In the Department of Administrative Services this class is accountable for managing, directing and overseeing the entire operation of assigned design and construction projects from initial plans through design and construction to occupancy of facilities and post-occupancy evaluations.
Works under the direction of an administrative official or other employee of higher grade.
May supervise and/or monitor staff, professional architects, engineers and general contractors as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Ensures department meets objectives of agency project program including size, quality and schedule;
Makes arrangements for utilization and oversees work of both external and internal resources such as architects, engineers, consultants and inspection personnel for each project;
Coordinates contacts with client agencies to determine and meet their needs and manages all phases of projects from inception through design and construction up to and including furnishing and occupancy;
Conducts project planning conference with client agency to determine scope of project and services required;
Establishes resource requirements; determines availability of funding;
Responsible for monitoring and overseeing project budgets and ensuring projects costs remain within budget;
Notifies Bidding and Contracts section of contract needs and provides input on required contract documents including preparation of project description for advertising;
Monitors contract review;
Establishes bonding needs;
Evaluates architectural and engineering firms proposing to contract with state;
Assists in reviews of proposals;
Monitors and directs contract execution;
Negotiates or assists in negotiating fees, terms and conditions;
Ensures timely use of all resource groups;
Conducts meetings (project construction, etc.);
Coordinates with client agency regarding changes in program content, schedule and costs;
Prepares report for client agency and administration;
Ensures compliance to codes, permits, etc. through resource group;
Ensures timely resolution of construction problems;
Monitors shop drawing processing;
Recommends approval of proceed orders and change orders;
Ensures timely completion of construction;
Coordinates with Equipment section to ensure timely delivery of furniture;
Coordinates with agency for timely occupancy;
Arranges and conducts post-occupancy evaluations;
Must identify issues potentially affecting program throughout entire process;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
principles, practices and methods of large scale building design and construction;
project management concepts;
legislative process in bonding of funds for capital building projects;
state design codes and national standards;
statutes, regulations and laws governing construction permits;
oral and written communication skills;
Considerable administrative ability;
Ability to maintain records and prepare reports;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of experience in the design and construction of commercial, industrial or institutional structures involving any combination of the following:
architectural or engineering design or review;
project estimation or project management.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have included responsibility for contract negotiations and coordination of architectural, engineering, cost review, equipment and physical operations.
NOTE: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of a Construction Services Associate Project Manager.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in architecture, engineering or construction management may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in architecture, engineering or construction management may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess a Professional Architect or Engineer License, Associate Constructor or Professional Constructor certification (AC-American Institute of Constructors) or Certificate as an Engineer in Training (EIT-National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying).
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury or physical harm from construction site environments and a moderate degree from year-round weather conditions.
The classification of Construction Services Project Manager is assigned to the 31a Salary Group. Incumbents are entitled to the 13th Step based upon a Stipulated Agreement concerning this classification signed effective October 12, 2007.
The Job Code is identified as Salary Plan EE in CORE-CT.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Construction Services Project Manager (35 Hour) in Salary Group EE 31 approved effective August 24, 2012. (Revised to modify Purpose of Class and add Acknowledgement section) Item No. 23-065