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Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management OR three (3) years minimum of transportation, highway or bridge construction inspection supervision/management experience and has the following three (3) certifications: PennDOT Concrete Technician Certification, NECEPT Field Technician Certification, and NICET Level II Certification in Highway Construction OR six (6) years minimum of transportation, highway or bridge construction inspection supervision/management experience.
Applicants must possess and maintain a valid PA Driver’s License throughout employment.
It is the policy of Allegheny County that in order to receive a final offer of employment, candidates must successfully pass a background check, which includes verification of Allegheny County Real Estate Tax status, and drug/medical examinations as required for the position. The pre-employment drug screen must be completed within 48 hours of the acceptance of the conditional offer of employment.
Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Manager of Construction, this position is responsible for the supervision of professional consultant engineers, consultant construction management and inspection personnel, and other consultant technical assistants involved in County construction projects and contracts. Most of the work involves maintenance, repair, rehabilitation, and replacement of bridges, roads, and other facilities.
Manage, under the direction of the Manager of Construction, all construction activities for assigned projects. Assignments will include roadway, bridge, and slope stabilization projects utilizing various funding sources and varying in scope from minor repairs to complete replacement projects.
Serves as the primary point of contact on assigned County construction projects.
Provides constructability and engineering reviews of all design submissions on assigned projects, including plans, specifications, estimates, and construction schedules prepared internally or by outside consultants.
Monitors work for compliance with design standards and specifications and ensures quality control/assurance of all work on assigned projects.
Controls costs on assigned projects to remain within capital budget funding.
Monitors project schedules submitted and updated by contractors to ensure that critical dates (milestones) and completion are achieved as planned and provides updates to Public Works management as necessary.
Coordinates work among contractors, County, State and Federal agencies and utility companies for all assigned projects.
Coordinates and conducts all construction-related meetings on assigned projects, including with contractors, utilities, County, State and Federal personnel, affected property owners and any other parties as necessary. Conducts whatever preparation is needed so that meetings are organized, productive and can further the County’s interests.
Prepares official correspondence for Director’s signature following established protocols for internal reviews.
Negotiates with contractors on items of work or additional work items and instructs both in-house and consulting inspection firms’ personnel on the expected quality of work.
Track project budgets, estimates, and change orders to ensure that assigned projects are appropriately funded, and within the limits of the PennDOT reimbursement agreement as applicable. For projects involving PennDOT oversight follow all PennDOT and District processes and procedures for approval of increased construction costs.
Review and recommend for Director approval all supplement requests related to consultant construction management and inspection on assigned projects as necessary.
Interacts with design engineers and support staff, contractors, and other department representatives.
Acts on behalf of the County as a public relations representative, addressing questions and concerns of the public and other stakeholders concerning County projects and updates County’s Public Information Officer on any follow-ups or resolutions.
Directs work of consulting firms hired to perform inspection and management services on assigned County projects.
Performs other duties as required or directed by supervisors for the purposes of supporting the Department’s mission.
Word, Excel, and construction related software and systems, such as SharePoint and PennDOT’s ECMS.
Principles and practices associated with construction and engineering design
Analysis and interpretation of general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
Knowledge of contracts
Concepts of basic algebra and geometry
Construction materials and techniques
Read, analyze, and interpret construction drawings, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.
Write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups, clients, customers, contractors/consultants, and the general public.
Calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
Solve practical problems and construction related issues.
Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagram, or schedule form.
Direct professional and technical consultants and contractors.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, associates, outside agencies and the public.
Residency: Allegheny County within 1 year.
Veterans’ Preference: Will be awarded to eligible candidates.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – M/F/V/D
To apply for this job please visit apps.alleghenycounty.us.