Date Posted: Apr 18, 2023
Position Title: Project Manager, Construction Management
Location: Facilities, Maintenance and Engineering, Support Services Complex, Building C
Salary Details: $57,783 - $89,301
Reports to: Senior Director, Facilities
Bargaining Unit: Non-Union
Benefits Eligible: Yes
The Project Manager, Construction Management acts as the District’s representative and is assigned to monitor progress during the design and lead the project through the construction phase. The Project Manager plans and oversees the building process of various construction projects from start to finish. The ideal candidate must be well-versed in all construction methodologies and procedures and able to coordinate a team of professionals of different disciplines to achieve the best results.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in architecture and/or engineering (mechanical, electrical, structural) or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree preferred.
Must possess a minimum of five years of experience and working knowledge of all aspects of construction practices, including but not limited to, applying contract language, invoicing, AIA Applications for Payment, Sworn Statements, Waivers, Certified Payrolls, Time and Materials breakouts, Materials and Labor Payment Bonds, Performance Bonds, warranties, as-builts, etc., plus experience in project closeout procedures.
Experience in construction supervision, preparation of budgets, and development of project schedules. Considerable knowledge and experience in the production and interpretation of construction documents (e.g., plans and specifications), and all aspects of contract administration.
Knowledge and experience in architectural and engineering design, coordination of mechanical, electrical, or structural systems, and field representation.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, prioritize and plan work activities while meeting respective deadlines. Refined organizational and time-management skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated experience – with managing basic finances including accounting, and cost analysis. Ability to develop and manage a budget. Ability to develop justifications for funding requests.
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Project for scheduling. Knowledge of and experience with computer aided design (CAD).
Under the direction of the Senior Director, lead the management and development of new construction and renovation projects, serving as the liaison for the District as required through project completion.
Conduct feasibility studies, develop preliminary sketches, detailed drawings, schematics, and specifications for in-house design projects to obtain competitive bids.
Prepare project budgets and schedules and assure compliance with codes and standards (e.g., fire codes, barrier free requirements, etc.)
Conduct construction site visits to observe compliance with construction documents and progress of schedule. Conducts progress meetings with contractors and design professionals. Identifies and resolves construction problems.
Provide overall project management on concurrent projects while adhering to 77 priorities and policies.
Prepare contracts and change orders in accordance with District policies.
Works with the District Purchasing Department to determine bidding schedule and list of qualifying bidders along with bidding specifications. Conducts pre-bid and post bid meetings. Reviews bids and makes recommendations.
Maintain a real-time and documented understanding of project budget performance.
Maintain a current and documented understanding of the status of project activities to monitor and control schedule performance. Communicates status of project to end user and senior management.
Review for accuracy and approve applications for payment and related project invoices.
Ensure timely accomplishment of project closure activities, including but not limited to punch list completion, close-out documents, facilities operations training, and project account closure.
Prepare performance reports and work status reports utilizing work order management and project tracking software.
Maintain appropriate project records, paperwork, and construction documents, through project completion.
Consult and interface with appropriate government agencies.
Strong interpersonal, written, verbal, and organizational skills.
Attend professional seminars and symposiums; review literary magazines and informational guides to keep abreast of technological advancements in specialized field of study.
Attend meetings and serve on committees, as required.
If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check.
In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire.
Method of Application:
Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.
Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.
Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897.
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