Project Manager II - Vertical Programs

Job Title
Project Manager II - Vertical Programs
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Jacksonville,  FL 32204
Other Location
Job Summary

Under the direction of the Program Manager in Construction & Engineering, this position is responsible for managing the assigned capital construction projects implemented by the Construction & Engineering department within the System Development Division.

Essential Job Functions

  • Prioritizes, plans, schedules, and oversees the inspection work for assigned facilities, road, bridge, ferry, transit and Skyway infrastructure capital improvement projects.
  • Manages the safety, quality, permitting, right-of-way acquisition, project bidding, scheduling, cost control, payment certification, commissioning, closeout, and acceptance of the assigned projects.
  • Coordinates the work of engineering personnel, designers, manufacturers, construction engineering and inspection team, independent testing agencies, and contractors on assigned projects.  Ensures that safety and quality are established as project priorities.
  • Develops and maintains project budgets and cost estimates for assigned projects.
  • Participates in bid document reviews, design optimization reviews and value engineering of capital project designs performed by System Development consultants.
  • Represents the System Development division in pre-bid conferences held for assigned projects.
  • Procures construction services in accordance with JTA guidelines.  Develops contract scopes and evaluates and negotiates fee proposals and schedules for construction contracts, to achieve desired project objectives.
  • Reviews and approves contractor and consultant invoices, and evaluates actual periodic performance against project schedule.  Ensures that earned value reporting of progress is maintained on a monthly basis.
  • Ensures that thorough project records are kept and maintained throughout the life of the project, and monitors change and claim activity.
  • Responsible for leading the activity of reviewing and analyzing contractor change requests and claims for time and cost.  Prepares the Authority’s position and recommendation for negotiations with the contractor.
  • Assists the Program Manager in conducting public meetings, and makes presentations relating to the construction plans and progress.  Serves as the Authority’s point of contact for public questions and concerns regarding the construction work.
  • Conducts periodic construction field reviews to assess progress, check the job site safety and security, and verify that environmental requirements are being managed.  Prepares reports detailing the construction review, and makes recommendations to the Program Manager on issues requiring resolution.
  • Manages the construction and engineering inspection teams on assigned projects to ensure proper construction management of JTA projects from contract Notice to Proceed to contract closeout and handover.
  • Manages the review and response to requests for information from the contractor.  Ensures that designer responses are thorough, to the point, and timely.
  • Ensures that field inspections, reports, pay estimates, contractor requests, claims, etc. are responded to in a professional and timely manner. 
  • Ensures the timely submission of project record documents and as-built drawings.   Responsible for managing the review and comment activity associated with the submissions.
  • Coordinates the completion, facility occupancy and handover process with the project owners.  Ensures that all remaining open punch items are completed to the satisfaction of the Authority.
  • Responsible for the preparation of periodic updates of the project progress and challenges/issues for assigned projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Ensures compliance with key FTA and FDOT specifications.
  • Ensures compliance with Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Local Small Business requirements.
  • Responsible for completing all mandatory training classes. 
  • Responsible for reviewing and complying with all JTA policies, procedures and directives.
  • Conforms with all safety rules and wears and uses all appropriate safety equipment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Must possess JTA leadership characteristics; including but not limited to, customer focused, innovative, strategic thinker and a team player.
  • Sound practice and knowledge of project planning, development, design, engineering and construction management methods, practices and principles relating to highway, building, transit and bridge construction
  • Knowledge of grant funding and award requirements
  • Possess scope control and change management proven knowledge
  • Ability to conduct field visits to ensure and document compliance with codes and laws.
  • Ability to review, understand and interpret construction plans and specifications.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with sensitivity, passion and a focus on unity and equity.
  • A track record in budget management, stewardship and developing proven strategies to build multi-faceted external affairs and development programs.
  • Strong organizational, analytic and strategic-thinking skills with demonstrated ability to create, implement and monitor complex plans and translate those plans into goals and concrete methods and strategies.
  • A career track record that shows stability with an organization and the capacity to develop and nurture relationships that culminates into overall success.
  • Ability to communicate and interact with audiences at various levels.
  • Ability to lead a team, or be a participant, regardless of position within the Authority.
  • Sound familiarity of basic federal, state and local construction codes and laws with knowledge of FDOT requirements preferred.
  • Knowledge regarding testing of materials and inspection process.
  • Advanced proficiency in the operation of a personal computer with preferred  project management software experience.
  • Ability to clearly communicate with contractors and consultants.
Required Skills

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, or a related industry field and a minimum of eight years progressively responsible Engineering or Construction Management experience.

Experience in transportation and or transit construction is preferable.

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