POSITION SUMMARY Manage complex projects requiring licensure as a professional in an area specific to the type of project managed. Incumbents may provide turn key project management including securing grants/funding, fiscal management, planning, team coordination, public involvement, design and construction management, and planning monitoring and maintenance activities.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • Performs project management work by managing, coordinating, and directing large, complex, multi-disciplinary development, redevelopment and capital improvement projects including project initiation, development, production and closing/maintenance, and coordination with county departments, elected officials, affected community and business organizations and other internal/external stakeholders. • Confers with management in order to maintain established project plans and goals, scope of work, and project work plans including time frames, funding limitations, contract costs, risk factors and allotment of available resources to various phases of a project. • Reviews projects for code and standards compliance, monitors the progress and quality of a project, and resolves problems and project barriers by identifying strategies and approaches to overcome barriers. • Prepares and communicates project status reports for key stakeholders and provides updates on project activities and information on risks and mitigation strategies. • Monitors the budget for project planning, design, regulatory, and/or construction phases, recommends project budget needs for annual appropriations, and ensures project deliverables stat on-time, on-target and on-budget. • Interacts with utility companies, city and county agencies/departments to obtain necessary permits and clearances to ensure regulatory compliance.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of: • Business strategies, objectives, departmental goals, and initiatives. • Methods, principles, and tools for managing projects including acquisition and procurement management • Planning, coordination and execution of business functions, resource allocation and production • Various types of contracts, techniques for contracting and procurement, contract negotiation and administration • Municipal government operations and applicable regulations • Construction trades, means, and methods, etc. • In-depth knowledge of design and construction technical specifications
Skilled in: • Multi-tasking with project management (design and construction) • Interpreting legal descriptions of leases, real estate, easements and similar properties. • Managing a budget and contract negotiations • Oral and written communication. • Handling multiple tasks and prioritizing. • Using computers and related software applications.
Abilities: • Adaptability – Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures. • Communication – Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message. • Business Acumen – Using economic, financial, market and industry data to understand and improve business results; using one’s understanding of major business functions, industry trends and own organization’s position to contribute to effective business strategies and tactics. • Initiating Action – Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive. • Building Partnerships – Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units or organizations to help achieve business goals
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Experience: Four years of progressively responsible project management experience Education: Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field. Combination of relevant education and relevant experience accepted? Yes Computer Skills: Intermediate computer skills, MS Office Licenses and Certifications: Requires a valid North Carolina or South Carolina Driver’s License. Must obtain and maintain a valid Mecklenburg County Vehicle Operator’s Permit. Positions require one of the following; Licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE), Architect, or a (4) year Construction Management Degree from a regionally accredited College or University may be considered in lieu of a PE for Project Managers in the Real Estate Services Buildings and Grounds Division.
The desired profile is for a licensed Engineer or Architect with a minimum of four years experience after licensure. Construction Project Management experience and teamwork are important qualifications.
Internal Number: 109871
About Mecklenburg County
Mecklenburg County government represents a partnership of the people, elected officials, County employees, and resident advisors all working together to serve Mecklenburg County by helping improve the entire community. The County Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of Mecklenburg County. Appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, the County Manager implements Board policies; recommends the annual budget; and coordinates the work of all County agencies. The Real Estate Services Department (RES) leads and manages the overall planning, coordination, and development of Mecklenburg County facilties, real property, and fleet. Learn more at www.mecklenburgcountync.gov