Performs construction management/engineering work and oversight in planning review, design, construction inspection and development of capital infrastructure which includes, but is not limited to; parks, trails, building facility renovation, remodeling and repair, libraries, jail facilities, and other associated capital infrastructure facilities. Work requires the exercise of independent judgment and discretion, and analytical and management skills in performing diversified duties. The position may be required to exercise supervision over technical professional and support staff and management of consultants. Self-directed team player who is able to provide assistance and support to both internal and external customers while maintaining a positive attitude. The position reports to the Deputy Director.
This work is typically performed in an office but also requires field visits sometimes during inclement weather.
Essential Functions: These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.
- Assists in administering contracts for and reviews the designs of capital improvement infrastructure projects by consultants.
- Provides construction management for small-scale projects to ensure that materials and construction methods are in compliance with plans, specifications, and industry standards.
- Provides assistance to the Deputy Director for the budget, contract and schedule compliance.
- Conducts construction inspections on capital improvement infrastructure projects.
- Provides input regarding surveying or materials testing issues related to project construction.
- Advises the Deputy Director regarding unforeseen construction problems and negotiates change orders with contractors and/or consultants.
- Serves as the County’s liaison to the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) Citizen’s Oversight Committee, and manages the planning, funding, development, construction and commissioning of SPLOST projects for the Recreation and Maintenance and Fire and Rescue Departments, and the Sheriff’s Office.
- Reviews building and engineering designs for conformance with an adopted capital improvement master plan.
- Meets and confers with consultants, contractors, co-workers and the general public regarding engineering and project requirements.
- Performs construction administration and professional construction inspection duties such as tracking and expending of project budgets.
- Enforces applicable construction codes and standards.
- Prepares concise and accurate material takeoffs, cost estimates, reports and project updates.
- Provides updates of databases for tracking capital improvements, project budgets and warranty information.
- Negotiates, prepares and issues contract bid documents.
- Works collaboratively with design and engineering managers to ensure projects are designed, procured and constructed within the boundaries of the county’s best practices.
- Inspects construction work in all phases of construction to ensure quality and completeness.
- Prepares plans, specifications and cost estimates for construction, renovations/alterations and major maintenance projects.
- Administers and manages the reporting and administration for various grants in areas of responsibility.
- Acts on behalf of the Director as required for building, construction and special project meetings.
- Provides engineering and other technical assistance to plan, operate and maintain facility infrastructure.
- Makes recommendations concerning design, repairs and funding matters regarding construction alternatives.
- Maintains contact with state officials, engineers, technical representatives, contractors and architects relative to capital infrastructure projects; examines and checks to build plans and calculations for completeness and compliance with applicable codes.
- Prepares reports and records and may assist in certain related administrative functions such as research, analysis of codes.
- Plans and participates in the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of special projects and capital infrastructure improvements.
- Applies construction management scheduling and budget software to capital improvement infrastructure and special projects as assigned.
- Assists the Director in developing project cost estimates and budgets for capital infrastructure and special projects as assigned.
- Assists in the development of accurate records for purchases and expenditures in the department.
- Additional Duties:
- Employees in this classification may be expected to perform any related duties as required by proper authority.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of and ability to apply engineering and construction management techniques, principles and practices to projects.
- Knowledge and experience in field surveying.
- Knowledge and experience in field layout, construction management inspection, and the ability to administer construction contracts.
- Knowledge and skill in building construction engineering.
- Knowledge and skill in the preparation of plans, specifications, purchase requisitions, bids, quotes, record keeping, and payment in accordance with standard construction practices.
- Knowledge of building codes and standards including the Southern Building Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
- Knowledge and thorough understanding of construction materials, inspection, sampling, and testing.
- Ability to utilize construction/design software and its application to personal computers such as project management software, scheduling, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and other related project management and construction software.
- Ability to read and interpret construction plans and engineering drawing and ability to interpret legal descriptions, plats, and other references.
- Ability to make written and oral presentations related to capital infrastructure.
- Ability to analyze situations and make recommendations in such areas as capital improvement facility design, facility construction, and materials to be used.
- Ability to maintain an effective working relationship with co-workers, customers, contractors, and representatives of other government entities.
- Ability to demonstrate skill in developing and facilitating cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity.
- Ability to demonstrate a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments efficiently and works with minimal supervision.
- Ability to sit, stand, walk, bend, and stoop, and to traverse construction and building sites occasionally involving rough terrain.
- Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, construction management or a closely related field required.
- Eight (8) years of progressively responsible related work experience performing construction administration, project management and/or civil engineering work at the project manager, project engineer or construction management level. Professional level work experience should be concentrated in the area of construction of buildings, utilities or related capital infrastructure.
- Professional registration is strongly recommended.