The City of Wilmington has an exciting opportunity for a motivated and experienced professional to manage a variety of capital improvement projects. As a member of the Engineering Department team, you will provide professional-level support and technical evaluations on capital improvement projects by overseeing, coordinating and performing planning, technical analysis and design, permitting, public relations, and construction management of capital improvement projects. Typical projects include roadway improvements, streetscapes, Riverwalk improvements and expansions, multi-use trails, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, drainage improvements and buildings.
The Engineering Department includes 34 staff members who provide design, project management, plan review, survey, construction inspection, right-of-way acquisition, and permitting services. Engineering is involved in many of the City's public infrastructure improvements, plus private development and public right-of-way issues. The mission of the department is to promote public safety, sustainability, and a livable community. Please visit the Engineering Department webpage to learn more!
Manage the administration, design and construction of capital projects and provide technical support to the Engineering Department by:
Providing engineering, technical and administrative guidance for various types of capital improvement projects;
Negotiating and administering contracts for design and construction services;
Providing fiscal management of capital improvement projects to include preparation of opinions of probable cost, development of alternatives for value engineering; monitoring budgets, negotiation of contract amendments and change orders, and invoicing; Overseeing and managing consultants and contractors regarding performance, contract duties, project status, and scheduling;
Incorporating design or construction changes into the work product to address unforeseen conditions;
Coordinating with internal and external stakeholders throughout the planning, design, and construction of capital improvement projects for administrative and technical input and feedback;
Coordinate property acquisitions with the City's Property Acquisitions Specialist; Managing public relations and resolving citizen concerns;
Chairing public information meetings, design coordination meetings, pre-bid meetings, pre- construction meetings, and progress meetings;
Representing the City of Wilmington in meetings with regulatory agencies;
Authoring technical specifications and developing or improving construction details; Assisting in updates to the Technical Standards and Specifications Manual;
Participation on an as-needed basis in the City's Technical Review Committee for review of private development plans;
Preparing and presenting City Council agenda items;
Participating on various internal and external committees; Pursuing continuous professional development.
Experience: Three years of construction management and/or project management experience.
Other Requirements: Valid Driver's License
Notes: Driving and criminal history check required for the selected candidate. The selected candidate will also be required to complete a post-offer drug screen.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY: CLOSING DATE:12/07/20 11:59 PM
Certification as an Engineering Intern (EI) or Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of North Carolina preferred.
Municipal experience in construction management and implementation.
Experience in the management of federal funded and NCDOT projects preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation & Benefits
The hiring range for this position is $61,932 - $77,428 annually and is dependent on the selected candidates' qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package includes participation in the Local Government Employees Retirement System and an automatic 4.5% contribution to a deferred compensation plan.
Internal Number: 20-00119
About City of Wilmington
Wilmington is the eighth largest city in North Carolina and located in New Hanover County. Wilmington is a coastal town and port city situated in southeastern North Carolina and is considered approximately the midpoint of the eastern seaboard of the United States. The city is bordered by the Cape Fear River to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. While having a diverse population of over 117,000, the City is an active business, service and industrial center for the surrounding five-county area with a population of more than 484,000 people area-wide.
Forbes magazine's 17th annual ranking of Best Places for Business and Careers ranked Wilmington 35th out of the 200 largest metropolitan areas in the US. Wilmington earned the title of "Best American Riverfront" in USA TODAY's "10 Best" contest for the Nation's Best Riverwalk in 2014. Serving as economic drivers, prestigious companies, such as GE, Corning, PPD, PMG, nCino, Live Oak and Alcami, among others, are drawn to Wilmington due to its educated workforce and favorable tax and regulatory policies. Higher education institutions in the City are represented by the University of North Carolina – Wilmington and Cape Fear Co...mmunity College. The film industry has also played a large role in the local economy with productions such as Iron Man 3, Dawson's Creek and One Tree Hill.
With a beautiful riverfront, nearby beaches and a two-hour drive to the State Capital of Raleigh, Wilmington's location offers plenty of professional, educational and recreational opportunities! For more information and current employment opportunities, please visit our website @www.wilmingtonnc.gov.