Public Works Project Manager
Nature of Work:
Under general supervision of the Deputy Director of Operations, plans, organizes, and manages Public Works’ operations projects. The work involves preparing plans, specifications, and estimates, managing contract services, and responding to questions and inquiries from the public, contractors, engineering professionals, and City staff regarding operations projects.
- Serves as project manager for assigned projects from conception through implementation; develops requests for bids, managing work of consulting engineers and public works contractors, reviews plans, inspects work, recommends approval of progress payments, recommends approval or denial of change order requests, approves final project, and closes contracts.
- Serves as liaison between operations and engineering. Engages with engineering to keep city maps and utilities updated.
- Provides support to divisional superintendents on a daily basis.
- Assists in the preparation of working drawings, plans, and estimates for general facilities including, parking lots, streets, buildings, water and wastewater systems and other similar projects.
- Prepares and reviews environmental documents and permit applications for projects.
- Performs construction management and inspection of City construction projects for conformance with project plans and specifications. Verifies contract pay quantities.
- Provides support to operational divisions to support maintenance, repair, and operations of facilities and infrastructure.
- Analyzes City infrastructure and formulates plans and/or projects to maintain effective economic operation.
- Computes and compiles survey data from field survey notes; corrects, updates, and extends city mapping.
- Responds to public requests for information and complaints concerning city facilities.
- Performs related duties as required.
$68,061.76 - $81,288.48 annually ($32.722 - $39.081 per hour).
Excellent benefits include longevity pay after completion of 5 years, medical, dental and vision coverage for employee and dependents, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, vacation/sick leave accrual, PERS retirement and deferred compensation plan matching. Employee shares 12.5% of the medical premium. Position is represented by AFSCME Local 1619.
To Apply: Please complete the online application and attach a letter of interest and resume. Recruitment window closes August 19, 2022, at 5:00 pm
Selection Process: Applicants will be evaluated on the qualifications and related experience. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with course work in an engineering, construction management, or related engineering discipline. BA Degree is desirable.
- At least five (5) years’ of progressively responsible experience in public works and project management work.
- Possession of a professional certificate in construction management or similar public works related credential is preferred.
- Possession of or ability to obtain within 30 days of appointment, a valid Washington State driver’s license, and a good driving record are required.
An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, and other competencies necessary for success in the position will be considered.
- Knowledge of methods and techniques as applied to public works construction and maintenance projects.
- General knowledge of computers, database, spreadsheet, word processing, graphics, and other software applications.
- Knowledge of computer aided drafting techniques and the ability to make computations from field survey notes.
- Knowledge of City, County, State and Federal regulatory codes and ordinances relative to public works and buildings.
- Knowledge of inspection requirements and materials/methods used in construction of City facilities.
- Ability to research real estate issues associated with property ownership and easements.
- Ability to adapt approved engineering methods and standards to the design, construction, and inspection of a variety of public works projects
- Ability to communicate with the public, general contractors, and suppliers professionally and tactfully.
- Ability to manage stressful situations and resolve conflicts in courteous manner.
- Ability to use word processing and spreadsheet software, including GIS database.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and the public. Ability to read, write and understand English at a level necessary for efficient job performance.