Under the supervision and direction of the Parks Planning and Natural Resources Director the Capital Projects Manager will focus on the following:
Plan, organize and manage the capital improvement and capital grant program for the Parks Planning & Natural Resources division.
Recruit, hire, train, recognize, promote, coach, mentor, develop, evaluate, and discipline the performance of assigned staff.
Delegate/assign, prioritize, review, and ensure timely completion of duties of assigned staff.
Evaluate capital program needs to improve customer service, productivity and efficiency.
Prepare and control capital project and CIP budgets (with the exception the Urban Forestry program budget), control and approve expenditures and capital purchases, monitor, prepare and submit periodic budget updates, and monitor assigned performance measures.
Identify and prioritize capital projects for parks, trails, and natural area facilities.
Coordinate the selection of design consultants and professional service providers; monitor contract expenditures and consultant performance; coordinate requests for proposal.
Manage the development of project program plans, product research, schedules, bid openings, working drawings, contract awards, construction progress, inspections, and project close out for all capital projects; identify problems and recommend solutions throughout the project. Make recommendations for the allocation of discretionary capital funds to project areas.
Manage the Division's Capital Grant Program; including agency contact, grant writing, written and oral presentations, and compliance reporting.
Oversee the Division's land acquisition program.
Assist Division Director with any area-wide Bond initiative for parks and open space. Coordinate City input and response.
Assist in short and long range capital planning for parks, trails and natural area facilities; research and prepare projections related to expenditures, revenues and needs; develop long-range capital improvement plans and recommendations.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS:
Oral communication and presentation skills.
Written communication skills, ensuring correct grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
Technical writing skills.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
Effective, professional, and positive interactions with difficult individuals.
Understand and follow direction given.
Meet schedules and deadlines.
Accurate advanced mathematical skills.
Recordkeeping and data entry skills.
Report preparation and distribution skills.
Budget development and control skills.
Research and analytical skills.
Conflict resolution and problem-solving skills.
Detail-oriented and organization skills.
Establish a coordinated review and decision making process for capital projects involving all interested parties.
Analyze situations and recommend effective solutions; make recommendations for project scope changes and fund allocation.
Deliver clear and concise reports, recommendations and information, both orally and written.
Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Work independently with little direction.
Comprehensive park planning principles and practices.
Park and facility design and construction principles and practices.
Construction specifications, contract management, negotiations, and project development.
Scheduling and staffing techniques related to the project management.
Grant applications process, funding sources, granting agencies, and legislation governing Federal, State and Local grant programs.
Financial analysis, and fiscal control techniques.
Laws, codes, policies, permits and environmental regulations governing the development of parks and recreation facilities.
City and government purchasing policies, procedures, operations and objectives.
WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The following represent the physical demands that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: • Work is performed in a typical office environment. • Driving and field work required. • Constantly operate a computer and other office equipment. • Frequent communication with City employees and customers. • Night meetings required. • Move items weighing up to 20 pounds on occasion. • Noise level is moderately quiet. Approved reasonable accommodation requests will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Construction Management, Planning, Public Administration or related field.
5-8 years experience in parks planning and project management.
Or 9-12 years of relevant education and experience.
2 years supervisory experience.
Registered Landscape Architect preferred.
PMP Certification preferred.
Valid drivers' license.
Successful passing of a required background check.
About City of Renton
About the City of Renton:The City of Renton embraces a diverse and inclusive workforce and prides itself on promoting collaboration and teamwork in a positive environment while providing high quality services to the community. The City of Renton, with a population of 104,100 (2018) is located on the southeast shore of Lake Washington, just south of Seattle. Renton's strong economic base, diverse marketplace and favorable business climate have attracted the attention of nationally recognized companies that are providing employees and their families an outstanding quality of life. Renton is the home of the Seattle Seahawks, IKEA PACCAR and Boeing. ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:The Parks Planning and Natural Resources Division within the Community Services Department is responsible for the citywide urban forestry program and the planning, acquisition, development, and major maintenance of the City's parks, trails and natural areas. The park and natural area system is comprised of 32 developed parks, 13 miles of trails, and several major natural areas. While the 51 acre Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park anchors the south shore of Lake Washington, the Cedar River Corridor includes 8 developed ...parks, an 18-hole golf course, over 250 acres of open space and 4.5 miles of trails. Four countywide regional trails link to Renton: Eastside Rail Corridor, Lake to Sound Trail, Cedar River Trail and the Soos Creek Trail.