Civil - Urban and Community Planning, Civil Engineering
Responsible for managing City’s capital improvement programs through internal and contracted project and construction management teams. Facilitates program and project strategic planning process to include financial management, project scheduling, coordination of project management, and management reporting to accomplish organizational capital goals.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Acts as the primary internal and external contact for major City construction programs and projects.
Manages bond program and other major capital improvement programs.
Manages selection of consulting firms and other outside services contracted for accomplishing management and program goals.
Provides status reports and presentations to City Management, City Council, and public interest groups.
Drives the implementation of governance processes to manage the portfolio of strategic programs and projects, including prioritization, resource allocation, and measurement against goals to ensure the business commitments are achieved. Creates a collaborative partnership among executive leaders and other capital portfolio stakeholders and enables resource demand planning, change management, and project planning decisions
Directly involved in defining capital projects and developing budgets associated with the strategic plan. This includes mapping out short and long-term project needs and associated project/program funding schedule requirements.
Manages internal and external staff assigned to Project Management Office.
Coordinates with consulting firms, project managers, and departments to accomplish program goals.
Reviews and approves architectural and construction pay applications and invoices for processing.
Physical Requirements / Work Environment
Work is performed in an office environment, traveling to and from job sites and meeting locations, and at construction locations which involves exposure to outdoor environmental conditions and typical construction jobsite hazards.
B.S. in Civil Engineering
Professional Engineer license
10 years of experience in construction program and/or project management.
5 years management experience
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
Experience with consulting or project management with some experience in delivery of municipal projects
Project Management Institute certification in one of the following areas of focus: PMP, PgMP, or PfMP certification
Experience managing multiple, interrelated projects or project portfolios.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Extensive knowledge of construction principles and the ability to effectively apply means & methods of good vertical and horizontal construction projects
Extensive knowledge of design principles for vertical and horizontal construction
Extensive knowledge of federal, state and local land development regulations
Extensive knowledge of Civil Engineering principals, techniques and practices
Extensive skill in reading and interpreting construction documents and drawings.
Advance skill in Microsoft Office applications
Extensive knowledge of engineering construction design principles
Extensive knowledge of construction principles and the ability to effectively evaluate means and methods of good construction to vertical and horizontal construction projects
Ability to effectively work with the management, governing bodies, the public, consultants, contractors, engineers, architects and other City employees
Ability to prepare and manage operating budget
Extensive knowledge in the fields of business managerial concepts
Demonstrated skill in program and project management
Skill with information technology
Ability to mentor and develop others
Licenses and Certifications
Professional Engineer license
Valid Class C Texas driver's license
Internal Number: 2019-5773
About City of Garland
The City of Garland organization is made up of more than 2,000 full-time employees, working in more than 40 departments to serve members of the Garland community. As employees of Texas' 12th largest city, we serve more than 230,000 residents and 9,000 businesses, spread over a 57 square mile area. The City of Garland also operates its own electric utilities, water and wastewater treatment plants, and a regional landfill facility.
Garland is truly a unique community that has prepared for and embraced the future while staying rooted in its proud traditions of community spirit and dedication to sustaining a family-friendly environment. We are home to 60 parks, 4 libraries, the largest municipal golf course in Texas, a mall, an arena/conference facility, two hospitals and two college campuses. Garland also has major transportation infrastructure, with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) light rail lines.