The Project Manager position is a full-time, salaried position with benefits, responsible for collaborating with a wide range of internal and external partners, consultants and stakeholders to accomplish capital projects, per the organization’s mission, vision and regional plan. Projects involve working with external consultant teams to advance conceptual planning, community engagement, land acquisition, design, engineering, permitting, and construction. This position demands considerable project management expertise, high attention to detail, identifying project risks, good communication skills, proficient ability to multi-task and dedication to the team and mission.
This position works in a team environment with internal staff and external partners and consultants throughout the planning, design, and construction of a project. In addition, this position works in tandem with the Civic Engagement Managers to ensure community voices are heard throughout the project process; project managers must feel comfortable establishing rapport and building relationships with a variety of constituents ranging from elected officials to neighborhood leaders to technical stakeholders. This position also requires daily active operation within a specialized project controls system (web-based software) to monitor and control the scopes, risks, budgets, schedules and deliverables of multiple projects in order to ensure the smooth delivery of a constructed project.
We are committed to creating and maintaining a workplace in which all employees have an opportunity to participate and contribute to the success of the organization and are valued for their skills, experience and unique perspectives. As an organization, we expect all employees to support this dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion in our workplace.
Salary Range: $66,100 – 92,600, commensurate with experience
Reports to: Chief, Planning and Projects
Supervises: External Consultants and Contractors
Collaborates with: Senior Project Managers, Project Managers, Project Manager-Planning, Assistant Project Manager, Civic Engagement Managers, all staff, board and partners
The following are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties are required and will be assigned as needed.
• Collaborate with direct teammates, staff across all departments, consultants and partners in the region to accomplish projects per the organization’s and the individual project’s goals.
o Establish clear expectations and desired outcomes at the conception of projects through a planning and design process to ultimately result in an excellent user experience.
o Continuously champion goals and maintain relationships with partners, stakeholders, consultants and community members (in conjunction with other team members) to get valuable feedback, ensure buy-in and
o Follow policy and process to establish budgets, control costs, develop schedules, and other project management duties utilizing the project control system and manual and other internal systems to track and monitor progress to ensure success.
o Procure, hire, and manage consultants to support project progress, proactively managing contract negotiations, budgets, schedules and deliverables to ensure good stewardship and excellent results.
o Coordinate with the land acquisition consultant and public agencies in the assembly of easements, license/use agreements or fee-simple parcels for development and related activities.
o Coordinate with regulatory agencies and utility providers and follow all permitting and compliance requirements.
o Manage day-to-day project operations including regular communication with internal teams, partners, utilities, staff, board and other stakeholders.
o Coordinate with the construction manager consultant in the preconstruction, review of bid and specification packages, public bidding and construction oversight for project construction.
• Advance the mission and vision of by researching the best
practices, leveraging alternative resources and serving the region as a whole,
o Maintain professional development and seek out innovations in the industry to bring best practices to planning, design, and construction.
o Investigate alternative financial resources ranging from partnering, in-kind resources, federal, state and local grants, private foundations and cost-saving measures – working with teams and partners, including we are, to evaluate and seek opportunities to leverage resources.
o Serve on local, community and regional committees and initiatives as appropriate to represent us and coordinate with other efforts and initiatives as closely as possible.
Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Urban Planning, Public Administration, Parks and Recreation, Construction Management or related field.
• Five (5) to seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience related to the duties of this position.
• Understanding of municipal or government processes in procurement, contracting procedures, planning, design or construction preferred
Skills and Abilities
• Be self-directed, team-oriented and possess sound judgment.
• Familiarity and experience planning and executing long-range strategic plans, managing a project from a conceptual plan to construction.
• Firm grasp on championing project goals, managing budget and timelines and deliverables with internal and external partners, consultants and stakeholders.
• Working knowledge of how planning, landscape architecture, engineering and/or construction companies function and how to evaluate consultant qualifications and actively manage toward desired outcomes.
• Demonstrated experience in community development, natural resource management, construction, contract and project management.
• Ability to comprehend and apply the knowledge areas of the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).
• Familiarity with the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Local Public Agency (LPA) policy and the process is desired but not required.
• PC operation and ability to learn new software at a skilled level
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Ability to learn advanced project management software
• Ability to work on mobile devices to access internal programs and reports
• Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, Autodesk AutoCAD, and/or ArcView GIS is beneficial but not required