NATURE OF WORK
This is advanced professional and administrative work in the design and management of construction projects of moderate scope for the County.
Work involves responsibility for authorizing and monitoring the work of architectural and engineering consultants and contractors engaged in the design and construction of a variety of complex County structures and related projects. Responsibilities may include the management of several projects simultaneously in various phases of development including planning, consultant selection, design management, selection of contractor, construction management, inspection and warranty administration. Incumbents exercise considerable independent judgment in the application of the principles and practices of planning, design and construction, and in the administration of assigned projects. Assignments are usually received in the form of broad instructions or general program objectives. Supervision may be exercised over sub-professional assistants engaged in various design or construction inspection duties. Work is reviewed for general adherence to established guidelines and procedures.
This class is distinguished from Project Manager I by the greater experience required, the larger scope of the assigned projects and the opportunity for considerable independent decision-making.
Develops and prepares engineering plans and designs for a variety of complex and difficult projects; estimates quantities and costs of such projects.
Assists consultants in the development of construction projects; issues work orders to consultants, surveyors and testing labs; reviews consultant's plans and specifications at various stages of development for conformance to design standards, completeness and accuracy; monitors consultant's cost estimates and verifies consultant's invoices and recommends payment.
Attends and writes reports of meetings with consultants and County agency representatives; resolves conflicts between consultant's plans and plans of agency representatives.
Coordinates bid advertisements; schedules and assists in conducting pre-bid conferences; evaluates bids and makes recommendations for award of contract.
Coordinates signing of contracts with contractors; schedules and conducts pre-construction meetings with consultants, contractors and sub-contractors.
Issues Notices to Proceed to contractors; reviews field inspection reports.
Monitors progress of projects; prepares change orders and maintains records of contingency allowance and consultant's payments.
Inspects projects for substantial completion and prepares punch list of any deficiencies; arranges for correction of defects by contractor during warranty period and conducts inspections at the end of the warranty period to ensure correction of defects.
Prepares required paperwork for capitalizing and closing the project.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering as applied to the design, construction and maintenance of public works facilities in the area of specialization.
Considerable knowledge of current literature, trends and developments in the field of engineering specialization.
Considerable knowledge of building materials, methods and construction systems.
Considerable knowledge of established policies, procedures and regulations.
Considerable knowledge of accounting principles relative to budget and costing adherence.
Considerable knowledge of construction management methods, standard construction practices, and construction contracts and agreements.
Considerable knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization and administration.
Ability to understand complex architectural and engineering drawings and specifications related to complex projects.
Ability to review and suggest changes, additions and corrections in detailed plans and specifications.
Ability to interpret pertinent laws and regulations and enforce compliance with project designs and schedules.
Ability to inspect complex projects for conformance to contract documents.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with consultants, contractors, supervisors and officials.
Ability to plan, direct and coordinate the work of subordinates.
Ability to simultaneously manage several projects in various phases of development.
Ability to analyze bids and make recommendations for award of contracts.
Ability to conduct meetings with consultants, contractors and representatives of various agencies.
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation.
Skill in the use of a personal computer and related software for report preparation.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in civil engineering, construction management or field of specialization appropriate to area of assignment; four (4) years progressively responsible experience in professional engineering and/or construction management work appropriate to area of assignment; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
Bargaining Unit: Government Supervisors Association - (Professional Unit)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics
Work Locations: Aviation, Construction Management, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, OIT, Parks & Recreation, PE Construction Management
Class Spec Estab./Revised: E12/95 R5/00