The Construction Project Manager performs difficult professional and administrative work involved in new and rehabilitative construction facilities and parks projects. Under the general managerial direction of the Deputy Director of Recreation and Parks, the incumbent has responsibility for coordinating project scheduling, payments, design, bidding, specification writing, field inspections, job quality control and the total contract administration for construction projects. The incumbent works with others in program development and service delivery. The Construction Project Manager supervises construction projects from beginning to end, ensuring that projects are completed within time and budgetary constraints. The Construction Project Manager supervises the work of the Parks and Facilities Development Coordinator. An understanding of the construction business and the ability to work on multiple projects under deadlines in a fast-paced environment are important.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Coordinates the preparation of the capital and operating construction project budget in the Recreation and Parks Department.
Coordinates park development and program activities with department managers, other City departments, agencies, committees, stakeholders, and elected officials, and attends meetings when necessary.
Corresponds with contractors, stakeholders, the public, and design team members, and advises about schedules, technical provisions, City standards, etc.
Prepares reports on procedures, policies, and other documents which relate to construction and renovation projects.
Evaluates with other managers the parks and facility needs to meet program goals.
Assists in the planning, research, design, and grant funding for the development of recreation and park programs and facilities.
Writes contract specifications and inspects construction/rehabilitation progress to ensure compliance with plans, specifications, standards, City ordinances, and state and federal codes.
Makes design changes in the field to deal with integrity of design, quality of construction, technical problems, and recommends substantial changes as necessary.
Coordinates the work of design team, contractors, developers, other City departments, and other government agencies.
Responds to requests for conceptual estimates before the design is complete and after the design drawings and outline of specs are completed, and makes a final quantity estimate to check probable construction costs against available budget.
Identifies and/or investigates reports on poor performance by contractor and takes appropriate action.
Disseminates information on technical provisions of City standards for construction projects.
Ensures that accurate and timely as-built information and drawings are obtained for the City's permanent records.
Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in construction project management, construction or building science, civil engineering, engineering construction, construction safety, or related field, and five years' successful experience in the administration of parks or facilities development, construction management, construction contract management, or related field. Must possess a driver's license valid in the State of Maryland.
American Institute of Constructors - Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) certification
Construction Management Association of America - Certified Construction Manager
(CCM)Certified Associate in Project Management or PMP
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of construction and inspection methods, techniques and materials.
Knowledge of construction standards, principles and practices of engineering, land surveying, specifications, project management, and applicable local, state and federal regulations and codes
Ability to build solid relationships with team members, vendors, contractors, and internal and external stakeholders/customers
Knowledge of goals, objectives, principles, practices, and philosophies of a municipal recreation and park operation.
Knowledge of office administration and accounting procedures for keeping accurate records of contract scheduling, quantities, payments, and correspondence.
Evaluate progress and prepare detailed reports
Ability to deal in a firm, fair, and tactful manner with architects, engineers, developers, contractors, and the general public occasionally under contentious circumstances.
Ability to read and interpret construction plans, surveys, material identifications, specifications and details, and to quickly and accurately compare them with work in progress.
Ensure adherence to all health and safety standards and report issues
Obtain permits and licenses from appropriate authorities
Collaborate with engineers, architects, stakeholders, etc. to determine the specifications of the project
Accurate and precise attention to detail
Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently.
Ability to identify problems in project progress and take timely corrective measures.
Ability to schedule and prioritize projects and ensure contractors and subcontractors work to meet the goals and objectives of the department.
Goal-oriented and organized leadership
Proficient with Microsoft Office; Microsoft Project and/or experience with Project Management and cost estimating software preferred
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.