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Georgia - DeKalb Co. Construction Project Manager

Organization: DeKalb County Government
Date Posted: 9/7/2017
Date Needed: 10/7/2017
City: Decatur
Location: Georgia
Country: United States
Primary Category: Architecture & Engineering
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 5-10 years

Description & Details

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
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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.
  • 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, 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;

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Department: Facilities Management

Annual Range: $56,504 - $87,581 (Depends on Experience)

Location: DeKalb County, Georgia

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Job Summary:

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.


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.

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