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Capital Projects Manager-Greensboro NC - Facilities Management Job Post

Job Type: full time

Location: NC

Role: Other
Apply at: ahuffman@guilfordcountync.gov


This position serves as a project manager for the Department. The employee performs administrative duties such as planning, organizing, and managing the daily operations, ensuring quality assurance, delivering projects consisting of changes, upgrades and additions to County facilities from inception to completion. This position serves as the owner representing Guilford County’s interests during project planning and execution. Projects include mechanical/electrical/plumbing improvements, architectural modifications and upgrades, space modifications and new construction.


This employee plans, formulates, and implements short- and long-term goals for capital improvement projects and provides architectural/engineering consulting services, providing technical expertise in evaluating problems and developing alternatives for construction projects. The employee plans, organizes, and coordinates projects; develops scope, schedule and budget for projects; reviews reports, budgets and project goals.

Examples of Duties


Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Perform the full range of the project management cycle: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing.

Independently lead and direct projects requiring high levels of functional integration and managing multiple disciplines.

Direct development of an action plan, and estimate requirements for resources, including management, labor, materials, and time required to complete the project.

Develop and help execute comprehensive change management strategy and communication plan relative to project scope and stakeholders; orchestrate and lead change management methodologies underlying project success.

Participates in project management activities affiliated with the design, construction, testing, start-up, and operation of facilities, systems, and/or equipment.

Works independently or with minimal oversight to manage projects up to $5 million.

Participates in project teams for larger projects > $5 million.

Manages and directs architects, engineers, contractors, construction representatives, and others involved in the design and construction of county facilities.

Participates in analyzing, designing, and developing engineering systems and equipment that support construction projects. Conducts feasibility studies, cost estimates, and resolution of technical problems associated with the projects.

Participates in or leads the preparation of requests for proposal, including the development of drawings and specifications, and upon receipt, participates in the evaluation of bids for technical accuracy and compliance with contract requirements.

Prepares and develops justification for engineering proposals, including identifying alternatives for facilities, systems and equipment for management review.

Provides technical expertise in the evaluation of problems and the development of alternatives for construction projects.

Performs construction administration and construction management of projects. Resolves conflicts between design drawings and construction conditions.

Reviews submittals and equipment selections.

Manages project close-out to collect warranties, as-built drawings, O&M manuals and resolve all issues related with facility start-up and turnover.

Works with stakeholders to develop project scope and schedule.

Communicates frequently with stakeholders and management staff on project status, budget status and quality concerns.

Attends preconstruction and final acceptance meetings, conducts on-site inspections during the various project phases, and reports on noncompliance with contract requirements.

Reviews and approves pay applications and invoices.

Ensures contractors comply with Guilford County safety policies.

Performs related work as required.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to productively assemble, engage, and lead cross-functional teams.

Demonstrated project management ability to employee integration, scope time management, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement components.

General knowledge of the construction industry as it relates to the planning processes for the design and construction of new facilities and repair/alteration projects.

Comprehensive knowledge of architecture, engineering, and building construction sufficient to review, inspect, repair, and alter work of new construction and repair/alteration of facilities.

Comprehensive knowledge of facility contracting procedures, cost estimating, job site safety, project scheduling, and quality control procedures for facilities.

Ability to analyze, interpret, and prepare design and construction documents and technical reports.

Ability to effectively communicate moderately complex programmatic information orally and in writing or architectural/engineering considerations internal or external to the organization.

Ability to work with, interpret and apply Local, State and Federal regulations and codes (e.g., OSHA, building), governing the area of work.

Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with department heads, agency heads, contractors, vendors, and the general public.

Ability to multi-task.

Ability to coach and mentor assistant project managers and develop their skills to lead larger projects.

Ability to balance customer expectations with project reality.

Demonstrated resilience, diplomacy, influence, relationship building, and problem-solving skills in a variety of situations.

Physical Demands and Work Conditions

Work is performed primarily in an office setting. Operates standard office equipment to include a personal computer, calculator, copy machine, and telephone. The employee will drive a county vehicle to county facilities and construction sites throughout the county. Frequent review of construction projects is required, which involves walking and working outside in variable weather conditions.

Typical Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor`s Degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, architecture, construction management or similar field of study and four years of progressively responsible professional engineering experience (architectural, civil, structural, electrical, or mechanical engineering) ;

OR, a two year degree in engineering, architecture, or construction management and six years of progressively responsible professional engineering experience (architectural, civil, structural, electrical, or mechanical engineering) ;

OR, a high school diploma or GED and eight years of progressively responsible professional engineering experience (architectural, civil, structural, electrical, or mechanical engineering).

Preferred Qualifications

Professional Engineers license in mechanical, electrical, civil or structural engineering.

General Contractor’s License.

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute.

Supplemental Information

Driving is Essential

Driving is an essential requirement of this position whether driving a County owned or personal vehicle to conduct county business. Motor Vehicle Reports may be verified for valid driver’s license and that the driving record is compatible with the county’s driving criteria. If a personal vehicle is operated for county business proper insurance is maintained as per Guilford County’s vehicle use policy.

Special Note: This generic class description gives an overview of the job class, its essential job functions, and recommended job requirements. However, for each individual position assigned to this class, there is available a completed job questionnaire with a physical abilities checklist which can give further details about that one specific position. Those documents should be reviewed before initiating a selection process. They can provide additional detailed information on which to base various personnel actions and can assist management in making legal and defensible personnel decisions.
Apply at: ahuffman@guilfordcountync.gov

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