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Senior Construction Claims Manager

Los Angeles Unified School District
Los Angeles, California 90017
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is excited to announce that we are looking to hire a Senior Construction Claims Manager. This opportunity will allow an individual to manage, evaluate and negotiate claims related to construction projects. Come join an organization in which your role will positively impact the youth of Los Angeles. We also offer a competitive salary and great benefits to our employees and their eligible dependents.

In addition to supervising staff and being responsible for high-level/high-exposure claims, a Senior Construction Claims Manager may also perform the following responsibilities:

  • Reviews, investigates, and appraises claims to determine merit.
  • Negotiates with claimants in order to resolve disputes regarding the value of submitted claims.
  • Reviews and analyzes drawings, specifications, change orders, submittals, schedules, and other project documents and records in order to evaluate the validity of submitted claims.
  • Evaluates and appraises complex claims for delay; disruption; acceleration; wrongful termination; unforeseen site conditions; changes in scope; subcontractor pass-through; lost profits; and owner liquidated damages.
  • Proposes revisions to the District’s General Conditions, technical specifications and policies and procedures to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and limit District exposure.
  • Prepares reports to District management and counsel regarding construction-related claims submitted to the District.
  • Plans and develops objectives for claims prevention and provides related training to project staff. Advises District management, counsel and staff the status of claims.

Performs related duties as assigned 

** Job is subject to close, please apply ASAP **



Graduation from a recognized college or university with a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in architecture, construction management, engineering, or a closely related field. Experience in addition to that listed below may be substituted for up to two years of the required education on a year-for-year basis provided that the requirement of a high school diploma or equivalent is met.


*Seven years of professional experience performing construction claims analysis, or managing, scheduling, or inspecting facilities projects, on commercial and/or public construction projects valued at **$5 million and above. Experience supervising others in the above areas is preferable. 

*The definitions below will be used to validate whether or not an applicant meets the minimum experience requirements for the Senior Construction Claims Manager position:

A) Professional experience = paid work experience

B) Construction claims analysis = reviewing, evaluating, and negotiating claims between contractors and owners or other contractors on a construction project and seeking some form of recovery (i.e. monetary, non-monetary).

C) Managing facilities projects = working as a field representative or project manager, responsible for planning, procuring, and executing construction projects and maintaining the progress, mutual interaction, and tasks of various parties, including trades and contractors.

D) Scheduling facilities projects = creating and revising project schedules while identifying relationships, logistics, milestones, and constraints; ensuring compliance with construction project goals and requirements by monitoring schedules and identifying impacts; and providing recommendations to improve processes and minimize potential problems.

E) Inspecting facilities projects = examining construction and renovation projects to verify building integrity and compliance with specifications, codes, and regulations, and notifies project teams of work that does not meet requirements of approved contract documents or codes.

**Construction projects must be valued at $5M+ each, not cumulative.

Additional Qualifications:

  • A valid California Driver License.
  • Use of an automobile.


The ideal candidate will have a wide range of experience evaluating construction claims for large, multi-trade projects. The ideal candidate will also have a proven track record of the following:

  • Effectively resolving claims throughout the construction process to minimize impacts to project schedules and finances
  • Possess advanced analytical skills
  • Highly capable in negotiating and supporting arguments and communicates effectively


Posted: 2021-08-18 Expires: 2021-09-18

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Los Angeles Unified School District
Los Angeles, California 90017

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