Construction Project Manager

  • City of Buckeye, AZ
  • Buckeye, Arizona
  • Jul 11, 2019
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Project Management Public Works
  • Salary: $3,001.60 - $4,502.40 Biweekly

Job Description

Performs difficult professional and intermediate administrative work managing the design and construction of capital improvement and other projects; the development and implementation of service contracts, and the development of standards and specifications; does related work as required. Work involves considerable interaction with higher level supervisory staff and administrators throughout the City, and outside local, state and federal agencies, and engineering and construction firms working for the City. Majority of the work is performed independently under the general supervision of the Manager, Construction and Contracting Division.

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.
  • Manage, inspect and oversee construction projects from design through construction.
  • Develop standards and written specifications for construction projects and service contracts.
  • Prepare and maintain detailed records and files.
  • Track design and construction of multi-year contract budgets and progress.
  • Assist in developing long range capital plans for public works systems.
  • Analyze and define project scope and budget with client departments/divisions.
  • Consult with engineers, customers, vendors, outside agencies, departmental/city employees to access needs.
  • Supervise development of standards and write specifications for construction and service projects based on requirements.
  • Review plans, specifications and construction cost estimates provided by engineering consultants.
  • Supervise City review of contractor shop drawings.
  • Supervise and inspect capital improvement public works, utilities and related construction projects of contractors for compliance with plans, specifications and standards.
  • Supervise and manage City/consultant inspectors assigned to capital improvement/maintenance projects.
  • Monitor safety procedures at construction sites.
  • Conduct meetings with engineer consultants and contractors.
  • Develop change orders to incorporate differing site conditions and changing customer needs.
  • Conducts negotiations with engineers and contractors on change orders.
  • Supervise and manage design and construction of intermediate construction projects merging the efforts of the City forces from across all departments and contractors.
  • Review and approve engineer and construction contractor project pay requires. Maintain progress records and track project budget expenditures to stay within authorized amounts.
  • Manage tests in the field and keep records of tests performed.
  • Inspects material received by contractors at project sites to ensure it meets specifications.
  • Maintain inspection records, permits, plans and related documents on file.
  • Receives and responds to customer inquiries and complaints.
  • Manages resolution of complex customer service issues requiring interdepartmental, interdivisional and/or inter-governmental coordination.
  • Performs other related tasks as required.

Minimum Qualifications & Position Requirements:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Engineering Management or related field, and considerable experience in engineering design/management and/or construction management/inspection/administration preferred in public works related infrastructure such as sanitary sewer collection systems, water distribution systems, stormwater sewer collection systems, roadway systems, pump stations, water production plants and wastewater plants or related field.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
  • Construction practices, techniques, materials, equipment, cost estimates, and budgets relating to public works, utilities and civil and structural work.
  • Engineering plans, specifications and drawings.
  • City and state procurement policies and procedures.
  • Principles and practices of supervision and skills training.

Skill in:
  • Setting priorities, planning, assigning, training and supervising the work of others.
  • Interpreting technical documents and map specifications.
  • Collecting, tabulating, organizing, evaluating, analyzing and presenting data and information.
  • Operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of business software.

Ability to:
  • Read and interpret plans, specifications and blueprints and to compare them with various aspects of construction in progress.
  • Detect errors in design and construction projects.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, City officials, contractors, property owners, outside agencies and others.
  • Maintain accurate records.
  • Work effectively with others as part of a specially assigned team or in conjunction with a work group.

Additional Information:

Special Requirements: Possession of an Arizona Driver License required. Certified Construction Manager (CCM) certification or equivalent is preferred.

Physical Demands / Work Environment: This is light work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for color perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, hazards, and atmospheric conditions.

Work Schedule:
Generally Monday - Thursday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Closing Date/Time: Continuous