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Construction Project Manager

DeKalb County Government

Posted: Jul. 31, 2018

End Date: Aug. 21, 2018


Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this class is to execute all phases of multi-faceted construction, maintenance, or rehabilitation projects for County infrastructure and facilities from inception to completion to include programming, planning, design, bids and contract award, and construction.  

Essential Functions:

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Develops project plans and project team; identifies critical path tasks; pro-actively manages critical path tasks; sets and meets interim project goals; sets and manages project contingency; and performs change control; and other associated project management efforts needed to ensure that project schedule and budget are met.

Provides technical advice, information, and assistance in field of assignment to consultants, contractors, engineers, other County officials, and the public regarding applicable procedures, regulations, and standards.

Supervises and provides direction and assistance to consultants, contractors, and work crews; organizes, prioritizes, and coordinates work activities; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work to ensure compliance with contracts (costs, schedule, specifications, and quality of work); and provides technical expertise and assistance with complex/problem situations.

Serves as the project liaison to the public, property owners, media, other government agencies, and other County departments/officials regarding project planning, design and construction progress; solicits input and feedback; coordinates public relations and education activities; responds to inquiries; makes presentations to, neighborhood, Board of Commissioners and civic groups; develops press releases and public information materials for distribution; and participates in legal activities relating to assigned projects.

Represents the project internally for all County concerns; consults with program manager or other officials to review status of projects, review/resolve problems, receive advice/direction, and provide recommendations; facilitates the coordination of project meetings, communications, and work activities between key business units, project teams, government agencies, and other participants; assists in resolving problems or conflicts between project participants; recommends solutions to problems and facilitates implementation; and prepares executive summaries and reports for presentation to Board of Commissioners, Planning Commission, or other officials as requested.

Manages the administrative aspects of the project; negotiates and monitors budget and expenditures; updates project schedules and monitors progress of project in meeting established schedule; processes purchase order requisitions, work orders, and invoices; reviews project progress reports submitted by contractors; coordinates acquisition and/or maintenance of required permitting; schedules inspections to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements; facilitates adherence to all reporting and documentation requirements; and evaluates and monitors progress against performance and quality measurements.

Coordinates and participates in the programming phase of the project (planning & preliminary design/concepts); identifies user needs and requirements; confers with all appropriate parties to solicit input and feedback; develops cost projections, engineering specifications, project budgets, and schedules; and facilitates approval of project and final design.

Coordinates process for bidding and contracting of services of various project components in conjunction with departmental or County contracts officer; prepares Requests For Proposal (RFPs) for engineering services, design services, construction services, inspection services, maintenance services, or other services; prepares bid packages; conducts pre-bid and pre-construction meetings; issues addendum to clarify questionable issues; participates in negotiations of scope of services and fees for professional services agreements; and makes recommendations regarding selection of vendors and awarding of contracts.

Manages projects during design and/or construction phases; attends regular project progress meetings; works with consultants, contractors, and work crews to resolve problems and initiate the appropriate solutions; assists with field decisions and approves change orders as appropriate; prepares, reviews, and processes change orders for changes to contracted scope of work; monitors adherence to project schedules; inspects quality of construction work and materials; coordinates final inspections with contractors and engineers; and facilitates project acceptance with other County departments or government agencies.

Prepares, coordinates, and/or reviews construction and engineering plans, designs, and specifications pertaining to projects; performs or requests the consultant to provide modeling, testing, planning, and engineering studies in support of project analysis and design; reviews and verifies engineering calculations and analysis submitted by consultant engineers meets specifications and professional standards; verifies compliance of consultant recommendations to County policy; and makes recommendations concerning improvements, modifications, design strategies, structural systems, or other aspects of project development.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field required; five years of progressively responsible experience in civil engineering or construction management; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.