Posted 11 months ago

California Construction Authority  

Project Manager Position (CCA):

Salary Range: 62k – 150K                                                                

Position Description: 

California Construction Authority (CCA) Project Managers:

  • Plan, organize, monitor, coordinate and administer the work on construction projects on State and County Fairgrounds from the planning/budget phase through the completion of construction.
  • Review project planning guides prior to the budget phase from an architectural, program, scope and cost standpoint.
  • Direct the preparation of cost estimates, surveys, environmental impact reports, preliminary plans, working drawings and other documents.
  • Review drawings and specifications for conformance to the authorized scope
  • Represent State and County Fairs in the selection of consultants, fee negotiations, and administration of contracts for architectural and engineering services.
  • Identify and take appropriate corrective action for any issues that affect environmental documents.
  • Are responsible for establishing the project schedule, gaining approval, and monitoring schedule performance; and schedule post-contract items prior to the expiration of the guarantee/ warranty periods.
  • Make policy recommendations to management on sensitive project issues; assist in obtaining approval of changes in the scope of a project; work with State and County Fairs to resolve budgetary issues associated with changes in the scope of a project; assist in establishing project priorities.

This is the full journey level:

With limited supervision, the Project Manager is responsible for providing oversight and management of the full range of State and County Fairground projects from the planning, design, and contract award phases through construction and completion phases. Projects are assigned to Project Managers by their magnitude or complexity and require coordination across an entire project team. While the PM does not serve in a supervisory position, the Project Manager provides the lead role and directs the work of one or more CCA support staff or consulting firms.  The PM is responsible for ensuring that the final product reflects the original scope and budget requirements.

Types of projects assigned to Project Managers vary greatly and could include new multi-use buildings, water systems, water treatment and sewage systems, historically-sensitive building remodels, large-scale renovations, and/or removal of toxic substances.

This position requires about 10-15% travel to project sites and may require travel outside normal business hours with some overnight travel within the State by car or plane depending on assigned projects and complexity.

Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

Candidates should demonstrate exceptional professional experience providing a solid understanding of two or more of the following areas:

  • Materials, methods, and processes required in the construction of wood, steel frame, masonry and concrete buildings;
  • Materials, methods, and processes required in the construction of civil grading, paving, concrete, underground, landscaping; plumbing, heating and ventilating, and electrical work
  • Work of the various building trades;
  • Various codes and safety orders applicable to building construction;
  • Construction contracting practices, including estimating, division of work, scheduling and organizing construction work; and principles of effective supervision.

Ability to:

  • Read and understand construction plans and specifications;
  • Develop and prepare bid documents and detailed scopes of work;
  • Calculate material quantities;
  • Direct the work of others;
  • Prepare clear and comprehensive reports and correspondence;
  • Read and prepare construction schedules using Microsoft Project and/or Primavera.

Required Experience

Five or more years’ experience as a contractor, superintendent, or project manager in full-time direction of craft supervisors involved with several major crafts engaged in construction or alteration of major buildings, such as schools, hospitals, or other large buildings; pre-bid planning methods, and estimating time and material cost; ordering equipment and materials. At least two years shall have been in charge of multiple projects in multiple locations for a contractor or a large construction firm.


Equivalent to graduation from college with major work in architecture, engineering, construction management, or documented training.   Work experience will be considered in lieu of education.

About the CCA:

The California Construction Authority (CCA) is a Joint Powers Authority. CCA provides a large number of services to California’s Network of Fairgrounds, including full construction management services, consulting services, environmental services, plan review, and inspection services.

CCA employees receive an excellent benefit package that includes full benefits, including medical, dental, and vision for you and your family, as well as CalPERS retirement at 2%. CCA offers two weeks of vacation, with a generous escalation.

The CCA is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the CCA to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for CCA will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing CCA employment, and the special trust placed in public servants.


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