Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Incumbents manage complex projects in an area specific to the type of project managed. Incumbents may provide turn key project management including fiscal management, planning, team coordination, public involvement, design and construction management, and planning activities.

Note:  Two Project Manager positions for Utilities and one for Capital Improvement Projects.

Examples of Duties

TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

1. Manages major capital improvement projects to include oversight, review and approval of all work products generated by consultants and contractors;

2. Assists in preparing and/or approving studies, contract documents, plans and specifications, cost estimates, investigations, evaluations, reports, invoice approval, change orders, and other documents;

3. Oversees and may assist in performing public works and construction project management, including inspection activities of construction in the public right-of way;

4. Oversees and may assist in obtaining easements and other required construction related documents;

5. Prepares reports and completes and maintains records and files. Produces written documents in the English language with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar;

6. Perform design interpretation and conflict resolution on construction management projects;

7. Manages, organizes, coordinates, and monitors activities and functions of development projects in cooperation with other departments and outside agencies, contractors, and design professionals;

8. Attend staff and project meetings. Works cooperatively with other Town employees and private organizations to facilitate project implementation and completion;

9. Develops program and project budgets, schedules, work plans, labor utilization, and cost estimates/projections;

10. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Typical Qualifications

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):
Bachelor's Degree in architecture, engineering, construction management, or a related field and three years of progressively responsible project management experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

When assigned as Utilities Project Manager:

  • Experience in water and sewer system design, and/or construction including project scheduling, construction administration and budget management.  Applicable project experience with water distribution and transmission pipelines, pump stations, wells, reservoirs and telemetry systems and gravity sewers, sewage lift stations and force mains desired.
  • Experience with design and construction coordination with public franchise utilities, irrigation providers and the public via public meeting forums desired.
  • Experience reviewing plans and specifications for content, project goals and constructability desired.
When assigned as CIP Project Manager: 
  • Experience in roadway, drainage and associated water and sewer system design and/or construction for arterial and collector roadways including project scheduling, construction administration and budget management.
  • Experience with design and/or construction coordination with public franchise utilities, irrigation providers, municipal or other political subdivision jurisdictional agencies, and the public (via public meeting forums or negotiation) desired.
  • Experience reviewing infrastructure plans and specifications for content, project goals and constructability desired.
  • Project involvement will include pre-design, design and construction stage project management for municipal buildings; recreational facilities, parks and trails; drainage management studies, facilities and systems; arterial and collector streets; traffic signals and ITS communication systems; and a variety of site improvements.  Construction administration tasks will include procurement assistance, construction observation, progress activity meetings, financial administration and project closeout.
  • Architectural, MEP and HVAC system design and/or construction administration experience can be helpful. 

Supplemental Information

Knowledge (position requirements at entry):
Knowledge of:
* Construction standards (MAG, Town, ADOT, MCDOT)
* Surveying;
* Landscape architecture concepts and principles;
* Project development, scheduling, monitoring, and control systems.
* Mathematical computations.
* Federal, state, and local regulations related to Construction projects;
* Use of standard office equipment including the computer and programs relevant to the performance of applicable duties and responsibilities;
* Customer service principles.
Skills (position requirements at entry):
Skill in:
* Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

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