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Opportunity Announcement: 21-04-11
Hiring Salary Range: $63,853.41 - $86,450.95
The PROJECT MANAGER is responsible for overseeing NOVA Parks’ construction projects and project planning. Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Planning and Development with considerable latitude for independent judgment and action. Annual performance goals will be set for the Project Manager.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (with illustrative examples of work)
Oversee NOVA Parks’ construction activity:
Monitor NOVA Parks’ construction activity on a daily basis.
Keep accurate activity logs on each construction project and prepare written reports.
Consult with architects, engineers, third-party inspectors, and contractors in the field on a continual basis.
Schedule and conduct periodic inspection meetings, pre-construction conferences, and punch-list meetings.
Ensure compliance with construction schedule, track delays, and maintain accurate records.
Inspect quality of work and ensure adherence to plans, specifications, contracts, and local codes.
Observe third-party testing procedures, review test results and inspection reports, and facilitate corrective actions as required.
Resolve conflicts and problems on the site, including making basic on-site engineering/design decisions both independently and in consultation with project consultants.
Review and recommend material selections.
Review requests for information, change orders, and requisitions for payment.
Work closely with appropriate Park Operations personnel in the scheduling and execution of construction activities.
Coordinate and assemble project turnover package for transition of completed projects to park staff.
Assist park staff with major maintenance and repair projects.
Ensure adherence to safety standards and fair and equitable employment practices.
Assist Land Manager with oversight of licensed, third party construction activities on park lands.
Project planning and contract management:
Lead the planning, budgeting, design, permitting, bidding, and contracting of a variety of park development projects.
Prepare Requests for Proposals, evaluate responses, and contract for professional design, engineering, and other services in accordance with the Virginia Procurement Act (VPA) and NOVA Parks policies and procedures.
Manage consultant teams in the development of construction documents, permit plans, and agency permits in coordination with park operations staff.
Prepare construction bid packages, solicit and evaluate bids from qualified contractors, make recommendations, and prepare contract documents in accordance with the VPA and NOVA Parks policies and procedures.
Attend local and regional government and agency meetings on behalf of NOVA Parks for development projects.
Assist with the development of NOVA Parks’ five year capital budget.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS (minimum)
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in construction management, civil engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, facilities management, business, or closely related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Physical: Non-manual and manual work with strength and dexterity necessary to perform all required tasks, including lifting, stooping, bending and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions in office and outdoor settings; must be able to maneuver through construction sites and other sites with rugged terrain.
Experience: Five years of administrative and supervisory experience in the construction and development industry (park development experience preferable); or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides:
Possession of or ability to obtain Responsible Land Disturber certification with Virginia DEQ or equivalent is preferred.
Considerable knowledge of the methods, practices, and techniques in the construction industry.
Considerable knowledge of materials and equipment used in construction.
Considerable ability to interpret and understand construction plans including but not limited to architectural, civil, landscape, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, E&S, and stormwater management plans.
Considerable ability to interpret and adhere to construction specifications and contract documents.
Considerable knowledge of local construction codes and permit procedures.
Considerable ability to ensure contractor adherence to NOVA Parks contracts and specifications.
Considerable ability to communicate clearly and effectively with ability to prepare and present accurate reports and presentations in a group setting.
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with contractors, architects, engineers, and co-workers.
Knowledge of planning, bidding, contracting, and procurement procedures regarding construction.
Ability to operate personal computer with knowledge of applicable software including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point). Experience with AutoCAD, GIS, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Project, and other industry standard software platforms desired.
Knowledge of and ability in general drafting techniques.
Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain a VA driver's license with safe driving record.
Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the position.
Duties and responsibilities are designed to be the essential elements of the job. They do not preclude the performance of related, or even unrelated, jobs which may be necessary to properly and efficiently complete all work assignments. NOVA Parks reserves the right to amend job specifications to meet current needs.
Benefits: This position is a benefit eligible position. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, retirement plan, and more.
Testing: The Project Manager position is classified as a safety sensitive position. Candidates for full-time, safety sensitive positions must submit to a pre-employment drug screening and achieve a negative result as a condition of employment.
It is the policy of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-352-5900 and ask for Human Resources for assistance.
Internal Number: 21-04-11
About NOVA Parks
The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NOVA Parks) operates 32 regional parks and manages various historic and conservation-oriented facilities, land and trails which encompasses more than 12,200 acres. The preservation of open space is a high priority. In addition, we strive to offer recreation opportunities not traditionally provided by local governments