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URA seeks project manager for construction and engineering

  • 26 Mar 2018 2:15 PM
    Message # 6000628
    ASCE Blog Editor (Administrator)

    URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF PITTSBURGH

    DEPARTMENT:  CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING

    POSITION:  PROJECT MANAGER

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Project Manager is responsible for the management and implementation of complex design, demolition and construction projects and technical studies undertaken by the Authority. The Project Manager is also responsible for the close coordination of Authority projects with the City Department of Planning, Public Works, Department of Mobility and Infrastructure and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority.  The Project Manager is to be a liaison with the public affected by Authority projects. 

    The successful candidate will have strong project management skills and complex design background required. The candidate must be a hands-on, participative project manager who will lead and work on an internal team.

    The URA is the City of Pittsburgh's economic development agency, committed to creating jobs, expanding the City's tax base and improving the vitality of businesses and neighborhoods. 

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    • Prepare request for proposal and scope of work for the solicitation of professional services.
    • Prepare project scopes and project cost estimates.
    • Prepare project schedules to identify and coordinate project tasks and establish project timelines.
    • Review proposals for professional services and construction bids.
    • Administer procurement procedures related to selection of technical consultants and bidding of contracted work.
    • Manage the preparation of plans and specifications for demolition, public improvement and building construction projects.
    • Prepare professional services agreements for consultants.
    • Manage and administer the work of consultants providing planning, design, and construction service for the Authority.
    • Manage construction, demolition and environmental contracts undertaken by the Authority including the negotiation of contract change orders and perform contract administration to assure conformance with contract conditions and specifications.
    • Coordinate activities of the Authority with those of the City of Pittsburgh, other governmental agencies, utility companies, developers and their architects and engineers as part of the planning, engineering and construction process.
    • Organize and implement public information programs relative to public improvement projects.
    • Attend public meetings as may be necessary during the planning, design and construction of the projects.
    • Provide technical information to other Authority departments and employees.
    • Perform other duties as required  

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.  A Master’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Public Administration or a related field is preferred. A minimum of 10 years work experience in design and construction of public works projects is required.
    • Verbal and written skills required.
    • Effective communication skills and team building.
    • Microsoft Word/Excel skills.
    • Time Management skills.
    • Valid PA driver’s license.
    • City residency is a condition of employment

     Salary - $65,000-$80,000

    The URA is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political, and/or union affiliation. 

    AN APPLICANT MUST BE A CITY OF PITTSBURGH RESIDENT, OR BECOME ONE AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT AT THE URA.

    Please email resume and letter of interest to:

    Columbus C. Brooks, GCDF

    Human Resources Manager

    Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh

    200 Ross Street, 12th Floor

    Pittsburgh, PA  15219

    Phone:  412-255-6655; Fax:  412-255-6617

    Email:  cbrooks@ura.org

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