Engineering Project Manager

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General statement of duties:
Performs difficult specialized work involved with project management including the budgeting, design, bidding, construction and inspection of a variety of stormwater, transportation, and public works infrastructure projects. Work is performed under the supervision of the Town Engineer.

Distinguishing features of the class:
This position is responsible for managing the planning, design and implementation of storm-water, transportation, parks and other infrastructure projects for the Town of Matthews. The position also collaborates with other public agencies on projects involving the Town of Matthews. The work includes project planning and design, public engagement, monitoring project schedule and budgets, technical reviews for project design and analysis, construction bidding and administration, and reporting on project status. The position requires excellent communication and customer service skills. Experience with project planning, design, construction, cost estimating, project delivery methods, and traffic analyses are preferred. Work requires the application of project management practices and methods, and independent initiative and judgment.

Considerable tact and firmness are required in a variety of public contacts including the enforcement of specifications, site plans, and construction drawings. Duties may expose the employee to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme temperatures, noise, fumes, and odors.

Essential duties and tasks:
• Manages budget, schedule, design and construction of a wide range of Town infrastructure projects
• Participates on teams that plan, design, and construct public infrastructure
• Manages multiple projects, consultants and contractors in various stages of planning, design and construction
• Administers qualifications-based selection (QBS) process for design services. Facilitates the selection process and participates in scope and fee negotiations, and defines the terms of the contract agreements
• Coordinates all parties requiring input on projects including but not limited to Engineering team members, other Town departments, CRTPO, NCDOT, and NCDEQ
• Researches and applies for grants to find additional funding sources for Town projects
• Coordinates, reviews, and approves permit applications prepared by outside consultants; work with permitting agencies to obtain approvals as needed
• Works to implement new or innovative infrastructure design concepts and standards that better address the needs of the Town
• Collects data and maintains an ongoing database for project cost estimating. Reviews cost estimates for infrastructure projects
• Provides regular reporting of project status to Town Engineer, Public Works Director, Town officials, grantors, and the public
• Manages the Town’s Pavement Management System and develops recommendations and budgets for the street resurfacing and pavement preservation program
• Conducts site plan reviews of private development projects in the Town for compliance with Town standards and with knowledge of Mecklenburg County and NCDOT standards

Additional job duties:
• Attends public meetings and Town Board of Commissioners meetings as needed
• Performs related duties as required

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Thorough knowledge of modern principles and practices of civil engineering
• Thorough knowledge of modern methods and techniques as applied to the construction and maintenance of public works infrastructure
• Thorough knowledge of land and engineering survey systems, methods and techniques
• Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of engineering project management
• Thorough knowledge of intergovernmental laws and procedures relating to delivery of public works infrastructure projects
• Ability to apply the Town’s engineering requirements, practices, and codes
• Ability to identify tasks within the work assigned, to set internal goals and deadlines pertaining to the work, and to work autonomously within the project to accomplish desired outcomes
• Ability to anticipate, identify and provide resolution to issues and conflicts pertaining to the work assigned
• Ability to use engineering, project management, and office software packages
• Ability to prepare technical reports in connection with engineering projects
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse set of coworkers, Town officials and the general public

Physical requirements:
• Must be able to physically perform the basic life functions of stooping, kneeling, standing, walking, fingering, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions
• Must be able to perform light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds frequently to lift objects
• Must possess the visual acuity to prepare data and statistics, operate a computer terminal, do extensive reading, use measurement devices, operate a motor vehicle, and inspect projects and technical requirements of projects in the field

Desirable education and experience:
• Bachelor’s Level Degree in engineering or similar, and three years of relevant experience
• Equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential job duties

Special requirements:
• Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license
• Possession of Engineer-in-training or Engineer Intern certificate, or ability to acquire within six months of employment. Professional Engineer license preferred. Commensurate experience may be considered in lieu of this requirement

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