Manager III - Planning, Design, Construction and Monitoring Section
Montgomery County, MD Government
Location: Wheaton, Maryland
Type: Full Time
Salary: $82,068 - $148,607
Years of Experience:
2 - 4
Internal Number: IRC58183
Manager III - Planning, Design, Construction and Monitoring Section Montgomery County Government Department of Environmental Protection 2425 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, Maryland 20902
Salary Range: $82,068 - $148,607
The mission of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is to enhance the quality of life in our community by protecting and improving Montgomery County’s air, water, and land in a sustainable, innovative, inclusive, and industry-leading way while fostering smart growth, a thriving more sustainable economy and healthy communities.
DEP is seeking to fill a Manager III (Section Chief) position to lead the Planning, Design, Construction and Monitoring Section within the Recycling and Resource Management Division.
This position will lead a team of planners and engineers in the section and will be responsible for planning, management, and implementation of large, complex construction projects for the Division’s capital improvement project programs, operational facilities upgrades, and landfill remediation projects. This Manager III will be responsible for implementing projects to improve the County’s Solid Waste infrastructure and meet the County’s Permits and Remediation Requirements. As such, this individual will coordinate with engineering consultants, construction contractors, permitting agencies, and construction quality control. The Manager III will also be responsible for overseeing the planning, design, and implementation of capital and non-capital projects of $70 - $100 million or more from FY23 through FY27. Some projects include but is not limited to:
Gude Landfill Remediation: projected to be a 7-year project starting around October 2022.
Gude Landfill solar project: to be done after the remediation is complete
Oaks Landfill solar project
Material Recovery Facility upgrade
A compost facility to process food scraps
Transfer Station modifications to allow top loading of tractor trailer or building a new transfer station
Transfer Station redesign to incorporate new Zero Waste initiatives or building a new residential drop-off center offsite
New scales and scale house for Transfer station
30-year Post closure monitoring and repairs for Oaks and Gude landfill
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Manage CIP design activities and serve as the Contract Administrator responsible for supervising staff activities related to CIP design, permitting and planning such as design engineer contract management and administration; quality assurance to ensure engineer’s compliance with contractual requirements; budget control; schedule control; and conformance with regulatory and permitting requirements. Additionally, the position reviews/verifies/accepts engineers’ work; reviews and approves invoices; resolves engineering issues as the technical authority; and negotiates and authorizes additional work order changes in the best interest of the County.
Manage CIP construction activities and serve as the Contract Administrator responsible for supervising staff activities related to CIP construction such as constructability planning; construction contract management; administration; quality assurance to ensure construction contractors’ compliance with project plans and specifications; budget control; schedule control; and conformance with regulatory and permitting requirements. Additionally, the position reviews/verifies/accepts contractors’ work; reviews and approves invoices; resolves construction issues as the technical authority; negotiates and authorizes work order changes in the best interest of the County.
Explore solid waste industry technology advances and innovative ideas, work in conjunction with the other Manager III’s in the Division to identify processes where new technologies can be implemented and that can lead to gains in productivity and efficiencies, and propose, design, plan and implement CIP projects that can achieve positive sustainable outcomes (i.e., infrastructure needed for the conversion of diesel curbside collection vehicles into electrical vehicles).
Prepare and manage the budget of $70 - $100 million or more; coordinating with other sections in department and Senior Accountant; and monitoring CIP expenditures versus budget.
Supervise and oversee Design Project Managers (Engineers); Planners (Planning Specialists); Construction Project Managers (Engineers); and Maintenance Engineers.
Develop contractual documents including Requests for Proposals, bid packages for Invitations for Bids, Engineering and Construction Task Orders, Scopes of Services, contracts, and amendments, as well as negotiating or directing the negotiations of contracts, task orders, changes and other contractual documents with contractors, consultant engineers and other firms.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in construction management, engineering, solid waste facility management or waste-to-energy facility management. Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree. Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. Driver’s License: Possession of a valid Class “C” (or equivalent) driver’s license from the applicant’s state of residence when required for job-related duties.
PREFERRED CRITERIA There are No Preferred Criteria Assessments. All applicants will be reviewed by the Office of Human Resources (OHR) for minimum qualifications. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be rated “Qualified,” placed on the Eligible List, and may be considered for interview. Preference for interviews will be given to applicants with experience in the following: • Experience managing a capital project program and organization across the capital project life-cycle – planning/assessment, design, permitting, implementation, construction and monitoring. • Experience developing a multi-year capital improvements program plan and budget. • Experience in contract management including development of solicitations, work orders, bid documents and cost estimates; payment approval; and contract negotiations and disputes. • Experience supervising technical and non-technical staff (i.e., engineers, planners, technicians, inspectors, and contractors) following all applicable policies, personnel regulations, and collective bargaining agreements. • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or related field. • Possession of an active Professional Engineer’s License.
If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.
Montgomery County Government offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.
To view the complete job announcement and to apply, please visit our website at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HR/Recruitment/MCGCareers.html and click on the “Search Jobs and Apply” tab. Read the full job description under the “Managerial Executive” Job Category. The requisition number is IRC58183. Interested candidates must create an online account in order to apply.
This Recruitment is Open Until Filled
All resume submissions must address the preferred criteria for the position, which are listed in the full advertisement, preferably in a separate section of the resume.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Resume Preparation Tips listed under the “Career Resources” tab on the Office of Human Resource’s MCG Careers webpage.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
Experience applying the principles, practices, requirements, systems, procedures and methods appropriate to construction management, contract administration, budget and financial management and human resources management.
Experience with complex engineering requirements affecting construction of waste and recycling facilities or landfill remediation.
Ability to control large scale critical assignments through program/project planning techniques.
Ability to plan, direct and supervise the work of subordinate professional, administrative, and/or labor/trades personnel.
Ability to strategically plan, organize, coordinate, and administer the operations of one or more organizational units.
Ability to make decisions and solve administrative and operational problems arising in the organizational unit managed.
Skill in oral and written communication to multiple audiences and organizations in varying situations sufficient to develop defenses of and justifications for recommended courses of action; and, to gain compliance, cooperation, work integration, and/or understanding outside of immediate organization.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, managers, employees and the public.
This position requires possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive a County vehicle to travel frequently to worksites in order to inspect and oversee construction jobsites as well as meet with contracting staff, and attend meetings and perform other work at various locations throughout Montgomery County.
Occasional evening or weekend work is required.
As a manager/supervisor of unionized employees, this position has a responsibility for fostering a positive labor relations environment based on mutual trust, respect, and cooperation.
To ensure a positive workplace and to comply with federal, state and County laws, the incumbent is responsible for completing mandatory trainings within the first three to six months or within the specified timeframe.
For information about Montgomery County’s comprehensive benefit offerings, please visit the MCG Careers Total Rewards webpage and check out our competitive benefits!