The Bethlehem Construction team is dedicated to providing Innovative precast prestressed concrete solutions to meet each customers goals; "Building Together" to meet clients future needs!

Bethlehem Construction, Inc. has been a thriving and growing specialty and general contractor for 42 years. The company was founded in 1978 to service the fruit industry's construction needs. With a strong background in the cold storage, Bethlehem Construction became the first Washington contractor to erect an all-concrete controlled atmosphere building.

All of Bethlehem’s precast projects are custom designed and engineered to meet specific customer needs. Bethlehem Construction serves markets in Washington, Oregon and California with its Cashmere, WA and Wasco, CA precast facilities. The company is proud of its steady and long tenured workforce and that 80% of their business comes from repeat customers. Bethlehem beats its competition through speed, reliability and its guarantee of on time delivery of scaled projects. The company self performs most of its projects in order to control risk and to maintain its high standards for the work they perform. Bethlehem proudly maintains PCI (Precast Concrete Institute) certification on all of its plants. This prestigious Plant certification demands that our precast/prestress processes stand above and beyond industry averages.

With up to 300 employees across multiple locations Bethlehem maintains a culture of respect, inclusion, transparency and a “do what needs to be done” attitude that reflects the strong leadership teams values

Bethlehem Construction is seeking a Commercial/Industrial Construction Project Manager to join the team in our Wasco, CA facility.  Wasco is located in the lower Central Valley of California.

If you are looking for the challenge and rewards of seeing a construction project from concept to delivery to the customer, this opportunity is definitely for you.

ROLE OVERVIEW

A Commercial/Industrial Construction Project Manager at Bethlehem Construction:

  • Prepares accurate project estimates and bid proposals, including detailed project takeoffs, budgets and job costing.
  • Prepares construction contracts, subcontracts, change orders and purchase orders.
  • Demonstrates excellent computer skills, requiring in depth knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, with working knowledge of Microsoft Project, Timberline and other estimating software, being a plus.
  • Oversees and manages each project through completion and hand off to the customer, while staying within budget and on schedule.
  • Writes RFIs, as necessary.
  • Conducts and reports budget tracking.
  • Schedules project timelines and reports on job progress to Bethlehem Construction Management, as well as the Client.
  • Leads safety efforts, and is alert for safety issues and adherence to safety policies.

KEY ATTRIBUTES

  • Excellent communication skills with various parties including: Management, Subcontractors, Consultants, Engineers, Architects, Vendors and Clients.
  • Candidate must be well spoken, professional and polite. In addition, the successful candidate must be a good listener.
  • Must be self-motivated with a positive attitude, and willing to work as part of a team.
  • Must be a proactive engaged member of the team that looks at all aspects of design and construction, to ensure that all phases of the project go smoothly.
  • Must have an aptitude to learn new skills, and a willingness to manage change in self and organization.
  • Must have a keen sense of attention to detail.
  • Must be willing and able to implement directions quickly and correctly.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum three (3) years of Commercial/Industrial Construction Project Management experience, preferably in precast concrete construction.
  • Must be able to read blue prints
  • Must have experience in large commercial construction estimating
  • Must be able to effectively lead a project from start to finish
  • Must understand Construction Safety Requirements and Compliance, and be a Safety Advocate for Bethlehem Construction, Inc.
  • Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, Engineering or related field, preferred.

LOCATION

Wasco, CA with required travel to job sites in the region.

Wasco, CA is just north of Bakersfield, which is nestled in the southern Central Valley of California two hours north of Los Angeles. A city population of approximately 400,000, Bakersfield is one of the fastest growing medium-sized cities in the United States. Bakersfield is a dynamic and diverse community with rich assets in agriculture, energy, medicine, arts, culture, education and professional services.

Bakersfield has hundreds of miles of bike paths and lanes and nearly 60 parks, offering locals plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Plus, residents are a short drive from the Sierra Nevada Mountains and some of California's expansive national forests and SoCal and Central Cal coasts are easy and splendid day trips from Bakersfield.

For the outdoor enthusiasts, Kern River and Lake Isabella areas offer white water rafting, fishing, windsurfing, water skiing, hiking, bird watching and hunting. The Wild and Scenic Kern River springs from the high Sierra Nevada mountains near Mount Whitney and flows southwest through the Sequoia National Forest toward Bakersfield, California. The Kern River offers many types of rafting experiences depending on the time of year and the challenges/relaxation desired. The Forks of the Kern, the Upper Kern River, and the Thunder Run stretches are early to mid-season trips depending on the spring snow melt and can provide class IV and class V challenges for more experienced white water rafters. The Upper Kern one day trip offers almost 20 miles of Class III and IV white water to choose from and is our primary early season trip offering, while our Lower Kern river trips offer nearly 18 miles of white water later in the summer.  Lake Isabella is at the confluence of the North and South Forks of the Kern River.

COMPENSATION

Competitive Base Salary and Benefits with Bonus opportunity

For confidential inquires and more info, please contactSheila Callihan - HR Director, (509) 782-1001 or Recruit@bethlehemconstruction.com

Posted: 4/27/2020
 (South Beloit, IL)

About Mid-States

At Mid-States Concrete Industries, our vision is to change the world by being the safest and most innovative precast building company. We partner with our customers to innovate, design, and build meaningful buildings in which to live, work, and play. We commit to all of this by creating a positive experience with every interaction, having a sense of humor, and believing that being a little weird is a good thing!

The Position

Mid-States Concrete Industries is looking for a Project Engineer to join our dynamic team in South Beloit, Illinois.

The Project Engineer is responsible for creating computations and drawings for precast concrete components and structures, while maintaining a primary focus on safety, cost, and schedule. They provide support and direction to the project team in order to facilitate timely progress on assigned projects. They collaborate closely with sales, production, quality control, project managers, field personnel, contractors, architects, and engineers, and serve as the main customer point of contact through design. This individual will also be responsible for:

  • Preparing structural computations and specify design requirements for precast components, precast structures, and associated connections.
  • Maintaining scope and specification of projects as defined by their proposal and contract.
  • Submitting Requests for Information (RFIs) to provide computations and specify design requirements.
  • Creating submittal drawings prepared by the project design team in conformance with the intent of contract documents and specified design requirements.
  • Generating erection drawings prepared by the project design team for release to production and final approval by governing engineer.
  • Submitting production drawings prepared by the project design team in conformance with erection drawings and specified design requirements.
  • Evaluating and resolving discrepancy reports.
  • Collaborating with the project team for successful completion of assigned projects.
  • Working closely with production, purchasing, and installation teams to resolve project issues.
  • Coordinating accurate estimated completion dates with project managers.
  • Proactively working with the Senior Structural Engineer to create tools to increase productivity.

The Person

We are looking for someone who is confident leading and supporting collaborative projects. They demonstrate meticulous attention to detail and organizational skills, and are always looking for ways to innovate and improve products and processes. They are comfortable communicating their ideas, are open to feedback, and excited to learn.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related field.
  • Professional Engineering Stamp.
  • Excellent understanding of construction processes (architectural drawings, details, and constructability).
  • Demonstrated ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts and operations to structural analysis of building systems and components.
  • Clear understanding of building code requirements.
  • Experience with Revit Autodesk modeling or equivalent software.
  • Literacy in engineering software programs.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Structural Engineering Stamp.
  • Civil Engineering specialization.
  • Experience working in the precast concrete industry.
  • Previous experience preparing structural precast computations.

Application Process

To apply, please submit your resume to careers@msprecast.com.

Mid-States Concrete Industries an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender-related identity, or any other characteristic or status protected by law.

Posted: 4/11/2019
 (Anywhere in the United States)

The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) is seeking a Certification Manager, a newly created full-time position with the association's management company. ICRI is the primary organization for repair; providing education, certification, networking, and leadership to improve the repair, restoration, and protection of concrete and other structures.

The Certification Manager will manage and market ICRI certification programs to increase awareness and participation, and ensure an efficient and effective implementation and maintenance of all aspects of ICRI certification programs. Tasks and responsibilities include promoting and managing existing and new certification programs, coordinating scheduled certification classes, and assisting in the development of new certification and education products. The complete position description is available at www.icri.org/certificationmanager.

Prior experience in the concrete repair/restoration industry is a must. Individual can be located anywhere in the United States (no international locations considered). Extensive travel and a flexible time schedule are required. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills are also required. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applicants should submit a cover letter stating why they are interested and qualified for the Certification Manager position with their current salary/salary expectations and availability to start, and include a current resume to certificationmanager@icri.org.

Application screening will begin upon receipt of cover letters/resumes and will continue until the position is filled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Posted: 4/11/2019
 (For Immediate Consideration)

A Clark Pacific Project Manager directs one or more projects at a time from initial planning of the project through field completion. The Project Manager has competently performed all duties of a Project Engineer and Assistant Project Manager. The Project Manager has the experience and knowledge to make decisions at all phases of the project that will ensure proper design, production, and erection on the project. The Project Manager will direct a small group (or groups) of employees through day to day operations on a project/projects. The Project Manager will report directly to a Senior Project Manager. The following is a list of the main duties the Project Manager is required to perform:

  • Detail panels and connection concepts that work with seismic and constructability requirements.
  • Oversee development and submittal of Clark Pacific shop drawings for approval by General Contractor, Architect and SEOR.
  • Develop engineering, production and field schedules for precast work and know relationship between General Contractor schedule and all of Clark Pacific activities.
  • Attend meetings with Owner, Architect, SEOR, and/or General Contractor and make decisions on design issues that are in the best interest of all parties.
  • Review contracts and know full scope of work Clark Pacific is responsible for performing.
  • Cost and negotiate change orders with the General Contractor.
  • Teach and develop knowledge of full precast scope to co-workers working for Project Manager (Project Engineers and Assistant Project Managers)
  • Review Contract Drawings for changes in scope and verification of Clark Pacific conformance with Contract Drawings.
  • Oversee communication between Clark Pacfic Engineering Project Team and other departments of Clark Pacific including Calculations Department, Quality Control, Production, and Field.
  • Prepare job cost sheets throughout durations of a project to monitor important budget items.
  • Review drawings produced internally for project for accuracy in means and methods and conformance with Clark Pacific practices.
  • Assess bids Clark Pacific receives for work on a project and select appropriate vendor or subcontractor.
  • Day to Day Communication with General Contractor for coordination of Clark Pacific engineering, production and field activities that impact or are impacted by the General Contractor.
  • Prepare monthly billings for Clark Pacific Accounting Department.
  • Prepare calculations and size attachments for temporary safety connections during erection of project.

Candidates should email cover letter and resume to Brent Perkins at, bperkins@clarkpacific.com

[Posted: 5/10/2017]

Posted: 4/11/2019
 (For Immediate Consideration)

Department: Engineering
Immediate Supervisor's Job Title: Project Manager

I. SUMMARY OF POSITION Describe the principal purpose and any unique characteristics of the job:

The APM has all the duties of the Project Engineer as well as: Supervises 1-2 Project Engineers; Works on more than one project at a time; Works more independently than the PE. Facilitates the successful design, fabrication, and installation of structural and architectural precast building systems. Applies engineering, project management, and communication skills while working as a team member to assure "cradle to grave" execution of assigned projects. Ensures a safe working environment by observing and enforcing company safety procedures and by exercising sound engineering judgment in design and construction of projects. Participates in the management of project budget. As the junior member of the team, the PE should be self reliant when possible but seek advice or confirmation when appropriate.

Describe the major job activities in order of importance for which this job is held accountable.

(% of time) Specific duties/responsibilities/functions

(10%) Design Phase:

  • Coordinates with Design Professional as well as GC to ensure a smooth design submittal process
  • Coordinates with other trades that interface with precast scope such as windows, plumbing, electrical, window washing, etc.
  • Prepares complete submittal drawings (floor plans, elevations, material specs, connection details, reinforcing details, general panel details)
  • Obtain design approvals
  • Coordinates submittals of welding procedures, grouting procedures, post-tensioning procedures, mix designs, precast samples, brick or stone veneer samples, caulking, water repellent, performance mockups, etc.
  • Limited conceptual design of panels and their connections to the building frame

(40%) Production Phase:

  • Provide complete shop drawings to facilitate production of projects including:
  • Coordinate purchasing of all required materials & forms
  • Design panels and elements for handling stresses. Design lifting hardware, loops, rigging, brackets, and inserts for stripping and handling forces
  • Provide and maintain a Casting Schedule for each project
  • Perform Quality Control checks of forms, rebar, embeds and finished panels to ensure construction conforms to the approved drawings. Perform post-pour checks to assure

(30%) Erection Phase:

  • Prepare Crane Studies, rigging diagrams, and the overall plan for the project. Ensures timely implementation of the Crane Contract and insurance verification prior to erection
  • Prepare Erection Sequence, Load Lists and diagrams to facilitate timely loading and shipping to the project site
  • Coordinate shipment and organization of misc metal and other items shipped to the field
  • Design Temporary Connections and braces to assure stability of system during erection
  • Coordinate field manpower requirements with Field Manager
  • Coordinate Fall Protection Plan including: handrails, lifelines, tie-backs
  • Observe and enforce company safety procedures
  • Inspect welding, grouting, and installation of the precast system. For welding, patching, and grouting, complete the required documentation (Weld Books, Grout Books, and Patch Books)
  • Facilitate erection of precast system and provide support for the Field Foreman
  • Coordinate trucking during erection. Arrange for staging areas prior to erection
  • Coordinate with the ongoing work of other trades
  • Professionally represent the company in the field
  • Coordinate with Structural Engineering to design As-Builts. Coordinate and follow through implementation and documentation of as-built modifications
  • Coordinate patching and required documentation
  • Identify problem areas on site and eliminate road blocks ahead of crews
  • Design, procure, and test erection brackets
  • Create and distribute Daily erection Report
  • Ensure the patch book has been completed per procedures prior to requesting a patcher
  • Follow through to project close out including punch list resolution
  • Develops and Negotiates Change Order Estimates

(20%) General Project Management:

  • Fully understand the scope section of the contract and the precast specs.
  • Develop and maintain the project schedule and/or task specific schedules as directed by supervisor
  • Identify problem areas and windfall opportunities
  • Ensure that check prints of all drawings has occurred as well as general checking of all important work
  • Procure caulking sub prior to erection
  • Communicate regularly with all customer, both external and internal

II. JOB SPECIFICATIONS: Job specifications should include all necessary qualifications to perform the full job at an acceptable level.

  1. Kind and length of experience:
    • 3-5 years experience as a Project Engineer
  2. Specialized Knowledge:
    • Advanced math skills
    • Ability to visualize in 3D
    • CAD proficiency and ability to quickly draw engineering sketches
    • Ability to read, understand, and interpret architectural and engineering document
  3. Minimum Knowledge/education/certification/license requirements:
    • BS in Civil, Mechanical Engineering, or Engineering related degree
    • Solid understanding of engineering theory, statics, stress analysis and the mechanics of materials.
    • EIT certification preferred
  4. Physical Requirements ( i.e. , extended periods of sitting, bending, stooping, standing, walking or driving; frequency of lifting or carrying heavy objects - note required weight; required communication skills - verbal/auditory):
    • Must be able to work in a normal office environment
    • Must be able to work in a field construction environment which includes walking in rough terrain and working at significant elevations
    • Must be able to lift 30 lbs.
  5. Environmental Factors ( e.g ., ability to work in extreme heat/cold, ability to work at heights over 15 feet, ability to work 3rd shift, travel, ability to work weekends/on-call).
    • Ability to travel away from home during scheduled work days for up to six (6) months

III. PROBLEM SOLVING: Describe the nature and variety of the most typical and the most complex problems faced in this job. Give examples.

  1. Typical Problems:
    • Engineer a solution to misaligned panel connections.
    • Solving miscast lift attachments.
  2. Most Complex Problems:
    • Planned rigging study has not worked and an alternate rigging study must be completed on site.
    • Development of a complex load list for transporting panels

IV. AUTHORITY AND DECISION MAKING: Identify the types of decisions that this job can make on its own, as well as those that must be referred to a higher level of management.

  1. What typical decisions does this job have complete authority for making?

    Issue shop drawings, purchase materials, complete load lists, # of loads requested, daily field reports, modifications to form, embed and rebar placement during prepour check, signing for material/load deliveries and crane time, issueing check printed drawings, obtaining price quotes for materials, initial field as-built diagrams, and sign-off of inspection items.

  2. What typical decisions must be referred to others for approval? To whom do you refer these decisions?

    Submittal drawings, change orders, schedules, anything going to the GC must be referred to PM, final purchases refereed to PM, most external correspondence will be through PM, most scheduling will be referred to APM or higher, design issues should be confirmed by PM or higher, and manpower requirements are confirmed by PM or higher.

Candidates should email cover letter and resume to Brent Perkins at, bperkins@clarkpacific.com

[Posted: 5/10/2017]