Construction Coordinator

  • 003232

SUMMARY: Under limited direction, performs work associated with the coordination and inspection of construction projects; and performs related duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics). This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:(which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Inspects utility construction projects to ensure the project meets construction guidelines and conforms to city standards and specifications.
  2. Inspects all phases of public construction projects, including but not limited to, trenching, pipe installation, manholes, water or sewer services, firelines and hydrants, pump stations, aerial and subaqueous crossings, air release units and structures, roadways, sidewalks, landscapes, jack, base installations, building, landscaping, etc.
  3. Oversees work of contractors to ensure work meets contract specifications.
  4. Coordinates projects with private engineers, City engineers, City maintenance personnel, utility representatives and other government entities (County, FDOT, South Florida Water Management, etc.)
  5. Maintains records of ongoing construction for as-built references, pay request approval and plan verification.
  6. Makes field adjustments and redesign decisions to resolve problems or conflicts and authorizes change orders regarding it.
  7. Assumes administrative control for project budgets.
  8. Attends pre-construction meetings with City design engineers to review plans for utility projects.
  9. Conducts tests of water and sanitary sewer systems to determine acceptability and compliance with design specifications.
  10. Conducts final walk-through of construction projects.
  11. Responds to questions, concerns and complaints regarding utility construction projects.
  12. Reviews and comments on design plans and specifications prior to bid.
  • Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and city laws, ordinances, codes and regulations applicable to area of assignment.
  • Knowledge of construction principles.
  • Knowledge of principles of projects cost accounting.
  • Knowledge of construction inspection principles and techniques.
  • Knowledge of methods, materials, equipment, and safety hazards of construction projects.
  • Skill in reading and interpreting blueprints, electrical schematics, architectural and engineering drawings.
  • Skill in organizing and coordinating large construction projects.
  • Skill in monitoring the work of contractors.
  • Skill in setting up and maintaining records.
  • Skill in managing project budgets.
  • Skill in resolving problems related to construction projects, contractor compliance and project design.
  • Skill in working cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves considerable physical activity in an outdoor setting with exposure to weather conditions. There is frequent need to walk, talk or hear, stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and to lift moderately heavy objects (up to 50 pounds). There is occasional need to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crawl, or crouch, reach with hands and arms, taste or smell and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associate’s degree in business or construction administration, and five (5) years experience in municipal project construction, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.

FLSA Code: Non Exempt
Last revision date: July 2004
Overtime: Yes
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