Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Construction Services Assistant Director of Project Management

Recruitment #180803-6690MP-001


The DAS/CS Office of Design and Construction (ODC) is responsible for administering state capital building construction projects through planning, design and construction for both new and renovation projects. ODC includes teams that handle most agencies’ capital building project needs throughout the State. Each team has qualified professional staff to oversee the agencies’ projects. An Assistant Director of Project Management manages each team to assure the agencies’ needs are being met. The DAS/CS currently has two (2) CS Assistant Director of Project Management vacancies. These positions will be located at 450 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford. This is a forty (40) hour per week position.

Selection Plan

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application, as well as upload a cover letter with their submission. (Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, attendance, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Questions about these required documents or any other phase of this recruitment should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: Elena Vazquez, or 860-713-5166.


In the Department of Construction Services this class is accountable for directing staff engaged in management, direction and oversight of assigned design and construction projects.


Directs staff and operations of a division; coordinates, plans and manages division activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in preparation of division budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of division who might impact on program activities; manages analysis and interpretation of reports and test results of engineering projects; ensures department meets objectives of complex agency project program including size, quality and schedule; coordinates contracts with client agencies to determine and meet their needs and manages all phases of complex projects from inception through design and construction; establishes resource requirements; determines availability of funding; responsible for monitoring and overseeing project budgets and ensuring project costs remain within budget; assists in program coordination of projects assigned to section including coordination of technical function with architectural and/or engineering projects; participates in selection and supervision of architectural and engineering firms, contract administration, review and approval of Technical Assistance reports; negotiates or assists in negotiating fees, terms and conditions; assists in planning organizational meetings with consultants, agencies and Construction Services staff to establish work schedules and develop and prepare items for Bond Commission agenda; conducts project coordination meetings; analyzes problems and recommends solutions; prepares reports for client agency and administration; oversees or manages project management system for all projects assigned to unit; insures tracking systems and intra-unit communications are kept up to date; updates Technical Assistance reports to conform with regulations; approves proceed orders and change orders; negotiates contracts, analyzes designs and oversees construction works on projects; coordinates with agency for timely completion; identifies issues potentially affecting program throughout entire process; prepares training materials and participates in training technical staff; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of administration of project management programs including scheduling and financing; knowledge of principles and practices of engineering, architecture, construction management or facilities management and relationship to building construction and design of buildings, airports, recreational facilities, shore protection structures, power plants, sanitary and water systems and electrical systems; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; supervisory ability; ability to coordinate all technical and administrative work.


Nine (9) years of experience in the field of project management.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a lead capacity in the functions of the design and/or construction of large building projects and utilities.
1. For state employees lead capacity is interpreted at the level of Design Engineer 3 or Constructon Services Project Manager.
2. Certification as a registered architect or engineer is also interpreted as lead capacity.


College training in architecture, engineering, construction management or facilities 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.


1. Possess a Professional Architect or Engineer License, Associate Constructor or Professional Constructor certification;

2. Experience in management of large commercial, industrial, intuitional or public building construction projects.  

3. Experience managing a client program portfolio consisting of large commercial, industrial, intuitional or public building construction projects, such as a college campus.


1. 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).
2. 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 to a moderate degree of discomfort from year round weather conditions.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.