City of Garland, TX

  • Capital Project Management Director

    Location US-TX-Garland
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/14/2019 3:22 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Project Management Office
    Job Family
    Target Hiring Range
    Depending upon Qualifications
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Code Category
    Project Management Office
  • Position Summary

    Responsible for managing City’s capital improvement programs through internal and contracted project and construction management teams. Facilitates program and project strategic planning process to include financial management, project scheduling, coordination of project management, and management reporting to accomplish organizational capital goals.

    Essential Job Functions

    1. Acts as the primary internal and external contact for major City construction programs and projects.
    2. Manages bond program and other major capital improvement programs.
    3. Manages selection of consulting firms and other outside services contracted for accomplishing management and program goals.
    4. Provides status reports and presentations to City Management, City Council, and public interest groups.
    5. Drives the implementation of governance processes to manage the portfolio of strategic programs and projects, including prioritization, resource allocation, and measurement against goals to ensure the business commitments are achieved. Creates a collaborative partnership among executive leaders and other capital portfolio stakeholders and enables resource demand planning, change management, and project planning decisions
    6. Directly involved in defining capital projects and developing budgets associated with the strategic plan. This includes mapping out short and long-term project needs and associated project/program funding schedule requirements.
    7. Manages internal and external staff assigned to Project Management Office.
    8. Coordinates with consulting firms, project managers, and departments to accomplish program goals.
    9. Reviews and approves architectural and construction pay applications and invoices for processing.

    Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

    Education/ Experience:     

    • Experience with consulting or project management with some experience in delivery of municipal projects
    • Project Management Institute certification in one of the following areas of focus: PMP, PgMP, or PfMP certification
    • Experience managing multiple, interrelated projects or project portfolios.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Extensive knowledge of construction principles and the ability to effectively apply means & methods of good vertical and horizontal construction projects
    • Extensive knowledge of design principles for vertical and horizontal construction
    • Extensive knowledge of federal, state and local land development regulations
    • Extensive knowledge of Civil Engineering principals, techniques and practices
    • Extensive skill in reading and interpreting construction documents and drawings.
    • Advance skill in Microsoft Office applications
    • Extensive knowledge of engineering construction design principles
    • Extensive knowledge of construction principles and the ability to effectively evaluate means and methods of good construction to vertical and horizontal construction projects
    • Ability to effectively work with the management, governing bodies, the public, consultants, contractors, engineers, architects and other City employees
    • Ability to prepare and manage operating budget
    • Extensive knowledge in the fields of business managerial concepts
    • Demonstrated skill in program and project management
    • Skill with information technology
    • Ability to mentor and develop others




    Licenses & Certifications

     Professional Engineer license
     Valid Class C Texas driver's license

    Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

    Work is performed in an office environment, traveling to and from job sites and meeting locations, and at construction locations which involves exposure to outdoor environmental conditions and typical construction jobsite hazards.


    Models Organizational Values
    Community/Organizational Relationships
    Fiscal Management
    Results Focus/Project Management

    Minimum Education & Work Experience

     B.S. in Civil Engineering
     Professional Engineer license
     10 years of experience in construction program and/or project management.
     5 years management experience
    Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.


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