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|Organization:||City of New Braunfels||Job Category:||Construction Management||Job Type:||Full Time||Country:||USA||State/Province:||Texas (TX)||City:||New Braunfels||Salary and Benefits:||• Starting minimum salary is $51,252 - $62,732 a year based on experience and qualifications. Benefits include Texas Municipal Retirement System; paid vacation and sick leave; medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. EOE||Post Date:||06/27/2014||
GENERAL PURPOSE: Organizes and manages capital improvement projects that may include streets, drainage, parks, etc. (horizontal construction) and fire stations, airport hangers, etc. (vertical construction) and associated project public, private and franchised utilities. Act’s as contract administrator for various projects. Meets with city employees, federal, state and county representatives to plan and budget projects; ensures compliance with all applicable rules, regulations and ordinances; and responds to citizen requests for work and information.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
Provides information, both written and verbal, to supervisory city staff or the general public regarding any concerns.Advises other City departments on matters related to capital project issues.Reviews design plans, project specifications, and cost estimates submitted by staff, consultants and contractors; attends review meetings; and identifies and solves construction and design problems.Develops policies for the Capital Programs Division (Division) within the framework of applicable regulations.Provides recommendations to improve the efficiency of the Division.Approves plans and specifications for construction contracts; recommends the letting of contract; ensures that work is performed according to provisions of the contract.Requests and evaluates consultant fee proposals; monitors and approves compensation for professional architectural/engineering services.Reviews all bid packages prepared by consultants; attends pre-bid conferences; analyzes bid results; makes recommendations on accepting/rejecting bids.Conducts research, gathers information, and maintains an efficient system of immediately available data.Prepares and distributes flyers to citizens and businesses that will be impacted project construction.Attends all project related meetings such as pre-bid, pre-construction and design team meetings.Serves as a liaison for citizens, businesses, and construction representatives to inform and facilitate solutions to problems.Responds to citizen complaints and inquiries concerning capital projects.Facilitates the design and installation of project signs.Visits project job sites and reviews contractor job progress.Coordinates and/or directs project inspectors, materials testing activities, project consultants, etc.Prepares detailed written reports on a regular basis and ensures reports are properly prepared by project inspectors.Compiles and maintains project information and data, including construction and design status and financial information.Initiates interest statement packages and monitors Architect/Engineer contract schedules.Researches and recommends solutions to project related problems that may cause citizen inconvenience.Plans, prepares, and conducts community meetings.Provides easily accessible information for use by the City manager, City Council, or other interested parties through the use of electronic data processing equipment and the internet.Resolves construction related conflicts and disputes.Initiates and revises project cost data reports and approves payments to consultants, contractors, etc.Compiles construction data and coordinates with New Braunfels Utilities, public, private and franchised utility companies to expedite the relocation of utilities.Performs other duties as assigned and required.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, and three (3) years of capital projects or construction related experience, and one (1) year of experience in public relations; OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Licenses or Certifications:
Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.
Required Knowledge of:
Construction management and sequencing of utilities, right of way, and construction activities.Professional service and construction contracts (i.e. architectural, engineering, highway, and building).Principles of accounting.City standards and specifications related to construction.Public relations techniques and procedures.Various mediums used to disperse information to the public.Basic architectural/engineering design.Architectural design and civil engineering principles.Laws and regulations related to architectural design, engineering and construction projects.Budget preparation.Architectural/engineering mathematics.
Required Skill in:
Communicating clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.Planning, preparing, and conducting presentations to large and small groups.Negotiating solutions to sensitive problems.Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with City staff and the general public.Planning and scheduling project work with both long and short term goals.Projecting scheduling.Utilizing a personal computer and associated software programs.Formulating, analyzing, and interpreting design and construction progress schedules.Reading and interpreting construction plans.
Physical Demands / Work Environment:
Work is performed in a standard office environment and outdoors in all weather conditions with extended periods of sitting, standing, walking bending, and reaching. Must be able to safely pull, push lift, and carry items weighing up to forty (40) pounds.May be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.This position is expected to work immediately before, during or after an emergency or disaster especially as may be related to an assigned project.