Deputy Director of Project Implementation

Alexandria, VA
$92,307.80 - $167,264.98 Annually
Mar 16, 2022
Mar 18, 2022
Full Time
Deputy Director of Project Implementation

An Overview
The City of Alexandria's Department of Project Implementation (DPI) is seeking a Deputy Director to coordinate and drive to completion some of the City's most complex and highest priority capital projects, overseeing major infrastructure projects through design and construction. The position is responsible for ensuring that all project tasks being performed by City staff and external organizations are on track; coordinating design/construction responsibilities with City staff and communicating project progress to all stakeholder groups. All interested applicants should thoroughly review the Deputy Director of Project Implementation web page for a more in-depth overview of the position. The link is provided in the Notes section of this ad.

What You Should Bring
Bring your experience to coordinate complex, high profile capital projects. This position requires the ability to support the Director in establishing and achieving departmental performance objectives related to project management, project delivery and design excellence. The ideal candidate must possess excellent communication skills to successfully work with internal and external stakeholders, appointed and elected officials, and community members.

The Opportunity-Examples of Work

  • Supports the Director in the development and continuous improvement of all departmental procedures and processes.
  • Represents the department to City Council, City Manager, other departments and external agencies, neighborhood and business associations and individual community members on assigned project(s).
  • Provides leadership in project management to department and other City staff.
  • Provides direction and guidance to senior staff and project managers on the implementation of capital projects.
  • Utilizes effective risk mitigation strategies to identify and mitigate risks to project schedule, budget, or scope.
  • Effectively manages consultants on design and construction tasks.
  • Establishes sound capital budget planning and management by implementing best practices in project estimating.
  • When called upon, leads the department's most complex capital projects.
  • Develop City staff's project management skills and knowledge through training and mentoring.
  • Performs related work as required.

About the Department
The Department of Project Implementation (DPI) is responsible for the implementation of capital infrastructure projects including intersection improvements, stormwater and water quality improvements, sanitary sewer improvements, flood mitigation and park improvements. DPI staff promote excellence in project management and sound stewardship of public trust. The Department is currently managing 50 active infrastructure projects with a total capital improvement program value of approximately $678 million. The Department coordinates and plans complex, multi-departmental projects such as the Waterfront Small Area Plan Implementation and the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station. DPI is dedicated to continuous improvement and industry best practices and is committed to the continued professional development of staff members. Employees are encouraged to seek out training opportunities and certifications to support the mutual success of the employee and the department.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

To qualify for this position, all candidates should possess at least a four-year degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or a related field; at least five (5) years of related experience in a position as a professional engineer or registered architect or landscape architect; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

To be considered as an ideal candidate, one may possess a Master's Degree in Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Civil Engineering or a related field; possess at least fifteen (15) years of experience managing large-scale complex construction projects; demonstrable expertise in the management of all phases of design-build contracts, certification by the Construction Manager Certification Institute as a Certified Construction Manager and/or Project Management Professional certification by the Project Management Institute. The ideal candidate must have experience preparing and reviewing plans, schedules, technical specifications and contract documents for large scale, complex design, and construction projects; experience in the supervision of multi-discipline teams including the management of staff and design consultants, experience in the management of construction contracts and experience communicating with internal/external stakeholder groups.


This position requires the successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Be sure to review the web page for a more in-depth overview of the position. The web page can be found here .

This position is open until filled.

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