NATURE OF WORK
This is advanced professional and administrative work with supervisory responsibilities in the management of vertical construction projects for the County.
Work involves responsibility for providing overall direction and administration of construction projects through design consultants and contractors
It includes planning, assigning and reviewing the work of a professional staff of project managers. Emphasis of the work is on development of policies and procedures to ensure success in the monitoring of 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.
Incumbents exercise considerable independent judgment in the application of the principles and practices of planning, design, construction and administration of a variety of construction projects. Assignments usually are received in the form of broad instructions or general program objectives. Supervision may be exercised over professional architects, engineers, sub-professional assistants, construction, inspection, maintenance or related clerical operations.
Work is reviewed for general adherence to established guidelines and procedures.
This class is distinguished from the Project Manager III by the need for the incumbent to possess registration as a Registered Architect or Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.
Provides overall direction and administration of construction programs.
Plans, assigns and reviews the work of a staff of subordinate project managers engaged in monitoring the work of contracted architectural and engineering consultants.
Establishes guidelines for reviewing consultants' plans and specifications, and policies and procedures for processing consultants' invoices, requisitions and purchase orders.
Establishes and monitors project schedules and manages project budgets with the assistance of accounting support staff.
Participates in negotiations with contractors, consultants and the County Attorney's Office.
Conducts meetings with consultants and contractors.
Provides regular project reports and status updates.
Coordinates the process of contract development, bidding, exchange of information, surveys, equipment and services.
Signs and seals any plans, documents, permit applications and financial responsibility statements.
Reviews contracts and agreements to ensure that contract documents, consultant agreements and agreements with others are appropriate.
Works with the County Attorney's Office in resolving lawsuits against the County and provides written answers to interrogatories from the plaintiff.
Participates in mediation hearings and testifies in court.
Participates in the development and maintenance of a Manual of Practice for Project Managers and efforts to instruct and coach Project Managers in its purpose and application.
Conducts field visits to assist County inspectors in solving problems and reviewing progress.
Ensures that all construction is in compliance with appropriate standard.
Researches new methods and materials of construction.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of architecture, engineering and construction management as applied to the construction and maintenance of public works facilities in the area of specialization.
Thorough knowledge of the literature, trends and developments in the field of architecture and/or engineering.
Thorough knowledge of building materials, methods and construction systems.
Thorough knowledge of established policies, procedures and regulations.
Thorough knowledge of accounting principles relative to budget and costing adherence.
Thorough knowledge of construction management methods, standard construction practices and construction contracts and agreements.
Thorough knowledge of the principles of management, public and business administration and their application to the administration of government activities.
Thorough knowledge of the principles of supervision.
Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in devising and installing policies and procedures for the administration of construction projects.
Ability to delegate to subordinates the authority necessary to complete responsibilities in construction projects.
Ability to understand complex architectural and engineering drawings and specifications related to complex construction projects.
Ability to interpret pertinent laws and regulations and enforce compliance with construction designs and schedules.
Ability to analyze bids and make recommendations for award of contracts.
Ability to conduct meetings with consultants, contractors and representatives of other agencies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with consultants, contractors, supervisors and department/division officials.
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, 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, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.
Skill in the use of a personal computer and related software for report preparation, schedule production, budget development, electronic mail and other correspondence as well as for review and commenting on construction documents
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major course work in architecture and/or engineering or field of specialization appropriate to area of assignment; six (6) years of experience in professional architectural or engineering work, including four (4) years of experience in project management appropriate to the area of assignment; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Registration as a Registered Architect or Professional Engineer, according to business needs, as indicated by the hiring Department Director.
In those instances in which a registered architect or professional engineer signs and seals any document for the County in the performance of his/her regular work, that employee shall be accorded such protection and immunity from any lawsuit as a result of his/her conduct within the scope of his/her employment to the extent provided by law.
Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Financial Disclosure Required: No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E 12/1995 R 07/2015