Sanitation Construction Project Manager
Norton Sound Health Corporation
Nome, AK

About $77,000 - $110,000 a year


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Bring your passion for people and Sanitation Construction to rural Alaska’s state-of-the-art hospital located in the farthest northwest edge of the U.S. In Nome, Alaska, fishing, hiking, and hunting are a part of everyday life. The Iditarod Sled Dog Race concludes in our city each year, and crabbing for Alaska King Crab is a way of life during the winter months. This isn’t a lifestyle for everyone, but if it sounds good to you, we are looking to hire a Sanitation Construction Project Manager and would love to speak with you. Visit our website at!

Job Description:

Provides assistance managing multiple complex rural sanitation and healthcare projects involving all phases including planning, scope development, funding acquisition, design, construction final project closeout, and sustainable operation and maintenance. Responsible for the direct coordination with local communities for the overall success of projects. The Sanitation Construction Project Manager is instrumental in providing support to the local communities that promote the highest quality of health services in partnership the Alaska Native people in the Bering Strait Region.

Essential Functions:

  • Manages multiple sanitation projects in collaboration with customers, funding agencies, design engineers, construction personnel and other project management staff. Provides local program coordination with other Federal, State, Tribal and local programs. Serves as the technical point of contact with multiple communities providing engineering recommendations for project and non-project related requests.
  • Provides leadership, direction and guidance to teams in project development, design and construction activities.
  • In collaboration with communities, document sanitation deficiency information and input into the Indian Health Service and/or State of Alaska Village Safe Water (VSW) data systems with ANTHC and/or VSW Project Managers; develops scopes of work and cost estimates for planning, design, construction phases, and operation and maintenance (O&M) costs.
  • Works collaboratively to provide O&M technical guidance and support for sanitation systems in the region’s rural communities, focusing on sustainable solutions to identified issues.
  • Assists with community facility master planning from development of consultant contracts to contract closeout.
  • Works collaboratively with communities to secure project funding.
  • Reviews and approves standard cooperative project agreements and develops project work plans. Schedules and adjusts project activities as necessary to accommodate changing conditions and establishes and manages consultant contracts to meet schedules.
  • Develops and maintains required project documentation, tracks project progress using standardized project management tools, completes progress reports for external funding agencies.
  • Monitors quality control/quality assurance for all project related activities and develops, manages and monitors project budgets and contracts.
  • Develops general engineering design concepts in consultation with design staff and provides recommendations for conceptual design options ensuring project design meets program requirements. * Coordinates and/or inspects construction performed by contractors and/or in-house crews and prepares punch-list items and beneficial use agreements.
  • Completes project closeout procedures including financial reviews, grant closeouts, transfers of ownership, and final reports. and prepares project closeout documents.
  • Assist in designing projects, preparing budget estimates and implementing capital projects as well as reviewing estimates, changing general orders and field orders, reviewing contract documents and plans for technical merit and construction feasibility
  • Ensure that all necessary permits are obtained including construction inspection for projects
  • Identify required resources and develop schedules to ensure timely completion of assigned project phases
  • Oversee construction project staff in absence of NSHC Construction Director of Engineering
  • Assist with the management of mulitple budgets and the related reporting
  • Assist with analyzing, interpreting and writing reports of project findings, to be presented to Administration and Board of Directors
  • Manage transition to Operations with NSHC Plant Operations Director, providing guidance on systems function and contacting the design and installation contractors
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Required Knowledge:
  • All Norton Sound Health Corporation employees are expected to have general knowledge of typical office technologies such as computers, printers, copiers, fax machines, and typical office software.

Job-Specific knowledge:

  • Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and Tribal law, regulations, rules, policies, processes, codes and operational guidelines.
  • Knowledge of Alaska Tribal Health System, ANTHC, and Alaska Native culture(s) and politics.
  • Knowledge of SDWA and O&M needs for rural sanitation systems.
  • Knowledge of project management principles related to the engineering, design and construction of health and sanitation facilities with respect to managing scope, schedule, budget, quality and risk.
  • Knowledge of principles of engineering and construction of sanitation facilities for rural communities.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of funding capital infrastructure projects.
  • Knowledge in developing and managing consultant and construction contract scopes of work.
  • Knowledge of commercial construction standards and practices for healthcare
  • Knowledge of project documentation including project management software and scheduling software
  • Knowledge of OSHA and other safety requirements
  • Expert knowledge in Microsoft Office

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • All Norton Sound Health Corporation employees are expected to have a broad range of skills and abilities centered around a strong patient focus, efficient performance, and teamwork. All employees should have patient/customer service skills, interpersonal skills and good communication skills. All employees should have the ability to manage their time and organize their work to ensure efficient performance. In addition, all employees should have the ability to follow policy, procedure and instructions, actively communicate with their supervisors to ensure understanding and manage their work accordingly. Finally, all employees should have the ability to understand and manage patient/customer confidentiality.

Job-Specific skills and abilities:

  • Project management skills
  • Ability to read and interperate construction plan sets
  • Strong communication skills, including verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to think well under pressure, and pay strong attention to detail while maintaining multiple tasks/projects
  • Skill in using analytical and research skills to define and solve problems.
  • Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
  • Skill in effectively managing and leading teams, and delegating tasks and authority.
  • Skill in evaluating the work of contractors and consultants for compliance with project plans, specifications and applicable laws, ordinances and policies.
  • Skill in reading and evaluating technical drawings and schematics.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with federal and state agencies, co-workers, contractors, and individuals with wide array of cultural, political, educational, socio-economic, geographic and linguistic backgrounds. communities and state and federal agencies.
  • Skill in operating a personal computer, utilizing a variety of software applications.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree Construction Management, Engineering, Project Management or related field plus 5 years’ experience in construction project management or related field.

Job Type: Full-time


  • construction project management or related field: 5 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)