Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Construction Services Associate Project Manager (35 Hour)


Recruitment #220811-1556ES-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services (DAS), is now accepting applications for three Construction Services Associate Project Manager opportunities within the Real Estate and Construction Division located in Hartford, CT with hybrid work schedules available. These full-time, 35 hours/week, 7:30am-3:00pm, Monday-Friday, opportunities will support various State agencies and will be supervised by senior DAS project management staff. These roles will require significant field work at construction job sites throughout the State.

The Role: You will be responsible, as the owner’s representatives of the State, for overseeing multiple assigned projects of varying costs, phases, types, agencies, and complexities. Discover the opportunity to:
  • Oversee all phases and aspects of the Public Work projects, of varying sizes, meeting objectives and needs of supported agencies, including initiation and planning phases, design phases, bidding phases, construction phases, occupancy phases, and financial closeout phases;
  • Maintain continuous communication and coordination with supported agencies, and their respective contacts, including program changes, schedules, budgets, and progress reporting;
  • Conduct and/or participate in meetings and associated meeting minutes distributions;
  • Establish resource requirements for professional services needed for supported agency programs and projects;
  • Establish project delivery types including Construction Manager at Risk, Design-Bid-Build, and Design Build;
  • Coordinate with supporting State offices for advertising projects for professional services and contractor services;
  • Coordinate with supporting State offices for contracting including writing scopes of work for professional services, reviewing proposals, negotiation of fees and terms/conditions, and monitoring contract execution;
  • Coordinate with supporting State offices for contract amendments including writing scopes of work, reviewing proposals, negotiation of fees, and monitoring execution;
  • Review, negotiate, and process proceed orders and change orders;
  • Assist in recommending and requesting funding necessary for supported agency programs and projects;
  • Establish, monitor, and oversee project budgets and schedules on a continuous basis;
  • Oversee work of both external and internal resources such as professional architects, engineers, construction administrators, construction managers, and general contractors, and inspection personnel for assigned projects;
  • Review construction plans, drawings, and specifications for completeness, accuracy and consistency with contract documents, compliance to codes, compliance to permitting, and agency or statutory requirements;
  • Identify risks and issues potentially affecting program, and ensures timely completion of construction and timely resolution to construction problems;
  • Coordinate with Equipment section to ensure timely delivery;
  • Monitor shop drawing and processing of other submittals;
  • Participate in formal selections panels evaluating potential architectural and engineering firms proposing to contract with State;
  • Utilize software including PMWeb, Bluebeam, and Microsoft Project for financial tracking, schedule tracking, and design reviews;
  • Utilize Microsoft Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, Microsoft 365, and OneDrive; and
  • Mentor junior level staff.
Benefits: 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 and provide professional growth and development opportunities!

Selection Plan

To Apply:

  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this 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.
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  • 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, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • 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.
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In the Department of Construction Services this class is accountable for overseeing and coordinating all phases of assigned capital design and construction projects.


Oversees assigned projects including project budget, quality and schedule; oversees work of both external and internal resources such as architects, engineers, consultants and inspection personnel for assigned projects; reviews construction plans, drawings, specifications and change orders for completeness, accuracy and consistency with contract documents, codes and agency or statutory requirements; maintains accurate records and progress reports on assigned projects; oversees assigned 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; assists in determining available funding; monitors project budgets, ensuring project costs remain within budget; communicates with Bidding and Contracts section of contract needs and provides input on required contract documents including preparation of project description for advertising; assists in monitoring of contract review; recommends bonding needs; assists in review of proposals; monitors contract execution; assists in negotiating fees, terms and conditions; ensures timely use of all resource groups; conducts meetings; coordinates with client agency regarding changes in program content, schedule and costs; prepares reports for client agency and administration; ensures compliance to codes, permits, etc. through resource group; ensures timely resolution to construction problems; coordinates with Equipment section to ensure timely delivery of furniture; monitors shop drawing processing; recommends approval of proceed orders and change orders; coordinates with agency for timely occupancy; arranges and conducts post-occupancy evaluations; identifies issues potentially affecting program throughout entire process; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of project management; 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 contractual documentation; knowledge of principles, practices and methods of large scale building, design and construction; knowledge of legislative process in bonding of funds for capital building projects; knowledge of building materials and codes; knowledge of state design codes and national standards; knowledge of statutes, regulations and laws governing construction permits; knowledge of contract documentation; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; negotiating skills; considerable ability to read and interpret construction drawings; mathematical ability.


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; construction supervision; project estimation or project management.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have included performing the most complex duties in the area of engineering or coordinating all phases of design for state buildings including the architectural, engineering, cost review, equipment and physical operations.

Note: For state employees the Special Experience is interpreted at the level of Construction Services Assistant Project Manager.


  1. 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.
  2. A Master's degree in architecture, engineering or construction management may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


  • Experience with construction project management software.
  • Experience in managing Construction Manager at Risk Project Delivery Contracts.
  • Experience in managing a project using Critical Path Scheduling.
  • Experience in architectural or engineering design and project management.
  • Experience as the Primary Manager in financial management of pre-construction and construction phase projects.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in architecture, engineering, or construction management.


  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 a moderate degree from year round weather conditions.



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.