Capital Program Administrator - Construction Management

Broward County Government

Date: Sep 23, 2022
City: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Salary: $105,344 - $168,129 / year
Contract type: Full time
Broward County Government

The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for Capital Program Administrator - Construction Management

Nancy J. Cotterman Center, 2022
Announcement will remain open until a sufficient number of applications are received and may close at any time.

Broward County\'s Construction Management Division is seeking an accomplished leader to perform advanced professional and administrative work with supervisory responsibilities in the management of a variety of challenging, yet rewarding, complex vertical construction projects.

Reporting to the Division Director, this position manages and oversees the work of project managers, supervisors and professionals in the budgeting, design, permitting, construction and close-out of large, complex vertical construction and capital improvement projects. The Capital Program Administrator supervises, manages and monitors A/E consultants and construction contractors; master planning studies; project progress, amendments, change orders, work authorizations and resolves design and construction related issues; assists in the overall development of the Division\'s capital improvement program.

The Division focuses on vertical construction projects ranging from minor renovations and building system implementations to development of complex, multi-million-dollar new construction projects. Projects currently managed by the Division include a new County Governmental Center, Broward County Judicial Complex and other courthouses, a new Medical Examiner\'s and Crime Laboratory facility; and a variety of other challenging construction projects.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience as a high-level project manager in large-scale ($5 million+) vertical construction projects. The candidate will possess extensive experience in the management, planning, programming, design, procurement, documentation and construction administration of projects as well as design consultants, contractors and others. The ideal candidate will have proficiency in managing, overseeing and assigning projects and tasks to supervisory project managers. Strong communication skills are critical as the candidate will work with large, diverse project teams and will need to keep the public, direct supervisors, County Administration, and elected officials apprised of project progress and issues. The top candidate will have experience in the latest construction methods and technology including Building Information Modeling (BIM), document control programs, and scheduling programs. LEED Accredited Professional designation and experience are preferred.

General Description
Manages budgeting, design, permitting, construction and close-out of large construction and capital improvement projects.
Works under administrative supervision, developing and implementing programs within organizational policies and reports major activities to executive level administrators through conferences and reports.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Requires a Bachelor\'s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in architecture, engineering, construction management or closely related field; AND

Requires six (6) years of experience in capital project management, design and/or engineering in large-scale vertical construction projects.

Special Certifications and Licenses
Current State of Florida registration as a Registered Architect or Professional Engineer is required at time of appointment. Status of registration must be clearly indicated in the application.

NOTE: Architects and Professional Engineers registered in jurisdictions outside of Florida will be considered upon demonstration of the candidate\'s ability to achieve reciprocal licensure in Florida at the time of hire (anticipated to be in, or before, January 2023).

Preferences Master\'s Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, Urban Design, Master Planning, or closely related field.
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification; Certified Master Planner and/or LEED Accreditation; Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) certification and/or Emergency Management certification; Construction Specification Institute certification
Experience supervising professional staff such as project managers, engineers and architects, and championing skill development through training, continuing education and performance evaluation.
Experience in governmental procurement and management for complex, large-scale vertical construction projects.
Experience with Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Virtual Design and Construction methodologies, and advanced Microsoft Excel and Project and related project management software skills.


The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Manages and monitors construction contractors and consultants; develops, administers and negotiates construction and consultant contracts, master plan studies, amendments, change orders, and work authorizations.

Prepares documentation, graphic presentations, budgetary estimates and analysis for potential and upcoming projects; provides direction and options analysis in the area of construction and development.

Conducts meetings with consultants and contractors to review progress of work and manage all aspects of the project; reviews and approves invoices and payment requests from consultants and contractors; assists in the preparation of new fiscal year budget requests.

Conducts meetings with consultants and contractors to review progress of work and manage all aspects of the project; reviews and approves invoices and payment requests from consultants and contractors; assists in the preparation of new fiscal year budget requests. Establishes a Quality Control/Quality Assurance (QC/QA) Project Program and procedures to standardize the project management process, improve quality and performance.

Performs administrative work, prepares change orders and work authorizations, approves invoices (consultants and contractors); projects closeout and final payment to contractor and consultant; meets with consultants and contractors to discuss open items and have them resolved to keep the project moving forward.

Performs related work as assigned.


Physical Demands
Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)
Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

Involves routine and frequent exposure to traffic; moving machinery.


County Core Competencies

All Broward County employees strive to demonstrate the County\'s four core behavioral competencies.
  • Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Customer focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Instills trust: Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Values differences: Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with the Professional Standards/Human Rights Section.

Emergency Management Responsibilities

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County\'s Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

Broward is a dynamic county that offers an exciting, stable career with incredible employee benefits such as 12 annual holidays, accrued annual/vacation and sick leave, FRS retirement, $25,000 of free life insurance, training and development, and participation eligibility in a deferred compensation (457) plan. In addition, Broward County offers a Consumer Driven Health plan (CDH), Pharmacy coverage, Dental insurance, Vision insurance and Section 125 Flexible spending accounts for Medical Expenses and Dependent Care. Part-time 20+ benefit eligible employees receive the benefits described above at a reduced amount. .

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