PRIMARY DUTY: Under general supervision, manages renovation and construction of City facilities, buildings, and building systems; manages contractors, contracts, and special projects; coordinates work with design and engineering consultants and contractors. Assures effective communication of Facilities issues, determines priorities of projects. Manages project budgets and expenditures; develops and manages project scope, specifications, schedules, and budgets. Monitors work sites to assure that safety rules and regulations are followed and that the work zones and equipment meet safety standards. Assures Facilities project activities and procedures are in compliance with all laws, policies, regulations, and standards.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Manages utility construction projects through all phases from initial project assignment to completion according to project schedules, budgets, state and federal regulations and City standards; coordinates work of outside contractors; assures projects meet City goals and compliance standards.
Manages design and construction activities for development; coordinates, monitors and manages Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) development projects in cooperation with other departments, outside agencies and contractors; assures projects meet design and budget goals and schedules.
Oversees work performed by contractors; inspects project work sites and documents the progress compared to project schedule; reviews and approves construction documents, expenditures and reports; assures project activities are in compliance with project specifications and City policies.
Maintains project files, documents and records; prepares reports on program activities and performance.
Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
Manages emergency repair projects as needed.
May be required to respond afterhours, including holidays and weekends, in the event of a departmental or City wide emergency.
Driving is essential.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
City organization, operations, policies and procedures.
State and Federal regulations; including building codes.
Principles and practices of design and construction; including reading blueprints.
Principles and practices of government project management.
Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
Interpreting and applying technical standards and procedures, federal and state rules and regulations and City policies and procedures.
Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with City employees, officials and representatives from other local, state and federal agencies.
Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
Using a personal computer and specialized engineering software applications.
Bachelor’s Degree in Construction, Project Management, or related field is required AND five years’ work experience in construction and/or project management; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION:
Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The physical activities of this position include:
Balancing - Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces.
Reaching - Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
Walking - Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
Pushing - Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
Pulling - Using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
Lifting - Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
Finger Dexterity - Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
Grasping - Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Feeling - Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
Talking - Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
Hearing - Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make the discriminations in sound.
Repetitive motion - Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
The physical requirements of this position:
Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
The following personal protective equipment may be required and must be worn when required by the task being performed
Hardhat, gloves, eye protection, faces protection, reflective vest and proper footwear up to and including steel toed boots.
The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception and field vision.
The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.
The worker is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, food services, general laborer, etc.) or to make general observations of facilities or structures
The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position
Work is performed primarily in an indoor setting or well-lit and temperature-controlled working environment; with some travel from site to site.
The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside with temperatures that may be below 32° or above 100° for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity.
The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: chemicals, fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.
The worker is frequently in close quarters, crawl spaces, shafts, man holes, enclosed rooms, and other areas that could cause claustrophobia.
This job description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required. City management has exclusive rights to alter this job description at any time without notice.
Employees will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an 'at-will' relationship.
The City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from eligible and qualified persons regardless of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
The City of Waco provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resource Office at (254) 750-5740.
Additional Salary Information: FLSA Exempt
Internal Number: 345
About City of Waco
The City of Waco is transitioning to a new process for accepting applications. As of December 4th, any new job openings will be accepted via online application only, including this position. If you have any difficulty completing this application please contact the City of Waco Human Resources department at 254-750-5740. If requested, reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities for any part of the employment process in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990.