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Project Manager
Title:Project Manager
Department:Public Works & Utilities
Salary Range:$52,394.28 - $73,351.99
Job Status:Full Time
General Description - This is a highly technical administrative position that manages the review and processing of plans, permits and assists the Utility & Public Works Director and department supervisors with construction contract activities for the Utility and Public Works Department. Duties include development, review, negotiations and coordination of in-house and contracted construction capital projects; verification and processing of payment applications for vendors and contractors; coordinating the review and processing of shop drawings; and processing contract change orders. The employee exercises independent judgment and initiative in carrying out the daily operations of the division. Work is reviewed by observation of results obtained, periodic written reports and evaluations by the Utility and Public Works Director.

Role and Responsibilities-
  • Review engineering plans for proposed developments and projects along with other related documents for compliance with applicable Florida Department of Environmental Protection, City Standards and any applicable state laws and/or City ordinances
  • Coordinates and supervises construction projects; manages project time schedules; manages project budgets; maintains open communication with consultant(s) and contractor(s).Lead position responsible for all permit acquisitions and permit agency communications for all water, sewer, electric, parks and facilities capital projects.
  • Prepares permit applications for water, sewer, park and solid waste capital projects, conducts review of permit applications prepared by consultants.
  • Maintains construction contract files in a manner consistent with auditing requirements of various agencies, including requirements of internal departments, or State funding assistance agencies.
  • Conducts inspections/field investigations to assess permitting/environmental issues as needed
  • Confers with contractors, engineers, etc. and resolves problems as they occur
  • Initiates evaluation and planning for future needs of the system, prepares the annual budget and specifies and recommends equipment or service procurement
  • Executes the technical review of plans and related documents for proposed developments and other projects submitted.
  • Examines all applicable permits and documents required before approval of permit applications
  • Oversees inspection, testing and monitoring of improvement, repair and expansion construction projects for water, wastewater, Parks, facilities and Public Works projects.
  • Assist internal departments with permit applications associated with operational and maintenance activities
  • Ensures that all permit-related designs meet Federal, State, and County codes and department requirements
  • Coordinates inspection resources for inspection of capital improvement projects, construction of subdivisions permitted under a City of Newberry development order and new commercial driveways installation
  • Ensures inspection documentation requirements for projects are met.
  • Supervises inspection of road construction, subgrade soil quality and density, sub-base and base courses gradation and density, finish grading for proper gradient and cross slopes, and asphalt concrete and properlay down and finish, structural layout and elevations, and material testing.
  • Aids Public Works Department in interpreting Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Specifications and Roadway Design Standards and advises on FDOT quality control testing requirements.
  • Supervises
    inspection activities required to ensure new subdivisions comply with the city land development regulations.
  • Supervises the permitting and inspection of utility installations in the city right-of-way to determine compliance with approved permits and accompanying plans; areas including telecommunications, electricity, water, gas, and gravity and pressurized sanitary sewerage systems.
  • Analyzes and provides recommendations on development issues requiring engineering expertise.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school preferably supplemented by some college level course work in civil engineering.
  • Five (5) years' experience years' experience in road construction, water distribution or sanitary sewer, electric or building construction.
  • Possession of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Level I and Level II asphalt paving technician and Work Zone Traffic Control and Intermediate Maintenance of Traffic certification, or knowledge and experience necessary to gain such certifications.
  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Qualified Stormwater Management Inspector. Must complete OSHA Confined Space Entry training.
  • A comparable amount of training and/or experience may be substituted for the minimum educational qualifications.
  • Must be able to obtain all FDOT and FDEP certifications within 2 years of employment
  • Must have and maintain good interpersonal and communication skills to deal with the public.
  • May be required to possess a valid Florida Driver’s license with driving record acceptable to the City Driving Policy and insurance program.
  • Must maintain good interpersonal and communication skills to deal with public.
  • Must be able to speak, write, and comprehend English language.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver license with a driving record satisfactory to meet City requirments.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • A comparable amount of training and/or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications except for Florida Driver’s License.


Preferred Skills

  • Outstanding project management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication abilities.
  • Expertise in the use of MS Word, Excel, and Outlook is essential.
  • Knowledge of modern practices and methods employed in water distribution/ wastewater collection systems/public works.
  • Knowledge of planning and environmental permitting principles, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of established water, sewer and drainage utility design and construction practices related to permit acquisition.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of civil and environmental engineering as related to water, wastewater and stormwater water systems and facilities.
  • Knowledge of methods, techniques, and materials used in water and wastewater utility systems and facilities.
  • Knowledge of engineering evaluation, design and construction related to utility systems and facilities.
  • Knowledge of local and State laws and regulations governing construction and operation of water/wastewater systems and road networks.
  • Ability to perform inspectional activities of the city.
  • Ability to prepare reports
  • Ability to effect and maintain satisfactory working relationships on inspectional and regulatory matters.
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and materials used in all types of public works, including road building, drainage and stormwater construction.
  • Tactful in dealing with the public and contractors.
  • Knowledge of pertinent specifications, codes and regulations for class of works being inspected.
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of civil engineering and use of related equipment as they relate to public works construction.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of plans and specifications and write detailed inspection reports.
  • Performs any other job related duty as specified by the Utility Director.
Additional Notes:
This position is an “Essential Position” which requires the employee to have excellent attendance and the ability to work after normal hours, weekends and holidays.
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