Project Manager (DPW)
Division: Department of Public Works
Performs professional work in managing the design and construction of the $2.4B Capital Improvement Program. The work involves managing consultants and contractors providing design, project and program management, utility coordination, testing and inspection, and construction services for the City's capital infrastructure improvement program. Work is performed in accordance with established lines and level of authority. Protects the interest of the City by ensuring that projects remain on-time and within budget, through application of sound project management principles and best practices. Overall goals and project assignments are set by the Program Administrator and the Director of Public Works and the incumbent determines the specific tasks to be performed, independently handling new, unusual problems and deviations encountered in the work.
Position Responsibilities / Essential Job Functions
- Performs sound contract administration and project management functions; Negotiates and recommends approval of contracts for consulting contracts. Recommends approval of contracts for construction projects. Tracks and administers contracts, including approval of award of contracts, payments, and change orders. Supervises and participates in the preparation of project specifications for design projects as well as the Invitation for Bids. Reviews and evaluates bids received for construction projects. Obtains consulting services for the City through negotiation.
- Performs Project Management. Manages design and construction of assigned CIP projects. Reviews design of water and sewer facilities and other capital improvements. Processes plans through Local, State, and Federal agencies. Negotiates individual contracts for consulting services. Tracks budgets, deliverables and schedule on consulting contracts. Reviews and approves payments for consulting and construction contracts ensuring accuracy and thoroughness.
- Maintains accurate and thorough project documentation, files and all associated project details and paperwork.
- Follows City project initiation and closeout procedures.
- Reviews and updates various project management standards.
- Conducts field surveys, site visits and project inspections as necessary.
- Provides general information through meetings and information sessions concerning the City to the general public, landowners, engineers, and developers.
- Employee is subject to work beyond the normal scheduled hours.
- Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Essential Skills and Experience
- Knowledge of the theories, concepts, principles and practice of engineering relating to the planning, design, construction and operation of public water and sewer facilities; project management, contract administration; effective techniques of supervision; computer equipment and software related to assignment; English usage, spelling and grammar.
- Ability to supervise engineering and related activities; prepare and interpret specifications, contract documents and reports; exercise sound judgment and determine effective courses of action; plan, direct, coordinate and supervise the work of professional and sub-professional engineering personnel; operate computer equipment and software applications related to assignment; establish and maintain effective working relations with public officials, contractors, the general public and fellow employees; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Bachelor's degree in engineering.
- At least four years of progressively responsible professional project management and engineering experience in the design and construction industry, preferably for roadway infrastructure.
- Certification in Project Management by the Project Management Institute or Construction Management by the Construction Management Association of America is preferred.
- Registration as a Professional Engineer or Engineer Intern is preferred.
- Or combination of education and experience as described above.
Orleans Parish Residency Required. Candidate must relocate to or reside within Orleans Parish within 6 months.
How to apply
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$60,000 – 90,000 (plus benefits)