Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Description

The purpose of this position is to manage capital projects from the project development stage, through community meetings, City Council approval, preliminary engineering (PER), design, bid award, construction, inspection and the project warranty period.  Projects may range in scope from roadway reconstruction with water, wastewater, drainage and pedestrian improvements to water well rehabilitation to wastewater treatment plant enhancements.    
The Capital Projects Manager will meet and build consensus with project partners, owners, and community members during the project development stage.  Excellent written communication, verbal communication, and presentation skills are imperative for this position.  

Project partners may include the City of Houston, City of West University Place, railroads and / or TxDOT. 

Project owners include various City Departments

Community members include the citizens and business owners of Bellaire

The Capital Projects Manger shall view the partners, owners and community members as clients and deliver projects accordingly.  Additional responsibilities include the preparation of weekly, monthly and quarterly reports describing construction, design or other project related activities. 

The project manager is also responsible for tracking project expenditures and budgets via the City of Bellaire's enterprise software Incode / Tyler Technologies.  The project manager is responsible for the development and presentation of information to the City Council on a quarterly basis.  Design, PER, and inspection services are usually procured via contract.  The Capital Projects Manager is responsible for the procurement of these services as well as for the management of the consultants once under contract.  This position may manage an inspector in the future, however, that position does not exist at this time.  Projects shall be delivered in accordance with schedule and within the allocated budget.               

Examples of Duties

Project Management to include design coordination, purchasing and bid overview.

Assists with the coordination of the annual Capital budget processes by preparing documents; compiling information; meeting with the Capital Projects team and Finance Department on specific budget issues; submitting budget requests; attending workshops; and preparing reports.

Communication is a key component of this position.  It is expected that this position will produce articles for use in publicizing project information which are suitable for social media, the City's website and local newspapers. 
Schedules and coordinates field visits to observe and evaluate public infrastructure assets and project sites.
Prepares correspondence on public infrastructure assessments to management.
Works individually and with necessary partners to identify, track, and manage information associated with new or altered public infrastructure assets resulting from the City's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) or other similar projects.

Performs complex analysis necessary to make recommendations for public infrastructure planning decisions based on remaining useful life, repair costs, severity of condition and total utilization of assets.

Assists in developing and enacting policy; develops, maintains and interprets branch, division, and/or department policy.

Coordinates work of sections and works cooperatively with other divisions & departments, outside agencies, committees and civic associations.

Reviews and critiques methods and procedures regularly to maintain and improve efficient departmental operations

Evaluates departmental performance and makes or recommends needed improvements.
Maintains current knowledge of technological, regulatory, and/or legislative changes which affect specific activities and initiates actions made necessary by such changes.

Provides input for decision-making and planning.
Assists with preparation of budget estimates; plans personnel allotments; monitors budgets.

Supplemental Information

Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Project Management, Business, or related field.

Valid Class C Driver's License.

At least three years related experience; including at least two years supervisory experience.

Application Instructions

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