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posted : 09/20/2023
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General Job Description

Under limited supervision of the County Engineer, performs project management functions related to the study, design, survey, and construction of capital improvement projects and other county infrastructure / roadway projects that are the responsibility of the Engineering Department. Answers questions and complaints of the public; investigates emergency situations; prepares reports, specifications, and construction documents as necessary. The Engineering Department Project Manager is the primary decision-maker for their projects with assistance/review by the County Engineer as needed.

Duties for this Position
  • • Independently manages large and complex county roadway and other county horizontal infrastructure capital improvement projects cradle to grave (concept design through construction). Examples of such projects include but are not limited to: road paving, roadway widening, roadway resurfacing, site development, beach access improvements, streetscape improvements, construction of new boat ramps, improvements to existing boat landings, implementation of traffic calming measures and roadway striping projects; • Obtains right-of-way easements from private property owners for county infrastructure projects; • Prepares / reviews scopes of work for the solicitation of design, CE&I, geotech / material testing, or other civil engineering service contracts for county infrastructure projects; coordinates professional service contracting process with the county’s procurement department; serves on selection team; • Reviews construction plans for revisions, and communicates directly with engineering consultants to ensure final construction plans for county roadway and other capital improvement / infrastructure projects comply with established standards and project design criteria; • Prepares conceptual construction cost estimates, reviews consultant engineers’ opinions of cost, and prepares / reviews project technical specifications prior to bid advertisement; • Coordinates with the county’s procurement department to assemble final project documents for public bid advertisement (final construction plans, specifications, and front-end documents); • Reviews construction bids, recommends contract awards, and coordinates with contractors to facilitate execution of construction contracts; • Manages the county’s roadway and other capital infrastructure projects during construction: • Schedules / attends pre-construction meetings and contractor progress meetings; • Schedules and performs field work such as traffic studies, construction inspections, field surveys, and grade shots; maintains documentation of field inspections; • Reviews / recommends approval of contractor pay requests and change order requests, and prepares supporting documentation for each; • Oversees county’s CE&I / geotech / material testing consultants, and leads coordination of utility relocation work; • Provides customer service by responding to issues and /or complaints from the public, developers, engineers, and contractors; • Independently and tactfully resolves problems and conflicts with contractors, engineers, the public, and other internal and external customers by developing productive relationships. Handles conflicts that involve disputes over payments for contract items, change orders on contracts, and opposing interpretations of contract specifications and other regulations as they relate to engineering / roadway plans; • Interprets construction plans to resolve problems and conflicts; coordinates with the county’s contractors and engineering consultants to recommend and implement solutions during construction; • Maintains record of all miscellaneous construction contract documentation for active projects (RFI’s, contractor submittals / approvals, etc). • Serves as a liaison between all county departments, senior management, vendors, contractors, engineering firms, SCDOT, utility companies, and other permitting agencies concerning the county’s capital improvement projects; • Maintains updated knowledge as to all pertinent codes, laws and regulations; • Demonstrates willingness and ability to simultaneously and manage a wide variety of multiple complex projects and assignments independently by working after-hours as necessary to ensure safe and efficient completion of the county’s capital improvement projects; • Performs related duties as required.
Position Minimum Requirements
  • Qualified candidates shall possess any combination of education and experience equivalent to: Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering or related field AND four (4) years of construction or design experience; OR Associate's Degree in Civil Engineering Technology or related field AND seven (7) years of construction or design experience; OR ten (10) years construction or design experience with a high school diploma OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. SCDOT inspector certifications preferred. Engineer-In-Training certificate a plus - EIT's will be afforded design experience opportunities in order to qualify for the Principles and Practices in Engineering Exam (PE Exam).