Job Details

Director of Capital Project Management
County of Charles, MD
Job Description

Performs executive engineering, design and project management work in directing the County’s Capital Improvement Projects. The Director of Capital Project Management (CPM) will lead, guide, and mentor mid-to senior level capital and construction management professionals and will be responsible for designing, developing, and directing a number of engineering and construction project contracts concurrently. The Director will also serve as the Executive Director of the Resilience Authority (the Authority) and is responsible for developing business strategies and plans ensuring their alignment with short-term and long-term objectives while driving institutional change and continued innovation. Work is performed under broad administrative direction, with the employee responsible for determining work plans, methods and procedures, and guiding departmental activities to achieve required goals and objectives.

Direct and oversee the work and activities of the design and construction of projects involving capital project management, water and sewer, traffic engineering, modeling and geographic information, resilience infrastructure, and engineering and utility review.

As Executive Director of the Resilience Authority, oversee management of the Authority’s financial responsibilities via capital, liquidity and credit risk to safeguard overall standings; manages issuance of bonds to private investors and extension of loans to pay for resilience related projects.

Responsible for adherence to all guidelines as detailed in the Authority's Bylaws and Standard Operating Procedures for the Resilience Authority.

Responsible for establishing construction specifications and inspection protocols; must develop and maintain department policies and procedures and guidelines for construction management work.

Direct the creation of policies and procedures necessary for the operation of the Authority and implement all policies and procedures adopted by the Board of Directors while assuring compliance with all County rules and regulations.

Act as the bridge between the Authority and external partners, clients and the County. Develop strong working relationships with external partners, key stakeholders, clients, and the County.

Promote and effectively communicate the Authority’s programs and accomplishments and capably represent the Authority at official functions and meetings.

Maintain frequent contacts with engineering/architect firms to ensure capital projects meet contract requirements on costs, structure, project design, engineering, architectural plans, schedule and work.

Oversee the inspection of all construction through each phase, provide guidance concerning construction materials, change orders, requisitions, schedules, and any changes to be made by the architects and engineers to upgrade efficiency and maintenance of materials, machinery or equipment.

Work closely with staff from other departments and outside agencies to ensure an effective working relationship in administering capital improvement projects.

Make presentations to community leaders, elected officials, and management on capital projects as they relate to the scope, cost, schedule, environmental impact and citizen concerns.

Ensure timely and accurate completion of sewer and water allocation management problems with long range needs.

Oversee multi-year water and sewer projects to ensure accuracy and completion.

Coordinate with the Purchasing division to develop an annual procurement plan for design and construction contract awards to support the multi-year CIP budget plan, and monitors the execution of this plan to ensure that requests for proposals, scopes of services, bid packages, contracts, amendments and other documents for selection and contracting of goods and services for the department are developed and awarded timely.

Coordinates with all other county departments, especially the Department of Public Works, the Department of Planning and Growth Management, and the Department of Fiscal and Administrative Services, to ensure the effective integration and hand-off from the project construction phase to the facility inspection and maintenance phase/program and other cross-cutting issues.

Acts as a liaison between Federal, State, and Local Governmental agencies whose policies, laws, regulations, and directives impact departmental and County activities, operations, projects and programs.

Develops comprehensive budgets and cash flow projections based upon approved programs, resource parameters, technological enhancements, and County policies and procedures; exercises internal fiscal control, reviews capital and asset proposals and contracts.

Supervises direct reports who oversee engineering and technical staff: assigns and reviews work, and takes actions to adjust work, staffing and operations to meet requirements. Oversee the selection, training and evaluation of staff, and takes appropriate actions to improve performance when necessary. Initiates actions regarding hiring, transfer, promotion, payroll, leaves, performance and other personnel actions.

Other Duties
Serves on committees and work groups as assigned. Performs related work as required.

Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities (These are pre-employment KSAs that apply only to Essential Job Functions.)

Knowledge of--
The principles, concepts and techniques of engineering as applied to the management of capital improvement projects.
Effective methods and techniques of organizing and managing engineering services.
Laws, statutes, ordinance of the State of Maryland and Charles County
Climate Science, and the specific effects of climate change expected to impact Charles County as periodically published by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Government and private sector procurement, contract management and human resources management
Governmental fiscal policies, procedures, and legal mandates including the budget process
Design and construction processes for storm drainage systems, stormwater management facilities, stream restoration measures and other infrastructure
Experience in managing a large number of projects through a team of direct reports in a cross-functional environment
Written, oral and electronic communications related to project management and evaluation of consultant and contractor performance

Ability to–
Makes effective decisions by analyzing information and considering priorities
Act as a representative of Charles County Government to the public
Keep the County Administrator and all relevant parties informed on major issues and programs and to recommend changes as appropriate
Review, evaluate and initiate appropriate action on technical and legal reports, contracts, and documents concerning departmental matters
Make quick decisions and effectively implement actions related to decisions
Build an effective team and facilitate our core values
Organize and direct large-scale capital improvement programs.
Analyze engineering problems and take or recommend appropriate technical actions.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others encountered in the work.

Required Qualifications (Note: Any acceptable combination of education, training and experience that provides the above knowledge, abilities and skills may be substituted on a full-time year for year basis.)

Training and/or Education
Master’s degree in architecture, engineering, construction management or related field.

Ten years of progressively responsible managerial experience in an engineering, finance, construction, public administration, or similar field.

Licenses or Certificates
Valid driver's license.

Registration as a professional engineer desired. LEED certification desired.
Climate Change Professional (CC-P) certification desired

Special Requirements

Physical Demands
The work is mostly sedentary with periods of light physical activity and is performed in office surroundings. Typical positions require workers to walk or stand for long periods; lift and carry up to 20 pounds; climb stairs, bend, reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; and use fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards. The work requires the ability to speak normally and to use normal or aided vision and hearing.

Unusual Demands
Employee is subject to work beyond normal scheduled work hours.

FLSA Status

Reports to
County Administrator
Resilience Authority Board of Directors

Chief of Capital Services
Chief of Technical Support
Administrative Associate

Created: 10/2020
Grade: 20
Appointed by the County Administrator

Job Details
$98,904 - $158,684
Job Function:
Other, Department Head/Director
Position Type:
Full Time
County of Charles
PO Box 2150
La Plata, MD 20646-2150
United States
Population: 149,130
Form of Government: County Council-Administrator/Manager

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