The Project Manager position performs responsible, professional work coordinating various architectural and engineering park land projects.
Trains and serves as the team leader/supervisor of various projects. Serves as liaison with contractors, consultants, and utility department’s providing support to Parks and Recreation Department Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) projects This management position is critical to meeting the annual CIP Spending Plan of the Parks and Recreation Department Division; ensuring compliance with Health, Safety and Welfare requirements and coordinating projects with various COA departments and programs.
Develops, monitors, analyzes, reports, and revises the schedule by obtaining input from knowledge and/or technical sources. Manages and initiates review and/or design of engineering/architectural projects.
Manages the selection process and administers consultant services, including negotiating contract terms and fees by negotiating the contract, approving the consultant’s product, approving payment to consultant, initiating poor performance remedies, etc.
Manages, monitors, and reviews contracts and contractors to ensure compliance with contractual obligations, including administering change orders and estimates.
Develops short-/long-range plans for future to ongoing projects, including estimating timelines for start up and completion of projects.
Develops, maintains, and improves design and construction project management policies and procedures.
Provides technical advice and assistance to City management, field personnel, contractors, etc.
Develops and evaluates plans, criteria, etc. for a variety of projects, programs, and plans.
Meets with project engineers/architects and contractors to discuss designs, design changes, and provide resolutions.Coordinates the analysis of site selection by hiring various consultants to develop reports and reviews recommendations with consultants and sponsoring departments.
Resolves conflicts and difficult situations.
May provide leadership and/or supervision to assigned employees or project management.
Ideal candidate should be a Texas licensed Professional Engineer or Architect, or the ability to obtain a license within first six months of employment.
Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, architecture, or construction science, plus four (4) years of experience in a field related to engineering, architecture, or construction management.
Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in any field, plus six (6) years of experience in a field related to engineering, architecture, or construction management.
Application Instructions: Resume and Cover Letter are required, but will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online City of Austin Employment Application.
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Knowledge of engineering and architectural design principles, practices and procedures, estimating techniques.
Knowledge of project accounting, architectural and construction methods and the principles, methods and practices of project management.
Knowledge of laws, rules, regulations and codes associate project assignment.
Knowledge of budget policies and principles.
Knowledge of contract policies and procedures.
Skill in adapting, interpreting and applying guidelines and standards.
Skill in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external customers.
Skill in using available software packages.
Skill in evaluating contract agreements.
Skill in writing and interpreting legal descriptions of leases, real estate, easements and similar properties.
Skill in negotiating with various audiences to accomplish objectives.
Skill in written and oral communications including public presentations.
Skill in completing projects within the required scheduling, and the ability to make prompt decisions and develop new and relative ideas for providing a quality product and quality customer service with little or no supervision.
Ability to perform all facets of projects such as the coordination of demolition, inspection, security, title clearance, soil testing, site location, property management, preparation of files for Federal auditing with little or no supervision.
Ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy in all public contacts.
Ability to communicate in oral or written format to a variety of audiences.
Internal Number: COA079438
About City of Austin PARD
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department has been the trusted steward of the city's parkland since 1928 when the population was approximately 50,000. More than 85 years later with a community of almost one million, the Department continues to serve the public by providing, protecting and preserving a park system that promotes quality recreational, cultural and outdoor experiences. The Department is recognized for excellence in operation and service by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and aligns itself with the industry values defined by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the leading non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of public parks, recreation and conservation. Adhering to best practices, we offer an essential public service and demonstrate our economic value, health and environmental benefits, and social importance by improving the overall quality of life for Austin residents and visitors.