Description & Requirements:
This classification develops and manages capital improvement projects, including the planning, organization, and coordination of construction design and engineering, including bidding and project implementation. Monitors capital budgets to ensure project expenditures remain within the scope of work. Provides technical support and manages all aspects of capital construction projects. Oversees consultants, contractors and staff performing capital construction work. Prepares construction specifications, bid documents, contracts, and change orders. Conducts field inspections to collect data, verify existing/actual conditions, and monitor conformance with plans/specifications.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The functions listed below are those that represent most of the time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the position as necessary.
- Coordinates and prepares facility services and construction specifications and bid documents. Coordinates pre-bid and pre-construction conferences. Drafts Request for Proposals (RFP) and develops scope of work. Negotiates contracts, selects consultants, and administers contracts for consulting architects, engineers, contractors, and project management resources. Compels compliance with published construction plans and specifications.
- Supervises and coordinates the design and permit process and work of contractors, engineers, architects, design professionals, and other personnel to assure the efficient and economical use of program funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time. Reviews work for compliance with contract documents and appropriate guidelines, laws, and regulations.
- Monitors individual project budget summaries assuring expenditures are within approved budget, tracking changes to the contract documents that may result in change orders. Makes recommendations to the Facilities Maintenance Manager on change orders as necessary. Assists with project financial reports, accounting, and grant reimbursement. Prepares project budgets and assists with budget development, as requested. Monitors and ensures all requirements of grants and contracts are met. Prepares complete reports on time with supporting conclusions and recommendations.
- Develops and maintains data systems and records to track the process and progress of each project for proper evaluation, control, and documentation to ensure compliance with City, State, and Federal requirements.
- Serves as a resource to the Facilities Maintenance Manager and other City departments by consulting on facility issues. Acts as liaison between end users, Public Works staff and contractors on City projects. Assures effective communication among consultants, contractors, department heads and other stakeholders. Conducts needs assessment and meets with City personnel to assure needs are being met by proposed designs and specifications. Communicates project status to staff and other affected groups, keeping building occupants informed as to the progress of projects and of any developing problems, recommending alternative courses of action to mitigate such problems.
- Creates presentation materials; authors written and oral reports and media materials. Uses speaking engagements, media interviews and other methods to enhance the community’s awareness of, and appreciation for, capital projects and to educate community stakeholders regarding each project’s function and objectives.
- Plans, conducts, and presents at project related meetings. Coordinates design, specification, and construction meetings.
- Investigates complaints and recommends corrective actions, as necessary to resolve
Performs other related duties as required.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
- Requires an Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or related field; supplemented Six (6) years of experience with commercial building construction projects required or post-secondary vocational or occupational training in related field plus four (4) years of direct construction project management.
- Requires a valid state driver’s license with an acceptable driving history.
- Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds).
- Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
- Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as odors, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, or bright/dim lights.
The city is an EOE, DFW; Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
No calls please, only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.