The purpose of this classification is to oversee, manage, organize, coordinate, and direct implementation of large and highly complex capital improvement projects, and estimate project budgets for the County. Assigned capital projects are of a substantial dollar volume and may continue over a multi-year period, involve a high degree of cross-departmental and cross-disciplinary coordination, are highly visible, involve significant negotiations, and consensus building. This position exercises independent judgment and discretion in directing operations to ensure that significant projects are delivered in a quality, timely, efficient, and cost-effective manner. This is an “at will” position appointed by the County Manager and is not covered under Civil Service provisions.
Oversees and manages all aspects of the County’s capital projects including project definition and scope, utility coordination, cost estimates, acquisition of land and easements, bid preparation, contractor selection, consultant management, and contract administration; acts as County representative for capital projects working with contractors, advisory bodies, citizens, professional consultants, and other County departments to complete projects.
Supervises, directs, and evaluates direct reporting staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals; oversees the interviewing, selection and training of new departmental employees.
Monitors daily work activities of direct reporting staff; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; conducts staff meetings; confers with assigned staff, assists with complex/problem situations, and provides technical expertise.
Oversees the development and management of utility plans, right of way, engineering consultants, and delivery of capital projects.
Develops and oversees the strategic planning and execution of multiple, overlapping, large and complex capital projects; reviews, and recommends professional service proposals; assures necessary permits, right of way and easement agreements have been secured. Monitors and updates project schedules and established timelines; reviews project progress reports submitted by contractors; schedules inspections to ensure compliance with all Federal, State, and local regulatory requirements; evaluates and monitors progress against performance and quality measurements. Ensures capital programs and projects are compliant with Federal, State, and Local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards.
Manages capital projects during design and/or construction phases; reviews plans, conducts and/or attends regular project progress meetings; works with consultants, contractors, and work crews to resolve problems and initiates the appropriate solutions; assists with field decisions and recommends change orders as appropriate; prepares, reviews change orders for changes to contracted scope of work; monitors adherence to project schedules; inspects quality of construction work and materials; coordinates final inspections with contractors and engineers; and facilitates project acceptance with other County departments or government agencies.
Review’s engineering design submittals performing quality assurance/quality control of designs. Manages consultants and assesses construction work ensuring the project is constructed in accordance with the approved detailed plans and specifications. Coordinates with other departments such as Finance and Procurement to facilitate timely updates and overall program delivery.
Coordinates and collaborates with other County departments involved in various aspects of capital project designs and implementation such as Engineering, Public Facilities, Parks & Recreation, Public Safety, etc.
Provides timely briefings to Assistant County Manager, County Manager and/or elected officials regarding issues, delays, costs, plan revisions and all other relevant information associated with the County’s capital projects.
Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, utility permit applications, utility status sheets, utility drawings, maps, construction plans, as-built drawings, blueprints, codes, laws, regulations, policies, procedures, manuals, directories, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections; utilizes word processing, spreadsheet, database, or other computer programs.
Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable policies, procedures, codes, laws/regulations; conducts research to maintain an awareness of new trends, methods, equipment, and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.
Leads the department in ensuring compliance with all safety and health requirement; develops safety policies essential to the department; ensures all new departmental employees are trained on safety policies prior to commencing duties; ensures all departmental staff are trained annually on departmental safety policies ensuring safety standards are consistently followed; maintains safe and healthy working conditions ensuring minimal injury, accidents, liabilities and waste of materials within the department.
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS Operates a motor vehicle to conduct site visits or other work activities.
This classification is designated as a safety sensitive position which is subject to random drug and alcohol testing and any other drug testing methods as stated in policies adopted by Forsyth County concerning drug and alcohol.
Provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed. Performs other related duties as required.
Requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Engineering Technology, Construction Management, Architecture, or related field; supplemented by ten (10) years’ experience in governmental capital improvement projects, civil engineer design of highways, intersections, bridges, etc.; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.
Professional Engineering certification preferred.
Familiarity with Georgia Utilities Permitting System (GUPS) and working knowledge of the Utility Accommodation Policy and Standards preferred.
As trusted stewards of Forsyth County’s future, the elected officials and employees are dedicated to serving the community and to providing effective, professional public service with integrity and a commitment to excellence.
Forsyth County is committed to providing and maintaining the most efficient, customer service-oriented county government possible. The county will be an innovative and strategic leader in providing essential and effective public services in a fiscally prudent and professional manner. By preserving and enhancing a high quality of life, Forsyth County will remain a healthy, safe and compelling place in which to live, work, recreate, visit and invest.