The City of Durham General Services Department (GSD) is proud of our work supporting the sustainable growth of the "Bull City".
Home to great weather year-round, friendly people, beautiful natural sites, a prominent art culture, rich history and award-winning restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries and breweries – it's no wonder that Durham is one of the top places in the U.S. to live, work, and play. The 4th largest municipality in the state, Durham's population has grown by 11 new residents and 5 new households EVERY DAY for the past 10 years. With all this growth, supporting a well-run organization is more important than ever. But to do this, we need the very best people.
When you join the General Services Department, you are joining a team of innovative, highly-qualified, service-oriented individuals committed to the stewardship of the physical and environmental assets of the City we all love. The department's portfolio of responsibilities includes the acquisition and sale of properties, design and management of new construction and renovation projects, sustainability and energy management, facility maintenance, landscaping and horticultural services, pruning, planting and removal of trees, cemeteries management, and supporting the nonprofit Keep Durham Beautiful, among others. Building and maintaining outstanding city facilities and public spaces is what we do. Supporting the quality of life and serving as a foundation of a healthy economy for all Durham residents is why we do it.
Use your unique skills to make a difference and to give back to the Durham community. General Services Department culture is one that offers the opportunity for professional growth, to collaborate with other innovative, talented people, and to do meaningful and important work for our community. We invite you to apply to be part of something great! Join us as we build the future of Durham together.
This is an exciting opportunity to focus, lead, and develop a critical division within the General Services Department. This position is responsible for overseeing a broad spectrum of projects throughout the City with a project portfolio of more than $125 million dollars. This position will have the opportunity to work closely with every department within the City and all levels of City Administration.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to influence the development of the Project Management Division. They will be responsible for assisting in leading a unit, with the primary mission of successfully executing diverse and essential projects. It is the expectation that candidates for this position have a proactive management style and a willingness to actively seek out resolutions to challenges. The candidate will bring ideas an experience around emerging construction technologies. The person filling this position will serve as an example and role model for others both within and outside of the organization. A positive attitude and collaborative spirit are essential. This is truly a unique opportunity for anyone who has the desire to develop and lead teams toward achieving outcomes that serve to significantly contribute to the greater good of the community.
Work Days/Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Position devoted to providing project management and oversight of the design and construction of building improvements and major maintenance projects. Perform oversight and management of multiple and/or large, complex, and high-profile construction and design projects for City facilities and major maintenance. Oversee the entire project lifecycle which may include land acquisition, design, construction, and close-out and serve as designated subject matter experts. Decision-making includes providing input into management objectives, establishing work goals and objectives of a unit to carry out management direction, and selecting the method to address a problem or issue, subject to the constraints established by management objectives and direction.
Responsible for managing design consultants, general contractors, Construction Manager at Risk contractors, and other consultants; ensuring that projects meet deliverables and specifications; inspecting projects on site; developing and maintaining project records including documenting all issues, risks, scope and budget changes and impacts to schedules; assisting in the real estate acquisition process; collaborating with the City Attorney’s office to negotiate and write high-dollar contracts in accordance with procurement laws and regulations; creating, managing, and tracking schedules and budgets; reviewing project documents and construction activities to identify constructability issues, conflicts, ambiguities, and other items that impede progress; identifying and managing risk issues, reporting unresolved issues to upper management; preparing reports and agenda items for the City Council; making and delivering presentations; reviewing and approving payment requests; and participating in project planning and budgeting.
Serves as a lead for large, complex, and/or multiple construction projects; ensures client/stakeholder expectations and City requirements are met; assigns projects to staff; assists with training project staff; coordinates the development and update of project schedules and scope; coordinates construction operations and procurement processes; and ensures that the risk management plan and all other project operations comply with contract requirements, and applicable regulations, policies, and procedures.
Develops project budgets, including coordinating the development of, or preparing budget summaries, monitoring expenditures, reviewing and approving payment requests, reviewing and processing invoices, purchase orders, and change orders, resolving discrepancies, and making and implementing budget-related recommendations to project stakeholders.
Coordinates the preparation of, prepares, and/or reviews project contracts, plans, design and technical specifications, progress and other reports, request for proposals, bid documents, change orders, and other complex technical documentation; and ensures accuracy and compliance with applicable regulations, policies, and procedures.
Coordinates and/or performs quality assurance and project monitoring duties, to include inspecting projects on site; creating, managing, and tracking schedules and project performance metrics; approving materials; identifying and managing risk and other project issues; and reporting unresolved issues to upper management.
Collaborates with City departments, committees, and external agencies to provide technical assistance, negotiate contracts, and coordinate team operations.
Supervise professional, paraprofessional and/or support staff to include conducting performance evaluations; coordinating training; and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
Five years of construction project management experience.
Two years of supervisory experience.
A valid North Carolina Class C Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record "or" possess a valid license from another State and willing to obtain a valid, unrestricted NC driver's license within 60 days.