This is responsible professional and administrative work, involving the management and coordination of a variety of public works construction projects for the City. An employee in this class is responsible for tasks of considerable difficulty involving monitoring the work of contractors, architectural and engineering consultants, and inspection personnel engaged in the construction, and inspection of a variety of complex City buildings, utility infrastructure involving water, sewer and storm water, park development and improvements, median development, and other public projects. Responsibilities include the coordination of multiple projects simultaneously in various phases of development including design management, selection of contractors, construction management, contract administration, inspection and warranty administration. Incumbents exercise independent judgment in the application of the principles and practices of architectural planning and design and construction, related engineering knowledge and in the administration of assigned construction projects. General supervision is received from a City Department Director or Designee who reviews work through personal conferences, written reports and correspondence for satisfactory attainment of goals and objectives periodically during all phases of the construction processes.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
The list of duties and functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
Reviews engineering and/or architectural drawings; assists in the review of in progress and final architectural and/or engineering plans for completeness prior to public advertisement for bids; assists in the review and approval of paperwork such as shop drawings, material submittal, and supplementary drawings during the construction administration portion of construction projects.
Coordinates the development of utility and other public works construction projects with City departments that will occupy, use, or maintain facilities. .
Coordinates bid advertisements, printing and distribution of plans and specifications to bidders; attends pre-bid conferences with contractors and consultants on complex utility and public works construction projects; assists in the evaluation of bids and makes recommendations for award of contracts.
Coordinates signing of contracts with contractors; attends meetings with consultants, contractors and subcontractors.
Participates in the grant application process, performs grant administration and applies for reimbursements.
Reviews and recommends for payment periodic requisitions, invoices and supporting data from contractors, consultants and testing labs; reviews field inspection reports.
Monitors construction progress through on-site inspections; consults with contractor representatives, field personnel, engineers and architects to evaluate construction progress; solves field problems; expedites construction efforts by evaluating contractor performance and recommending corrections of deficiencies; keeps user departments informed; coordinates change orders to contracts; keeps records of contingency allowances and consultants payments.
Assists in the inspection of projects for substantial completion and prepares lists of any deficiencies.
Prepares performance reports on contractor and consultants; arranges for correction of defects by contractors during warranty period; schedules, and conducts inspections at end of warranty period and assures correction of defects; recommends final acceptance of facilities on behalf of the City.
Plans and coordinates activities of personnel assigned to inspect construction and those assigned to assist in administrative tasks.
Prepares agenda items with recommended action to be taken for elected Commissioners decision.
Reviews contractors applications for payment.
Maintains project administrative records and files.
Performs related work as required.
Requires regular attendance to scheduled work shifts.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Some knowledge of building materials, methods and construction systems.
Some knowledge of building codes, laws, regulations and design standards.
Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of construction, engineering, and design.
Considerable knowledge of federal, state and municipal rules, regulations, ordinances, and information management techniques relating to architecture, engineering, public works, and building construction.
Considerable knowledge of contracts, forms and procedures relative to building construction activities.
Strong ability to inspect complex projects under construction for conformance to contract documents.
Ability to understand complex engineering drawings and specifications related to complex construction projects.
Ability to review and suggest changes, additions and corrections in detailed plans and specifications of construction projects.
Ability to interpret pertinent laws and regulations and enforce compliance with designs and construction schedules.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, consultants, supervisors and departmental officials.
Ability to analyze bids and make recommendations for award of contract.
Ability to conduct meetings with contractors, consultants, and representatives of user agencies.
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINGING & EXPERIENCE
Minimum of three (3) years progressively responsible experience in the, construction and management of construction projects. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Building Construction, or a closely related field.
Current registration as an architect, engineer or licensed general contractor by the State of Florida
Project Management Professional designation
Governmental experience in construction management