Project Manager, Engineering and Construction

Website Lee County Port Authority

Estimated Starting Salary Is $86,000.00 Based On Experience.

This is a management position supporting the Department Director of Engineering and
Construction responsible for overseeing daily aspects of the Engineering and Construction
Department within the Lee County Port Authority. The position is primarily responsible for the
day-to-day management and oversight of the $260+ million dollar Terminal Expansion project at
the Southwest Florida International Airport. This position may also include coordinating other
engineering and construction projects for the Southwest Florida International Airport and the
Page Field General Aviation Airport. The primary goal of this individual is to keep all projects on
schedule, under budget and fully coordinated. This position requires a significant amount of
experience in the management of complex infrastructure improvements through multi-disciplined
architectural, engineering, and construction projects.

This management position requires a high degree of independence, effective communication,
construction knowledge expertise, and savvy negotiation and leadership skills. This individual will
be responsible for extensive project coordination with other Port Authority Divisions; agencies
such as FDOT, FAA, and TSA; stakeholders such as airlines and other tenants; and project
consultants that provide architectural/engineering and construction related services to support
preparation of the following: total project budgets, cost estimates, project schedules, special
studies/reports, justification statements for proposed work, basis of assumptions for project work
scopes within the Capital Improvement Plan, construction documents/specifications, professional
service agreements, permits with all required agencies, and other project-related items. Duties
include reviewing, interpreting, analyzing, and continually monitoring contract and other project
documents during their development to guarantee product remains consistent with Port Authority
objectives. This position also requires coordination with various consultants and contractors to
establish and maintain project schedules, project budgets and milestone project decisions.

This position provides a supporting leadership role over the Engineering and Construction
Department; provides an effective communicative link to the other respective Port Authority
departments and staff; and provides recommendations to the Department Director and, on
occasion, executive staff of the Port Authority. This position is supported by other areas within
the Development Division, such as Governmental Affairs and Grants, Planning and
Environmental Compliance, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, and Development Services.

Throughout the life cycle of projects, develops and maintains external and internal relationships
to promote successful project completion. Strives to thoroughly understand and interpret scope
and intent of assigned projects and independently manages all project-related issues. Initiates
independent coordination, as required with others, to solicit expertise and/or needs on specific
project elements. Promotes project excellence by seeking consistent and high-quality products
and services from professional consultants and contractors.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
This is a management position supporting and implementing engineering and construction
programs. This position requires a high degree of independence, effective communication, and
savvy negotiation and leadership skills. This individual will assist the Director of Engineering and
Construction and provide day-to-day management of Port Authority Engineering and
Construction projects. The main objective of this role is to keep all such projects on schedule,
under budget, and well coordinated among all affected parties.

This individual will be responsible for the coordination of each project with other Port Authority
Divisions, coordination and direction to project consultants, establishment of project budgets,
creation and review of project schedules, coordination of design reviews, construction
coordination, and other duties deemed necessary to accomplish Engineering and Construction
goals.

This position utilizes the expertise of staff, consultants and other areas of the Port Authority to
successfully manage projects. This position prepares, negotiates, and implements various types
of contracts: engineering/architectural design, construction administration, construction
engineering inspection, and construction management related services. The position also
oversees the administration of standards, criteria and procedures used in the preparation, quality
control review, and enforcement of these contracts.

Manages consultants that provide architectural/engineering and construction related services to
support preparation of the following: total project budgets, cost estimates, special
studies/reports, justification statements for proposed work, basis of assumptions for project work
scopes within Capital Improvement Plan; construction documents/specifications; professional
service agreements; permits with all required agencies; and other project-related items.

Participates in construction contractor and consultant contract negotiations; design milestone
meetings; pre-design, pre-bid and pre-construction conferences; construction progress meetings;
substantial and final completion meetings; and any other meetings as required to advance the
necessary progression of development projects.

Coordinates with departmental staff and other Port Authority internal departments,
regulatory/governmental agencies, and others regarding principles of engineering, construction
engineering inspection/administration/management practices, and other applicable project
matters such as procurement practices, insurance, bonding, legal and other requirements.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Contributes to the positive morale of the department/division.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Extensive experience in managing in house staff and/or
outsourced professional service contracts for engineering, construction administration,
construction engineering inspection, and construction management services. Extensive
knowledge of engineering, construction, construction administration, construction management,
and construction engineering inspection principles, and other project development concepts and
techniques. General knowledge of quality control and quality assurance principles, as well as
standard industry methods and techniques applied to construction administration, construction
management, other construction related services, and architectural/engineering design. Ability to
effectively communicate with consultants, contractors, regulatory agencies and staff. Ability to
express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, to individuals and groups, internally and
externally of the Authority. Ability to work as a key team member on simultaneous complex and
time-sensitive engineering and construction projects. Ability to make difficult decisions requiring
compromise and appropriate political judgment.

Training and Experience: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a
degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management/Science or related field. A
minimum of ten to fifteen years experience in engineering, construction contract
administration/management, program management, or an equivalent combination of training and
experience including work with increasingly demanding management responsibility, on large
projects either with government or private sector, public works, or airport improvement projects.
Any combination of education and experience, which demonstrates ability to perform duties
effectively, may be substituted. A professional engineering license in the State of Florida or the
ability to obtain one within one year is a plus, but not required. Possession of a valid Florida
driver license required

To apply for this job please visit www.flylcpa.com.

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