Project Manager III

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Nov 30, 2023
Full Time Project Management
  • Salary: $60,858 - $101,429/annually USD Annually
  • Salary Top: 101429 USD Annually

Job Description

At the City of Atlanta, we are passionate about building and improving our community. Our police officers, firefighters and building inspectors keep our citizens safe. Our Public Works staff keeps our City clean and helps maintain, build and improve our City’s infrastructure. Our City planners help envision and shape future City growth. Our Parks & Recreation professionals enhance our quality of life.

Our engineers help keep our drinking water clean, the largest airport in the world (by passenger volume) operating and our buildings maintained. Along with the host of Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources professionals whose support is vital, we are the City of Atlanta! If you are seeking a meaningful role where you can make a real difference improving and growing our City, we welcome you to explore the job opportunities we have to offer.

Posting Expires: Open Until Filled

Salary: $60,858 - $101,429/annually

General Description and Classification Standards

The Project Manager is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities and systems. Duties at this level include, but are not limited to: directing all monitoring and control of project activities to assure quality control measures are adhered; participating in the conceptual development of a construction project; overseeing personnel actions and decisions; and managing schedules and budgets. This is a fully seasoned professional level capable of independently carrying out most assignments typical of the profession. This level would be attainable by multiple incumbents in a work group (not necessarily by all), but would not be an "automatic" promotional level.

Supervision Received

Works under very general supervision. Depending on organization structure, may work independently with responsibility for an assigned function or program.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following: These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned. Supervise and evaluate staff. Directs all execution of activities so that project related tasks are synchronized minimizing lags and enhancing cohesion of deliverables of the product’s quality.

Oversees personnel actions and decisions; manages conflict resolution and team-building activities; performs team and individual performance evaluations and reporting. Evaluates and establishes departmental performance metrics and validates data accuracy. Manages the schedule for the review of departmental performance measures and data.

Identifies appropriate business units within each department to understand business operations through process interviews and site visits. Conducts necessary benchmarking of departmental performance measures. Collaborates with departmental business units to create metrics based on interviews and benchmarks. Creates presentations that document performance metrics and rationale for measures to be presented to departmental leadership. Collects and validates data for each current departmental metric by evaluating calculations methodology and master reporting sheet. Creates presentations that documents performance metric errors.

Reviews contractors daily journals for comparison to inspectors daily journals for accuracy and congruency to avoid any conflicts when contractors are preparing applications for payment to the City for delivered work. Reviews, monitors and evaluates operational activities and recommends actions to ensure optimal utilization of the City’s resources. Supervises staff and encourages staff development. Plans out projects by creating a comprehensive set of plans that will enable the project team to deliver the project objectives.

Monitors and controls project efforts by reviewing project work results and comparing them to planned results. Identifies variances to work products and directs actions as required.

Decision Making

Applies organizational policies. Selects from multiple procedures and methods to accomplish tasks. Establishes work methods, timetables, performance standards, etc.

Leadership Provided

Manages process meetings to reviews status of ongoing projects and coordinates with the Public Information Manager, Safety Officer, Project Controls/Schedule Manager, Permit Coordinator and Land Acquisition team to review work in progress, data deliverables to ensure the project is within budget and work group leadership, guidance, and/or training to less experienced staff. Typically has a formal project management and/or skills development responsibility. Routinely provides on time.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. It is not an exhaustive list. Knowledge of: Must be well versed in construction for residential and commercial type structures.

Skill in: time management of self and others; listening and communicating exceptionally to effectively convey information verbally and in writing; analytical skills with demonstrated talent for identifying, scrutinizing, improving and streamlining complex work processes; motivating, developing and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job; using logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Ability to: manage time and workload effectively which includes planning, organizing and prioritizing a variety of tasks, assignments, projects and reports, working with attention to details; use good judgment and common sense when making decisions and solving problems; network with civic, community and other special interest groups; maintain confidentiality; work effectively with different social and economic groups in community meetings and guide the community design process and acceptance; negotiate development and consultant contracts; read and understand architectural, structural and civil engineering.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Architectural or Structural Engineering, Building Construction, or related field is preferred.
  • Five (5) years of project management required.
  • At least three (3) years of managerial or supervisory experience required.
  • Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job will be considered.

Preferred Education & Experience
  • Master’s degree
  • 5-8 years' of project management experience
  • 5 years' of managerial experience.

Base Pay


Job Address

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