Project Coordinator

$77,362.48 - $128,937.12 yr
Apr 17, 2017
May 01, 2017
Full Time

Responsible for senior-level project management of large, complex and high profile building development projects, with particular emphasis on negotiating developer agreements on public-private partnership projects. Provides the planning, engineering and financial assessment of potential development partnerships; prepares and evaluates detailed total project cost estimates; negotiates key aspects of project development agreements with county legal team, county stakeholders, private developers and other outside organizations; proactively manages established capital project budgets; negotiates and manages architect/engineer contracts; assures conformance with contracting and project management SOP's; and oversees management of development contracts for construction. Provides proactive project management to establish and manage project schedules for design and construction, assuring high-level quality control for design documents and construction work. Evaluates financial aspects of competing project development proposals including real estate valuation, financing and lease terms, life-cycle cost comparisons, construction and soft costs, and risk management terms. Provides leadership and strategic guidance in conjunction with county stakeholders to assure that requirements are incorporated into development agreements and into Requests for Proposals (RFP) for the design of complex county building projects for new construction and major renovations in a cost effective and high-quality manner. Makes public and senior management level presentations. Reviews plans and specifications for compliance with all local, state and federal code requirements; prepares value engineering studies; evaluates projects for energy conservation, environmental considerations, and operational and maintenance requirements. Assists with the development of capital improvement programs and the capital budget. Manages, teaches and mentors other staff in the division; and provides leadership in continuous process improvement initiatives. Prepares project and development budgets and schedules.

This position may be assigned supervisory responsibilities.

Illustrative Duties
  • Actively participates in the planning, supervision, and coordination of major and/or sensitive construction or acquisition projects;
  • Provides supervision, guidance, and training to subordinate technical staff;
  • Confers with County attorneys, County and State agencies, architects, engineers, staff members, and contractors regarding the progress of construction and/or acquisition projects, code compliance, and securing of permits;
  • Reviews construction plans and specifications, shop drawings, insurance claims, payment requisitions, and inspection reports;
  • Reviews cost estimates, cost studies, and contract documents;
  • Attends bid openings;
  • Administers contracts;
  • Prepares Board items and makes presentations to the Board;
  • Compiles facts and prepares reports and correspondence.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of real property acquisition;
  • Knowledge of modern construction practices and methods;
  • Negotiation skills;
  • Ability to review and analyze construction plans and specifications;
  • Ability to enforce contractual specifications;
  • Ability to train and supervise subordinates;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials, property owners, contractors, and the public;
  • Ability to prepare correspondence and reports.
Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a bachelor's degree in urban/regional planning, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, or a related field, and six years of progressively responsible experience in or affiliated with land planning and/or redevelopment.

Significant experience in dealing with public and private development partners in creating high quality development proposals, conducting comparative analysis of competing development options, and negotiating complex project development agreements. Project management experience on highly complex building and land development projects. Detailed knowledge of local, federal, and state building and site development codes. Information technology skills including use of Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project. Demonstrated expertise in managing complex and multiple building projects concurrently and developing innovative and efficient project management practices for the expedited completion of capital projects. Proven experience in collaboration and teambuilding with various groups. Experience with financial and budgetary planning at the project and program level. Strategic leadership for process improvement and organizational development, safety training and awareness, quality assurance, sustainable development. Management oversight for building development program managing contract resources to meet performance goals in the areas of budget, schedule, project quality, and customer satisfaction. The successful applicant must be highly motivated and self-sufficient; possess the skills necessary to work in a fast-paced collaborative team environment; and be oriented toward providing outstanding customer service to end users and project stakeholders.

A valid driver's license. Possession of a valid Virginia Professional Engineer or Architect license. An individual who possesses a valid Professional Engineer or Architect license in another state will be granted a temporary exemption to this requirement pending the Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers & Landscape Architects decision regarding that individual's application for reciprocity. As a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect, signs and seals own work product and/or that of subordinate staff.

Required to complete a criminal background check and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

With or without reasonable accommodation. Is required to be able to stand, stoop, bend, stretch, walk, climb, sit, type on a keyboard, and lift up to 25 pounds.

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 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.