Construction Program Manager

Alexandria, Virginia
Aug 04, 2020
Mar 25, 2021
Full Time
Job Description:

The Construction Program Manager works with contractors, architects, ACPS project managers and associated staff personnel in an effort to complete projects on schedule, within scope and in line with the established budget.

This job reports directly to the Assistant Director of Project Delivery within the Office of Educational Facilities.

The Office of Educational Facilities is responsible for the management, oversight and execution of all non-capacity construction and project management activities for ACPS.


Education: Bachelor's degree in construction management, architectural engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or a related field with administration and construction-related course work.

Certificates & Licenses: Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification and/or Certified Construction Manager (CCM) Certification preferred.

  • Thorough knowledge of construction and site development activities - from design conception to implementation and evaluation; knowledge of construction project plan requirements, cost estimating, specification writing, building/site codes and standards and inspection techniques; knowledge of financial procedures to maintain project cost control.
  • Considerable experience in on-site construction of buildings and facilities, including administration and financial management of all aspects of construction projects (preferably in school facilities construction). Other combinations of applicable education, training and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.
  • Ability to represent ACPS in project planning and construction activities: ability to effectively manage construction projects including scheduling, inspection, and timely completion of projects in accordance with all requirements; ability to supervise construction and implementation activities for projects; ability to read and understand construction plans.
  • Ability to represent ACPS in public forums; ability to plan and conduct meetings with various governmental agencies and the public.
  • Ability to apply technology to construction and project activities.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and human relations skills
  • Ability to handle multiple simultaneous projects

Essential Functions:
  • Proactively identifies potential project issues and provides solutions to noted issues
  • Monitors progress of all project work (to include onsite construction activities) and keeps administrative records on each project to assure compliance with contract documents.
  • Works with Procurement to negotiate changes and claims with contractors. Review contractual documentation to be sure all conditions are met prior to payment.
  • Determines the impact of scope change on other portions of the project and makes necessary modifications to accommodate the required change.
  • Coordinates with colleagues regarding performance of material and systems incorporated in school facilities.
  • Provides direction and interpretations to construction personnel on matters pertinent to construction projects.
  • Consults with school and central office personnel, contractors, and inspectors regarding facility construction schedules, progress and corrective actions as required.
  • Initiates applications and various authorization letters to accomplish utility installations.
  • Coordinates with city agencies for the issuance of building permits.
  • Works with Procurement, Director of Educational Facilities and Counsel (where needed) to review and settle claims.
  • Accepts and performs other assignments independently or with others as appropriate.

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.


Primary Location:
Central Office
Salary Range:
$73,677.60 - $112,927.20 / Administrator SAS-06
Shift Type:

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