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Heavy Civil Estimator - Fresno, CA
  1. Summary:  Successful candidate will be familiar with a variety of heavy-civil, bridge, and road construction projects. Rely on experience and judgment to plan and complete project scope on time and within budget.

Key Responsibilities

Locate projects to bid/negotiate and complete the necessary steps to submit a successful
responsive bid.

●Solicit Bids from Subcontractors & Suppliers: Create lists of potential subcontractors and
suppliers, make contact to generate interest in projects.

●Perform DBE Good Faith Effort: If required by agency perform necessary steps for good faith
efforts, including reviewing to determine best options and methods to meet the DBE goals.

●Visit Jobsite: Document job site/conditions with video/still pictures, locate material sources, run
cycle times.

●Attend Pre-Bid Meeting: Attend pre-bid, ask pertinent questions, take notes.

●Quantity & Material Takeoffs: Utilize Agtek & Excel spreadsheets to perform both quantity
verification takeoffs and material takeoffs.

●Setup Project: Setup project within software system to establish foundation data and input bid
items.

●Cost Estimating: Develop crews & estimate production to perform necessary work.

●Prepare all aspects of the bidding process including: Bid Submittal, Bid Close-Out, Bid
Results Tabulation

●DBE Good Faith Effort Submittal: Prepare submittal documenting how DBE goal was met and
or prepare & submit DBE Good Faith Effort Submittal if required.

●Update Resource Files within software program including labor, equipment, rental equipment
and materials data bases.

●Maintain & Update Agtek Software in conjunction with the IT Department install software
updates.

●Directs, manage and train the project engineers to complete all aspects of these duties and
responsibilities as needed.

●Ability to comprehend and administer the safety program following the company IIPP. Able to
take necessary steps to provide health and safety measures to personnel and to promote a
culture of care for all.

●For those projects which the company is the successful low bidder and receive an award, the following
duties are typically performed:

●Prepare Budget: Develop & prepare budget with software program, run reports for accounting
and project supervision/management team.

●Assist with Preparation of Subcontracts and Purchase Orders: Provide contract administration with
quotes and award information.

●Assist with and help superintendent and field supervision with problem solving and determine
direction of field operations as needed.

●Develop Construction Schedule: perform and/or assist with the development of the construction
schedule utilizing either Suretrak or Primavera.

●Schedule internal Project Start-up meeting to meet Safety Manger and project team to
“Hand- Off” project: review project plans and specs, bid, subcontractors and material
suppliers.

●Provide Ongoing Project Support: update schedules, attend project meetings, update budget, prepare change order cost proposals.

●Review Project Costs & Diaries: review superintendent job costs and daily diaries, provide input regarding discrepancies. Assure field document controls are complete and timely.

●Communicate directly with subcontractors/designers concerning project cost and scheduling.

●Prepares job costs and monthly project status reports. Work with Project Accountants to assure
forecasts are accurate.

●Maintain industry relationships by participating in outside meeting attendance and networking opportunities, etc., AGC, Builders Exchange, CalTrans Partnering, and Liaison meetings.

Summary of Experience and Requirements

●Requires a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or construction management. Will consider field experience to compensate for education on an individual basis.

●Minimum of 7 years in construction and 5 years on civil (earthwork, structures and bridges,
road/highway, underground, excavation) related projects.

●Proficiency with construction industry software programs for bidding and project
management and scheduling.

Senior Estimator/Design Build Manager - Fresno, CA

Summary:  The Senior Estimator is responsible for the leadership of the estimating team while
managing the design-build process for projects which includes oversight of Architectural and
other disciplines. This position is engaged with the client early on in the conceptual phase of the
project and will ultimately set the tone for the project.

Key Responsibilities

  • Review bid proposal documents for conformance to the requirements set forth in the
    bid package and/or bidding documents.
  • Use quantity takeoffs, current labor rates, material costs, crew size, phasing and the
    anticipated construction schedule to create an estimated cost for projects.
  • Use and understand current quantity take off methods, software and practices to ensure
    the accuracy of quantities.
  • Attend and represent the company in project estimating meetings, project review
    meeting and pre-bid meetings as requested to aid in further development of the project
    documents.
  • Ensure the design documents meet current building regulations, jurisdictional codes,
    ADA and authorities requirements for the job.
  • Provide management and mentorship to Bid Clerk and Junior Estimating team during the
    bid process; to include reviewing bids, bid pricing, analyzing bid packages, and review of
    proposals prior to submittal.
  • Provide budgets and preliminary schedules for the client, perform constructability
    reviews, value engineering, estimating and complete the buyout and contracting
    process.
  • Be an active participant in the subcontracting of the project and getting the project
    started.
  • Provide support and advice to the client on the project including their obligations in
    development of a building design.

Summary of Experience and Requirements

  • Knowledge and expertise with managing the Design Build delivery method
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in estimating for commercial and /or industrial design build turn-key projects
  • Comprehensive knowledge of estimating practices, procedures and techniques
  • Knowledge of applicable local, state, ADA and federal building laws and codes.
  • Understanding of Architectural, Structural, Civil and MEP plans and systems
  • Read, comprehend, and interpret all types of construction plans, specifications, contracts, RFQ’s, RFP’s and bid proposals.
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Commercial Superintendent - Fresno, CA

Summary: The superintendent shall manage and coordinate all aspects of job site operations to ensure the project is successfully completed within the contract schedule and budget requirements.
The superintendent is personally responsible for all jobsite activity planning, management and safety, and is accountable for the work performed by those under his/her control.

Key Responsibilities 

●Establish and maintain a thorough working knowledge of the applicable project plans, specifications and contracts required for the project.

●Develop and maintain the construction schedule in concert with the project manager.

●Provide input to the required monthly updates to master schedule for presentation to the client. 

●Conduct weekly subcontractor coordination meetings to discuss look ahead schedules, Job
related issues, outstanding RFIs and update as-built drawings.

●Coordinate and manage the work of subcontractors and company personnel.

●Coordinate all required inspections.

●Maintain project records such as standard operating procedures (daily logs, time cards, tailgate safety meetings, SWPP Compliance reports, progress photos.).

●Complete daily quality control reviews of all work in progress.

●Conduct daily safety reports and site walks with the Project Manager.

●Process back charges and maintain required documentation.

●Assist the project manager in coordination of change order processing. Ensure that the required approvals have been obtained prior to authorizing change order work.

●Establish and maintain favorable working relationships with corporate clients.

●Communicate relevant information to all stakeholders regarding job progress, problems, questions, etc.

●Maintain professional personal and jobsite appearance.

●Complete pre-punch list review with all subcontractors prior to owner punch list.

●Complete subcontractor evaluation with project team.

 

Summary of Requirements

Minimum of 5 years of experience in construction as a superintendent working with Commercial and/or retail projects. 

Bachelors’ Degree in Construction Management or related field.   

Working knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office Suites(Excel, Word, Outlook) 

Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and interpersonal skills 

Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of building codes and ADA requirements 

Familiarity of storm water pollution prevention (SWPP) 

Experience in the development of project schedules using a known industry software (Microsoft Project, Suretrak, Primavera) 

 

Project Manager - OSHPD - Pleasanton, CA

Regional Contractor known for their quality projects and long-standing relationships in the community is looking to add to their team. If you have experience working on medical projects and experience with OSHPD, this may be a great opportunity for you!

Position Summary: The Project Manager is responsible for the development and coordination of all documentation, job scheduling, cost controlling and client management of an assigned project. The PM prepares, coordinates and monitors the documentation required for the implementation, execution and completion of a job. Reports to Sr. Project Manager on aspects of job performance and manages job purchasing within approved budgets.  

Summary of Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the client – understanding what their objectives are and anticipate what information and services they want and need

  • Know, understand and execute the prime contract.
    Responsible for all administrative tasks for the assigned project(s) job setup, all logs, submittals, shop drawings, RFIs, prime contract change orders, subcontract change orders.

  • Manages overall relationship with the client and project architect.
    Manages overall billing process and procurement of payment from the client.

  • Works with the superintendent in evaluating the proper equipment needed for the project and assures company owned equipment is utilized as much as possible

  • Manages overall job cost of project and prepares a monthly report analyzing the projected job costs.

  • Read and understand the plans and specifications – regularly.

  • Direct and lead additional staff such as project engineers, project administrators and project superintendents in their respective job duties

  • Direct and monitor the buyout of the job including but not limited to subcontracts, purchase orders and company costs and expenses.

  • Analyze the capabilities of subcontractors and suppliers as they begin and continue their work as it relates to quality and quantity of work.

  • Direct and monitor the project submittal process.

  • Produce, direct and monitor the project schedule. Consult with the Director of Construction and the project superintendent as to maintaining the project schedule. Provide monthly updates to the client or as directed within the guidelines of the prime contract

  • Manage the process of project change orders.

  • Conducts regular performance reviews of his/her direct reports as well as annual reviews.

  • Administers proper discipline for all direct reports as well as direct hire assigned to project

  • Reviews timecards weekly for all direct reports and direct hire working on their respective projects for any given week.

  • Assumes responsibilities for Project Engineer/Clerk duties when one is not formal assigned to the project.

Summary of Experience and Education

    • 5+ years’ experience in the construction industry as a project manager, project engineer or superintendent, with 3 of those years in an increasingly responsible position in a healthcare environment.

    • Formal education in an accredited Construction Management program will serve as a substitute for a portion of the practical experience

    • Construction experience in an OSHPD setting

    • Construction experience in an in-patient clinical care environment in California

    • Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook)

    • Working experience in the development of major project schedules using an industry specific software (Suretrak, Primavera, Microsoft Project)

    • Working knowledge of all current building codes, SWPP requirements and air quality control

    • Good communication and interpersonal skills

    • Knowledge and and understanding of the various types of AIA prime contracts

    • Working knowledge and background in the inner workings of construction project accounting and job cost reporting

    • Must possess valid California driver’s license

Please send your resume to blair@sobbagroup.com to be considered for this position. 

Chief Executive Officer (Non-profit)

Tree Fresno is a non-profit environmental stewardship organization. Founded in 1985, Tree Fresno is a tireless advocate for living green and has planted over 44,000 trees in the community. When you tour the San Joaquin Valley, and see how the trees at schools, homes and businesses interact with the trees that grow along the roads, paths, rivers and highways, you begin to understand what Tree Fresno does and what the meaning of, San Joaquin Green. The Mission of Tree Fresno is to transform the San Joaquin Valley with trees, greenways and beautiful landscapes.

Located less than 90 minutes from 3 national parks and 3 national forests. Fresno is within 3 hours of the Pacific Ocean. Our housing costs are reasonable!

Position Summary: This position will be responsible for providing leadership and vison and to inspire the Tree Fresno team as well as stakeholders in the community.

Summary of Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for leading Tree Fresno in a manner that supports and guides the mission of the organization as defined in the by-laws and the adopted Vision Statement.

  • Maintain open communication with the Board of Directors and provide timely updates and information necessary for the Board to function properly and make informed decisions.

  • Shares with the Board of Directors the responsibility for fundraising sufficient to sustain and grow the organization.

  • Responsible for ensuring that the organization capitalizes on grant opportunities by completing application fully and submitting them in a timely manner.

  • Responsible for preparing the “Work Plan” and “Annual Budget” – as required by the ByLaws – in the form of the annual Value-Creating Plan Objectives & Financial Estimates – as established by Corporate Policy; preparing quarterly financial statements and progress reports, retaining with a CPA firm to prepare IRS Form 990 . . . all in a manner that accurately reflect the state of the finances and operating status and submitted to the Board for approval in a timely manner; and developing programs to achieve the Objectives subject to available funding.

  • Responsible for building relationships, at all levels, to carry out the Tree Fresno Mission.

  • Monitor legislative issues that may impact the Mission of Tree Fresno and develop strategies to ensure Tree Fresno’s voice is heard, consistent with the ByLaws, IRS rules and Board policy.

  • Serve as a liaison with the local governments and districts to support the Mission of Tree Fresno.

  • Responsible for developing education programs that will elevate environmental understanding to include implementing Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in school districts.

  • Responsible for the enhancement of Tree Fresno’s image by being active in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.

  • Responsible for the supervision of the hiring, training and retention of staff.

  • Serve as the primary spokesperson for Tree Fresno; communicate the Core Values of Tree Fresno to public organizations, state agencies and the media.

Summary of Experience and Education

    • A Bachelor’s Degree is required.

    • A Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Management, Public Administration or Business Administration is preferred.

    • 5 + years in a management role for a non-profit organization and/or public agency; with experience in supporting a governing board.

    • Hands on budget management skills including budget preparation, analysis and reporting

    • Strong organizational skills and proven ability to lead a team

    • Knowledge of fundraising strategies including grant writing, and donor relations

    • Experience collaborating with Board of Directors and volunteer groups

    • Ability to engage with a diverse volunteer and donor groups

    • Demonstrated interest in environmental issues that impact a community.

    • Demonstrated knowledge of California geography, history and public lands

    • Exceptional English language skills, verbal, written and public speaking.

    • Proficient with MS 365 including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

If you would like to be considered for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to blair@sobbagroup.com

For more information on Tree Fresno, visit www.treefresno.org 

Finance Director

Catholic Charities Diocese of Fresno is a Community Benefit Organization serving the needs of those in crisis with sites in Fresno, Merced and Bakersfield. They are first responders helping the community with food, clothing and other basic necessities regardless of age, race or beliefs.

Catholic Charities is seeking a Finance Director to guide the organization in all matters of financial reporting and help to uphold the strategic direction of the agency to ensure the mission goals are met.

Position Summary: The Finance Director will be responsible for the agency financial reporting.  To execute defined job duties set forth herein reporting to CCDOF Executive Director. Primarily responsible for financial reporting function of CCDOF, generating defined periodic financial reports as well as special purpose reports as may be requested by Executive and/or Board of Directors. Responsible for regulatory compliance and related reporting. Preparation of records for annual external audit. Establishes and documents appropriate internal controls and designs and documents related policies and processes. Participates in overall policy setting of CCDOF as sponsored by Executive Director and Administrative Team. Supervises Accounting Specialists in completion of daily transaction processing responsibilities and other responsibilities as assigned.

Summary of Key Responsibilities

  • Review daily bank account activity and balances.

  • Supervise accounting staff in execution of daily transaction processing of accounts payable, accounts receivable and bi-monthly payroll Agency payroll.

  • Assure that general and subsidiary ledgers properly reflect approved financial transactions.

  • Design and prepare all financial reports for review and distribution to the Executive Director, Board Treasurer, Program Managers and Board of Directors.

  • Prepare Annual Agency budget and collaborate with Program Managers for related supporting program budgets.

  • Design, implementation and ongoing maintenance of an effective internal control system.

  • Assurance of compliance with applicable regulations and preparation of required reports demonstrating such compliance.

  • Work intricately with the Agency Accounting Firm in preparation for annual external audit of financial records and related tax reporting.

  • Participation and leadership of special projects as may be required by Executive Director.

  • Maintain required records, reports, and files in a detailed/organized manner.

  • Perform other related duties as directed within specific grant and organizational guidelines.

Summary of Experience and Education

    • Undergraduate degree in accounting from accredited collegiate institution required or commensurate experience in accounting/finance field.

    • Minimum of three years’ experience in a staff accounting or supervisory position required.

    • Prior experience in accounting and transaction processing for non-profit organizations preferred but not required.

    • Master’s degree or CPA preferred but not required
      Prior supervisory experience a strong plus.

    • Demonstrated competency in use and operations of computerized accounting systems required (Abila MIP preferred) as well as Excel, Microsoft Office, Word and MS PowerPoint.

Please send your resume to blair@sobbagroup.com to be considered for this position.