Supports Capital Improvement Program by supervising and coordinating Capital Improvement construction inspection and project administration programs and activities; performs related work as required.
Considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgement and initiative. Supervision is exercised over the work of construction inspectors, surveyors and coordinators.
Position Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30a.m.-4:30p.m.
Plans, assigns, schedules, motivates, counsels, and evaluates the work of construction administration, inspection and coordination personnel;
Develops and administers practices and procedures for work activities and programs;
Prepares, and monitors budgetary activities for Construction Engineering and Capital Improvement construction programs;
Coordinates and assists in the implementation of project construction and inspection activities;
Assists with review of drawings and specifications, designs and cost estimates, and provides design review of in-house and contracted Capital Improvement and construction projects;
Assists in the preparation and review of request for proposals for engineers, contractors, consultants and vendors;
Manages the inspection activities for Utilities Department construction projects and serves as the Department's liaison with contractors, consultants, and developers;
Coordinates the maintenance of records of plans, specifications and construction records;
Assists in design review for Capital Improvement construction projects;
Researches, analyzes, justifies and negotiates contractor(s) extra work proposals;
Performs contract and contractor dispute resolution including representing department interests in mediation, litigation and negotiation;
Coordinates construction projects with water plant and water pollution control facility operations staff, engineers, and other City Departments as needed;
Conducts and supervises project performance tests and recommends modifications to designs, specifications and materials requirements;
Interviews and manages the hiring process for Engineering personnel related to Construction Administration;
Conducts timely performance reviews and monitors performance and staffing needs;
Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies, procedures and safety practices;
Attends work regularly at the designated place and time;
Supports continuous process improvement initiatives;
Performs related work as required.
Required Knowledge and Abilities:
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering project management, civil engineering or construction engineering;
Comprehensive knowledge of construction methods, materials and equipment;
Thorough knowledge of construction industry accounting, costing and claim preparation principles, practices and techniques;
Knowledge of construction scheduling techniques, critical path schedule administration and the use of schedules to justify or defend construction claims;
Knowledge of engineering and construction contract management;
Knowledge of survey principles and practices, easement and public right-of-way laws and utility placement and coordination;
Knowledge of current applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations for capital improvement and construction projects, purchasing, contracting and payments;
Ability to read and interpret engineering designs, blueprints, specifications and contracts;
Ability to make complex engineering calculations;
Ability to understand contractor cost issues and effectively administer contracts;
Ability to train, assign, motivate, supervise and evaluate the work of others;
Ability to communicate effectively and establish and maintain working relationships with other City employees, supervisory personnel, engineering supervisory personnel, engineering staff members, plant managers, plant operations and maintenance personnel, contractors, and the public;
Ability to prepare accurate and reliable reports containing findings, engineering data, as-built records, blueprints, complex data, findings and recommendations;
Ability to operate a personal computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities;
Ability to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology;
Ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.
Acceptable Experience and Training:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in civil or construction engineering or closely related field; and
Considerable experience in engineering and construction management; or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Required Special Qualifications:
Licensure as a Professional Engineer issued by the State of Iowa preferred.
Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) certification as a Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) or Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) preferred.
Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in Iowa, which translates to a stimulating work environment that offers room to grow and develop professionally. The City of Cedar Rapids offers a supervisory training curriculum and professional development courses throughout the year. We believe in upward mobility for our employees and the diversity and size of our organization provides real opportunity ...for advancement - even in times of economic uncertainty. We offer a generous benefits package that includes: free employee dental care and low cost family dental care, low cost health and prescription coverage, flexible benefits plans, 11 paid holidays, a comprehensive wellness program with free annual screenings for you and your spouse, an IPERS retirement package, deferred compensation, flexible leave and tuition reimbursement.