GENERAL PURPOSE: Under general direction, is responsible for performing professional level work directing the activities of a division which provides a broad range of project management, contract administration, and planning and architectural/engineering services in the development and implementation of the City’s Capital Improvement Program. Exercises direct supervision over assigned staff.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
Oversees the Capital Programs Division consisting of project teams responsible for the management of capital projects and facility upgrades.
Develops and implements the City’s Bond Programs and Capital Improvements Program including planning, design, and construction of buildings, parks, streets, utilities, and other facilities.
Develops administrative and operational plans in conjunction with the City Manager’s Office and Department Directors to ensure project quality, schedule, and cost control.
Prepares progress reports for City capital projects including budget updates, project status, and schedule.
Leads all phases of the capital project process including programming, project development, preliminary design, right-of-way acquisition, utility coordination, final design, bidding, construction, and project closeout.
Develops and ensures City permitting and project management procedures are followed.
Maintains project financial activities including coding, approving, and administering projects in cooperation with the Finance Department. Initiates and revises project cost data reports and approves payments to consultants, contractors, etc.
Compiles construction data and coordinates with New Braunfels Utilities, and other public, private, and franchised utility companies to expedite the relocation of utilities.
Coordinates with federal, state, and local agencies on project development, construction, and permitting including Federal Emergency Management Agency, Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Alamo Area Council of Governments, and area cities and counties.
Establishes priorities and goals for project teams and adjust work accordingly.
Evaluates, selects, and manages consultants retained by the City to provide expertise in project studies, programming, development, design, management, or inspection. Develop, negotiate, and manage professional agreements and contracts with consultants.
Resolves design and construction related conflicts and disputes.
Prepares City Council agenda items and makes presentations to City Council, Planning Commission, city boards, stakeholders and the general public.
Trains and develops staff in proper project management practices.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Architecture, Construction Management, Engineering, or a related technical field. Seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience in project management work involving public works projects and facilities, including three (3) years in a supervisory capacity.
Licenses or Certifications:
Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.
Preferred but not required: Current license as a Professional Engineer (PE), Professional Architect (AIA), or certification as Certified Construction Manager (CCM)
Required Knowledge of:
Construction management and sequencing of engineering, utilities, right of way, and construction activities.
Professional service and construction contracts (i.e. architectural, engineering, highway, and building).
Principles and practices of supervision, training, and personnel management.
Coordinate, manage, and track multiple project activities on several projects concurrently.
City standards and specifications related to construction.
City organization, operations, policies, and procedures.
Required Skill in:
Utilizing a personal computer and associated software programs.
Project development and scheduling.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with City staff and the general public.
Determining the amount, type, and cost of items involved in completing work to ensure a fair and equitable price.
Identifying and resolving problems.
Negotiating acceptable solutions.
Formulating, analyzing, and interpreting construction progress.
Physical Demands / Work Environment:
Work is performed in a standard office environment subject to sitting, standing, bending, and reaching for extended periods of time; and must be able to pull, push, lift, and carry items weighing up to forty (40) pounds.
Field work is performed outdoors in all weather conditions to observe site conditions and construction.
May be required to work immediately before, during or after an emergency or disaster.
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