The City of Palo Alto Public Works Department:Public Works provides services integral to the community daily. The mission of the department is to provide quality services with commitment, courtesy, and pride. In partnership with the Palo Alto community, the Public Works team strives to offer efficient, cost-effective and environmentally responsible services that make Palo Alto a beautiful, vibrant and appealing City in which to live and work.
The Position:The City of Palo Alto is excited to be recruiting for a passionate and energetic Project Manager. As a vital member of the Public Works Department, the Project Manager will coordinate the development, monitoring, and servicing of Public Works projects such as cleaning crews, managing vendors, in addition to procurement and contracts. The successful candidate will have knowledge with roads, pump stations, signage, asphalt, and concrete in addition to creating Invitation for Bids, Requests for Quotation, and Request for Proposals. Serving in multiple roles in a variety of settings, the Project Manager will step in for the Managers of Maintenance Operations when required. Exceptional customer service, communication, and project management skills are crucial for the successful individual.
Ideal Candidate:The ideal candidate will have an operations background and experience in managing contracts, in addition to problem-solving, general supervisory skills, and the development of detailed project plans.
Coordinates the development, implementation, and supervision of program goals, objectives, activities, and strategic initiatives assesses consequences and outcomes of program initiatives.Supervises activities and participates in the monitoring, operating, servicing, troubleshooting and maintenance of applicable equipment and tools to ensure proper operations, which includes, analyzing and reviewing work processes, and scheduling.Serves as lead participant in preparing requests for proposals for outside contractors. Originating and preparing necessary technical contract data, specifications, plans, and cost estimates; inspects quality and quantity of work, maintains accurate records of construction projects for rehabilitation projects and capital improvement projects.Administers contracts, determine the scope of work, prepares Request for Proposals, Request for Quotation, and Invitation for Bids in addition to evaluating and selecting consultants, review consultants work, monitors associated budgets, and ensures compliance with established schedules.
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Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge and skills, which would typically be acquired through:Two years of college with emphasis on civil, mechanical and/or electrical engineering, general construction and space planning and four years experience in civil engineering or facilities maintenance, at least two of which have been in coordinating and monitoring work of contractors or in a lead/supervisory capacity.
Licensing Requirements:Valid California Driver's License