Sr. Project Manager, Construction

Baltimore, MD, US
Nov 21, 2020

JOB TITLE : Sr. Project Manager, Construction

REPORTS TO : Senior Supervisor, Construction

DEFINITION : Serves as project manager for the construction phases of new construction and renovation capital improvement projects. Plans, organizes, and directs the oversight of large and multifaceted building construction and capital improvement projects.

  • Provides overall project oversight, reporting and coordination for large, single and multiphase capital improvement projects.
  • Manages the architecture / engineering design teams, construction managers and contractors to insure the project is being completed on time and under budget. Ensures that projects maintain completion milestones. Resolves project delays.
  • Reports project budget and status to management. Initiates and updates project financial processes such as purchase order requests, change orders and budget tracking. Maintains all project financials. Reviews and authorizes applications for payment and confirms completion of work to validate and execute progress payments.
  • Ensures contractor compliance with architectural plans, specifications, applicable building codes, and construction practices. Upholds design standards during construction. Issues notices of non-compliance for work not conforming to design standards and acceptable levels of workmanship.
  • Approves design revisions to accommodate site conditions and/or errors or omissions in the contract documents.
  • Meets with contractors, developers, representatives of other agencies, the public, and others to resolve issues which arise during project construction. Attends various meetings to include progress, site-based personnel, and code inspections.
  • Coordinates the activities of BCPS inspectors assigned to projects.
  • Communicates regularly with management on project status and key issues. Prepares and reviews correspondence. Prepares reports and maintains records.
  • Coordinates the final acceptance of the project with contractors, engineers, architects, and agency representatives. Verifies that all work has been completed in an acceptable manner prior to the project's final acceptance.
  • Participates in pre-bid meetings with contractors and representatives of other agencies. Conducts pre-construction meetings with contractors. Serves as a liaison between the contractor, architect, BCPS, and the Office of Facilities Construction and Improvement.
  • Participates in project design and bidding process, assisting the BCPS design project manager/planner. Assists with answering contractor questions during bid phase of project.
  • Performs constructability reviews during the design process to find potential sources of conflict.
  • Investigates project sites to document existing conditions and possible issues.
  • Performs final inspection and prepares punch list in conjunction with the design team and inspector. Ensures that all punch list items are corrected by contractor prior to final payment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Education, Training and Experience :
  • Possession of a high school diploma or an appropriate equivalent.
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Ten years of experience in construction management, five years of which were in the education, institutional or commercial building field.

Note : Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience that provide the knowledge and skills necessary to perform effectively may be considered.

Licenses and Certificates :
  • Possession of Certified Construction Manager (CCM) accreditation is preferred.
  • Possession of a valid class C Maryland driver's license or an equivalent is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities :
  • Knowledge of e-Builder or similar construction management software is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and techniques of construction.
  • Knowledge of construction materials, tools, and equipment.
  • Knowledge of construction plans and specifications.
  • Knowledge of construction standards and regulations.
  • Knowledge of building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire, and life safety codes.
  • Skill in managing the construction and renovation of commercial facilities.
  • Skill in ensuring contractors' compliance with plans, standards, and specifications.
  • Skill in reading, interpreting and applying construction contracts, specifications, and plans.
  • Skill in keeping and maintaining records.
  • Skill in preparing reports.
  • Ability to review, interpret and enforce construction contract documents.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, developers, the public and others.

The work of this class entails regular field visits of construction sites. Work includes frequent walking, standing, climbing of ladders and exposure to potential hazards such as traffic, heavy equipment, and adverse site conditions / weather. Duties entail frequent travel between project sites.

Persons appointed to this classification are designated as Essential-As-Needed Personnel and are required to work when schools and/or offices are closed during adverse weather conditions or any other emergency when contacted and directed to do so.

Employees in this class may be assigned to work nights, evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. Employees are subject to call to duty in emergencies and may be required to work beyond their regularly scheduled hours with little advanced notice.

FLSA : Exempt

SALARY: Grade 07 on the BCPS OPE 12 Month payscale $76,734-$118,629.

Eligible for the Baltimore County Employees' Retirement System.

This document describes the duties and responsibilities of a position. It shall not be held to exclude duties not referenced nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees.

Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Application Instructions
Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
  • Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). Each time an applicant applies to a job with BCPS, the application must be resubmitted. If an applicant started an application with BCPS in the past and at a later date decides to apply for additional positions, it is the applicant's responsibility to review the entire application and ensure that all data is up to date (for example, the applicant may need to add additional schooling or certifications, an additional work experience, or provide updated references). The applicant must remember to review the entire application each time for accuracy and submit each time for a new or different vacancy.
  • Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted. Applicants should notify their reference proactively to inform them they will receive a form via email through a MAILBOT email address from Baltimore County Public Schools. Applicants should also inform their reference(s) of the job they are applying to.
  • Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
  • Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.

Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $81.00. An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
  • Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
  • If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
  • Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
  • Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
  • All newly hired personnel must attend a Badges and Benefits session.
  • Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9600 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 118, Baltimore, MD 21220 (443-809-4360).

Contact Information

Michael Hodge
Director of Staffing
(AFSCME, ESPBC, OPE & Non-Represented)
6901 Charles Street, E Building
Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone: 443-809-7874
Fax: 410-296-0568

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