Responsible for overseeing the design and construction of multiple complex capital projects. Projects range from new construction to capital maintenance projects associated with marine structures to specialized buildings. Management responsibilities while not on construction sites include but not limited to: preparation and management of total project budgets; selection of design professionals; oversee and direct the entire design process including detailed review of technical specifications and plans with design professionals, City parks and facility staff; bidding, negotiation and award of contract. Utilization of the Cities procurement process while coordinating with City Departments will be a necessity. The position will require daily communication with City Staff, design professionals, contractors, governmental agencies and local utility companies. Candidates must convey the ability to be an organized, critical thinker and identify daily priorities while managing multiple unique projects in a fast paced environment. Management of a project in construction includes any or all of the following: mobilization coordination, utility coordination, contract administration throughout construction process (agent for City), approval of pay applications, issuing of change orders and/or directives; ensuring compliance with contract documents through final completion and close-out; and monitoring project through warranty period. Assists with long-term maintenance issues related to projects managed. Performs other duties as assigned.
Requires: Bachelor’s Degree (BS) or equivalent in architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, building science or a related field, eight to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates must have extensive site and building construction experience. Professional Landscape Architect (RLA), Engineer (PE), (EIT) or Architectural (RA) License required. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have extensive knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Outlook, Excel and Word or similar software. Knowledge of cost estimation and design software helpful. Valid state issued driver’s license.
About City of Charleston
Through careful conservation, creative and innovative financing, and meticulous planning, Charleston is a city that celebrates a rich history. Charleston was the first city in the country to enact a preservation ordinance. We have an active and ongoing interest in the protection and restoration of our buildings, which tell the story of our past. Mission To preserve and enhance the quality of life of the citizens of the City of Charleston. We value our diversity and are committed to treating every resident with respect, honesty and courtesy. We value every citizen’s safety and understand that safe, public spaces and neighborhoods are essential to our quality of life. We value providing high quality municipal services at the lowest possible cost to our residents. We value our unique natural resources, our man-made environment, public realm and neighborhoods, and we understand how our physical place affects each resident’s quality of life. We will work with others to increase the sustainability of our physical place. We value working with other government entities within our region to sustain and improve the quality of life for all citizens.