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Manager – Capital Project Delivery

Posted Wednesday, January 11


Saint Paul Public Schools


St. Paul


General Information
Position Summary
Coordinate and manage the planning and completion of assigned construction and maintenance projects for District’s properties; coordinate project development, design, specifications, bid process, contract administration, quality control, financial management and technical documentation functions; assure that projects meet state and federal regulations and district standards. Reporting Relationship Reports to the Facilities Director or another senior administrator as designated. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering or construction management and seven years of experience in eductional/institutional/commercial design and construction which must include three years of direct project management experience. Perferred

Experience in supervising large public construction projects/ programs. Experience managing to scope, schedule and budget for mid- to large- complex construction projects.

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following fundamental duties: Perform regular performance updates and reviews with all direct reports. Perform the annual performance review and goal setting with each direct report. Manage all contracted, and select District performed construction projects for the department. Manage all phases of construction and maintenance projects, including pre-design, schematic design, design development, specifications, bid process, contract administration, quality control, commissioning, financial management, technical documentation, and warranty administration. Identify events that could alter the scope, budget, and schedule of the project and develop contingency plans for meeting objectives. Monitor project worksites; evaluate the status of projects and documentation and assure projects meet job specifications, budget, schedule, quality and productivity goals. Coordinate department initiatives that span multiple sites / areas.

Review and analyze completed projects annually for accuracy of the plans including cost, schedule and overall success of each project in concert with the Manager of Facility Planning. Perform a formal presentation of the results of the above review to the Facilities Department Management Team. Plan, delegate, supervise, coordinate and review the work of subordinates and consultants. Assist in determining design scope, budget and schedule of a project in concert with the Manager of Facility Planning. Assist in the examination of plans and specifications for district buildings prepared by external consultants and contractors and propose changes as required to comply with district standards or industry best practices. Coordinate observing the construction district buildings and monitoring of project quality control and conformance to project objectives. Meet regularly with staff and contractors to identify problems, and resolve operational and technical issues; evaluate issues, develop solution, and resolve discrepancies between field conditions and project plans; refer serious problems and disagreements in interpretation to appropriate management. Confer with department heads in regard to the cost of construction, repair and alteration of district buildings.

Coordinate, schedule and participate in regular status meetings with all the various stakeholders. Design, schedule, and participate in the project public engagement processes; identify key stakeholders and manage communication methods to uphold an appropriate level of public participation throughout the life of a project that differentiates between stakeholders’ levels of influence and interest. Contribute to the District’s Strong Schools, Strong Communities efforts by partnering with other staff to contribute to student achievement and the alignment and sustainability of resources. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of building codes, ordinances, standards and regulations including, but not limited to, Minnesota State Building Code, ANSI A117.1, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and City of St. Paul zoning and related legislation. Knowledge of methods and practices for project planning, designs, technical plans, specifications, estimates, and reports for construction and maintenance projects. Knowledge of federal, state and local codes and regulations governing engineering and building construction. Knowledge of the materials, methods and techniques used in infrastructure projects for public buildings. Knowledge of the principles and practices of government project management, records management, and methods of evaluating construction contract compliance. Knowledge of the principles and practices of public sector administrative management, including cost accounting, budgeting, purchasing, contract management, customer service and employee supervision. Considerable skill in utilizing computer systems in the performance of job responsibilities. Considerable skill in the management of multiple projects of various sizes and complexity. Considerable communications skills, both oral and written. Considerable skill in data management, recordkeeping, research, analysis and reporting. Considerable ability to interpret and apply construction standards and procedures; applicable federal, state and local rules and regulations; and SPPS policies and standards. Considerable ability to read and interpret blueprints, designs, estimates, plans, and specifications. Considerable ability to analyzing problems, resolve disputes and grievances, and develop effective solutions. Considerable ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups. Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, staff, contractors, public officials, and representatives from other local, state, and federal agencies.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
This is a 12 month position working 40 hours per week. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the SCSP negotiated labor agreement. The labor agreement and salary schedule can be found at The minimum rate of pay for this position is $85,443 per hour or annually. Benefits are available to new employees after 30 days of active employment. Benefits include medical insurance, life insurance, sick leave, pension plan, tax-free retirement account, and flexible spending account. Some employee groups also receive vacation, dental insurance and disability insurance. A benefits summary is available at How to Apply To be considered further, please apply for this position and attach a resume and cover letter to your online application. The Human Resource Department will review your application materials and contact you regarding the next steps. To attach additional documents to your online application, click on the “Additional Attachments” link from the applicant homepage and upload your documents as attachments. Valid file extensions for attaching a document include .doc, .txt, .rtf, and .pdf. This posting is open until filled. Essential Functions Essential functions are job duties that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation through the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disability Amendments Act (ADAAA). The essential functions are typical duties as outlined under Responsibilities. Regular and reliable attendance. May be exposed to various cleaning products.

Equal Employment Opportunity Saint Paul Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment. Equity Statement SPPS is committed to an equitable workforce where all employees represent this commitment through equitable practices in their job position. Other Information Transcript – Unofficial transcripts are accepted at the time of hire. You must submit official transcripts within 30 days of your start date. Formal credential evaluation is required for post-secondary education completed outside of the United States.

Veteran’s Preference – If you are an eligible veteran applying for a job where veteran’s preference applies and wish to claim Veterans Preference you must submit a legible copy of your DD214 to the Human Resource Department with your employment application. If your claim is approved, five or ten additional points will be added to your final passing score.

Criminal Background Investigation and Reference Checks – Reference checks and a criminal background investigation will be completed as a condition of hire for all new employees and for former employees who have not been employed by the District for more than six months.