Construction Manager

Salary: $75,338-$108,418 annually
Shift: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Recruitment Period: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Please print ALL linked documents below and return to our office in person or mail to:

Human Resources, 201 West Gray Bldg C, Norman, OK 73069

Employment Application 

EEO Survey

Waiver and Release

Inclusion Statement


Education and Experience:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Construction Management, Public Administration or related field.  Three years of experience in Public Works construction project management and utility coordination and relocation, including two years supervisory experience is required in order to gain knowledge of departmental processes and procedures and general supervisory skills.

Licenses and Certifications:  Must possess a valid state driver's license and satisfactory motor vehicle record.

Knowledge:  Construction methods, practices and procedures.  Engineering plans and interpretation.  Principles and practices of general accounting.  Record keeping, report preparation, filing methods and records management techniques.  Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting and program budget development and implementation.  Applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations and City codes and ordinances.  Supervisory methods of interpersonal relations and communication including collaboration, teambuilding, motivation, and problem solving; resource and operational planning; and performance management.  Personal computer and Microsoft Office applications.

Skills:  Analytical skills necessary to apply technical knowledge to analyze data, interpret City construction codes and ordinances, make decisions and recommend a course of action.  Interpersonal skills necessary to provide effective leadership to subordinates, maintain a variety of internal and external contacts and work cooperatively with superior and subordinate staff.  Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.  Communicating clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.

Duties and Responsibilities: Supervises technical personnel; interviews and hires personnel; instructs employees in correct methods and procedures; trains employees in the safe operation of equipment; plans, assigns and directs work; monitors and inspects work in progress to ensure continuity and timely completion of work; reviews and evaluates employee performance.  Reviews daily reports submitted by Construction Inspectors and Utility Coordinator, notes problem areas, maintains records and prepares reports on inspection activity and status of construction projects; recommends changes on plans.  Manages construction projects; coordinates with Capital Projects and Development Engineers to ensure that adequate construction quality control is taking place. Reviews construction plans and coordinates with other departments relating to utility relocation projects and project phasing.  Assists Public Works managers, engineers and project managers with administration of capital improvement projects; advertises and evaluates bids for construction contracts; prepares City Council agenda items and memorandums for Council; issues change orders and prepares necessary documents for Council approval; processes contractor pay claims.  Conducts periodic site inspections to ensure adherence to contract as well as applicable codes and ordinances and state and federal rules and regulations; provides solutions to construction difficulties.  Coordinates construction projects with citizens and stakeholder groups.  Explains and interprets construction codes and ordinances; advises and consults with the public concerning problems resulting from construction or repair activity; communicates with contractors regarding problems that occur on job sites; answers questions and makes recommendations.  Coordinates projects with other state and federal agencies.  Coordinates with utility companies and telecommunication services. Provides technical support during preparation of fiscal year operating and capital budgets; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with budget.  Performs other related work as required.

Working Conditions: Work is performed in a normal office environment and on construction sites which includes exposure to outdoor temperatures, dirt and dust, and/or disagreeable sights and odors.

Mental and Physical Abilities:  Mental/visual effort required due to sustained periods of concentration necessary for the design and layout of a project and the constant breaks in concentration associated with answering phones or speaking in person to citizen or staff requiring assistance.  Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying light objects (less than 25 lb.) 5-10% of work time.  Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance. 

Additional Information: Selected applicant must pass background investigation, physical examination and drug screen.


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