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at Town of Cary, NC

Pay: $68910.4 to $113693/year
$68910.4 - $113693
Posted: 4/25/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2426159

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


The Town of Cary is seeking a collaborative, inquisitive and passionate professional to join our OneCary team and share in our goal of creating the Local Government That Doesn't Exist.  At the Town of Cary, our employees work together to positively impact lives through exceptional service.  With a OneCary approach, we collaborate as partners across the Town to ensure we Keep Cary Great in support of citizens and visitors by creating state of the art facilities, parks, greenways and transportation efforts that are both sustainable and enjoyable.  We are seeking a Project Manager that will perform difficult professional work participating in the planning, design, construction and project management of a variety of public projects. 

The Project Manager will build strong OneCary relationships and work collaboratively across multiple departments.  Successful candidates will collaborate in a fast-paced, evolving environment and must be able to adapt to change through continuous learning while empowering others through shared knowledge.  The Project Manager will champion and steward Cary's unique culture, lead by example, take on adaptive challenges and challenge themselves as well as other colleagues to experiment, fail and adjust when working on problems that require more than just a technical solution.  Position will require proficient written and oral communication skills in order to communicate with various audiences including Town Council, the development community and the public.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Facilities Design and Construction Manager.

Typical Tasks

Performs project management, planning, design and construction administration of various public infrastructure projects with an emphasis on facilities, parks, greenways, transit and transportation;

Develops and coordinates extensive Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) and/or Requests for Proposals (RFP) for contract services for the planning and design of public infrastructure projects, as well as other procurement documents for other significant capital related projects;
Prepares all contract addendums related to changes made to contracts;

Participates in the preparation and administration of the department's Capital Improvement Plan and budget;

Manages project budgets; prepares cost estimates and monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget, including payments and change orders;
Prepares project schedules; monitors progress of project in meeting established schedules;
Reviews all construction plans and related documents (soil reports, engineering calculations, etc.) for compliance with Town Standard Specifications and Details, adopted technical codes, zoning ordinances, state and federal regulations, etc.; works with colleagues to make required corrections;
Performs complex engineering and architectural calculations using computers, calculators, design manuals and other resources;

Coordinates data collection and other research such as soil testing, subsurface utility engineering (SUE) and surveying;
Manages the design and construction of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems in building facilities;
Supervises and participates in the preparation of designs, drawings, estimates, specifications, construction contracts and related engineering and architectural work;
Prepares and presents reports pertaining to technical subject matter and ordinance requirements on projects appearing before Town officials, homeowner groups and other community organizations;
Meets and confers with the public, colleagues, developers, governing officials, and contractors in a variety of situations and conditions, mediates disputes, resolves conflicts, and provides solutions to both technical and non-technical problems;
Researches new products, practices, procedures and alternatives, including providing interpretations as necessary to staff, sales representatives, suppliers, manufacturers and distributors regarding the acceptance of new products and technology;
Assists with implementing public art as part of the capital project development including budgeting, selecting artist, reviewing concepts and implementation;

Coordinates easement acquisition efforts as required for assigned projects;

Participates in identifying projects for grant funding and then administrating projects thru LAPP and other sources;
Assists in planning and program management, including maintaining, updating and enforcing the Standard Specifications and Details Manual, Land Development Ordinance and various Standard Procedures and Town Policies including the Cary 2040 Community Plan;

Coordinates closing out of projects and filing of project documents on Laserfiche per retention requirements;

Mentors, cross-trains and motivates other staff;

Serves as liaison with other Town departments and outside agencies; participates on OneCary work teams;

Performs other job-related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices as related to the preparation of plans and specifications in the area assigned; thorough knowledge of modern methods and techniques as applied to the design of public infrastructure projects; comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of contract negotiations and administration; comprehensive knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and standards related to the design and construction of public infrastructure and structures; comprehensive knowledge of engineering cost estimating; general knowledge and use of CADD and GIS software; ability to prepare and administer construction agreements; ability to perform difficult computations and to make comprehensive recommendations on problems; ability to manage multiple complex projects; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Town officials, employees, contractors and the general public; ability to communicate and negotiate complete ideas professionally and effectively, orally and in writing; ability to perform complex cost calculations.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

Requires graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in architecture, civil engineering, landscape architecture, construction management or a closely related field.  Also requires a minimum of three years of progressive experience in design, construction or project management of public type projects. 

Preference will be given to candidates that have the following:

  • Experience with the use of technology (CADD, GIS, Photoshop, Sketchup, IoT, Social Media, etc.
  • Experience and enthusiasm for public speaking and making presentations
  • Desire to seek out, foster and implement change
  • Desire to build collaborative groups within the organization
  • Ability to learn and adapt in an agile environment
  • Ability to work on a variety of tasks while being extremely organized and detail-oriented

Candidates with an Engineer-Intern certificate, Professional Architect (PA), Professional Landscape Architect (PLA), Professional Engineering License (PE), or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification are highly desired.  Requires a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.

Requires drug testing and background check (which may include criminal check, education verification and credit history review) prior to employment.