CITY OF FORT WAYNE Construction Contract Manager II in Fort Wayne, Indiana

CITY OF FORT WAYNE JOB POSTINGApplicants must meet duties/essential functions and minimum requirementsSUMMARYWorking under the direction of City Utilities Engineering Management, incumbent administers City Utilities development contracts and manages capital construction contracts per the policies and standards of Fort Wayne Utility Engineering. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City and Utility's safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned. Pre Bid Activities: Collaborates with design staff to develop project understanding and provide input to improve project constructability; Directs post-bid activities including: tabulate bids; recommend awards; compose documents; submit contract documents to contractor for signature; submit contract documents to Board of Public Works and Common Council for approval; organize and direct pre-construction meeting; Manages preliminary construction matters: Coordinate with contractor on any irregularities with the construction contract, Develop project understanding by reviewing plans and specifications, recording conditions before construction, developing a list of potential problems and checking staking for reasonableness; Review and accept project schedule; Coordinate submittal and review process of shop drawings; Coordinate payment schedules; Request inspection services;Manages Construction: Act as the Board's representative during construction; manage construction complaints; provide site visits; working with the Project Manager, authorize variations in work; review/reject defective work; review and approve payments; review inspection reports and recommendation action as needed; Manages Changes in Work and Claims: Negotiate, represent, and review change order requests; authorize payments based on completed work; Negotiate and recommend changes in contract completion times; Manages acceptance testing and correction of defective work; Manages Project Reporting: Report on construction schedules, budgets, costs and ongoing issues and resolutions; Coordinates with other City Utilities and Public Works staff to resolve project issues and concerns; Performs training of other career path staff; Performs duties of Construction Contract Manager I as necessary; Performs the role of the project "Engineer" during construction (as defined by the Contract Documents) on City Utilities capital projects; Maintains good public relations; Utilizes Project Management Information System (PMIS) for project schedules, budgets, weekly 2 and monthly status reports, general document management, construction engineering reviews and approvals, project tracking and other project management and administration activities; Reviews Regulatory permits and coordinate with Contractor and Inspector to ensure provisions outlined in permits is met; Reviews Easements and other property rights documents as appropriate and ensure Contractor and Inspector are aware and meet the provisions of these documents; Recommends and provides feedback for specifications, standards and special designs.