The purpose of the Project Manager position is to facilitate the delivery of architectural capital improvement projects on the Park Development team, from community engagement and concept development through construction and warranty phases. This position will be responsible for both large and small projects that meet larger goals of the Development program, including meeting sustainability and resilience goals while also achieving design excellence for the Parks system.
Preferred Licenses And Certifications
Registered Architect or Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.
Project Management Professional ( PMP )® Certification.
LEED and/or SITES Accredited Professional.
Experience managing Capital Improvement Projects ( CIP ) in all phases from pre-planning to post-occupancy, including projects that are large and complex in nature.
Municipality experience representing employer at City Councils, Boards, and Commission Meetings, including media communication skills (on-camera, verbally and in writing).
Experience in building systems design, including production and/or review of architectural, civil, structural or MEP documents.
Ability to travel to more than one work location.
Duties, Functions And Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
Manages the design, development, and implementation of projects to include, but not limited to, gathering and defining the project requirements; obtains staffing requirements; and forms projected teams. 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. Develops short- and long-range plans for future to ongoing projects, including estimating timelines for start-up and completion of projects. Manages, monitors, and reviews contracts and contractors to ensure compliance with contractual obligations, including administering change orders and estimates. Coordinates and prepares reports and correspondence in response to requests for information from City Manager's Office, Mayor, and City Council Offices; prepares City Council agenda material such as ordinance memorandums and presentations. Prepares and delivers presentations to the City Manager, management team, and department directors. Suggests and implements management solutions to address new or ongoing challenges faced by the City organization. Manages the performance of professional staff in work involving organizational structure review and operations research and related work reviewing departments, divisions, and programs. Assists in planning, directing, and coordinating, through subordinate level staff, the department work plan; meets with management staff to identify and resolve problems; assigns projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; and reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures. Provides technical advice and assistance to City management, field personnel, contractors, etc.
May provide leadership and/or supervision to assigned employees or project management.
Knowledge, Skills And Abilities
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 laws, rules, regulations, and codes associate project assignment.
Knowledge of project accounting and methodologies and the principles, methods, and practices of project management.
Knowledge of design principles, practices, procedures, and estimating techniques.
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 applicable software packages.
Skill in evaluating contract agreements.
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.
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 with little or no supervision.
Ability to plan, execute, and control a project (establishing realistic estimates and reporting metrics).
Ability to assess and analyze project risks and exposures, identify options and alternatives, make decisions, and implement corrective actions.
Ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy in all public contacts.
Ability to resolve conflicts and difficult situations.
Ability to communicate in oral or written format to a variety of audiences.
Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation. EEO/ADA City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.
Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
The minimum qualifications for this position is graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field or major coursework in project management, plus six (6) years of progressively responsible work experience in managing projects. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
* Please describe your Architectural project experience in all phases from planning to construction administration. (Open Ended Question)
As related to this position, describe your experience with project management, including scheduling, budgeting, community engagement and scope definition.
(Open Ended Question)
Are you a registered Architect or Professional Engineer in the State of Texas?
* Do you currently possess a Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification?
* Are you an LEED and/or SITES Accredited Professional?
* Do you have the ability to travel to multiple sites as part of the regular job duties?
* If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI)?
* If selected for this position, the relevant work history on your application is used to determine your rate of pay. Your submission of a complete application is critical to the pay calculation. Your overall relevant experience from your employment application will be used in this calculation, not the resume or cover letter. Do you understand these statements?
Application: A detailed, complete application is required, and applicants must include on their Employment Record all experience (work and/or volunteer) related to this job posting - up to 10 years or more; this will be used to determine your base compensation. Employment Record dates must include month and year. Verification of employment history dates on resume should match online Employment Application. Statements such as "See Resume" will not be accepted, and a resume alone will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online application.
Skills Assessments: Skills assessment(s) will be required as part of the recruitment process.
Virtual Interviews: PARD may conduct virtual interviews.
Military/Veteran: An applicant claiming Military/Veteran status must provide a copy of his or her DD-214(s), or valid comparable document, at the time of interview.
Physical Requirements: Tasks may involve bending, lifting, walking, carrying or using a force equal to lifting up to twenty (20) pounds. Work environment includes prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be physically and mentally able to communicate, respond and work with participant's needs and safety issues.
About City of Austin Park & Recreation
The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department ( PARD ) provides, protects, and preserves a park system that promotes quality recreational, cultural and outdoor experiences for the Austin community. Working with the City of Austin provides several health and welfare benefits, such as medical, paid leave time, a great retirement plan, training opportunities and more!