The Manager of Construction and Utilities reports to the Deputy Director Corridor Development, Capital and Service Development. This position is responsible for administering all functions relating to construction management and project delivery, overseeing coordination and review of civil and systems engineering, construction, and utilities for assigned major transit (mostly rail) capital improvement projects. This position directs the work of project managers and their teams in the performance of their duties, enforces the QA/QC procedures for all contracts, and interacts with public jurisdictions, citizen groups, utility companies, railroads, and consultants to ensure construction compliance.
The Manager, Construction and Utilities shall contribute to team efforts and represents Agency core values in the performance of duties.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's Degree in related engineering or physical sciences with specialized instruction in Construction Management AND five (5) years progressively responsible experience in construction management and project delivery, including two (2) years of supervisory experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties such as those listed above.
Ability to organize heavy and complex workloads, establish and adjust priorities, and accomplish objectives within established scopes, budgets, and schedules.
Effective communications and interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with executive managers, city staff representation, and transit constituencies.
A demonstrated knowledge of construction regulations and standards.
Experience on similarly complex operating systems may be substituted for rail experience. However, must have had responsibility for construction oversight programs.
Must possess technical and procedural writing skills as well as excellent verbal and presentation skills.
Intermediate to advanced computer skills (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint) are required.
Licenses and Certifications:
Arizona P.E. preferred
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES / KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
The statements listed below describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
Oversees and provides critical guidance and advice to project managers responsible for major transit corridor projects.
Supervises and manages agency and contract employees, including development of objectives, assigning and monitoring work, evaluating employee performance relating to objectives, standards, policies, procedures, and laws.
Establishes and implements an effective system of internal and external audits to verify compliance with planning documents and construction contracts.
Implements quality assurance/quality control criteria for issued contracts, and interfaces with all departments regarding management and technical issues with potential construction and quality implications.
Prepares and presents management reports to federal authorities, city representatives, and others on various issues including construction activities of Valley Metro.
Oversees development and management of construction contracts related to capital projects.
Provides technical expertise and guidance on best practices in construction methods and standards for light rail and general civil construction.
Provides guidance on the development, review, management and negotiation of staffing plans for multiple projects to the project managers and construction managers to maintain budget.
Leads staff giving direction regarding the work of contractors to assure compliance with contract plans and specifications.
Coordinates construction program with other divisions/departments to assure effective interfaces.
Develops and maintains project delivery cost control and configuration management (change order process, inspection and project delivery methods).
Assists with compliance, safety requirements and regulations including OSHA, State Safety Oversight of Light Rail Operations and fire and building codes.
Develops contract specifications relating to construction requirements, and participates in the contractor evaluation and selection process.
Evaluates engineering designs for constructability and quality assurance issues and provides recommendations as appropriate.
Assists with the coordination of construction activities for Valley Metro operations with local public and private agencies.
Establishes and maintains professional relationship with senior management of all affected utility companies.
Takes action to advance the goals of the agency's Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Plans.
Communicates and implements safety rules, policies, and procedures in support of the agency's safety vision and goals, and maintains accountability for the safety performance of all subordinate employees.
Ensures labor compliance in accordance with the U.S. Department of Labor.
Provides oversight and lessons learned examples from past projects.
Performs other duties of similar nature and level as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
Management principles and practices; construction regulations and standards; project budgets and related documents.
Organizing heavy and complex workloads, establish and adjust priorities, and accomplish objectives within established scopes, budgets, and schedules;
Effective communications and interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with executive managers, city staff representation, and transit constituencies;
Experience on similarly complex operating systems may be substituted for rail experience. However, must have had responsibility for construction oversight programs;
Must possess technical and procedural writing skills as well as excellent verbal and presentation skills;
Intermediate to advanced computer skills (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint) are required;
Interpreting and applying local, state, and federal policies, procedures, laws, and regulations;
Communicating in order to interact with coworkers, supervisor, and the general public at a level sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Mobility to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment and to drive a motor vehicle in order to visit work sites; strength and stamina to inspect various construction projects and facilities; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone or radio. Valley Metro complies with ADA/EEOC requirements with respect to reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities.
Incumbents may be subjected to extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, intense noises, and travel.
Work with exposure to potential hazards at various construction sites.
Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority RPTA) provides both Bus and Light Rail transportation services for the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Highlights of Valley Metro services include:
*First ever light rail system in Phoenix, Arizona. Began service in 2008.
*Local, Express and RAPID commuter bus service
*Online carpool matching system
*Assistance to local businesses to help them meet the Maricopa County trip reduction goals through alternative modes of transportation (bus, carpool, vanpool, bike, telework, etc.)