PROJECT MANAGER II-UTILITY UNDERGROUNDING SPECIALIZATION
The City of Fort Lauderdale is seeking Project Managers to oversee engineering assignments in one or more specialized areas of utility undergrounding, right-of-way improvements, streets, airports, Stormwater infrastructure, and other related areas.
This is advanced professional and administrative work of more than average difficulty, which will involve project management, design, permitting, contract negotiations, and construction engineering services for a variety of public works projects. Employees in this class manage and review the engineering design and construction of complex municipal projects with a specific focus on utility undergrounding, as well as right-of-way improvements, roadway, sidewalks, and/or airports. The employee may also manage city-wide master planning, assessments, programs, and/or annual maintenance contracts. A major emphasis of work is monitoring and directing the work of engineering consultant and contractors engaged in the design, permitting, and construction. The employee in this class may supervise subordinate professional and paraprofessional staff and inspectors if needed.
Work requires advanced project management and technical skills and the ability to effectively communicate with consulting firms, contractors, and city property owners. Responsibility includes the management of numerous projects, simultaneously, in various stages of development, including planning, design, procurement, consultant/contractor selection, construction management inspection and warranty administration.
Professionals that are motivated to take on today's greatest challenges and rewards in the field of engineering in local public service. Professionals who are passionate about making a difference and achieving our mission: We Build Community, in a fast-paced organization that operates by vision, strategy, and action. Would you fit in?
The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS.
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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.
- Manages engineering consultants and contractors during the design and construction of CIP projects; performs site inspections; ensures projects are completed on time, on budget, and with high levels of quality assurance
- Ability to develop construction level engineering design plans and calculations. Proficiency in AutoCAD preferred.
- Prepares, negotiates, executes, and manages task orders for professional consultants, contractors, and service providers
- Prepares and oversees the preparation of Requests for Proposals (RFP), Requests for Qualifications (RFQ), and other bidding documents for a variety of services and resources in compliance with municipal, state, and federal code requirements
- Provides analysis, evaluation, and recommendation for award of contract; prepares projects for bid, including reviewing of plans, specifications, and estimates
- Reviews and approves contractor and consultant pay requests
- Develops and monitors project scope, budget, and schedule. Proficiency in Microsoft Project and scheduling software preferred.
- Prepares reports for upper management and stakeholder information
- Works with homeowners association and neighbors for project coordation
- Provides technical information and guidance on municipal projects; resolves project related issues
- Prepares required municipal, state, and federal reports for various construction projects; prepares reports, memorandums, and related correspondence pertaining to contract and regulatory compliance
- Produces construction documents and specifications
- Coordinates with other City departments, external agencies and applicants on projects
- Drafts commission memorandum for Commission Approval
- Oversee citywide assessments, programs, and projects for public infrastructure and neighborhood improvements
- Performs related work as required
JOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT
Bachelor's degree in construction management, civil engineering or another related fieldMust possess at least three (3) years experience in construction management and/or public works engineering (streets, water & wastewater infrastructure, drainage or related areas). Additional qualifying experience or completion of coursework at an accredited college or university in a job related field, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for one year of the required experience
1. Possession of a current License as a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida or as a Certified Construction Manager or Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP).
* Please attach copies of your college degree(s) and applicable registration(s) and/or certification(s).
HOW TO APPLY/ VETERAN INFORMATION
Depending on the number of applications and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training & Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants will be required to pass a medical examination, including drug screening , prior to appointment. Open until sufficient applicants have applied.
An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form ( J204 ).
The City of Fort Lauderdale is AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. All applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender (including identity or expression), marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or any other protected classification as defined by applicable law (except as limited by Personnel Rules, Collective Bargaining Agreements, or bona fide occupational qualifications).
In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the City of Fort Lauderdale is committed to providing a safe, quality-oriented and productive work environment consistent with the standards of the community in which it serves. Alcohol and drug abuse pose a threat to the health and safety of City's employees and to the security of the City's equipment and facilities. For these reasons, the City is committed to the elimination of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace.
Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects qualified individuals with disabilities from employment discrimination. Under the ADA, a person has a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.The physical demands described within the job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job . In compliance with the ADA, the City of Fort Lauderdale will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
The City of Fort Lauderdale offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance.
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