The City of Poway has an outstanding opportunity for a Construction Project Manager to be responsible for managing one of the most high-profile capital improvement projects in the City's current Capital Improvement Program. The proposed Mickey Cafagna Community Center project is currently in the construction document preparation stage with construction scheduled to begin in the summer of 2019, and will be the most significant vertical construction project the City has undertaken since the building of City Hall. This position will be specifically dedicated to the construction management of this project until completion.
Under administrative direction, oversees, supervises and coordinates the management of all stages of assigned major construction projects, including capital improvement projects, within the Engineering Division of the Development Services Department; coordinates assigned activities with various divisions, departments, outside agencies and the general public; oversees and performs on-site construction management and contract administration, including interfacing with contractors to define project requirements; and provides highly responsible and complex staff assistance to senior management.
Receives direct or general supervision from the City Engineer and/or Director of Development Services. Exercises no direct supervision over staff. May provide technical and function direction to lower-level staff.
Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
Provides support in the planning, management direction, project completion and financial outcome of assigned construction and capital improvement projects.
Serves as project manager for assigned projects from conception through implementation; develops request for bids, qualifications and proposals; solicits bids; prepares budgets; prepares designs and specifications; reviews the work of consultants and contractors; ensures compliance with plans, specifications, and City and regional standards; recommends modifications as necessary.
Plans and coordinates the execution of pre-construction activities associated with the demolition and construction of new buildings and modernization projects, including pre-construction conference(s) with contractors and all stakeholders.
Prepares and maintains a project schedule identifying the critical path for the highest quality and most expeditious project completion.
Resolves complex planning, design and construction project-related issues, disputes and disagreements.
Develops, assigns and monitors performance of architects, contractors and design professionals relative to assigned projects.
Coordinates construction and inspection activities with staff from other departments, outside agencies and organizations.
Conducts field investigations to evaluate site conditions and identify traffic improvement needs or operational problems; makes recommendations to management.
Provides on-site construction management oversight, site preparation, construction and commissioning.
Keeps accurate records of inspections and project progress.
Reports on project budget, schedule and issues; provides information and analysis of project issues to staff; provides staff assistance to senior management.
Reviews status and overall planning, design and construction project progress relative to submittal schedules; reviews project through all development phases, and assesses status, progress and potential.
Responds to questions and inquiries from the general public, developers, contractors, engineering professionals, and City staff regarding assigned construction/capital improvement projects.
Coordinates with representatives from various utility and other government agencies to obtain timely action on successive phase of project completion.
Negotiates with developers over scope and costs of project modifications and change orders.
Assists project team staff with Architect-Engineer (A/E) contracts, bid and contract planning.
Reviews and verifies design profession contract scope, fees and applications for payment, and performs overall fiscal management of assigned projects.
Reviews construction plans prepared by consultants and private contractors to verify compliance with City sidewalk, public utility, and improvement requirements; checks plans for conformance with regulations regarding line, grade, size, elevation, and location of structures; reviews engineering calculations of other engineers or engineering technicians; participates in pre-design, construction, and utility coordination meetings and issues construction permits.
Provides functional direction over areas of responsibility including project schedules, cost control, dispute resolution, contract administration and quality control.
Coordinates project activities, requirements and schedules with other City staff and site personnel as needed.
Investigates field problems affecting property owners, contractors, and maintenance operations.
Interfaces with contractors to define project requirements.
Reviews schedule and aligns project work plan and deadlines with requirements.
Monitors on-site processes, procedures and systems for compliance with construction drawings, security requirements and code compliance.
Coordinates and monitors the completion of activities in all phases of the project cycle.
Monitors and oversees the project construction efforts, to include but not limited to risk management, security and safety compliance, etc.
Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities.
Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas.
Maintains attendance and punctuality that is observant of scheduled hours on a regular basis.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Experience: Seven years of progressively responsible and recent experience (full-time equivalent) in civil engineering, public works contract administration and/or construction management with three years of professional construction project management experience.
Education/Training: A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education (i.e., minimum completed California units = 120 semester/180 quarter) from an accredited educational institution with major coursework in civil engineering, construction project management or a related field.
Required Licenses and Certifications:
A valid class C driver's license or the ability to arrange alternate and timely means of transportation in the performance of assigned duties.
Possession of and ability to maintain a Registered Professional Civil Engineer License in the State of California.
Construction Manager Certification (CMC) desirable
General Contractor's License desirable
Physical Demands Must possess mobility to work in the field and in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer, to operate a motor vehicle, drive on surface streets, and make inspections; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform light physical work; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking uneven terrain and landscapes when performing inspections. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
Environmental Elements Employees partly work in the office and partly in the field and are occasionally exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.
Internal Number: 18-50
About City of Poway
Poway is strategically located in the geographic center of San Diego County, east of Interstate 15 and 20 miles north of downtown San Diego. Poway distinguishes itself as the “City in the Country,” a small-town Americana oasis with approximately 50,000 residents. Poweigans have a strong appreciation for parks, trails, open space and recreation as evidenced by the more than 7,000 acres of dedicated open space, 55 miles of hiking, riding and jogging trails, and many recreational facilities. Poway prides itself on a high level of volunteerism. The Community Services Department benefits from hundreds of volunteers donating thousands of hours as rangers, train engineers, docents, and ushers.Poway has a large business park, attractive residential neighborhoods, a broad range of shopping and dining opportunities and one of the top school districts in the county.