The purpose of this classification is to plan, organize, coordinate and monitor capital improvement design/construction projects and activities managed by the County. Applies project management skills and principles in the management of projects, contracts, teams and services of multi-faceted capital project construction, maintenance, or rehabilitation projects for County. This position is covered under Civil Service provisions and reports to the Assistant County Manager.
Manages the activities of capital improvement programs including project definition and scope, utility coordination, cost estimates, acquisition of land and easements, bid preparation, contractor selection and contract administration; acts as County liaison for capital projects working with contractors, advisory bodies, citizens, professional consultants and County staff to complete projects.
Works closely with assigned staff in order to ensure the effectiveness and alignment to established goals and objectives.
Recommends and assists in the implementation of CIP program goals and objectives; prepares and/or coordinates state and federal reporting as required; prepares and maintains statistics and records on project status.
Provides expert oversight, information, and consultation in field of specialty to consultants, contractors, engineers, other County officials, and the public regarding applicable procedures, regulations, and standards.
Reviews and recommends professional service proposals; assures necessary permits, right of way and easement agreements have been secured. Monitors and updates project schedules and established timelines; reviews project progress reports submitted by contractors; schedules inspections to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements; evaluates and monitors progress against performance and quality measurements.
Ensures capital programs and projects are in compliance with Federal, State, Local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards.
Manages projects during design and/or construction phases; reviews plans, conducts and/or attends regular project progress meetings; works with consultants, contractors, and work crews to resolve problems and initiates the appropriate solutions; assists with field decisions and recommends change orders as appropriate; prepares, reviews change orders for changes to contracted scope of work; monitors adherence to project schedules; inspects quality of construction work and materials; coordinates final inspections with contractors and engineers; and facilitates project acceptance with other County departments or government agencies.
Reviews engineering design submittals performing quality assurance/quality control of designs. Assesses construction work ensuring the project is constructed in accordance with the approved detailed plans and specifications. Coordinates with other departments such as Finance and Procurement to facilitate timely updates and overall program delivery. Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, permits, utility status sheets, or other documents. Leads quarterly program briefings with management and elected officials.
Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, utility permit applications, utility status sheets, utility drawings, maps, construction plans, as-built drawings, blueprints, codes, laws, regulations, policies, procedures, manuals, directories, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections; utilizes word processing, spreadsheet, database, or other computer programs.
Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable policies, procedures, codes, laws/regulations; conducts research to maintain an awareness of new trends, methods, equipment, and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.
Manages contracted program management consultants in delivery of programmed projects.
Operates a motor vehicle to conduct site visits or other work activities.
This classification is designated as a safety sensitive position which is subject to random drug and alcohol testing and any other drug testing methods as stated in policies adopted by Forsyth County concerning drug and alcohol.
Provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed.
Performs other related duties as required.
Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering, Engineering Technology, Construction Management, Architecture, or related field; supplemented by six (6) years' experience in municipal capital improvement projects, civil engineer design of highways, intersections, bridges, etc.; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license. Professional Engineering certification preferred. Familiarity with Georgia Utilities Permitting System (GUPS) and working knowledge of the Utility Accommodation Policy and Standards preferred.
Level 1B Advanced Fundamentals. GSWCC red card certification required. Working knowledge of National Incident Management System and Call Before You Dig (811).
About Forsyth County
As trusted stewards of Forsyth County’s future, the elected officials and employees are dedicated to serving the community and to providing effective, professional public service with integrity and a commitment to excellence.
Forsyth County is committed to providing and maintaining the most efficient, customer service-oriented county government possible. The county will be an innovative and strategic leader in providing essential and effective public services in a fiscally prudent and professional manner. By preserving and enhancing a high quality of life, Forsyth County will remain a healthy, safe and compelling place in which to live, work, recreate, visit and invest.