SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER – Transportation and Mobility

City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
May 1, 2021
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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The City of Fort Lauderdale employees possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.

The Transportation and Mobility Department is seeking a SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER to oversee the City's Transportation projects and other key initiatives. This position will oversee key project initiatives for the Department including implementation of neighborhood traffic calming projects, management of critical parking projects such as garage construction and parking lot improvement projects, and any other project management tasks as assigned.

With assistance from the Transportation and Mobility Business Operations Manager, this position will also be responsible for the non-administrative functions associated with projects funded by Broward County's Transportation Surtax program. Key responsibilities include construction/project management, and defining the project scope, timeline, project specifications and cost estimates.


This position will remain open until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

This job classification is in Management Category II for benefits purposes, which includes Eight (8) additional Management Vacation days per calendar year and a monthly vehicle allowance of $340.00.

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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This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Federation of Public Employees and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Federation of Public Employees.


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.

  • Oversees contractors including conducting field visits to job sites to maintain project schedule and quality of work throughout all phases of each project, and will accompany contractors and inspectors on project inspections as needed
  • Manages all aspects of large capital projects from planning until construction; including maintaining a project schedule and budget, ensuring project deliverables and milestones are met, and developing redlines for design plans for roadway projects, if required
  • Develops project cost estimates and applications for surtax funding for future projects
  • Reviews 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
  • Reviews and oversees analysis, evaluation, and recommendation for award of contract; prepares projects for bid, including reviewing of plans, specifications, and estimates
  • Identifies and utilizes available resources to ensure that construction work is performed on schedule and in accordance with specifications
  • Reviews and oversees the development and/or approval of selection packages; participates in the selection of architects and contractors; negotiates contracts with service providers
  • Develops and oversees applicable budgets for the department, division, and capital improvement projects; monitors actual project costs to ensure project expenditures are within the approved budget
  • Produces work plan for each phase of the project life cycle
  • Provides on-site project support and construction recommendations as required.
  • 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
  • Coordinates and approves related purchasing functions
  • Ensures compliance with design and construction standards and regulatory requirements related to City projects
  • Performs project management duties as necessary
  • Performs related work as required


  1. Bachelor's Degree in construction management, architecture, civil engineering, or related field.
  2. Five (5) or more years of experience as a project manager in construction management, engineering, and/or transportation and mobility project implementation. 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 the required education and experience.


  • Project Management Professional Certification
  • Experience working for a municipality or government institution

Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine who will be required to work.

The position is generally sedentary. Employees sit most of the time, but may will spend periods of time walking or standing for brief periods of time.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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.

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 ).
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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