This position provides administrative, technical, and professional support to the County Engineer. Responsibilities include project management for count maintenance, renovation, and capital improvement projects: preparation and/or review designs, plans, costs estimate and specifications for assigned projects, and administration of the County Flood Damage Prevention ordinance. This position will also provide technical guidance and direction to the existing Engineering Technicians as well as the Department's Public Utilities Division as needed.
Examples of Duties
Provides project management for County maintenance, renovation and capital improvement projects; prepares specifications, requests for proposals and cost estimates; secures contractors; plans and schedules project design and construction activities
Monitors progress of projects and ensures project deadlines are met and inspects work of project to ensure adherence to specifications, design, approved materials, etc.
Identifies and works with contractors to resolve problems
Approves contractor pay requests or corrects/rejects appropriately and prepares project related information, summaries and recommendations for the Board of Commissioners
Develops, estimates and justifies capital improvement projects, outside bid package development and implementation, developing specifications for outside bid packages, reviewing and commenting on plan sheets and specifications from outside designers and contractors, monitoring and inspecting contractor construction and renovation projects, acting as liaison with designers, contractors, local officials and regulatory agencies, and participating in the overall management for the facility
Employee works with architects, engineers, and contractors in planning, renovating and/or constructing facilities
Responsible for project management and project planning, while upholding the county's vision and values
Upon direction, plans, coordinates and oversees the implementation of designated major construction, and serves as the primary liaison in presenting reports and recommendations to county management and the Board of Commissioners
Ensures conformance with contract plans and specifications by contracted firms
Provides technical engineering support to other County departments upon request
Maintains project files including plans, contract documents, records of changes and field notes; assists in the responsibilities of the Department to ensure that existing facilities are in compliance with current ADA Standards
Coordinates activities of assigned projects with review plans for consulting engineers, architects and private contractors; manages development of plans, maps specifications, plats, diagrams, and other contract documents for a variety of construction projects; prepares engineering designs, drawings and specifications for in-house repair, renovation and maintenance projects
Assists in administering and enforcing the County Flood Damage Prevention ordinance and interprets/explains ordinance provisions to contractors, property owners, and the general public; and reviews, checks and approves calculations and engineering design work prepared by others for compliance with the County water shed ordinance, industrial park covenants and project requirements
Prepares maps, drawings and cost estimates for proposed water and sanitary sewer extensions and building projects; providing information to citizens regarding County engineering programs, services, applicable ordinances, etc.
Refers callers/visitors to other departments and/or staff as appropriate
Assists in the construction/upgrade inspection of assigned projects and confers with the applicable functional department processes and approve project change orders
Prepares progress reports on projects under construction or on systems being upgraded
Prepares and sends out RFP's, both formal and informal, on a variety of assigned complex and highly visible projects, to the applicable firms, evaluates proposals, interviews and recommends consultants, reviews plans, checks construction/upgrade specifications, conducts pre-bid meetings and prepare staff reports for the Board of Commissioners to award the project
Conducts pre-construction/pre-upgrade/operations review meetings and manages the project through completion
Reviews plans related to assigned projects for conformance with regulations and project specifications
Coordinates with various public utilities, county departments, county attorney, other governmental agencies and other organizations
Assists in preparation and monitoring of designated special project budgets and of project scoping for multi-year capital plans
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Work requires considerable knowledge of the methods, procedures and policies of Cumberland County as such pertains to the performance of the essential duties, principles and practices of engineering and project management work, terminology and related professional languages used within the department as such pertains to work responsibilities and the laws, ordinances, standards, and regulations pertaining to the essential duties and responsibilities of the position
Working knowledge of the organization of the department, and of related departments and agencies
Understands the occupational hazards and safety precautions required to perform the essential functions of the work
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationships with intra- and interdepartmental personnel, as well as any external entities with which position interacts
Bachelor's degree in civil engineering; supplemented by four (4) years of engineering experience and/or training that includes performing construction project management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
**Requires licensure by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors as a Professional Engineer.
Management Preference: Experience in facilities and/or construction management involving capital improvement projects, engineering & renovations
Inquiries about this job posting may be directed to Kim Barefoot, Cumberland County Human Resources at [email protected]
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be determined by applicant's qualifying education and experience
Internal Number: 109000007
About Cumberland County Government
Cumberland County is a public employer that continuously seeks to hire and retain motivated, team oriented, and qualified staff to perform their assignments with excellent customer service and fiscal responsibility.
Employment opportunities are offered in public service where each of our departments meet a unique need in the community which we serve. The county has more than 400 job classifications with over 2000 employees that offer qualified applicants a variety of opportunities to develop careers in their areas of interest. Our employees are our most valuable asset, where we strive to ensure effective management of a diverse work force and non-discriminatory practices as an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
We offer our employees a comprehensive benefit package, healthy lifestyle choices through our Wellness Programs, an onsite pharmacy and employee clinic, including continuous learning services throughout your work career.