Implementation/Project Manager I

City of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Description of Job / Position
General Description & Classification Standards

The Project Manager is primarily responsible for ensuring the construction, operation, and continued maintenance of capital improvement projects undertaken by the City of Atlanta’s Department of City Planning (DCP) and ensuring that the Department’s high expectations for the finished quality of our designed and built work is met. The scope of projects that would receive oversight from this position range from DCP’s smaller-scale projects associated with our Placemaking Program to larger public realm/streetscape improvements.

Duties at this level include but are not limited to collaborating with design and planning professionals from DCP during project design phases; leading the procurement of contractors, vendors, etc. to carry out the work; managing all phases of construction to ensure the integrity of the original project design; developing and implementing an operations and maintenance plan for completed work; and coordinating all construction, operations, and maintenance activities with the appropriate City departments, partnering agencies, stakeholders, and the general public. This position is an opportunity to add depth in the services provided by DCP and will involve the development of new processes, procedures, standards, etc. to ensure that our built work is delivered at the same high level of quality promoted through the design.

This is an experienced, professional level capable of carrying out most assignments typical of the profession with limited guidance or review. This level would be considered a promotional level and attainable by any incumbents in a work group who demonstrate the necessary knowledge, ability, and performance. Essential Duties & Responsibilities

These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties shall be performed as assigned.

Related Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collaborating with design and planning professionals from DCP to ensure that the feasibility, constructability, quality, timeliness, and durability of built work is an integral consideration in the design process.
  • Advising during the design process on innovative means, methods, and materials in construction where DCP can provide leadership in techniques not currently/typically used in the City.
  • Leading the procurement of contractors, fabricators, installers, vendors, etc. that can successfully complete the construction scope of projects.
  • Providing oversight for the implementation and construction of projects including the management of the scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Creating standard processes and procedures for coordination and communication during construction phases such as RFI/ASI responses, submittal procedures, site visits and field reports, punchlists, etc.
  • Ensuring exceptional execution and finished quality of completed work.
  • Developing and implementing plans for the operations and maintenance to ensure that completed projects are routinely cleaned and kept in a consistent state of good repair; ensure that any necessary repairs are completed promptly.
  • Serving as the Department’s primary liaison in coordinating project feasibility, scheduling, construction, operation, and maintenance activities with relevant City departments, partnering agencies, stakeholders, and the general public.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. It is not an exhaustive list.

  • Understanding of urban design including architecture and landscape architecture.
  • Demonstrated creative ability and eye for quality in the execution of construction projects.
  • Ability to communicate verbally, in writing, and through drawings.
  • Strong project management skills with regards to maintaining scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Community engagement and collaborative capabilities.
  • Displays strong sense of graphic design in layout, color palette, organization, and communication of design ideas.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Project. Familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite, ESRI ArcGIS, AutoCAD, SketchUp, and GIS.

Job Requirements
Minimum Qualifications for Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental design, and/or construction management or related field. Five (5) years of related experience in project construction management required.

Preferred Qualifications for Education & Experience

  • Master’s degree in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental design, and/or construction management or related field.
  • Five to ten (5-10) years of related experience in project construction management required.
  • Equivalent professional experience may be considered for substitution for the required degree on an exception basis.

Licensures & Certifications

  • Position would be expected to hold, or currently in pursuit of, licensure or professional certifications appropriate to the position.
  • Required: Valid Georgia driver’s license
  • Preferred: American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), Certified Construction Manager (CCM), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP)

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