NATURE OF WORK
This is advanced professional and highly complex administrative work in the preparation, coordination, control and maintenance of capital project cost estimates and construction schedules for the Office of Project Management and Construction with emphasis on automated estimating and scheduling systems.
Work involves responsibility for developing estimating and scheduling policies and requirements, administering the procedures for estimate and schedule preparation, and maintenance of the systems database. Position incumbent provides independent analysis/preparation of cost estimates for proposed design-build and construction during contract negotiations. Incumbent prepares, evaluates and reviews design and construction reports and documents for accuracy, completeness and timeliness. Provides training and assistance to Construction Contract Administrators and Project Managers, and prepares reports. Assignments are received in the form of broad policy statements or general program objectives. Work is performed independently with general supervision by the Director. Performance is reviewed periodically through conferences, written reports and results obtained.
Administers the preparation and processing of construction cost estimates and proposed construction completion schedules.
Prepares, submits, and presents as required, cost and schedule estimates to committees and at workshops.
Establishes and maintains systems, and a database of, capital project cost and schedule estimates.
Undertakes special studies, performs analysis and prepares reports.
Assists consultants and contractors in dealing with the County relative to project estimates, schedules, contract documents, payments, and other items as required.
Develops and maintains schedules of reports and submittals and takes actions to insure that program objectives and project schedules are met.
Meets with consultants, contractors, professional associations, city and state agencies, business community leaders and attorneys, as required.
Assists with preparation/review of capital program project budgets.
Provides training programs for Project Managers regarding realistic project budgets, cost analysis, time analysis and other related topics.
Assists Project Managers with evaluation of proposed change orders as required.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering, architecture, construction management and project management as applied to maintaining and updating project cost and schedule estimates.
Considerable knowledge of information management policies, practices and techniques.
Considerable knowledge of practices, trends, developments and information sources in the field of construction project cost and schedule estimating.
Considerable knowledge of government procurement procedures.
Considerable knowledge of government funding, budgeting and purchasing requirements.
Knowledge of accounting principles relative to budget and construction contract adherence.
Knowledge of the principles and procedures of organization and administration.
Ability to identify and evaluate details and options, and make recommendations as appropriate.
Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to perform in a demanding environment and produce high-quality work products in a timely manner.
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.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in engineering, architecture, construction management, business or related field; four (4) years experience overseeing construction contracts which involve cost estimating, preparation of construction schedules, government contract procurement and management; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
Bargaining Unit: Government Supervisors Association - (Professional Unit)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics
Work Location: Project Management
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/00