Construction Project Manager I

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Position Description

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

REPORTS TO: Construction Services Manager


SALARY: $20.12 – $30.16



Highly responsible administrative work in the management of the City’s capital improvements and construction projects.   Planning, coordinating and directing the activities necessary to complete projects including construction of new buildings, renovations and expansion of existing buildings and capital improvements such as roadway projects, stormwater, water, sewer and reclaimed water projects.


The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the major tasks performed within this classification.   It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class.  The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.  Specific tasks on a day to day basis will reflect the overall areas of expertise for this position.

  • Works with staff, architects, engineers, contractors during project design to project completion.
  • Plan review and mark up of all private projects and public capital projects.
  • Management of capital expenditure and construction project budgets.
  • Assists in contract negotiations, monitoring, and policy development.
  • Prepares complex fiscal and daily operational reports.
  • Assists in resolutions/recommendations concerning unplanned increases in project costs and funding.
  • Responsible for resolutions/recommendations concerning project “field adjustments”.
  • Acts as a liaison between Public Works Management Staff and the Contractor.
  • Performs coordination of capital and construction project timeframes, project objectives, funding, grant requirements, physical moves, and discrepancies to ensure the projects meet functional and budgetary requirements.
  • Advises and directs Contractor concerning proper procedures from the inception to completion of construction projects to ensure compliance with City Utility Standards and Specifications, City NPDES Permit requirements, County, State and Federal guidelines.
  • Attend relevant seminars to stay current with Federal, State and Local regulations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current construction procedures, practices and materials.
  • Knowledge of basic architectural/engineering principles.
  • Knowledge of contract administration and negotiations.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Excel, Access, Power Point and Word).
  • Knowledge of ESRI GIS software.
  • Knowledge of computer – aided design and drafting programs and knowledge of mathematics up to and including trigonometry.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, specifications and construction contract documents.
  • Ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with City management/ department heads, elected officials, the public, engineers, architects, contractors and employees.
  • Ability to make decisions based on analysis of data and prepares clear concise reports, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to enforce regulations firmly, tactfully and impartially.
  • Ability to complete records, reports and written correspondence accurately.


Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma. College course work in construction or engineering curriculum preferred. Four years in a responsible position with a Contractor, Engineer or Government entity performing utility projects and inspections. A comparable amount of directly related experience MAY be substituted at the City’s discretion for the minimum education requirements if candidates are not available that fully meet the minimum requirements of the position posted.


Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license.  Ability to operate a motor vehicle. Must possess or obtain an FDEP Qualified Storm-water Management Inspector Certification within one year of employment. This position is to be considered an “essential personnel” and is required to report to duty for emergency situations such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, sinkholes, water/sewer breaks and other crises to provide for public safety. Every New Port Richey employee is required to fill out a Disaster Response Survey and is subject to being required to report to work during a declared disaster.


Physical Ability:

Transitions from indoor to outdoors. Ability to communicate effectively using speaking, hearing, writing and vision skills.  Ability to stand for long periods of time and walk long distances, sometimes on rough terrain. Ability to stoop, bend and pick up material weighing 50 pounds or less.

Sensory Requirements:

Ability to hear, speak and understand conversation in English in various tones of voice, as well as accents or rapidly spoken in order to be able to do job.  Ability to see, read, and comprehends letters, numbers, words, characters or symbols, which are both large and small.  Ability to print and draw letters, numbers, words, characters and symbols which are legible and understood by others.  Ability to learn complex tasks and remember how to complete tasks without assistance once trained.


Ability to deal with stress related to routine deadlines and occupational problems, which demand immediate attention.  Necessity to multi-task successfully. Ability to accept decisions made by others that may be in opposition of own views. Ability to deal with both legislative and administrative personnel of the City in a tactful manner.

Applications can be emailed to, faxed to 727-853-1043 or sent/dropped off to 5919 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL 34652.  DFWP

The City of New Port Richey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of New Port Richey provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.