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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 3179 - Project Supervisor

Job Description

GRADE: 213

Under direction; performs work of moderate difficulty in managing projects from conceptual design through construction completion; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class is accountable for success or failure of projects related to the facilities division of Capital Plant. Independent judgment is exercised in the prioritizing and planning of County wide projects and designing schedules to ensure timely completion of tasks. Direction is received from the Facilities Manager.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Assigns, delegates, supervises and inspects the work of contract workers engaged in the operations, maintenance, repair and remodeling of County buildings and facilities
• Accounts for success of projects including client satisfaction, budget and schedule requirements, change orders, team spirit and motivation
• Assembles project teams consisting of staff and/or contractors
• Provides professional management in administration, planning scheduling construction management and staff coordination
• Coordinates and oversees concurrent projects involving a number of teams
• Defines and manages scope of work, budget and scheduling
• Serves as a project liaison to the public and to the Facility Managers and Department Directors
• Identifies conflict issues and negotiates resolutions
• Identifies and assists in the investigation of federal, state and local code requirements and other legal issues
• Performs or oversees performance of facility analysis
• Maintains project schedules
• Assures quality design construction and cost control; prepares or oversees preparation of construction documents
• Coordinates design contract activities, including development of cost estimates, project status, evaluation and approval of materials, shop drawings, alternatives, equipment and field inspections
• Evaluates proposed projects and determines nature of work to be performed and methods to be employed
• Administers projects; performs field inspections; maintains complete and current project files of correspondence and documents
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs, evaluates, and appeals of employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.

• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Architecture, structural engineering, engineering and construction management
• Computer methods and techniques including Computer Aided Design (CAD)
• Occupational hazards and safety precautions
• Recordkeeping methods.
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
• Management and leadership principles

Skill in:
• Designing and managing construction projects
• Planning, assigning and supervising contract workers
• Applying information from sketches, building plans, and verbal or written instructions
• Building trades
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office
• Planning, scheduling and supervising the work of others

Ability to:
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, analyze and evaluate programs and services, operational needs and fiscal constraints
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations and statutory requirements
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues

Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or related field and three years of progressively responsible experience in institutional, governmental, or commercial remodeling, construction experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Light Work: Exerting up to 25 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Use of arm and /or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than for sedentary work.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.