Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Construction Services Assistant Project Manager

35 Hours/Week

Recruitment #211109-6569ES-001

Introduction



Are you a collaborative and forward-thinking construction professional? Do you enjoy overseeing and managing complex construction projects? If so, come make an impact by serving your State! Read below & apply today. 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services (DAS), is now accepting applications for two exciting Construction Services Assistant Project Manager roles within the Department of Construction Services. DAS houses a number of distinct programs that comprise the business functions of state government, including information technology, human resources, procurement, facilities and real estate, construction services, fleet, workers compensation and more. Our divisions are united in a common mission:

  • Support Connecticut's Growth - To serve our citizens, businesses, state agencies and other branches of government by providing the highest quality services at the lowest possible cost.
  • Drive Continuous Innovation - To increase the efficiency and effectiveness of state government using best practices from the public and private sectors.
  • Provide Rewarding Careers - To attract and retain a workforce of talented, dedicated public servants committed to leading our great state forward.
The Role: You will be accountable for providing technical assistance to the Construction Services Project Management staff, including but not limited to; reviewing complex construction plans, drawings, specifications, schedules, requests for information, submittals, change orders for completeness, accuracy and consistency with contract documents, codes, State, Federal, Municipal, or regulatory/statutory compliance and agency requirements. You will also oversee and manage complex State Construction Projects in the Real Estate and Construction Division for supported State agencies.  You will be supervised by senior DAS project management staff.  

Discover the Opportunity to: 
  • Participate in or oversee capital projects at State Facilities that may include, but are not limited to; new construction, renovations, abatement, demolition, structural, electrical, mechanical, civil/sitework, communications, technology, equipment, etc.
  • Participate in the consultation of construction managers, construction administrators, and other team procurement members on processes. 
  • Participate in formal selection processes for professional services and construction managers. 
  • Consult with and advise DAS project managers/teams, design consultants, contractor/construction managers, supported agencies, design reviewers, Office of the State Building Inspector, Office of the State Fire Marshall, State/Federal regulatory agencies including coordination with the State Insurance agent/requirements during the design stage of new projects or proposed alterations to existing facilities. 
  • Be responsible for coordinating general construction, electrical, structural, HVAC and plumbing inspectors in respective phases of building construction.
  • Coordinate the collection of relative material in response to FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests when directed. 
  • Research and advise on the acceptability of products, systems, designs, and new technologies.
  • Advise DAS staff and project teams regarding code applications and resolution of field problems.
  • Audit, consult, and monitor project schedule proactively to identify risks and avoid delays. Take appropriate measures to ensure schedule compliance and/or recovery.   
  • Audit and recommend approval of periodic requisitions for work completed.
  • Review, consider, recommend, and verify architect change recommendations.
  • Act as the prime DAS team member in the management of all project documentation on the web-based DAS project management software. Ensuring an accurate and complete digital history of the project is maintained on record. 
  • Advise DAS Project Managers regarding job conditions, deviations from contract documents, potential delays and claims or conditions with potential for litigation and/or arbitration and make recommendations for resolutions based on the terms of the contract.
  • Conduct and log inspections of new or existing buildings, additions, and renovations during construction or upon completion for compliance to codes and completion of contract work and verify completion upon re-inspection. 
  • Prepare, present, and maintain construction records and reports.
  • Audit and recommend approval of final record drawings, warranties, guarantees, and other project closeout requirements.
Schedule & Benefits: These roles are full-time, 35 hours/week, Monday-Friday, 7:30am-3:00pm (preferred) and will require significant field work at construction job sites throughout the State. Telecommuting hours for a portion of the work week are available. We participate in a competitive benefits package that includes comprehensive healthcare policies including medical and dental coverage, retirement plan options, paid time off and more! We also encourage a healthy work-life balance for all employees! 

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Selection Plan

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13F (3a) and

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • Please select all location(s) in which you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location.
Important Information After You Apply: 
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 
  • 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:  a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Connect With Us:
  • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.
  • Should you have any questions about this recruitment please contact faith.macdonald@ct.gov (860) 937-6362. 

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Construction Services this class is accountable for performing the most complex duties in the area of engineering OR coordinating all phases of design for state buildings including the architectural, engineering, code review, cost review or equipment functions.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Acts as a technical assistant to a Construction Services Supervisor (Project Management) or Construction Services Project Manager in review of complex construction plans, drawings, specifications and change orders for completeness, accuracy and consistency with contract documents, codes and agency or statutory requirements; participates in electrical, mechanical, structural, civil or telecommunications projects; consults with project managers, supervising project managers, consultants, engineers and other design reviewers during design stage of new projects or proposed alterations to existing facilities; performs specialized duties in coordinating general construction, electrical, structural, HVAC and plumbing inspectors in respective phases of building construction; researches acceptability of products, systems, design and new technology; provides advisory services to staff regarding code applications and resolution of field problems; audits and approves monthly requisitions for work completed; verifies architect change recommendations; advises supervisors regarding job conditions, deviations from contract documents, potential delays and claims or conditions with potential for litigation and/or arbitration and makes recommendations for resolution; may conduct inspections of new or existing buildings, additions and renovations during construction or upon completion for compliance to codes; may represent project managers at job meetings; may prepare and maintain construction records and reports; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of principles, practices and methods of architectural or engineering design, building design and design aspects of building modification and construction; considerable knowledge of project management; knowledge of building materials and codes; knowledge of contractual documentation; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to read and interpret construction drawings.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Seven (7) years of experience in the design, construction, leasing and/or management of commercial, industrial or institutional building projects involving any combination of the following: architectural or engineering design or review, construction supervision, leasing, facilities management or project management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have included responsibility for contract or change order negotiations and/or coordination of architectural, engineering, code review, cost review, equipment and physical operations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  1. College training in architecture, engineering or construction management may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor’s degree.
  2. A Master's degree in architecture, engineering or construction management may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A degree in architecture, engineering or construction management. 
  • Experience with Construction Project Management Software (PM Web, Procore and/or eBuilder). 
  • Experience with Microsoft Suite including, Word, Excel, Project, Teams and OneDrive. 
  • Experience in Critical Path Scheduling.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







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