Engineering Project Manager

Effingham County Board of Commissioners
Springfield, Georgia

The purpose of this classification is to assist the County Engineer with the management of the planning, design, and construction of capital improvement projects and private developments projects that range in dollar value from $5,000 to $50,000,000. This position works independently, yet under administrative supervision, coordinating projects and reporting major activities to department head and executive level administrators. Types of capital projects include public buildings such as fire, police, administrative, municipal, and recreation facilities, as well as horizontal projects such as roads, storm water, water, sewer, parks, and recreational fields. Types of private projects include sites and buildings such as commercial and industrial, as well as horizontal projects such as roads, storm water, water, sewer, and open space associated with residential developments.

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Serves as project liaison and communicate information with project stakeholders, architect/designer, contractor, vendors, user department, executive management, governmental regulatory bodies, and the public, for decision-making; attend meetings as necessary.
  • Capital projects
  • Prepares Requests for Proposals and Statements of Qualifications; evaluate and score proposals; qualify vendors; provide a recommendation to The Board of Commissioners for contract award. Prepare contract/bid documents, bid addenda and review/recommend bids.
  • Performs pre-design assessments, programming, and conceptual planning for buildings and facilities; develop initial project schedules and an overall estimated project cost.
  • Coordinate information technology systems for installation on capital projects.
  • Review and approve all capital project related invoices and applications for payment.
  • Private Development Projects and CIP
  • Manages construction contract and perform quality control, including construction inspection for contract compliance.
  • Manages construction contract, manages and oversee construction process and perform quality control, including construction inspection for contract and regulatory compliance.
  • Continually update and manage the project schedule, the costs, and the budget throughout the lifecycle of the project.
  • Assesses and resolves project issues including regulatory, procedural, technical, and schedule issues.
  • Obtains / assures the proper approvals/permits/bonds have been obtained, and manage compliance (building permits, site permits, environmental permits, encroachment permits, zoning, etc.) as they related to the project.
  • Reviews design documents at various submittal stages throughout the design process for quality/constructability/functionality/programming adherence to ensure a complete set of construction documents ready for bid and construction.
  • Coordinate utilities (i.e. power, gas, phone, etc.) as needed.
  • Review contractor submittals (reports, schedules, products, etc.)
  • Review construction test reports, inspection reports and other technical reports such as geotechnical, environmental, and structural.
  • Determine bonding needs. Conduct final and warranty inspections.
  • Coordinate project close-out procedures. Produce, collect, file and archive project documentation and reports.
  • Provide professional/technical assistance and past project information to support other County departments and outside entities.
  • Develop and continually evaluate and execute improvements to procedures and documents related to project management functions.
  • Receives and investigates complaints from the general public and Commissioners; interacts to address problems and situations as necessary to resolve problems.
  • Directs preparation of documents and materials associated with the Georgia Department of Transportation Road improvement projects.
  • Maintains technical skills through appropriate continuing education and professional development courses.
  • Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections; utilizes word processing, spreadsheet, or other software programs.
  • Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, construction management, architecture, or closely related field;
  • And three (3) years previous experience and/or training that includes building inspections, project management, inspection, or contract administration, preferably in a municipal government; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.
  • PE or Architect license, or the ability to obtain within 4 years, preferred.

Salary & Benefits
Full Time: starting salary $59,000. Salary may be negotiable based on skills and experience.

How to Apply

Download the Job Application

Submit completed application via email to Human Resources Department.
Telephone: 912-754-2104
Fax: 912-754-8402