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Posting Expires: 4/9/2021
Salary: Commensurate with experience
General Description and Classification Standards
The Project Manager for the assigned Work Stream is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and renovation/alterations of structures, buildings, and systems within the assigned Work Stream. Duties for the assigned Work Stream include, but are not limited to: monitoring and control of project activities to assure quality control measures are adhered; participating in the conceptual design compliance of a construction project; overseeing personnel actions and decisions; managing both the assigned permit technicians, plans examiners, and other assigned staff for the Work Stream; and managing project schedules, assignments, and budgets for the Work Stream. The incumbent must ensure that best in class customer service is provided to both internal and external customers and also embrace, support, and promote the City’s core values, beliefs, and culture.
This is a fully seasoned professional level capable of independently carrying out most assignments typical of a management role.
Works under limited general supervision. Reports to the Assistant Director but works independently with responsibility for the assigned Work Stream.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities These are typical responsibilities for the Project Manager, Senior position for the assigned Work Stream and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.
This position will perform other duties as assigned. These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:
Supervise and evaluate staff for the Work Stream’s assigned staff. Directs all project activities during the intake, processing, plan review, and issuance to meet the Work Stream’s assigned Service Level Agreement (SLA) deliverables while ensuring the project’s work product quality. Oversees personnel actions and decisions; manages conflict resolution and team-building activities; performs Work Stream staff performance evaluations and reporting. Assists, evaluates, and provides input with recommended solutions based on the performance metrics trends.
Oversees the daily operation of the assigned Work Stream for the permit intake through permit issuance as well as assigning projects to the Work Stream plans examiners, reviewing staffing workloads, ensure project SLA’s are within the prescribed guidelines, managing the leave time, providing assistance to staff and customers, and attending meetings related to the Work Stream.
Supervises staff and encourages staff development. This position will evaluate the staff’s training needs and ensure staff training is provided within those identified needs. When additional resources are identified this position will provide the resource recommendation need(s) along with supporting documentation to management.
Monitors and controls project assignments work to the prescribed SLA requirements. Assists in providing responses to customer’s requests for assistance on projects time lines, providing revision comments, status of projects, permit issuance fees, and impact fees.
Follow and implement organizational development practices set forth by the Department. Selects from multiple procedures and methods to accomplish tasks.
Establishes work methods, timetables, performance standards, etc. in concert with the Director’s guidance.
Manages Work Stream team and project specific meetings to with the outcome to provide guidance and direction for projects to customers and staff. Coordinates with the other City Agencies, Office of Buildings Senior Management, Permit Technicians, Permit Technician Lead, and Work Stream Plans Examiner team to review work in progress, SLA deliverables, and special issues with a project, to ensure the project(s) are assigned, routed, reviewed, and issued within the Work Stream’s SOP. Typically has a formal project management, some technical code, and/or skills development responsibility.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities This list of attributes, for the assigned Work Stream, include, but are not limited to all needed knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. Essential attributes may include, but are not limited to the following:
Knowledge of: Must be well versed in construction for the assigned Work Stream types of projects. Knowledge and understanding in the following codes: ICC Building, ICC Residential and NFPA 101.
Skill in: Time management of self and others; listening and communicating exceptionally to effectively convey information verbally and in writing; analytical skills with demonstrated talent for identifying, scrutinizing, improving, and streamlining complex work processes; motivating, developing and directing people as they work; identifying the best people for the job; using logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
Ability to: Manage time and workload within the Work Stream’s responsibility effectively, which includes planning, organizing and prioritizing a variety of tasks, assignments of work and projects, and reports, working with attention to details; use good judgment and common sense when making decisions and solving problems; network with other agencies who play a role in the review process, customers, and other groups; maintain confidentiality; work effectively with internal and external customers, and guide the customers through the permitting submittal, review, and issuance process; handle difficult situations, projects, and people in an effective manner.
Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Architectural or Structural Engineering, Construction Management, Project Management, or related field is required. Five (5) years of construction inspection, code compliance, or related experience in a jurisdiction, and three (3) year of residential or commercial plan review experience in a jurisdiction required. At least three (3) years of managerial or supervisory experience required. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job will be considered. Consideration will be allowed to substitute 8 years as a plans examiner with an additional 2 years of supervisory experience in-lieu of bachelor’s degree. This substitution must also include ICC and/or State Code Certification in Building and two (2) other trades.
Preferred Education & Experience
Master’s degree architectural, structural engineering, construction management, project management, or a related field along with 3 to 5 years of project management experience in field construction, real estate or related area and 5 years of managerial experience. Plan review in multiple trades for commercial projects and/or supervisor of plans examiners who reviewed residential and/or commercial projects, which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for the job is preferred for additional consideration.
Licensures and Certifications
Candidate preferred licensure or professional certifications appropriate to the position.
All Candidates must obtain the following ICC Certification within 12 months of employment: ICC Building Plan Review, ICC Residential Plan Review, and NFPA 101.
Required: Valid Georgia driver’s license
Preferred: In addition to the required ICC Building Plan Review, ICC Residential Plan Review, the candidate would be preferred ICC Plumbing Plan Review, ICC Mechanical, and/or ICC Electrical Plan Review Certification(s)
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
Six Sigma Black Belt certification
Essential Capabilities and Work Environment
Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.
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