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Senior Project Manager – Transportation (Public Works)

By November 16, 2023

City of Charlottesville

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Note: This job opportunity is advertised with a closing date of “Continuous.” If interested in being considered, an application should be submitted as soon as possible. Applications will be evaluated on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted as soon as possible during the recruitment with candidates who are best qualified. Applications may no longer be considered once a candidate to fill the position is identified. This job announcement will close when the position(s) have been filled and may close at any time.

TO APPLY: to view the complete job information and to apply, visit our employment website listed. Applications are only accepted online through the City of Charlottesville employment page and must be submitted prior to the listed closing date and time. Click here to apply online!

The Senior Project Manager – Transportation in the Public Works Department oversees the success of projects of substantial cost, scope, and complexity to include, but not limited to: complex skilled and technical work in support of Feasibility, Programming, Design, Construction & Close-Out phases as they relate to the engineering, planning and construction of City-wide transportation projects federal, state and local funded transportation projects that involve multi-modal elements like bike facilities, new pedestrian access and safety features as well as vehicular capacity improvements).  Position works with VDOT’s LAP (Locally Administered Projects) program, manages VDOT’s SMART Scale/HSIP projects as well City funded transportation projects, and may manage consultant project managers which oversee the design consultants and contractors.

The preferred hiring range for this position is between $85,000.00 – $106,000.00 Annually. 

One-time hiring bonus: $5,000 ($2,500 to be paid out within the first two-weeks of employment and the remainder to be paid out after 6-months of employment).

Starting offer is based on applicable education, experience, and internal equity. This is a full-time, exempt, position which provides excellent benefits including 13 paid holidays plus 1 floating holiday, paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance options with employer contribution, employer-paid life insurance, City’s retirement options, gym membership reimbursement (up to $34/month), and continuing education/training opportunities.

  • For a general summary of benefits offered by the City, please visit https://www.charlottesville.gov/1047/Employee-Benefits.
  • The City of Charlottesville manages its own retirement system and does not participate in VRS, however the City has a Portability Agreement with VRS and there are certain provisions that must be met. For questions pertaining to the Portability Agreement, please contact the City’s Benefits Administrator at 434-970-3462.

This position advises management on cost-planning, scheduling, control and productivity analysis, provides financial management oversight, reports on business results, and project impacts on equity. Advises management on work distribution and project rescheduling issues; facilitates internal processes and scoping meetings. Guides the work of a team of Project Managers. Primarily and most frequently the work done here is performed independently under the general direction of a Division Manager or Department Head.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the field of architecture, architecture, engineering, construction management or a related field.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of comprehensive project management experience in full life-cycle transportation project management, including experience in directing and leading project teams.
    Requires a valid Virginia driver’s license by employment start date. (To view our driving eligibility requirements, visit https://www.charlottesville.gov/faq.aspx?qid=166)

The City of Charlottesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Values Diversity at All Levels of its Workforce.

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