Description of Duties/Essential Functions
This position is responsible for the successful management of the assigned projects from conception to close-out, with minimal supervision, and the mentoring of project manager trainees.
NATURE & SCOPE OF WORK
Under general direction, the incumbent is responsible for assisting in the development, analysis and coordination of capital programs' activities; contracting for the preparation of contract documents; document evaluation and review; managing design and construction and reviewing cost estimates. Requires travel and overnights.
Assisting with accurate development of capital programs and project budgets and achieving program objectives;
Ensuring proper execution of agency policies and procedures to manage and control capital construction activities;
Coordinating between CDB staff, using agencies, consultants and contractors;
Maintaining current knowledge of codes, cost trends, new construction methods and new technological applications;
Ensuring that project funds are spent properly and the project stays within budget; and
Minimizing the number of Request for Proposal & Change Orders (RFP/CO); and
Assisting regional manager in training and administrative activities
The effectiveness of this position is measured by the incumbent's ability to deliver a completed project on schedule and within budget and by effectiveness of participation in internal CDB activities.
Assists using agencies, as assigned by the regional manager, in the development of capital budgets to ensure that program requirements are met and resources are utilized cost effectively.
Assists in the development of project descriptions, project scopes and budgets in coordination with using agencies and CDB's capital programs staff, by preparing survey documents.
Shares project information with using agencies, CDB's Capital Planning Liaisons (CPL), and other parties, regarding activities and ensures that project design meets their requirements and continues to provide technical assistance and works in conjunction with the using agencies.
Keeps the construction administration management apprised of project status and problems.
Attends field meetings, gives presentations and conducts inspections of job sites to assess progress on assigned projects.
Ensures that design criteria, project designs, project budgets and project schedules are properly reviewed by CDB staff and consultants.
Reviews plans and specifications to ensure compliance with all applicable design requirements and with the using agencies' programs.
Monitors and controls design schedule and budget to ensure that consultant keeps project design within budget.
Participates in bid openings, reviews analysis of bids and recommends award of contracts, based on acceptable bid(s) presented.
Reviews and approves Contractor's Schedule of Values (CSV) and verifies invoices for design and construction progress payments.
Reviews and monitors construction schedules and facilitates construction progress to meet critical completion dates
Reviews Requests for Proposal & Change Orders (RFP/CO) to determine justification, accuracy, coordination, estimated cost and impact on project.
Reviews Requests for Proceed Orders (PO) to determine justification, accuracy, coordination, estimated cost and impact on project.
Reviews and recommends approval of RFP/Co's and PO's, and approves RFP/CO's and PO's up to the specified authorization level.
Compiles data and prepares reports using various computer software.
Works with architects/engineers (A/E's), contractors and using agencies to resolve project problems and acts as a resource to the construction administration management, if they become involved.
Obtains approvals by others and approves project substantial/final completion certifications.
Evaluates A/E's and contractor's performances.
Assists in A/E selection.
Trains A/E's, contractors and using agencies on CDB procedures and processes, rules and regulations.
Assists in mentoring of project manager trainees.
When designated, assumes duties of regional manager during absence.
Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably with the scope of the duties cited above.
Education and Experience
A bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, business or a construction-related field, and two years of construction experience; or, a thorough knowledge of the above cited fields with a minimum of six years of experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of architecture or engineering.
Ability to exercise sound judgment in collecting, analyzing, and appraising technical notes and data regarding engineering reports and project problems.
Thorough knowledge of building design, construction, remodeling, and facility maintenance.
Thorough knowledge of CDB rules and procedures and experience in the fields of architecture, construction, design, engineering, and planning.
Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with members of the construction community, using agencies, and staff.
Ability to supervise work of other staff members.
Ability to instruct, guide and train others as a mentor.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Working knowledge of the functions of state government and the relationships between the different governmental offices and agencies.
Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, and climb stairs and ladders
Correctable vision for close work on design drawings, project related documents and on site construction projects surveillance.
Availability to travel, a valid Illinois driver's license, proper vehicle insurance, access to a vehicle or other means of travel.
Work Hours & Location/Agency Contact
Anticipated Starting Salary $4898.00/month - $58,776.00 /year
Current Bargaining Unit Employees - CBA language applies
Full Bargaining Unit Salary Range - $58,776.00 -$88,704.00/year
Work Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30-5:00 (Flexible & 9 Day Schedule)
Location - Chicago
100 W. Randolph
Suite 14-600 JRTC
Chicago, IL 60601
Human Resources Specialist
Capital Development Board
Third Floor, Wm. G. Stratton Building
401 S. Spring St., Springfield, IL 62706
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act, State agencies must ensure that the employment process is accessible to persons with disabilities. Specifically, these laws require that the State provide reasonable accommodations upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process. This includes the State of Illinois Rutan interview process.
How to Apply
This position is non-code and does not require a grade from CMS. Applicants should submit the most current CMS 100 Application (R-07/2019), cover letter and resume to the contact above. Please include the bid number to correspondence.