Project Manager – Development

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SUMMARY: Under general supervision, this position is responsible for managing and coordinating activities of housing/neighborhood development construction projects to ensure goals and objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frames and funding parameters. This is an at-will, grant-funded position.

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. Oversees and coordinates housing/neighborhood development construction projects; discusses and resolves project issues with appropriate staff and implements adjustments as necessary.
  • Oversees, administers and coordinates work performed by consultants, contractors, employees or other service providers; monitors work to ensure compliance with terms of contract; reviews invoices and payment requests. May coordinated with the sale/compliance team as required.
  • Revises project schedules; monitors progress of project in meeting established guidelines.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Conducts inspections, monitors work, and maintains records to ensure quality work; inspects quality of construction work and materials; coordinates final inspections with contractors and engineers; coordinates project acceptance with other City Departments or government agencies.
  • Prepares project status report, financial reports, and budget reports to keep management informed of project’s status.
  • Prepares and presents written and oral reports on projects for City management, City Commission Boards, and the public.
  • Maintains files/records of project documentation, contracts, construction drawings and other related documents.
  • Prepares and implements programs to better inform citizens about the neighborhood improvements. Acts as liaison with City organizations and homeowners associations to promote City’s customer service program and to create awareness.
  • Responds to and resolves citizen inquiries and complaints.
  • May perform related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of management, supervision, budgeting, and project management.
  • Knowledge of computer software applications including work processing, spreadsheet, and project management/scheduling.
  • Considerable knowledge of federal, state, and local building codes, regarding structural design.
  • Skills in responding appropriately to issues and concerns voiced by contractors and the community.
  • Skills in analyzing and evaluating information accurately, and in expressing ideas, clearly, when providing oral or written reports and recommendations.
  • Ability to apply problem-solving, decision-making, interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and evaluate structural, electrical, plumbing, mechanical details of building construction plans to assure compliance with code requirements and to recognize deviations from such plans.
  • Ability to communication effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work in fast-moving, flexible environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves moderate work generally in an office setting. There is frequent need to walk, sit, talk or hear, use hands, and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. There is an occasionally lifting of moderately heavy objects up to 20 lbs. The City of West Palm Beach promotes and maintains a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment and random drug testing for certain employees.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Construction Management, Business Administration, Civil/Structural Engineering, Architecture, Urban Planning or related field and seven (7) years of progressively working experience in project management, civil engineering, construction supervision, or related field, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A current/valid State of Florida Certified Building, Residential or General Contractor License* is required. A valid Florida driver’s license is required. A valid driver’s license from any state (equivalent to a State of Florida Class E) may be utilized upon application; with the ability to obtain the State of Florida driver’s license within 30 days from day of appointment. Experience working with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Programs such as, but not limited to: HOME, CDBG, and NSP, highly desirable.

*Please note: The selected candidate will have to render his license “in-active” while employed with the City of West Palm Beach Housing and Community Development.

FLSA Code: E
B/U: None
Last revision date: November 2010