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Project Management
Transportation Construction Project Manager
City of Charlottesville | Charlottesville, Virginia
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Job Description

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The starting hiring range is $54,870.40 to $71,364.80 annually.

This Project Manager, with Neighborhood Development Services, coordinates and assists the Urban Construction Initiative Program Coordinator with a number of state and federally grant funded transportation projects. This position manages projects of substantial cost, scope, and complexity to include by not limited to state and federally funded transportation projects that involve multimodal elements like bike facilities, new pedestrian access and safety features as well as vehicular capacity improvements.

Primarily and most frequently the Project Manager performs work independently while maintaining a high level of customer service to all project stakeholders. Primary responsibilities include management of all phases of the project life-cycle process, from conception/initiation through closing, in order to deliver a specified product, service, system or result within the constraints of the project scope, resources, time and budget.

Primarily and most frequently the work done here is performed independently under the general supervision of the Development Services Manager.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

* Coordinates with and assists the Urban Construction Initiative (UCI) Program Manager in the oversight of the urban construction program and project management;
* Provides project management for locally administered projects;
* Ensures that federal, state and local transportation funds are properly obligated, authorized, and utilized throughout project development and delivery;
* Manages the local assistance reimbursement payments for UCI transportation projects;
* Ensures a successful management and administration of assigned highway construction projects, with effective communication between the LPA and VDOT and will act as a liaison with VDOT technical staff;
* As principal point-of-contact for assigned projects, manages projects through all phases and activities of the project life-cycle process.
* Identifies and defines the scope and objectives of each project considering stakeholder needs and requirements and plans an effective strategy;
* Develops detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, budget/resource plans, and cost-benefit analysis.
* Organizes/selects/leads project teams. Organizes project team meetings capturing notes and follow-up action items.
* Manages the integration of contractor tasks and reviews contractor deliverables; provides technical and analytical guidance and direction to the project team; and recommends and takes action to direct the analysis and solutions to problems.
* Creates status reports and attends status-related meetings to communicate project updates.
* Manages project budgets by tracking and forecasting required expenditures.
* Monitors project activities to mitigate risk and escalates issues appropriately.
* Prepares, implements, monitors, and updates the project plan continuously.
* Maintains a high level of customer services; resolves complaints; and recommends changes in policies and procedures to improve services to the public and other customers.
* Creates status and project reports and conducts routine project meetings and communicates project updates to all stakeholders.
* Designs and/or conducts analytical studies, cost-benefit analyses and performs other research to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, policies, standards or procedures.
* Assesses and applies industry approaches and best practices to project management that lead to proves successful project outcomes on a consistent basis;
* May lead and/or participate in the development of the Capital Improvement Program for the Department.
* Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education, Experience and Skills:

Minimum Qualifications:

* Any combination of education and experience equivalent to degree from an accredited two-year college or university which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
* Minimum of three years of comprehensive project management experience in full life-cycle project management that includes experience in directing and leading project teams.

Special Requirements:

* Requires a valid driver's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia by employment start date.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Four-Year College Degree or Master's Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Architectural, or related field is highly preferred;
* Preference for three to five years of experience directing/managing a variety of complex and challenging project assignments of significantly large scale and considerable cost.

Skills: Requires a comprehensive, intensive practical knowledge of substantive project management principles, practices, methods, approaches, procedures, and a technical knowledge base of sufficient depth and breadth in a variety of complex and challenging project assignments of significantly large scale and considerable cost. Strong technical reading and writing skills. Strong skill in computer software (i.e., Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, Adobe Acrobat).

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience communicating & working effectively with citizen groups, the media, and various local and regional boards, committees and commissions; be able to analysis various data and draw logical conclusions; to review the work of others; plan, organize and prioritize multiple projects and maintain a professional demeanor; and possess strong communication and customer service skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to communicate effectively with a diverse staff of executives, employees, and public officials.

Physical Conditions & Work Contacts:Depending on assignment, exposure to conditions typical of active construction sites on a regular basis.

About City of Charlottesville

We also manage the Gas Assistance Program (GAP), a local fund to help eligible households with the cost of heating their homes. This program is funded through private donations and City of Charlottesville contributions. The Utility Billing Division is broken down into 2 sections. There is Collections, which collects past due accounts and assists customers with payment arrangements, and Customer Service, which takes applications, terminations and answers any questions customers may have about their bills. Every month our meter readers read your water and/or gas meters. The City of Charlottesville uses an automatic meter reading system. Meters are read using a radio signal and this system allows us to read meters in all weather conditions. The City is presently offering 2 Rebates. There is a rebate for replacing your regular thermostat in your City Gas heated home with a programmable thermostat.

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