules.
  • Coordinates site visits and pre-bid, pre-construction conferences, and attend job meetings as required.
  • Assists with pre-qualification and post-bid requirements.
  • Assists with monitoring construction contract compliance.
  • Prepare reports, maintains project records, and ensure compliance with current standards, codes and ordinances.
  • Coordinate and maintain communication and cooperative working relationships with site Administrators and other District personnel.
  • Perform periodic field visits and provide progress reports to the Director.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



  • Applicable local, State and federal laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to the construction and repair of school facilities.
  • Construction industry practices and procedures, including cost estimating, project scheduling, and project management.
  • Methods, materials, and equipment used in the construction industry, in the construction, repair, and remodeling of facilities.
  • Principles and techniques of project budget development and control.
  • Contract management principles including bid preparation and evaluation, contract negotiation and contract administration.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Operation of a computer and assigned software


  • Read and interpret construction documents, blueprints, plans and specifications.
  • Understand, interpret and apply building codes, laws, rules and regulations governing school facility construction and repair.
  • Use appropriate safety precautions and procedures.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including architects, consultants, contractors, and school officials.
  • Produce oral and written reports.
  • Ability to produce and use data bases and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to use work order and project management computer systems.
  • Meet schedules and time lines.
  • Perform heavy physical labor.
  • Climb ladders.
  • Work or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Reach overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
  • Bend at the waist, kneel or crouch.


Any combination equivalent to: Graduation from a two or four year college program relating to construction management, or related area of specialty and two years of experience in construction/maintenance specification writing and/or preparation and experience in public school facilities and school building construction.


  • College Degree Desired.
  • Must have a valid California driver’s license.
  • Must provide a clean DMV record.


  • Office environment.
  • Indoor and outdoor environment.
  • Driving a vehicle to conduct work.
  • Regular exposure to fumes, dust and odors.
  • Seasonal heat and cold or adverse weather conditions.


  • Cleaning chemicals.
  • Working around and with machinery with moving parts.
  • Potential for contact with body fluids.


  • Valid California driver’s license.
  • Management Salary Range 18/1-5

225-day work year

How to Apply


The application process is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Browse New Haven US job listings and submit an online application on Ed-Join.
  2. When the hiring principal is ready to interview, applicants will be considered and may be selected to interview.
  3. If selected to interview, you will be contacted by the school to set an appointment.
  4. Once you have interviewed, if you are selected for the position, you will be contacted by the personnel department. If you are not selected for the position, you will be notified by the school.