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Assistant Project Manager, Division of Construction

OFFICIAL TITLE: Assistant Project Manager CODE: 6040 SQ/OQ: Optimal Qualified
WORKING TITLE: Assistant Project Manager, Division of Construction GRADE: 23 MONTHS: 12
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Under the direction of the Facilities Manager, Project Management, assists in administering the design, construction, closeout and warranty for a diverse portfolio of construction projects. The nature of the work requires assistance in the application of the principals and practices of construction project management, including developing specifications for construction, revitalization and modification projects, and can clearly communicate to all stakeholders involved in the process Serves as a department/division representative in a variety of meetings with government officials, school staff, school community and the community at large for the purpose of conveying and receiving information related to assigned projects and activities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Professional knowledge of, and skill in applying, the theories, concepts, principles, computer systems applications, and methodology of the art and science of architecture relevant to the development of working drawings for the construction of a wide range of new or rehabilitation of existing institutional structures. Knowledge of mechanical, plumbing, electrical, structural engineering and specialty methods, and techniques of construction management to ensure that projects are completed in a timely manner and in full compliance with required quality standards. Knowledge of project management, budget and estimation, resource and schedule planning. Demonstrated ability to use standard office equipment and software skills utilizing MS Office Suite: (Excel, Word, Outlook, Project), Adobe Acrobat, and AutoCAD efficiently and effectively. Ability to exercise independent initiative, establish priorities, organize resources, and make procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues. Ability to make decisions in accordance with established procedures and practices required.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor¿s degree in Construction or related field or three years or more in of equivalent work experience. Two or more years of increased responsibility in the administrative, technical and field experience in Architectural, Engineering and Construction industry. Two years or more experience in building design, preferably in designing school facilities.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.) Ability to complete construction inspection activities. Ability to physically access all areas of a construction site both indoor and outdoor.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) Ability to travel between construction sites on unscheduled basis. Occasional overtime required.


(The job duties listed are typical examples of the work performed by this job classification. Not all duties assigned are included, nor are all duties listed performed in every office.)

Applies theories, principles, practical concepts, and processes related to: architectural design, standards, techniques, and practices, traditional engineering science disciplines (e.g., civil, mechanical, and electrical), physical science disciplines (e.g., materials and physics), analytical reasoning and scientific methodology, and interpreting designs, including design manuals.

Provides support to Project Management Staff.

Collaborates with others on all phases of planning, designing, and constructing a project, from initial discussions to project completion (consultants, planners, school staff, contractors, field staff, inspectors, local code officials, and various internal departments).

Assists in coordinating and monitoring construction activities to ensure that all phases of a construction project are completed and within specifications.

Maintains school facility design plans, and specifications for the purpose of providing up-to-date reference and compliance with educational specifications, regulatory requirements and established guidelines.

Assists in preparing written materials for the development and update of construction process and procedures.

Reviews capital project plans and specifications and evaluate school facilities.

Represents MCPS at community and official meetings which may include parents, teachers, school staff, students, community members, community associations, government agencies and others on a need by basis.

Prepares and updates status reports of the project design schedule related to status, permits, and all activities related to the development of construction documents for competitive bidding and permitting in a coordinated and timely fashion. Maintains oversight of the project schedule and report deviations in a timely fashion to the facility manager.

Provides technical input and support to the design team in all phases of design and during construction including Request for Information (RFI), Request for Proposals (RFP) and Change/Charge Orders.

Aids in the construction closeout process as it relates to Operational and Maintenance Manuals (O&M) as well as warranty documentation.

Assists in the constructability analysis on projects in the design phase to include but not limited to building, utilities, systems and occupant phasing.

Understands and applies the seven core competencies of the Supporting Services Professional Growth System (SSPGS) commitment to students, knowledge of job, professionalism, interpersonal, communication, organization, and problem solving.

Performs related duties consistent with the scope and intent of the position.

Class Established: 4/2018
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This description may be changed at any time.

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