Construction Services Assistant Director of Project Management


Recruitment #221227-6690MP-001


The State of Connecticut, Dept. of Administrative Services (DAS) is hiring for a Construction Services Assistant Director of Project Management in Hartford, CT.

What we can offer you: 
  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage.
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings.
  • Paid time off - including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.
  • Professional growth and paid professional development opportunities.
  • Find out more about being a Manager here.
  • A healthy work-life balance to all employees!
The Construction Services Assistant Director of Project Management will supervise a team of project management staff within the Real Estate and Construction Division. The successful candidate will be leading a team of Construction Services Project Managers and the following:
  • Have a proven track record in managing and leading personnel and liaising with client organizations on design and construction projects.
  • Possess a strong working knowledge of Standard Construction Industry Project Management Software Systems, i.e. PM Web, EBuilder, Procore, etc.
  • Have a thorough understanding of the pre-construction and construction phases for facilities development. 
  • Experience in financial management, negotiating contracts, amendments and change orders for professional services and trade contractors for major construction projects (single project construction value greater than $40 million.).
Position Highlights:
  • Full-time, 40 hours per week
  • Monday through Friday schedule on first shift, preferred hours 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Hybrid position (telework and in office)
  • Location: 450 Columbus Blvd in Hartford, CT

Selection Plan

These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Applications to this recruitment will be used to meet collective bargaining requirements. Once any collective bargaining requirements have been met, all other applicants may be considered.

To Apply:
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting. Please note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.
  • For assistance in applying, please visit our 'Applicant Tips on How to Apply' page.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • 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.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.

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.

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. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to

Due to the large volume of applications received, the Department of Administrative Services is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.

Connect With Us:
If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Jasmyn Raymond at and reference the recruitment number.



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.


Directing assigned staff.  Formulating program goals and objectives.  Developing or assisting in development of related policy.  Interpreting and administering pertinent laws.  Maintaining contacts with individuals within DAS, client agencies, contractor and consultant communities related to DAS and State Construction program activities.  Analyzing and interpreting of reports and test results of engineering projects.  Ensuring department meets objectives of complex agency project program including size, quality and schedule.  Coordinating contracts with client agencies to determine and meet their needs and manages all phases of complex projects from inception through design and construction.  Establishing staffing, financial and technical resource requirements for unit tasks and assignments.  Determining availability of funding; responsible for monitoring and overseeing project budgets and ensuring project costs remain within budget; assisting in program coordination of projects assigned to section including coordination of technical function with architectural and/or engineering projects.  Participating in selection and supervision of architectural and engineering firms, contract administration, review and approval of Technical Reports.  Negotiating or participating in negotiating fees, terms and conditions for DAS consultant contracts and Construction Manager At Risk Contracts and Guaranteed Maximum Price Amendments associated with DAS construction projects.  Assisting in planning organizational meetings with consultants, agencies and Construction Services staff to establish work schedules and develop and prepare items for Bond Commission agenda.  Overseeing or managing the DAS PM Web project management system for all projects assigned to unit.  Managing tracking systems for Project Initiation Request processing, task letter preparation and approval, project phase progression and intra-unit communications are kept up to date; updates Technical Assistance reports to conform with regulations.  Negotiating contracts, analyzing designs and overseeing construction works on projects.  Identifying issues potentially affecting program throughout entire process and consults with both assigned Project Managers, Deputy Commission, DAS support units and client agencies.  Preparing training materials and coordinating staff trainings.  Considerable knowledge of PM Web, Microsoft Project Schedule software, Critical Path Method Schedule Management is required.

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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 Construction 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.


  • Experience managing a scale (construction value greater than $40 Million) Vertical Public Design and Construction Projects.
  • Experience managing staff and assigned consultants.
  • Experience in financial management of Public Design and Construction Projects.
  • Experience leading contract and change order negotiations.
  • Experience in supporting public or private-sector clients on design and construction services.
  • Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Engineering (mechanical, electrical, architectural, civil) 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 to a moderate degree of discomfort 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.