Assistant Construction/Maintenance Project Manager

$54,422.99 - $90,704.64 yr
Apr 10, 2017
Apr 24, 2017
Full Time

Performs site and building quality control and contract compliance inspections for complex building projects. Works with contractors and other county agencies and staff in resolving nonconforming work. Communicates progress of work and nonconforming observations to the project team. Maintains logs and daily reports of construction activity. Continually seeks to expand safety knowledge through training, mentoring, self-study or other methods of continuous learning. Observes contractor's safety program and general safety environment of project site. Must be able to read, understand and interpret drawings and specifications.

Illustrative Duties
  • Assists in A/E and/or construction contract administration for infrastructure, facilities renovation, maintenance, stormwater facilities, transportation facilities, and other County projects from inception, award, construction, and through the warranty period;
  • Interprets construction plans and specifications, researches and recommends actions to correct deviations or violations;
  • Monitors, schedules and coordinates work performed by construction or maintenance contractors;
  • Completes processes required for bond release and State acceptance, may supervise other paraprofessional technical and administrative personnel assigned to the project;
  • Reviews work for compliance with Federal, State and County codes;
  • Reviews and inspects work in progress for cost and operational needs;
  • Ensures that required field inspections are conducted to verify compliance with Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, with the Public Facilities Manual, Erosion and Sediment Control Standards, as well as other Commonwealth laws and regulations relating to construction projects;
  • Develops estimates and verifies invoices for payment;
  • Participates in contract administration and negotiations;
  • Researches and coordinates utility conflicts;
  • Maintains project files and documentation;
  • Prepares reports, studies and evaluations on contracts, and bid documents;
  • Attends meetings and conferences.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of topographic and construction surveying;
  • Knowledge of common methods and equipment used in building, maintenance and facility construction and of inspection methods used in reviewing such work;
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques relating to construction project management and contract administration;
  • Ability to learn Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and the codes and ordinances which apply to building construction in Fairfax County;
  • Ability to learn the Fairfax County Purchasing Resolution;
  • Ability to review construction documents and proposals for cost evaluation and compatibility with County standards, guides and operational needs;
  • Ability to meet and interact with the public;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to prepare technical reports and to present findings in a clear and concise format;
  • Ability to use a computer for word processing, preparation of spreadsheets, e-mail, and presentation materials.
Any combination of education, training and experience equivalent to: graduation from a four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, landscape architecture, environmental or life sciences, construction management, business administration, facilities management or related; plus one year of experience in construction, building maintenance projects, code enforcement or inspection work.

Five years of increasingly complex supervision, inspection or contract oversight experience in construction, maintenance or a related technical area. This class can serve as a bridge class enabling individuals who do not meet the educational or professional experience standards listed above to qualify for this class by possessing five years of increasingly complex experience in the area of building inspections, trades/maintenance/construction supervision or construction and
maintenance contract over sight or supervision.

The purpose of this bridge class is to promote upward mobility within the Fairfax County workforce from the trades supervision, paraprofessional technical, inspection and related fields to professional level project management work.

Thorough knowledge of building construction techniques and practices. At least four years of progressively responsible experience in inspecting complex construction projects. Thorough understanding of building codes and site development regulations. Ability to work in a fast-paced collaborative team environment. Experience writing reports/findings using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power point. Experience working and interacting with the general public.

Ability to walk on rough terrain and typical construction sites, Ability to recognize backup alarms of the construction equipment. Able to safely climb construction ladders up to 15 feet or more per floor with the potential of multiple floors and able to go up and down stairs for multi-story buildings. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

A valid driver's license is required.NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Is required to complete a criminal history background check and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Panel interview.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 711. EEO/AA/TTY.

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