Project Manager, Planning & Engineering

Columbus Regional Airport Authority Columbus, OH

The Project Manager manages, supervises, and coordinates engineering studies, designs and construction projects. Coordinates the activities of a multi-disciplined staff that may change in size and composition from project to project in a significant aspect of the work.


* Acts as project manager for the design and construction of capital improvements.

* Leads or participates in projects. Effectively plans, manages and achieves project elements such as: milestones, quality, customer satisfaction and budget.

* Where necessary, assures fiscal accountability in administration of project funds.

* Manages project scope, costs and schedule. Prepares project specifications, estimates, and schedules. Ensures proper document control and record keeping.

* Performs consistent and accurate reporting of project status, progress, schedules and pacing reports.

* Executes disciplined approach and standards for project communications, resource planning and issue resolution processes to ensure success. May work with cross-functional teams.

* Plans and manages all aspects of vertical and horizontal project design and construction, including technical research and analysis, funding, budgeting, scheduling, building core requirements, ADA, etc.

* Reviews and approves design and construction phase submissions for proper alignment of scope, quality, budget and schedule including:

* Negotiating guaranteed maximum price proposals (GMP).

* Coordinating review of subcontractor prequalification criteria and prequalification list for owner approval.

* Reviewing subcontractor bid tabs for recommendation of award by construction manager at risk and design-builder

* Reviewing and recommending approval of fiscal drawdown schedules.

* Monitoring progress of work by consultants/contractors for the purposes of reviewing and approving consultant's/contractor's monthly payment applications or invoices.

* Coordinating review and accounting of contractor's stored materials and retainage.

* Reviewing change order requests or amendments to determine if a change is warranted and verify the availability of funds, accuracy of the proposed costs and impacts to the budget and schedule.

* Coordinates design and construction with outside agencies as necessary including the FAA, EPA, City of Columbus, as well as, tenants, airlines and internal CRAA stakeholders.

* Conducts meetings with key stakeholders to provide direction and policy interpretation for assigned projects.

* Monitors, evaluates and manages performance of professional and construction services. Fosters collaborative and effective contractor and consultant relationships.

* Identifies measurable improvements to business practices. Identifies and supports implementation of innovative practices across/within business units.

* Assists in selecting the appropriate project delivery method for specific projects. Leads or participates on committees to evaluate qualifications and/or proposals to select engineers, architects and construction managers.

* Organizes and participates in development of requests for qualifications (RFQs) and requests for proposals (RFPs). Assist in responding to questions during the selection process, evaluates RFQ and RFPs, leads pre-proposal meetings and participates in interviews.

* Negotiates professional design and construction services agreements and amendments, contracts and plans and directs the work of these services.

* Prepares and delivers presentations before interested groups, entities and the Board of Directors.

* Provide training and assistance to project participants and stakeholders at individual project meetings and commission events. Represent the commission at public meetings.

* Provide information, input and feedback on commission policies and procedures.

* Support the office-wide development and implementation of best practices and process improvements for the effective and efficient administration of capital improvement projects.

* May supervise field coordinators with responsibilities for scheduling; ensuring work is performed according to standards.

* Accountable for supporting a safety culture that promotes safe work habits and continually reduces at-risk behavior to include compliance with the injury and illness prevention program and addressing job site issues. Provides assistance in the identification of issues and resolution of disputes and claims.

* Provides direction in selecting appropriate project delivery method (ie: multiple prime, general contracting, constuction manager as advisor, construction manager at risk, design-build) for specific projects. Organize and participate in development of requests for qualifications (RFQ) & request for proposals (RFP), assists in responding to questions during selection process, evaluate RFQ & RFPs, lead pre-proposal meetings and participate in interviews. Negotiate professional design & construction services agreements & amendments, contracts and plans and directs the work of these services.


Education & Experience:

* Bachelor's degree in construction, engineering, architecture, or related field.

* Ten (10) years experience in construction project management required.

* Experience with CM at Risk and Design Build Contracts.

* Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect certification required.

* DBIA, CCM,PMPĀ®, AIA Certifications preferred

* Must possess and maintain a valid Ohio driver's license.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Demonstrated ability to consistently deliver projects

* Extensive knowledge of building construction techniques, architectual construction techniques, and construction contracts

* Knowledge of construction testing procedures

* Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to use Primavera (P6 Scheduling, Contract Manager) and other CRAA software to manage construction projects

* Ability to interact effectively with contractors, consultants, and project stakeholders

* Excellent customer service skills (external and/or internal)

* Strong verbal and written communication skills

* Displays cooperation and performs as a team player

* Demonstrated dependability and reliability

* Excellent planning and organization skills

* Ability to use time effectively and efficiently while managing multiple priorities

* Ability to work in a fast paced and continuously changing environment

* Effective problem solving skills

* Ability to achieve results

* Ability to work well independently with limited direction

* Ability to influence others

* Knowledge of Building Information Management Systems.


May supervise Field Coordinators


Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force required to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time; walking and standing are required occasionally.

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All applicants must apply online. The deadline to apply is Thursday, July 12, 2018.