Performs professional work in managing the design and construction of Service Authority Capital Improvements. The work involves managing consultants and contractors providing design, project and program management, utility coordination, property acquisition, testing and inspection, and construction services for the Authority's capital infrastructure program. Work is performed in accordance with established lines and level of authority. Protects the interest of the Authority by ensuring that projects remain on-time and within budget, through application of sound project management principles and best practices. Overall goals and project assignments are set by the Capital Projects Manager and the incumbent determines the specific tasks to be performed, independently handling new, unusual problems and deviations encountered in the work.
Position Responsibilities/Essential Job Functions:
Performs sound contract administration and project management functions; Negotiates and recommends approval of contracts for consulting contracts. Recommends approval of contracts for construction projects. Tracks and administers contracts, including approval of award of contracts, payments, and change orders. Supervises and participates in the preparation of project specifications for design projects as well as the Invitation for Bids. Reviews and evaluates bids received for construction projects. Obtains consulting services for the Authority through negotiation of Basic Ordering Agreements.
Performs Project Management. Manages design and construction of assigned CIP projects. Reviews design of water and sewer facilities and other capital improvements. Negotiates easements for water and sewer projects. Processes plans through Local, State, and Federal agencies. Negotiates individual task orders for consulting services. Tracks budgets, deliverables and schedule on consulting services task orders. Reviews and approves payments for consulting and construction contracts ensuring accuracy and thoroughness.
Maintains accurate and thorough project documentation, files and all associated project details and paperwork.
Follows Service Authority project initiation and closeout procedures.
Reviews and updates various project management standards.
Conducts field surveys, site visits and project inspections as necessary.
Provides general information through meetings and information sessions concerning the Service Authority to the general public, landowners, engineers, and developers.
Coordinates consulting services for Operations and Maintenance Division.
May be deemed essential at any time.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Essential Skills and Experience:
Knowledge of the theories, concepts, principles and practice of engineering relating to the planning, design, construction and operation of public water and sewer facilities; project management, contract administration; effective techniques of supervision; computer equipment and software related to assignment; English usage, spelling and grammar.
Ability to supervise engineering and related activities; prepare and interpret specifications, contract documents and reports; exercise sound judgment and determine effective courses of action; plan, direct, coordinate and supervise the work of professional and sub-professional engineering personnel; operate computer equipment and software applications related to assignment; establish and maintain effective working relations with public officials, contractors, the general public and fellow employees; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Bachelor's degree in civil or environmental engineering.
At least four years of progressively responsible professional project management and engineering experience in the design and construction industry, preferably for water and sewer facilities.
Certification in Project Management by the Project Management Institute or Construction Management by the Construction Management Association of America, is required or ability to obtain within two years of appointment.
Registration as a Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. If licensed in another state, the ability to obtain a Virginia PE license within 12 months of employment.
Or combination of education and experience as described above.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Six or more years of progressively responsible professional project management and engineering experience in the design and construction industry, preferably for water and sewer facilities.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license consistent with Service Authority policy requirements.
The Service Authority is responsible for providing a comprehensive county-wide water and sewer system currently serving approximately 90,000 accounts in Prince William County. Prince William County, located 35 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., with a population of over 398,000, is one of the fastest growing counties in the country.
We successfully blend meaningful public service with advan...ced business practices. We combine the best of public and private sector principles to create a dynamic yet financially stable work environment that recognizes individual and team contributions throughout the organization. We emphasize employee and leadership development and proactive succession planning. We provide the necessary tools, education, coaching, technology and equipment for our workers to excel in a performance-driven culture. Our employees are empowered and challenged with a variety of career opportunities within our high performing, learning organization as we deliver on our promise to provide the public an essential service in a consistently safe and reliable way and in accost-effective manner.