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Capital Project Manager

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Position Summary  (Primary Function)

The job of the Capital Project Manager (CPM) was established for the purposes of: coordinating and managing assigned construction and capital improvement projects and related activities; disseminating information related to capital maintenance to others internal and external to the Airport District; and implementing and maintaining a Capital Project Process within established guidelines and standards.

Responsibilities  (Essential Functions)

  • Assists in developing specifications for construction, repair, replacement, and renovation projects, as assigned (e.g. specifications, permits, project schedules, cost analysis, purchasing/bid processes, and construction administration, etc.) for the purpose of communicating the District’s needs to architects, contractors, engineers, construction management firms, etc. for selecting, awarding, and executing of contracts.
  • Assists in the creation of District-wide multiyear capital construction/improvement plans for the purpose of understanding and preparing for District operations, growth, and dynamic needs.
  • Coordinates capital construction activities (e.g. renovations, inspections, contractor and architect meetings, permitting activities, project close-out and building commission activities, calendars, mandated reports, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that all phases of construction projects are completed within specifications, building codes, laws and regulations, and with minimal interruption to Airport passengers, visitors, personnel, and tenants.
  • Evaluates potential sites and/or condition of existing locations for the purpose of determining construction and/or renovation requirements and ensuring that locations decided upon meet all project needs, requirements, and specifications.
  • Inspects and/or assists in inspecting all aspects of construction (e.g. exterior, interior, walls, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, roof, concrete, paint, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring compliance with plans, specifications, and local codes and ordinances. Generate reports from inspection activities, notifying Airport management of conditions from inspections activities, and completing or transferring documentation to appropriate parties, which attest to satisfactory completion of inspections or testing activities.
  • Maintains a variety of hard-copy and electronic files and/or records (e.g. architectural publications, material samples, District directives and approvals, job-related communications, etc.) for the purpose of providing up-to-date reference and complying with regulatory requirements and established guidelines.
  • Monitors project activities (e.g. costs, time and materials, schedules, budgets, change orders, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring District objectives are achieved within budget and timeframes and in compliance with established requirements.
  • Prepares written materials (e.g. emails, correspondence, memos, budgets, costs, bid invitations, calendars, schedules, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information.
  • Recommends policies, procedures and/or actions on issues that relate to construction projects for the purpose of providing information and/or direction for making decisions within the District construction and capital maintenance programs.
  • Responds to inquiries (e.g. administrative staff, local inspectors, contractors, architects, the public, etc.) for the purpose of providing required information.
  • Serves as a District and/or Facilities Department representative in a variety of meetings (e.g. Airport Commission, community, vendors, contractor, engineering, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and receiving information related to assigned projects and activities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the Airport District.

Education Requirements  (Evaluation Factors: Skills, Education, Experience, Ability)

  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction Science, or related degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of eight (8) years in professional, job-related experience within specialized field, with increasing levels of responsibility, is required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Skills are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade and acquire new skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: applying pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; communicating with diverse groups; operating equipment and technology used in building construction including technical drawings, specifications etc.; preparing and maintaining accurate records; and planning and managing projects.
  • Knowledge is required to perform algebra and/or geometry; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: construction trades, codes, technical drawings, etc.
  • Ability is required to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; often gather, collate, and/or classify data; and consider a number of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of varied types and/or purposes; and utilize job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work environment and/or priorities; adhering to safety practices; being extremely attentive to details, meeting deadlines, and schedules; working with frequent interruptions; and working under time constraints.

Supervisory Responsibility

  • None at this time

Licenses Required

  • Valid South Carolina Driver’s License

Certifications Required

  • None at this time

Latitude/Independent Judgment/Accuracy

Responsibilities include:

  • Working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods
  • Leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others
  • Monitoring and managing budgets
  • Utilization of resources from other Airport Departments is often required to perform the job's functions.

Working Conditions

  • Physical Demand - Must be physically able to use the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required of the job. Must be able to meet the physical requirements necessary for respirator wear in the application of pesticides and/or herbicides. Will be required to work in dusty environments (e.g. concrete sawing or grinding) and toxic environments (applying pesticides and herbicides) wearing appropriate PPE without adverse side effects. Must be able to tolerate exposure to heat, cold, rain and snow. Will be required to work from ladders and lifts. Will be required to perform strenuous physical activities such as digging, using a back pack blower, jack hammer, chain saw, and other such tools necessary for airfield and grounds maintenance activities. Will engage in sustained physical exertion and perform arduous work under adverse conditions. Must maintain physical fitness pertinent to the work. Frequent bending and stooping. Will be required to lift objects up to 55 pounds without assistance. May be exposed to noise levels greater than 55db. All necessary Personal Protective Equipment will be provided by the airport.
  • Mental and/or Visual Demand - Mental and visual demands are high and vary with function performed.  Consistent mental attention needed to respond safely and efficiently. Frequent work or travel in or near roadways, parking areas, and aircraft ramp areas require constant vigilance of vehicular, aircraft and equipment traffic.
  • Attentiveness to work procedure will reduce potential risk of injury in work areas.
  • Exposed to normal office /aviation/ industrial environment.
  • This position may require uncommon tours of duty to include but not limited to weekends and holidays, rotating shift assignments and overtime duty.
  • Will be subject to recall after normal duty hours.

Other Requirements

  • Must be able to complete and pass a background investigation and drug screen as required by the Federal Government and aviation-related authorities.