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Project Manager, Senior


Listing Summary

Salary: $84,996.00 - $140,243.00 Annually DOQ

Position Information

The purpose of this classification is to perform complex technical and professional level work in the management and administration of major infrastructure construction projects for the Department of Water and Sewer. This position is distinguished from Project Manager in that incumbents at the senior level are assigned the more complex projects and serve as a lead over lower level project managers; the Senior Project Manager is considered to be a subject matter expert on issues relating to project management and construction inspection.


Job Summary

Plans, organizes, controls, integrates, and evaluates the work of the contractors for County infrastructure projects; participates in the development of the annual department budget; monitors budgetary activities against approved budget.

Facilitates planning, construction sequencing, estimating, value engineering, construction, and post construction/occupancy as required for all Department infrastructure projects.

Serves as a lead worker for other project managers in the County; provides training to project managers, inspectors and other Department personnel on topics such as general construction, site inspection, concrete inspection, reinforcing steel inspection, structural steel inspection, coating inspection, and electrical and instrumentation and controls inspection. Training can be in both formal settings and on-the-job training as required.

Maintains low preventable change order and time extension rates on department contracts; develops and implements inspection practices; acts as a liaison between contractors, design engineers, and department staff; maintains quality control of correspondence regarding contracts.

Directs and administers operations, activities and programs in compliance with Federal, State, and County standards.

Reviews, analyzes and recommends changes to the department construction policies and procedures; recommends and coordinates design changes.

Interacts with project managers, developers, contractors, engineers, architect and others regarding unusual construction and compliance problems; interacts with department leaders to plan long range projects; coordinates activities with contractors on construction projects; provides progress reports to department and County leaders; interacts with consulting engineers to design projects.

Performs related administrative tasks; prepares and processes pay applications for contractors; conducts pre-construction meetings; coordinates activities with purchasing department to bid and award projects; secures necessary permitting for projects; prepares various documents and correspondence.

Monitors project manager activities and other project progresses to ensure compliance with established and signed contractual agreements; coordinates activities with contractors and departmental operations to minimize impact on system operations; conducts field investigations.

Participates in final walk-through inspections; conducts final checkout and issues approval; turns over project to system operations and distribution personnel.

Provides technical support during construction, inspections and related meetings; prepares procedures and specifications for inspection activities; implements and monitors inspector training.

Reviews inspector deficiency reports and prepares related correspondence; ensures resolution of deficiencies; maintains database of inspection schedules and activities.

Inspects, monitors and conducts tests; assesses construction performance; records construction activities including pumps and motors, water and sanitary sewer pipelines, gravity and force main, civil, instrumentation and control, structural concrete and masonry; conducts tests and start-up on pumping stations and pipeline projects.

Receives, reviews, and verifies that items on punch list have been completed and corrected; verifies that tests, equipment, system start-up and maintenance are conducted as required by contract.

Reviews and examines materials to verify conformance to specifications; documents compliance and suitability of materials for installation and application.



This classification is designated as a safety sensitive position which is subject to random drug and alcohol testing and any other drug testing methods as stated in policies adopted by Forsyth County concerning drug and alcohol.

Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field; supplemented by five (5) or more years of experience in professional construction management and inspection; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Requires license as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Georgia

Must possess or obtain within one year of hire, certification as a Wastewater Collection Operator, Water Distribution Operator, and Erosion Control certification.

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