The BDCP folks had a lot of explaining to do last week when the following premature ad for a construction manager for new conveyance was posted by Jacobs Engineering:
Manage the Jacobs Construction Management (CM) Team for the $10.5 Billion Delta Habitat Conservation and Conveyance Program (DHCCP). The DHCCP will be one of the world’s largest water conveyance programs with a capacity of 15,000 cfs (10 billion gallons per day). The DHCCP includes $7 billion of tunnel construction and features a twin bore, 33-mile long, 33-ft diameter, 150-ft depth to invert tunnel. CM Services start the summer of 2011 and continue for 9 years – first 2 years for pre-construction activities and the remaining 7 years for field construction. The CM team is anticipated to include 300 staff during the peak of construction. The project is located near Sacramento , California . Sacramento is the state capital and has a metro population 2.5 million. Sacramento is located 90 miles east of San Francisco and 100 miles west of Lake Tahoe . . . .
Restore the Delta is intrigued that Jacobs Engineering would be posting ads to fill this position without a contract from BDCP – as BDCP claims. Talk about organizational confidence. Or is it possible that BDCP thought such job recruitment could be kept a secret?