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Project Manager (Engineering)

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Project Manager (Engineering)
Job Requisition Number COA077722
Position Number 101255
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Project Management
Minimum Qualifications

Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to engineering or architecture, plus four (4) years experience in a related field.


Licenses or Certifications:

None




Notes to Applicants
  • This Project Manager position works in the Public Works Department Project Management Division managing City-wide Capital Improvement Projects from preliminary phase to the construction phase managing budget and schedule of the project.
  • A detailed, complete City of Austin employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications. For each position, please describe your specific experience as it relates to the minimum and preferred qualifications. Please be thorough in completing the employment application and list all experience that is relevant to this position. If you are selected as the top candidate, starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience.
  • Driving is considered an essential function of this position, and a valid Texas driver license and current driving record that meets the requirements of the City of Austin Driver Safety Program are required.
  • If you are identified as a top candidate, verification of your education, which may include High School graduation or GED, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees, will be required.
  • This position may require a skills assessment.
Pay Range

$36.10 – $47.71 per hour

Hours

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Job Close Date
02/21/2018
Type of Posting External
Department Public Works
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 505 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78704, Suite 900
Preferred Qualifications
  • State of Texas Professional Engineer License or the ability to obtain licensure in Texas by reciprocity.
  • A valid Class “C” Texas Driver License or the ability to obtain one within 90 days of establishing residency in Texas.
  • Experience managing the design and construction of engineering projects.
  • Experience reading and interpreting construction contract documents and plans.
  • Experience developing and monitoring schedules for the design and construction of large construction projects.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  1. Develop, monitor, analyze, report and revise the schedule by obtaining input from knowledge and/or technical sources. Manage and initiate review and/or design of engineering/architectural projects.
  2. Manage the selection process and administer consultant services, including negotiating contract terms and fees by negotiating the contract, approving the consultant's product, approving payment to consultant, initiating poor performance remedies, etc.
  3. Manage, monitor and review contracts and contractors to ensure compliance with contractual obligations, including administering change orders and estimates.
  4. Develop short/long range plans for future to ongoing projects, including estimating timelines for start up and completion of projects.
  5. Develop, maintain, and improve design and construction project management policies and procedures.
  6. Provide technical advice and assistance to city management, field personnel, contractors, etc.
  7. Develop and evaluate plans, criteria, etc. for a variety of projects, programs, and plans.
  8. Meet with project engineers/architects and contractors to discuss designs and design changes and provide resolutions.
  9. Coordinate the analysis of site selection by hiring various consultants to develop reports and review recommendations with consultants and responsoring departments.
  10. Resolve conflicts and difficult situations.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

May provide leadership and/or supervision to assigned employees or project management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of engineering and architectural design principles, practices and procedures, estimating techniques.
  • Knowledge of project accounting, architectural and construction methods and the principles, methods and practices of project management.
  • Knowledge of laws, rules, regulations and codes associate project assignment.
  • Knowledge of budget policies and principles.
  • Knowledge of contract policies and procedures.
  • Skill in adapting, interpreting and applying guidelines and standards.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Skill in using available software packages.
  • Skill in evaluating contract agreements.
  • Skill in writing and interpreting legal descriptions of leases, real estate, easements and similar properties.
  • Skill in negotiating with various audiences to accomplish objectives.
  • Skill in written and oral communications including public presentations.
  • Skill in completing projects within the required scheduling, and the ability to make prompt decisions and develop new and relative ideas for providing a quality product and quality customer service with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to perform all facets of projects such as the coordination of demolition, inspection, security, title clearance, soil testing, site location, property management, preparation of files for Federal auditing with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy in all public contacts.
  • Ability to communicate in oral or written format to a variety of audiences.

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position does not require a criminal background investigation
EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position requires graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field related to engineering or architecture, plus four (4) years experience in a related field. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a valid Class "C" Texas Driver License or the ability to obtain one within 90 days of establishing residency in Texas?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a State of Texas Professional Engineer License or the ability to obtain licensure in Texas by reciprocity?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please describe your experience managing the design and construction of engineering projects.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe your experience reading and interpreting construction contract documents and plans.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please describe your experience developing and monitoring schedules for the design and construction of large construction projects.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Please select the answer that best applies to you:
    • Current Public Works Department Employee
    • Current Other Department City of Austin Employee
    • Previous City of Austin Employee
    • Not a City of Austin Employee

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents