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Program Coordinator (Facilities Construction Manager)

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
City of Wichita
Physical Address
455 N Main
Wichita, KS 67202
Job Description

This is professional and managerial work coordinating the activities of the Facilities Division within Public Works & Utilities. The position oversees facility construction projects from design through close-out primarily by oversight of City project managers. The position is also responsible for updating the City’s asset management database with project closeout documentation and condition assessments. Projects typically require extensive contact and close coordination with a variety of stakeholders both within and outside the organization. Work is directed and reviewed through the establishment of goals and subsequent evaluation of progress toward goal attainment.

Examples of Work Performed:

•Manages capital projects for construction of new buildings, remodels, moves and demolition.
•Manages projects for abatement of hazardous materials, such as asbestos, and ADA compliance.
•Supervises City construction project managers.
•Assists in developing City facility standards for construction and space use.
•Meets with various consultants and City staff to determine scope of work, budget and timing.
•Plans, organizes, supervises and collaborates with City staff and on-call consultants to complete job duties.
•Updates asset management program through condition assessments and project closeout.
•Manages project management software.
•Maintains updates on project schedules, contracts, payments, inspections and similar construction management work.
•Advises management regarding legal cases, contractors, and consultants.
•Determines most cost effective means to accomplish objectives.
•Completion of work assignments will require the operation of a vehicle.
•The examples of work performed are not intended to be all inclusive.
•The City of Wichita reserves the right to assign additional responsibilities as needed.

Requirements of Work:

•Knowledge of the City’s practices and procedures related to the use of public funds, its personnel policies, purchasing procedures, accounting methods and budgeting procedures.
•Ability to analyze and make sound recommendations to resolve facility problems.
•Ability to effectively plan, organize, supervise and direct the work of others.
•Ability to develop replacement and/or repair specifications for specialized equipment and building systems.
•Develops statements of work for professional architects and engineers.
•Develops contracts for professional services of architects, engineers, and consultants.
•Ability to read and interpret building plans and specifications from a print that may be as large as 36 by 48 inches with information printed as small as twenty characters per inch.
•Knowledge of standard computer keyboard configurations and ability to access, interpret, and record information using a video display terminal and electronic keyboard.
•Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, employees of other departments, representatives of other organizations, and the public.
•Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
•May require ability to acquire and maintain a valid Kansas driver’s license.
•An employee shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

Required Experience and Training:

Graduation from a four-year college with a degree in architecture or construction management, plus five years of administrative work including supervision in project development or construction management. Must have demonstrated knowledge and experience in construction methods and techniques. Offers of employment are contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical, which includes drug screening, and upon satisfactory evaluation of the results of a criminal record check. An equivalent combination of education, experience and training may be considered.

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