The Public Works Department provides for the construction, maintenance and improvement of infrastructure within the unincorporated area of Contra Costa County and the Flood Control District, as well as county buildings and grounds. Capital Projects, a division of Public Works, manages complex and intriguing architectural & engineering projects for County departments, including planning, designing, bidding and construction management.
The Department is seeking candidates with an extensive project management background who will play a key role in managing high-profile projects through completion, assisting in daily operations, and training and developing other project managers within the Division.
We are looking for someone who is:
Proficient with their management skills, with a clear understanding of the design and construction process
An effective communicator, someone who comes to work with a positive attitude and is a team player
Customer focused, with strong attention to detail
Able to demonstrate a high degree of ethics, integrity, and credibility
Able to manage multiple projects and communicate with key stakeholders
A strategic thinker that values input and contributions by team members
You will typically be responsible for:
Developing, planning, scheduling and executing Capital Projects throughout the County
Overseeing professional consultants such as designers and other design support sub-consultants and construction managers
Supervising subordinate staff, offering opportunities to train and evaluate their performance
Ensuring change orders and payments follow county policies, guidelines, and procedures
Informing various parties about project statuses, including frequent communication with the Capital Projects Division Manager
Managing project budgets and schedules through completion, ensuring work is completed timely and within budget
Ensuring projects are properly closed out at completion
A few reasons you might love this job:
Flexible work schedule, providing you with a great work/life balance
This position involves creativity, aesthetics, and a tangible work product
The work of our Division impacts work environment and safety for other County departments
Our Division is known for strong employee satisfaction and camaraderie
A few challenges you might face in this job:
You will be expected to balance multiple projects, priorities, and demands
User departments can change scope, schedule and budgets, etc. such demands require flexibility and critical thinking
Local government procurement processes and procedures could present challenges
Balancing constraints from code enforcement officials and utility companies
Analyzing and Interpreting Data: Drawing meaning and conclusions from quantitative or qualitative data
Innovative Problem Solving: Identifying and analyzing problems in order to propose new ways to do business
Critical Thinking: Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims
Decision Making: Choosing optimal courses of action in a timely manner
Mechanical Insight: Comprehending how mechanical, electrical, and structural systems operate and interact
Design Sense: Creating work products that are functional, intuitive and aesthetically pleasing
Legal and Regulatory Navigation: Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations
Professional and Technical Expertise: Applying technical subject matter to the job
Attention to Detail: Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products
Displaying Ownership and Accountability: Holding self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results
Listening: Fully comprehending spoken communication
Presentation Skill: Formally delivering information to groups
Involving Others: Engaging others for input, contribution, and shared responsibility for outcomes
Coaching and Developing Others: Supporting others in stretching and expanding their capabilities
Leadership: Guiding and encouraging others to accomplish a common goal
The eligible list established from this recruitment process will be valid for 6 months. To review the full classification specifications for this class please follow this link: Senior Capital Facilities Project Manager
1) Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of state Motor Vehicle Operator's License will be accepted during the application period.
2) Possession of a valid State of California certificate of registration as an Architect or Professional Engineer.
Education: Possession of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in architecture, engineering, construction management or a closely related field.
Experience: Five (5) years of full-time (or its equivalent of full-time) professional architectural or engineering experience in the design and construction of architectural/engineering building construction, renovation, upgrading, remodeling, and tenant improvement projects.
Desirable Qualifications: Previous sustained experience in positions that required advanced project management and problem-solving skills; previous experience working for a public agency; previous experience supervising staff and evaluating performance.
About Contra Costa County
Contra Costa County is dedicated to providing public services which improve the quality of life of our residents and the economic viability of our businesses.Contra Costa County is recognized as a world-class service organization where innovation and partnerships merge to enable our residents to enjoy a safe, healthy and prosperous life.Contra Costa County serves people, businesses and communities. Our organization and each one of our employees value:• Clients and communities • Accountability• Partnerships • Fiscal prudence• Quality Services • Organizational excellence