Civil - Construction, Civil - Project Management, Civil - Urban and Community Planning, Civil Engineering
Deputy Director Department of Project Implementation
An Overview The City of Alexandria's Department of Project Implementation (DPI) is seeking a Deputy Director to coordinate and drive to completion some of the City's most complex and highest priority capital projects, overseeing major infrastructure projects through design and construction. The position is responsible for ensuring that all project tasks being performed by City staff and external organizations are on track; coordinating design/construction responsibilities with City staff, and communicating project progress to all stakeholder groups. All interested applicants should thoroughly review the Deputy Director of Project Implementation brochure(Download PDF reader) for a more in-depth overview of the position.
What You Should Bring Bring your experience to coordinate complex, high profile capital projects. This position requires the ability to support the Director in establishing and achieving departmental performance objectives related to project management, project delivery and design excellence. The ideal candidate must possess excellent communication skills to successfully work with internal and external stakeholders, appointed and elected officials, and community members.
The Opportunity-Examples of Work
Supports the Director in the development and continuous improvement of all departmental procedures and processes.
Represents the department to City Council, City Manager, other departments and external agencies, neighborhood and business associations and individual community members on assigned project(s).
Provides leadership in project management to department and other City staff.
Provides direction and guidance to senior staff and project managers on the implementation of capital projects.
Utilizes effective risk mitigation strategies to identify and mitigate risks to project schedule, budget or scope.
Effectively manages consultants on design and construction tasks.
Establishes sound capital budget planning and management.
When called upon, leads the department's most complex capital projects.
Develop City staff's project management skills and knowledge through training and mentoring.
Performs related work as required.
About the Department The Department of Project Implementation is responsible for the implementation of capital infrastructure projects including intersection improvements, storm water and water quality improvements, sanitary sewer improvements, flood mitigation and park improvements. In addition, the department coordinates and plans complex, multi-departmental projects such as the Waterfront Small Area Plan Implementation and the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station. DPI is dedicated to professional development opportunities. Employees are encouraged to seek out training opportunities and certifications to help the department achieve success.
Minimum & Additional Requirements
To qualify for this position, all candidates should possess at least a four year degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, Landscape Architecture or a related field; at least fifteen (15) years of related experience in a position as a professional engineer or registered architect or landscape architect; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
To be considered as an ideal candidate one should have all minimum requirements listed above as well as - a Master's Degree in Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Civil Engineering or a related field; possess at least fifteen (15) years of experience managing large-scale complex construction projects; demonstrable expertise in the management of all phases of design-build contracts, certification by the Construction Manager Certification Institute as a Certified Construction Manager and/or Project Management Professional certification by the Project Management Institute. The ideal candidate must have experience preparing and reviewing plans, schedules, technical specifications and contract documents for large scale, complex design and construction projects; experience in the supervision of multi-discipline teams including the management of staff and design consultants, experience in the management of construction contracts and experience communicating with internal/external stakeholder groups.
About City of Alexandria
The City of Alexandria is an award-winning, innovative, and progressive local government that brings together elected leaders, residents, businesses, and staff to foster a thriving community. We are an independent, full-service city, providing the services typically operated by both counties and cities in areas such as public safety, transportation, human services, parks and recreation, planning, and administration. We offer a wide range of exciting career opportunities in a variety of fields, with the resources and expertise to succeed. In Alexandria, employees are our most important asset, and we work hard to create and support a culture that delivers excellence through the shared values of respect, integrity, teamwork and continuous improvement.
Our employees have access to excellent medical, dental, vision, life insurance and other benefits. Alexandria provides a defined-benefit pension and offers six weeks of paid parental leave to employees who become parents through birth, adoption or foster care.
We offer a robust wellness program, interdepartmental rotation program, tuition assistance funding and professional development program that helps employees obtain the kno...wledge, skills, qualifications and experience to enhance their professional and personal growth.
With a population of approximately 160,000 and a land area of 16 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located on the Potomac River across from Washington, D.C., Alexandria is known for its beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture, charming waterfront, high-tech economy, vibrant retail and restaurant corridors and diverse neighborhoods. We are a unique and historic community, and we continue to innovate for the 21st century.